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Japan Official in Jordan, Seeking Hostage's Release

Japan's deputy foreign minister, dispatched to Jordan to oversee efforts to reclaim a Japanese hostage held by the Islamic State extremist group, said the government is working 24 hours a day to reclaim its countryman. Deputy Foreign Minister Yasuhide Nakayama told reporters Tuesday in Amman that Japanese negotiators will not give up until the hostage, journalist Kenji Goto, is freed. Nakayama said he hopes both Goto and a Jordanian pilot being held by the extremists will be...

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