Japan´s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday that they will not join in any military action against the Islamic State.
Instead any support will be limited to humanitarian assistance. "This decision will remain unchanged for the foreseeable future," Abe explained.
The country was embroiled in the fight against the terrorist group last year when ISIS executed two Japanese hostages. Then, Abe said the perpetrators will be held "responsible for their deplorable acts".