Let us not forget Kenji Goto, a Japanese journalist who lost his life when he was beheaded by his captors from the Islamic State on January 30, 2015.
People in Japan are calling Goto’s murder their 9/11.
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Kenji Goto (後藤 健二 Gotō Kenji?, 23 October 1967 – 30 January 2015) was a Japanese freelance video journalist covering wars and conflicts, refugees, poverty, AIDS, and child education around the world. In October 2014, he was captured and held hostage by Islamic State (ISIL) militants after entering Syria in the hopes of rescuing Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa. On 30 January 2015, he was beheaded by his captors following the breakdown of negotiations for his release.