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A Japanese Journalist Who Disappeared in Syria Is Believed to Have Been Freed in Turkey

October 24, 2018 1:59 AM
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(TOKYO) — A man believed to be a Japanese freelance journalist who disappeared three years ago in Syria has been released and is now in Turkey, a Japanese official said.

The man is being protected by Turkish authorities in Antakya near Turkey’s border with Syria and is being identified but he most likely is journalist Jumpei Yasuda, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a hastily arranged news conference late Tuesday.

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