People in Tokyo watch news on the Japanese ISIS hostages, Jan. 23, 2015.
People in Tokyo watch news on the Japanese ISIS hostages, Jan. 23, 2015.
Nicolas Datiche—Sipa

While the clock ticks down for two Japanese hostages held by ISIS, their countrymen think they’ve brought the problem on themselves

Japanese government officials continued to press for the release of two Japanese citizens being held by Islamist militants in Syria late Friday, even as a presumed deadline for paying the $200 million ransom expired.