Updated Wednesday, January 28, 2015 2:49 pm TWN
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed outrage and demanded Wednesday that Islamic State extremists release a Japanese journalist, as secret talks in Jordan sought the release of the Japanese and a Jordanian pilot also being held hostage.
The Japanese arm of Amazon.com said Tuesday it was "cooperating fully" with a police investigation into the sale of child pornography, after authorities reportedly raided its Tokyo headquarters.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday branded the murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State militants as "outrageous and unforgivable" and demanded the immediate release of a second captive, amid a tide of global revulsion.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Japan promised Saturday not to give up "until the very end" on efforts to free two Japanese hostages threatened with beheading by Islamic militants demanding a US$200 million ransom, after a deadline passed with no word from the captors.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
The deadline set by Islamist militants threatening to kill two Japanese men unless they were given US$200 million passed Friday, after one captive's mother made a desperate plea to save her son's life.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The Islamic State (IS) group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages unless it receives a US$200 million ransom within 72 hours, but Tokyo vowed Tuesday it would not give in to "terrorism."
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