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Mother of Japanese hostage pleads for son's life as deadline nears
Mother of Japanese hostage pleads for son's life as deadline nears

The mother of a Japanese hostage believed to be in the hands of Islamic extremists made an emotional appeal for her son’s life Wednesday, hours before a deadline set by his captors was to expire. In a statement read to reporters, Junko Ishido, the mother of captured journalist Kenji Goto, pleaded with the Japanese government to “please save Kenji,” the Associated Press reported. Ishido begged Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to work with the Jordanian government to save her son’s life, adding, “Kenji has only a little time left,” the AP reported. The renewed ultimatum, issued by extremists believed to be holding Goto and a Jordanian air force...

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