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PM Abe's approval ratings rise in Japan after hostage crisis

There are calls to allow Japan's military to conduct overseas rescue missions

Mr Abe will boost humanitarian aid to the militant group's opponents in the Middle East and bring the killers to justice.


THE Japanese government scored higher public approval ratings for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's handling of the hostage crisis involving two Japanese captured in Syria and killed by Islamic State militants, polls published last week showed.

Japan's biggest daily Yomiuri found