Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda, who was held hostage by Islamist militants for 40 months. Photo: Kyodo

Freed Japanese journalist recalls harrowing ordeal as hostage in Syria but many say it’s his own fault for getting kidnapped

  • Yasuda has become the target of angry criticism – mostly online – ranging from accusations of recklessness to claims he is not even Japanese
  • Yasuda was kidnapped once before, in Iraq in 2004, prompting some to describe him as a ‘professional hostage’
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Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda, who was held hostage by Islamist militants for 40 months. Photo: Kyodo
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