According to the headlines in today's Straits Times, the Japanese photojournalist Soichiro Koriyama who was kidnapped in Baghdad by the Iraqi rebels and then freed, had indicated that he would remain in Iraq. The 32 year old photojournalist said "Shooting pictures is my job", which incurred the wrath of many Japanese officials who laboured to negotiate for his release. Another of the captive, female volunteer worker Nahoko Takato has also indicated her wishes to stay in Iraq. The three Japanese were captured by Iraqi rebels a few weeks ago, who threatened to burn the hostages alive if Japan did not pull her troops out of Iraq.
What do you think of Koriyama's actions? Do you think he's fulfilling his dedication as a photojournalist or simply too foolish to realize the danger of the precarious situation he put himself into?