It begins with the visit of a fifth-grade young man to a seaside resort on the Japanese coast, to a dilapidated inn run by his uncle and aunt, where he befriends Yukawa
, who takes him under his wing, teaching the boy about various scientific principles and helping him with his homework.
The killing of Goto, who went to Syria in October, came days after his friend and fellow Japanese national, Haruna Yukawa
, was executed.
Last week, the terror group released a video depicting the murder of Japanese citizen Haruna Yukawa
A video showing a still image of Yukawa
beheaded was released by the group on Jan.
20, when the militant group threatened to kill Goto and Yukawa
unless Japan pays a ransom of USD 200 million within 72 hours.
It comes less than a week after news of the beheading of another Japanese man, Haruna Yukawa
The video was released a week after footage showing the beheaded body of Japanese hostage, Haruna Yukawa
The film was released a week after IS militants beheaded another Japanese man, Haruna Yukawa
A week earlier, another video had shown Goto holding a photo of what appeared to be the corpse of his fellow Japanese captive, Haruna Yukawa
, apparently beheaded by ISIS militants as well.
Another Japanese citizen, Haruna Yukawa
,42, was killed a week ago,after a deadline for ransom passed.
Last week IS claimed responsibility for the beheading of another hostage, self-described contractor Haruna Yukawa
, after the expiration of a 72-hour deadline during which it had asked Tokyo to pay a $200 million (175 million euro) ransom.
He was the second Japanese hostage beheaded by IS, after the group claimed responsibility last week for the killing of self-described contractor Haruna Yukawa
, after the expiration of a 72-hour deadline during which the jihadists had asked Tokyo to pay a $200 million ransom.
His killing follows the execution of fellow Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa
a week ago.
IS had initially demanded a PS130million ransom for Goto, 47, and fellow Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa
, 42, who was murdered last week.
The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had put high priority on seeking the release of Goto, a veteran war correspondent captured by the militants in late October when he went to Syria seeking the release of another Japanese captive, Haruna Yukawa