2015 ISIS hostage prayer vigil Japan

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Over a hundred people gathered in Tokyo's famous Hachiko Square in Shibuya on Sunday night to hold a silent prayer vigil for Japanese hostages, Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa, who were murdered by ISIS terrorists in Syria in January. The vigil took place at 5pm in many city across the country and attendees were requested to not bring political banners that many people have brought to these type of event as they question the role and motives of Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe in the hostage drama. The vigil lasted until 7:30 when a candle lit shrine was constructed. Friends of the murdered hostages in the crowd promised that the flowers and messages of support would be delivered to the relatives.
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