Tokyo, Feb 01 (ANI): A video purporting to show the beheading of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto by Islamic State militants appears genuine, Defence Minister Gen Nakatani said on Sunday. Islamic State militants said on Saturday that they had beheaded Goto, after the failure of international efforts to secure his release through a prisoner swap. The hardline Islamist group released a video which seemed to show the beheaded body of Goto and threatened further attacks on Japanese targets. Japan condemned the actions of the militants and said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet would meet in response to the video, which showed a hooded man standing over Goto with a knife to his throat, followed by footage of a head put on the back of a human body. Meanwhile, Goto's brother said that he was saddened on the loss and that he had hoped to welcome Kenji back to Japan.