After a whirlwind day of the body being declared to not be of Japanese hostage Shosei Koda
, then being announced they inspected the wrong body, the Japanese government has now said the body is that of Shosei Koda.
A decapitated body wrapped in an American flag and found in an insurgent-controlled section of Baghdad was that of a Japanese man kidnapped by Islamic militants, a Japanese official said Sunday.
Foreign Minister Nobutaka Machimura said in Tokyo that the government confirmed that the body found Saturday was that of Shosei Koda, 24.
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