- Japanese official says Japan is trying to talk to ISIS through a third party
- He doesn't say whether Japan would pay a $200 million ransom demanded for release
- Hostages were shown in an ISIS video, with a masked man standing over them
(CNN)Japanese officials want to talk to ISIS. But can they get in touch with the militant group? And if they do, can they do anything to save the lives of two Japanese men being held hostage?