WorldViews: Japan and hostages: A nagging feeling that it’s their fault

By Adam Taylor, January 20, 2015

It's unclear how Japan will respond to a video purporting to be from the Islamic State that includes a threat to behead two Japanese citizens. A $200 million ransom has been demanded, but — officially, at least — Japan's government doesn't pay ransoms to hostage-takers, and it probably will face pressure from the United States not to pay.Read full article >>