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Body of slain journalist to arrive in Japan

08-25-2012 00:23 BJT

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The body of Japanese journalist Mika Yamamoto, who was killed in Syria on Tuesday, is due to arrive in Japan from Turkey on Saturday.

A funeral service is expected to be held after. The 45-year-old Yamamoto was working for Tokyo-based independent news wire Japan Press. She was fatally wounded while traveling with the rebel Free Syrian Army in Syria’s Aleppo.

Yamamoto was known for her cover of conflict zones such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Uganda for more than 15 years. She received the Vaughn-Uyeda Memorial Prize for contributions made by Japanese journalists in the field of international affairs in 2003. Japan’s Kyodo News agency described her as a "pioneer video journalist".

Editor:Wang Shuo |Source: CCTV.com

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