Islamic State makes full use of social media

January 26, 2015 2:43 PM

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A few days after releasing online video footage threatening to kill two Japanese captives unless its ransom demand was met, a group believed to be the Islamic State put up another video claiming to have killed one of the men and saying it would free the other if a new demand was met.

In an interview with Shiro Kawamoto, chief of the Council for Public Policy’s second research section, The Yomiuri Shimbun asked about the key motives behind the captors’ actions and how Japan should deal with the hostage crisis.

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