If you were the decision maker and Leader in Japan and two of your citizens were being held hostage by ISIS or any Terrorist Group demanding $200,000,000 ....what would you do?

Are the lives of the citizens worth FUNDING the Terrorists AND setting a precedent such that next week they can capture more citizens and demand MORE MONEY...OR... is taking a STAND and delivering the MESSAGE that... "WE WON'T GIVE IN TO YOUR DEMANDS"... more important in the long run... thus ending the lives of the hostages probably in the form of a Be-Heading.

An Additional Question:

In the U.S. do you think a Female Leader would be more emotionally moved than would a Male Leader and PAY?????

By the way...The Official position of the U.S. is such that we DO NOT PAY RANSOM TO TERRORISTS.