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Article Chris Lamont in The Diplomat: Islamic State and Japan - What Next? (also in Chinese)

06 February 2015
Christopher Lamont
Christopher Lamont

Islamic State and Japan: What Next?

Could Shinzo Abe seize the moment to raise awareness of Japan’s foreign policies and their impact on national security?

By Mieczyslaw P. Boduszynski and Christopher K. Lamont for The Diplomat

February 06, 2015

The beheading of two Japanese citizens at the hands of the Islamic State has sent shock waves through Japan. Over the past two weeks the Japanese public followed the unfolding drama, with domestic media providing in-depth analysis of every video and voice recording released by the hostage-takers. A tearful statement from the mother of murdered journalist Kenji Goto added to a national sense of distress. Meanwhile, ominous televised images of ISIS fighters roaming Iraq and Syria and coverage of the group’s more . . .

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