Japan steps up security at diplomatic missions after ISIS threat

Story highlights

  • ISIS urges its followers to target Japan's diplomatic missions in Bosnia, Malaysia and Indonesia
  • Japan's Foreign Ministry says it will take all possible measures to ensure security

Tokyo (CNN)Japan has instructed its missions overseas to strengthen security and be on the lookout for suspicious activity following a call by ISIS for its followers to target Tokyo's diplomatic envoys in Bosnia, Malaysia and Indonesia.

ISIS made the call in the most recent edition of Dabiq, its English-language online propaganda magazine.
    Responding to a question by reporters on the ISIS threat, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Friday: "I have alerted and instructed all diplomatic missions, not only the three countries cited, to tighten security without omissions."
      Japan will take "all possible measures to ensure security," Kishida added.