Abe thanks Turkish president for assistance in hostage crisis

National Feb 4, 2015

Abe thanks Turkish president for assistance in hostage crisis

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed his appreciation to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for Turkey's assistance in trying to resolve the hostage crisis that ended with Islamic State militants killing two Japanese nationals, officials said. "Japan will fulfill its responsibility to contribute to stability and ...

Experts urge caution after hostage crisis

Business Feb 3, 2015

Experts urge caution after hostage crisis

by Atsushi Kodera

Japanese companies are apparently keeping calm following the Islamic State hostage crisis that resulted in the brutal murder of two nationals, but crisis management experts say businesses should nonetheless take this opportunity to review how prepared they are for such potential dangers. Companies contacted by ...

Editorials Feb 2, 2015

Japan must remain undeterred

We repeat our condemnation of the acts of the Islamic State extremist group, which claims to have killed both of the two Japanese they took hostage, Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa. Its attempt to justify their killings by accusing Japan of taking part in ...

Veteran mourned by freelancer support group

National Feb 1, 2015

Veteran mourned by freelancer support group

by Eric Johnston

The murder of Kenji Goto highlights the dangers facing freelance journalists around the globe who bravely report from the world's most dangerous conflict zones — but without the institutional backup enjoyed by full-time reporters at mainstream media organizations. Goto was a part of this loose, ...