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Japan Vows to Stay in Iraq After Hostage Beheaded

Japan on Sunday condemned the beheading of a Japanese hostage in Iraq as a despicable act of terrorism and vowed to keep its troops in the country on their reconstruction mission.Japanese officials confirmed that the body and severed head of a man found wrapped in a U.S. flag in Baghdad on Saturday was that of 24-year-old Shosei Koda, a civilian who apparently took a bus to Iraq from Jordan last week. He was the fifth Japanese to be killed in Iraq since the start of the U.S.-led war in March 2003.Full Story

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