The research for this paper was funded in part by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (“Kaken”), grant number JP 19K23166.
This incident took place shortly after the terrorist attacks in Dhaka. Seven Japanese aid workers were amongst the 22 foreign victims of the attack.
Translated by the author.
Nakata was recently referred to the prosecutor's office for possible indictment, for having attempted to facilitate the travel of several young Japanese to Syria to join Da'esh (Sankei Shimbun 2019).