Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga answers questions during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Deadline looms as Japan considers ‘all possible ways’ to free Islamic State hostages

Tokyo discounts no method in seeking release before Friday deadline of Japanese hostages held by jihadist militants on demand of US$200 million ransom

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Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga answers questions during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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