Latest News Wires ISIS hostage crisis: How Japan censors itself

The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were still unknown Saturday. But Japanese media and politicians are treading carefully on the topic. 

By , Associated Press

Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood — or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria — have been omitted. Some anime and other entertainment programs are altering, canceling or postponing episodes violating those sensitivities — typical of the kind of self-restraint shown here to avoid controversy.