Fuji TV faces harsh criticism over “ticker” counting down to Japanese hostages’ murder

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As we reported earlier in the week, Islamic state militants are currently holding two Japanese nationals as hostages. The militants have said that the men will be executed within 72 hours unless the Japanese government pays a ransom of $200 million, something that seems highly unlikely to happen. With this being a rather sensitive subject, many people were extremely shocked and angry when a morning television show called Mezamashi Television went on air with a “ticker” onscreen counting how much time had passed since the demands were made.

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