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  • Islamic State apparently beheads Japanese hostage Kenji Goto

    Islamic State apparently beheads Japanese hostage Kenji Goto
    Islamic State militants have beheaded a Japanese journalist, according to video released Saturday on the Internet, ending a wrenching drama that has gripped Japan and jolted another close U.S. ally, Jordan. The grisly slaying of Kenji Goto, 47, an...
  • Izakaya Mita brings binchotan and more to Bucktown

    Izakaya Mita brings binchotan and more to Bucktown
    Izakaya Mita brings the true spirit of Japanese izakayas to a Bucktown storefront. Mini-review: Izakaya Mita 1960 N. Damen Ave. 773-799-8677 Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start The jury is out on whether Jay Cutler is going to get his act...
  • Islamic State deadline for killing Japanese hostages passes with no word

    Islamic State deadline for killing Japanese hostages passes with no word
    As the mother of one of two Japanese men held by Islamic State militants begged for his release Friday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration said Britain and Australia had agreed to help try to secure the hostages’ freedom. In a...
  • Islamic State militants: 'Countdown has begun' for Japanese hostages

    Islamic State militants: 'Countdown has begun' for Japanese hostages
    Prayers were offered Friday at Tokyo's largest mosque for two Japanese hostages threatened with beheading by Islamic militants who had demanded a $200 million ransom for their release. Militants affiliated with the Islamic State group posted an online...
  • Japan says it's looking at all possible ways to free hostages

    Japan says it's looking at all possible ways to free hostages
    Japan said Thursday it was considering all possible ways to gain the release of two hostages held by the Islamic State group, as two people with contacts there offered to try to negotiate. The Islamic State group, in a video message seen Tuesday, said...
  • Toyota keeps title as top automaker, but VW closing the gap

    Toyota keeps title as top automaker, but VW closing the gap
    Toyota Motor Corp. stayed at the top in global vehicle sales in 2014, taking that auto industry crown for the third year straight, but was less upbeat about this year. The Japanese automaker sold 10.23 million vehicles, beating out Volkswagen and General...
  • Japan special envoy hopeful about release of hostage, Jordanian pilot

    Japan special envoy hopeful about release of hostage, Jordanian pilot
    A Japanese envoy in Jordan expressed hope that both a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home "with a smile on their faces," as criticisms mounted Tuesday over the government's handling of the crisis. Deputy...
  • Japan mourns Goto as caring and courageous reporter

    Japan mourns Goto as caring and courageous reporter
    Whether in tsunami-stricken northeastern Japan or conflict-ridden Sierra Leone, it was the story of the vulnerable, the children and the poor that drove the work of journalist Kenji Goto. The news of his killing in a video purportedly by Islamic State...
  • Video purports to show Islamic State beheading Japanese journalist

    Video purports to show Islamic State beheading Japanese journalist
    Japan condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday an online video that purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. The video posted on militant websites late Saturday Middle East time ended days of...
  • Japan weighs ransom in Islamic State threat to kill hostages

    Japan weighs ransom in Islamic State threat to kill hostages
    The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages within 72 hours, demanding a $200 million ransom in a video posted online Tuesday that showed a knife-brandishing masked militant standing over the two kneeling captives. Prime Minister...
  • 2 Japanese hostages: How their lives got intertwined

    2 Japanese hostages: How their lives got intertwined
    One is a freelance journalist respected for his reporting on refugees and children in war zones. The other is a man who seems obsessed with guns and went to Syria to train with fighters. Despite their differing backgrounds and passions, their paths...