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1. 2015-01-29 Deadline for possible prisoner swap passes Jordan
2. 2015-01-24 Japan checking 'hostage death' video Tokyo
D. 2015-01-20 ISIS threatens to kill 2 Japanese hostages unless Tokyo pays $200M Northern Syria
4. 2005-05-09 Japan vows firm stand on kidnap Iraq
5. 2004-10-30 Beheaded Japanese hostage found Baghdad
2004-04-08 Japanese, Koreans taken hostage Iraq
H. 2002-10-14 Kidnapped Japanese arrive home Japan
I. 2002-10-08 Abducted Japanese to return home North Korea
J. 2002-09-17 N Korea confesses to kidnappings North Korea

  Japan checking 'hostage death' video Map of Tokyo
  Deadline for possible prisoner swap passes

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   Jordan: The fate of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot held by the Islamic State terror group remains unclear
  Tokyo: Japan says it is seeking to verify a video that claims Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa, held by Islamic State (IS) militants, has been killed

  Northern Syria: A masked man gives the Japanese government a choice to pay $200 million to free the Japanese men

year 2005 Top ^

May.9 Japan vows firm stand on kidnap
   Iraq: The apparent kidnapping of one of its nationals in Iraq will not affect its troop deployments there

year 2004 Top ^

Oct.30 Beheaded Japanese hostage found
  Baghdad: A headless body found in Baghdad is that of Japanese hostage Shosei Koda. The head was with the body Apr.8   Japanese, Koreans taken hostage
   Iraq: 3 Japanese citizens and 7 South Korean civilians have been taken hostage in Iraq, where fighting has escalated

year 2002 Top ^

Oct.14 Kidnapped Japanese arrive home
  5 Japanese nationals who were abducted by North Korean agents in the 1970s have arrived for a short visit Oct.8 Abducted Japanese to return home   North Korea: 5 Japanese kidnapped in the 1970s and 80s as part of an intelligence gathering effort will return home next week Sep.17   N Korea confesses to kidnappings
   North Korea: Kim Jong-il has admitted that his country kidnapped Japanese citizens - and that at least 4 were still alive

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