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  • Rest in Peace, Kenji Goto. A journalist who fought for peace & was killed in war.

Rest in Peace, Kenji Goto. A journalist who fought for peace & was killed in war.

Kenji Goto, a freelance journalist, known for his dedicated reporting on the atrocities of war and humanitarian activities, was killed by the Islamic State circa February 1st, 2014 (Japan Standard…

Mrs. Rinko Goto releases a statement on behalf of husband and missing pilot.


I fear that this is the last chance for my husband and we now have only a few hours left to secure his release and the life of Lt. Mu’ath…

The ISIS Crisis: Negotiations Stall as Jordan Demands ‘Proof of Life’

Jordan offered to exchange the Iraqi suicide bomber for the Jordanian pilot on Wednesday. But nothing was mentioned about the Japanese hostage. As Jordan has been leading the negotiations for…

Reporters Without Borders urges Japanese government to rescue journalist

“It is vital that the Japanese government should seek the help of all the ‘strategic’ states in the region and their diplomatic networks. Efforts must be pooled to end Islamic…

Japan’s MOFA threatens ISIS with “strong indignation” if (hypothetical) hostages executed

What makes Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announcement particulary surreal and disingenuous is that MOFA and the Japanese government have known that Kenji Goto was being held for a ransom…