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  • China fears Japan will use hostage crisis to drop pacifist policies

    BEIJING When news broke Sunday that militants from the Islamic State group had beheaded journalist Kenji Goto after killing another Japanese citizen, much of the world condemned the executions and offered Japan condolences. Not China. In Beijing,...
  • Japan's leader defends handling of Islamic State group hostage crisis as nation mourns

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe defended his policy toward terrorism, as the flag at his official residence flew at half-staff Monday in a mark of mourning for two hostages killed by the Islamic State group. During a long day of parliamentary debate,...
  • Killing of hostages by Islamic State group highlight growing threats for more assertive Japan

    The killing of two Japanese taken hostage by the Islamic State group has violently driven home the high stakes Japan faces and limited options it can muster in such circumstances. It also offers a glimpse into how Japan is struggling to handle the rising...
  • Hostage killings highlight threat, meager options for Japan

    The killing of two Japanese taken hostage by the Islamic State group has violently driven home the high stakes Japan faces and limited options it can muster in such circumstances. It also offers a glimpse into how Japan is struggling to handle the...
  • Japan mourns Goto as caring and courageous reporter who told stories of kids and ordinary folk

    Whether in tsunami-stricken northeastern Japan or conflict-ridden Sierra Leone, the stories of the vulnerable, the children and the poor drove the work of journalist Kenji Goto. The news of his purported killing by Islamic State militants sent Japan into...
  • Japan's leader defends handling of hostage crisis

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe defended his policy toward terrorism, as the flag at his official residence flew at half-staff Monday in a mark of mourning for two hostages killed by the Islamic State group. During a long day of parliamentary debate,...
  • 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...
  • Fate of Jordanian pilot unclear after Islamic State beheads Japanese journalist

    IRBIL, Iraq A short video apparently depicting the decapitation of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto was released late Saturday by the Islamic State. The executioner appeared to be the same British-accented jihadi shown murdering at least five other...
  • Japan condemns video purportedly showing Islamic State group beheading hostage Goto

    Japan and other nations condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday the beheading purportedly by the Islamic State group of Kenji Goto, a journalist who sought through his coverage of Syria to convey the plight of refugees, children and other victims of...
  • 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...
  • Japanese speak about shock and sadness as video purportedly shows journalist hostage slaying

    The news of a video purportedly showing the killing of Kenji Goto, a journalist held hostage by Islamic State militants, rushed through Japan early Sunday. Here are some voices and thoughts of ordinary people, Goto's family and officials in a nation...