Friday, April 23, 2004

Aftermath for Japanese held hostage in Iraq

NYT reports: Freed From Captivity in Iraq, Japanese Return to More Pain

[free registration required to view the article]. Link via Slate

According to the NYT, the Japanese public is treating its returned civilian hostages—one of whom had started a nonprofit to help Iraqi street children—with disgust and revulsion. "You got what you deserve!" read one sign at the airport where they landed, on a return flight for which the government says it will bill them each $6,000.

Read the whole NYT article. Fascinating.


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