Japanese officials meet after new video purportedly from hostage: Report

 Senior Japanese officials met on Tuesday to try to authenticate a video that purportedly features the voice of Islamic State hostage Kenji Goto, public broadcaster NHK reported.

Reuters| Updated: Jan 27, 2015, 20:53 PM IST

Tokyo: Senior Japanese officials met on Tuesday to try to authenticate a video that purportedly features the voice of Islamic State hostage Kenji Goto, public broadcaster NHK reported.

In the video, featuring a photograph of Goto, the speaker says that he has "only 24 hours left to live" and that a Jordanian pilot, also believed to be held by the militant IS group, "has even less".