It purportedly extended the deadline for Jordan’s release of an Iraqi would-be hotel bomber.
The page asks people to post self-portraits and other photos with a sign that says “I am Kenji.”
Attention was focused on trying to save Kenji Goto, a 47-year-old journalist who was shown in the video.
Abe said the government would spare no effort to secure the release of the remaining captive.
“We will never give up. We will bring them home,” said Deputy Foreign Minister Yasuhide Nakayama.
Their capture by the Islamic State group has created a sudden crisis for Japanese PM Shinzo Abe.
The IS said it would kill two Japanese hostages if it did not receive a ransom of $200 million.
Abe faces a hard choice: openly pay the extremists or ask an ally like the United States to attempt a risky rescue inside Syria.
Miniscule amounts of rice produced in 2012 and 2013 failed to pass radiation checks and had to be destroyed.
“I want to boldly implement the ‘Three Arrows’,” Abe said.
TV Asahi said the pairing had won 333 of the 475 seats, while TBS put the figure at 328.
Abe called for the election, saying he wanted a fresh mandate for his economic program and other policies.
The reason is lower output due to unusually hot weather last summer in Hokkaido, Japan’s dairy basket.
The Japan Meteorological Agency does not expect the eruption to increase in scale.
Set to host Olympics in 2020, lack of fluency in English is a collective concern of govt, citizens.