Japan’s Abe seeks more active military role

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, arrives at the prime minister’s official residence in Tokyo, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe raised the possibility of a more active role for his country’s military, namely being able to rescue citizens abroad, Reuters news agency reported.

His remarks come a day after Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants said they beheaded Kenji Goto, a veteran war reporter after efforts to secure his release reached a deadlock. The militant group had killed another Japanese hostage, Haruna Yukawa a week earlier.
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