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Japan's cabinet is meeting to discuss the apparent murder of Kenji Goto by IS

Japan's cabinet is meeting to discuss the apparent murder of Kenji Goto by IS

Japan's cabinet is meeting to discuss the apparent murder of Kenji Goto by IS

The Japanese government expressed "extreme indignation" today over a video purportedly from the Islamic State group that shows a militant beheading hostage Kenji Goto.

Chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga said the Cabinet was convening an emergency meeting and was rushing to confirm the authenticity of the online video.

Mr Suga described the online video as a "deplorable terrorist act".

PA Media