2019-01-01: On early Tuesday morning (01 January, local time), multiple people were injured when a car drove into a crowd in Tokyo. The incident happened in Takeshita Street in Harajuku district. The driver was arrested. According to reports, the driver said to security forces, that he had perpetrated an act of terrorism. So far there was no information to suggest that foreign tourists were among the injured.
Heightened security measures are to be expected, local traffic disruptions are possible. Travellers are advised to exercise increased caution and follow instructions from security forces.
AFP, dpa, Kyodo