Well, someone's dead. I hope it's good news for the man's family, but someone has lost somebody, that's clear.
The family of a Japanese hostage in Iraq has new hope that Shosei Koda is still alive after Japanese officials announced a body initially thought to be Koda's was not his.
The U.S. military airlifted the remains to Kuwait on Saturday for final identification.
"The body ... was transported to Kuwait around six o'clock local time and was checked by the ... doctor at the Japanese Embassy there," Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroyuki Hosoda said Saturday. "It was nearly certain that the body is not the one of Mr. Koda."