• Compiled From Kyodo, Staff Report

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NAGOYA — Aid worker Dr. Keiko Akahane’s mother and older brother left Japan on Friday for Paris to meet her following her release after 3 1/2 months of captivity by an armed group in Ethiopia and Somalia.

“I want to praise her for tolerating (the experience),” mother Chieko Akahane, 64, from Ina, Nagano Prefecture, told reporters at Central Japan International Airport in Aichi Prefecture.

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