Japan Challenges Russia in Antarctic, Sparking Concern in Moscow about West’s Plans

Japan Challenges Russia in Antarctic, Sparking Concern in Moscow about West’s Plans Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Paul Goble The Jamestown Foundation The Japanese government’s National Institute for Polar Research (NIPR) released four reports so far this month (July 2021) outlining Tokyo’s view that Japan should be among the countries allowed to exploit the oil…

Tunisia plunged into a new political crisis

Tunisia plunged into a new political crisis Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Kais Saied of Tunisia fired Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi claiming national interest. Saied then did the same to the Defense Minister as a sign of consolidating his actions. Therefore, Tunisia is being plunged once more into a new…

Japan protests against the PM of Russia visiting Iturup Island: Economic changes

Japan protests against the PM of Russia visiting Iturup Island: Economic changes Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japan made formal protests to the Russian Federation after Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin visited Iturup Island in the South Kuril Islands. According to Japan, the region belongs to Japan and is called the Northern…

Curfew at night in Afghanistan to provide more security in areas held

Curfew at night in Afghanistan to provide more security in areas held Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The pull-out of American forces in Afghanistan under President Biden of America is witnessing fresh Taliban momentum. Nerves are obviously fraying within government-controlled areas because the Taliban supports a strict and draconian Islamic Sharia…

UN pained by the growth of Islamist terrorism in Africa: Obama and Libya debacle

UN pained by the growth of Islamist terrorism in Africa: Obama and Libya debacle Murad Makhmudov and Lee jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times A panel of experts concerning terrorism and geopolitical issues notified the United Nations (UN) about their concerns for Africa. In the first six months of this year, al-Qaida, ISIS (Islamic State), and other…

Haiti assassination will not stop America from training foreign fighters: Biden’s anti-Haiti past and CIA

Haiti assassination will not stop America from training foreign fighters: Biden’s anti-Haiti past and CIA Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If the leader of the United States had been assassinated by military members trained in a foreign nation, the outcry and repercussions would be extremely high. However, under President Biden, an…

Tokyo homeless kicked out for the privileged Olympics: Taking the knee and ignoring the locals and region

Tokyo homeless kicked out for the privileged Olympics: Taking the knee and ignoring the locals and region Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times The Tokyo Olympics is to commence in front of privileged spectators. Hence, ordinary people in Japan and foreign spectators are banned from attending Olympic venues.  However, for the homeless in Tokyo,…

New Nuclear Deal Would Empower the Iranian Regime

New Nuclear Deal Would Empower the Iranian Regime by Hany GhorabaIPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism The current, bumpy negotiations aimed at preventing the Iranian regime from developing nuclear weapons are among the Biden administration’s highest priorities. The administration lifted sanctions on more than a dozen former Iranian officials in June, a move that Iranian officials viewed…

Iran protests continue in Khuzestan over water: State apparatus is killing again

Iran protests continue in Khuzestan over water: State apparatus is killing again Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Large protests in Iran over water shortages are continuing in the oil-rich region of Khuzestan Province. This province is extremely multi-ethnic and consists of Afshars, Arabs, Armenians, Lurs, Qashqai, Persians, and other ethnic groups. …

President Moon of South Korea cancels planned visit to Tokyo Olympics because of undiplomatic language

President Moon of South Korea cancels planned visit to Tokyo Olympics because of undiplomatic language Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The rude comment by Hirohisa Soma, the Deputy Ambassador of the Japanese Embassy in South Korea, aimed at President Moon Jae-in of South Korea scuppered his planned visit to the Tokyo…

Russia, Turkey Compete to Entice Azerbaijan into their Geopolitical Plays

Russia, Turkey Compete to Entice Azerbaijan into their Geopolitical Plays Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Rahim Rahimov The Jamestown Foundation During the latest session of the Council of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), on July 1, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, the participants effectively introduced the category of a CSTO “partner state” by…

Japan and South Korea: Possible meeting between Suga and Moon in Tokyo

Japan and South Korea: Possible meeting between Suga and Moon in Tokyo Noriko Watanabe and Kanako Mita Modern Tokyo Times Reports of a possible meeting between Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and President Moon Jae-in have hit a diplomatic snag. This concerns a rude comment by Hirohisa Soma, the Deputy Ambassador of the Japanese Embassy in…

Art of Japan: If birds could only speak?

Art of Japan: If birds could only speak? Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sakai Hōitsu (1761-1829) produced countless stunning art pieces during his lifetime. Interestingly, in the last few decades of his life, he became a Buddhist monk and lived a life of solitude. In the art of two delightful pieces you can see…

Indonesia is the new epicentre of Covid-19 infections in Asia

Indonesia is the new epicentre of Covid-19 infections in Asia Kanako Mita and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times Indonesia is reeling from the ongoing international coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. Indeed, in Asia, Indonesia is now blighted by a higher number of daily infections than India. Thus, Indonesia is the current epicenter of the coronavirus in Asia.…

Japan reaches 15,000 Covid-19 deaths: IOC President Bach astonishingly thanks the Chinese!

Japan reaches 15,000 Covid-19 deaths: IOC President Bach astonishingly thanks the Chinese! Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Japan reached the grim milestone of 15,000 coronavirus deaths (Covid-19) deaths today. Sadly, this figure will gradually increase because of the slowness of the vaccination program and the casual approach to the…

Taliban Controls Afghanistan’s Northern Borders, Unsettling Countries Near and Far

Taliban Controls Afghanistan’s Northern Borders, Unsettling Countries Near and Far Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Paul Goble The Jamestown Foundation With the ongoing withdrawal of the United States’ military forces and the consequent weakening of the Afghan government, the Taliban now controls much of the territory of Afghanistan and most of its northern borders, posing…

Daiichi Sankyo to launch important Covid-19 trial: mRNA, Covid-19, and cancer 

Daiichi Sankyo to launch important Covid-19 trial: mRNA, Covid-19, and cancer  Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese pharmaceutical sector is slow off the mark compared with several nations where mRNA coronavirus vaccines and non-mRNA vaccines are already being used. However, the Japanese companies of AnGes, Daiichi Sankyo, KM Biologics, and Shionogi…

Israel Supreme Court approves LGBTQ surrogacy rights for same-sex couples

Israel Supreme Court approves LGBTQ surrogacy rights for same-sex couples Sawako Utsumi and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Israel is multi-ethnic and multi-religious. Judaism is the largest faith in Israel followed by Islam, Christianity, and the Druze. However, other smaller religious communities that suffer persecution in Muslim-dominated nations throughout the Middle East also…