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Japan Will Face Hostage Crisis With Jordan

Japan Will Face Hostage Crisis With Jordan

Japan will face the hostage crisis with Jordan and secure the release of Kenji Goto, the Japanese who has been held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Goto’s fellow captive Haruna Yukawa was believed to have already been killed last week, after Japan denied the $200 million ransom asked by the Islamic militants. […]

Japan Denounces Alleged ISIS Video That Shows Killing of Hostage

Japan Denounces Alleged ISIS Video That Shows Killing of Hostage

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe denounced the alleged ISIS video showing the killing of one of two Japanese hostages. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria demanded a ransom from the Japanese government to spare the lives of the two hostages, 47-year old Kenji Goto and 42-year old Haruna Yukawa. The ransom was $200 million […]

Japan’s Shinzo` Abe: A Dominant Politician

Japan’s Shinzo` Abe: A Dominant Politician

Japan has voted to retain Shinzo` Abe as Prime Minister for another term. Together with the Buddhist-backed Komeito party, Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) will continue to govern the country after wining 325 of the 475 lower house seats. The resounding win has given Abe the potential of remaining in power for more than the […]

Japan Launched Space Explorer to Blow Hole in Asteroid

Japan Launched Space Explorer to Blow Hole in Asteroid

On Wednesday, Japan took a step towards learning more about the origins of earth by launching a space explorer designed to blow a hole in an asteroid. The round-trip is planned to last six years and land on the distant asteroid in 2018. There, after it blows a hole in the asteroid, it will collect […]

Japan Strengthening Military Despite Lingering Controversies

Japan Strengthening Military Despite Lingering Controversies

Japan is looking to strengthen its military despite some lingering controversies largely stemming from the island nation’s history of aggression during World War II. It invaded numerous nations during that time, and many felt that it was responsible for committing atrocities that amounted to war crimes. To the present day, Japan is accused, by many of these same countries […]

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