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Japan: Man believed to be missing journalist in Syria freed

October 23, 2018 3:11 PM
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In this photo taken on Feb. 18, 2015, Japanese freelance journalist Jumpei Yasuda speaks during an interview in Tokyo. Japan's government says a man believed to be a Japanese freelance journalist who went missing three years ago while in Syria has been released and is now in Turkey. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference late Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 that Japan was informed by Qatar that the man, believed to be Jumpei Yasuda, has been released. (Kyodo News via AP)

TOKYO – Japan's government said Tuesday that a man believed to be a Japanese freelance journalist who went missing three years ago while in Syria has been released and is now in Turkey.

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