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Japanese journalist Yasuda says ‘happy’ to be headed home

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 25, 2018 12:50

Japanese journalist Yasuda says ‘happy’ to be headed home

The Japanese journalist who was held hostage by militants in Syria for 40 months told Reuters he was “happy” to be going back to Japan, adding he was uncertain about what to do next.Yasuda, a 44-year-old freelance journalist who was reported to have been captured by an al Qaeda affiliate after entering Syria from Turkey in 2015, was released a day earlier.He also said he had not spoken Japanese for 40 months and was struggling to find the right words.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 25, 2018 12:50

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