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Japan to ISIS: 'We Will Never, Never Forgive'

Reeling country vows to continue humanitarian aid

(Newser) - Japan is reeling in the wake of yesterday's video showing the apparent beheading of journalist Kenji Goto, as an ISIS militant threatened " let the nightmare for Japan begin ." "We are deeply saddened by this despicable and horrendous act of terrorism, and we denounce it in the... More »

Stunned Japan Slams ISIS' 'Unforgivable Act of Violence'

As PM Abe comes under fire for apparent execution of Haruna Yukawa

(Newser) - Japanese PM Shinzo Abe today blasted ISIS' apparent execution of hostage Haruna Yukawa as an "outrageous and unforgivable act of violence" and wasted little time in demanding the release of Kenji Goto, reports the New York Times . While the US and Japan are both still in the process of... More »

ISIS Video Says One Japanese Hostage Is Dead

It demands prisoner exchange for second one

(Newser) - ISIS has released a new video claiming that one of its two Japanese hostages has been executed, reports the Wall Street Journal . In the video, hostage Kenji Goto is seen holding a photo of what appears to be the decapitated head and body of fellow hostage Haruna Yukawa. "You... More »

Hostage Deadline Passes, Militants Issue Warning

ISIS statement on Kenji Goto, Haruna Yukawa expected 'soon'

(Newser) - A new post on a forum popular with ISIS militants claims the two Japanese captives are running out of time. The "countdown has begun" for the group to kill Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa unless Japan pays $200 million in ransom, according to the post, published today. Japan says... More »

ISIS Hostages: A Loner, and a Journalist Who Tried to Save Him

Kenji Goto, Haruna Yukawa caught in crosshairs as Japan, ISIS face off

(Newser) - The two men are seemingly bound only by three things: Their Japanese nationality, what Reuters calls an "unlikely friendship," and the series of events that led them to their knees in the desert, clad in orange jumpsuits, as a familiar black-clad ISIS fighter said they would die if... More »

Japan to ISIS: We Won't Pay Ransom for Hostages

Country wants extremists to know its money isn't 'aimed at killing Muslims'

(Newser) - Japan says it's exercising every diplomatic channel in the wake of ISIS' video threat to kill two Japanese hostages, emphasizing that the funds it's contributing to the international effort against the group are "not aimed at killing Muslims … and that [ISIS] shouldn't harm the two... More »

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