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As ISIS threatens Tokyo, how far is Abe willing to take Japan’s “pro-active pacifism”?


Almost ten years have passed since a Japanese government had to face a similar diplomatic crisis. A video posted on the Internet by Islamic State requesting a ransom of 200 million Dollars for the release of two Japanese citizens, identified as journalist Kenji Goto and military contractor Haruna Yakuwa, has turned back the clock.

Almost ten years have passed since a Japanese government had to face a similar diplomatic crisis. A video posted on the Internet by Islamic State requesting a ransom of 200 million Dollars for the release of two Japanese citizens, identified as journalist Kenji Goto and military contractor Haruna Yakuwa, has turned back the clock.

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