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The ISIS has posted a video showing two Japanese hostages and demands the Japanese government to pay $200 million in 72 hours to save the men's lives.
An ISIS militant member was seen in the video threatening the lives of the two hostages if Tokyo refuses to give in to the demand. The two Japanese men were seen kneeling in front of the camera while the militant dressed in black stands behind them, The Independent reported.
The hostages were identified as Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto Jogo.
Kyodo, a Japanese News Agency, reported that the 42-year-old Yukawa was seized at Syria in August 2014 while travelling with outlaw fighters. Japanese officials in Jordan have done their utmost effort for the release of Yukawa.
The ISIS masked man linked the threat to Japan's ally to the United States coalition in fighting the ISIS in both Syria and Iraq.
The video was directly pointed to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who is currently in Jerusalem, Middle East.
"To the prime minister of Japan: Although you are more than 8,000 and 500 kilometers (5,280 miles) from Isis, you willingly have volunteered to take part in this crusade," the ISIS man says in the video. This threatening video is similar to the videos of British and American hostages threatened and beheaded by the militant group in 2014.
The ISIS group started to release video threats and killings of hostages in August 2014. American journalist James Foley was brutally beheaded in the first video.
Following Foley's ruthless execution was American reporter Steven Sotloff, British aid worker David Haines, US aid worker Peter Kassig, and British taxi driver Alan Henning's inhumane killings.
In behalf of Abe, Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga disclosed that the Prime Minister is adjusting his schedule to handle the hostage crisis. The Japanese Foreign Ministry is conducting its investigation to identify if the latest video clip is authentic, according to CNN News.
The Japanese government has not taken part in the air strikes since their constitution allows the use of military power purely for self-defense.
However, Abe promised a $200-million pledge as contingency fund for countries opposing the ISIS objective to build manpower and organization.
Watch the ISIS video here: