Mexico and its Shadow War: Endless reports of state collusion with drug cartels

Mexico and its Shadow War: Endless reports of state collusion with drug cartels Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Mexico resembles a war zone based on the… Continue reading

Poetry and the liberals will reap what they sow: The Toad Fears the Death Knell of Europe

Poetry and the liberals will reap what they sow: The Toad Fears the Death Knell of Europe Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The toad did not fear death On the contrary, the… Continue reading

Esaias van de Velde by modern Japanese artist: Legacy of Dutch Art

Esaias van de Velde by modern Japanese artist: Legacy of Dutch Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Another stunning art piece by the Japanese artist, Sawako Utsumi, is illuminated by the unique… Continue reading

Is China’s Skynet detrimental to the entire human race?

Is China’s Skynet detrimental to the entire human race?   Horace C. White  Modern Tokyo Times  China’s Skynet places all of its citizens under surveillance  In an effort to build a perfectly controlled society,… Continue reading

Germany is endangering democracy: More surveillance of the democratic AfD political party by the BfV

Germany is endangering democracy: More surveillance of the democratic AfD political party by the BfV Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If irony wasn’t ironic, then the German government and… Continue reading

Burkina Faso and the Looming Jihadist Threat to Coastal West Africa

Burkina Faso and the Looming Jihadist Threat to Coastal West Africa Publication: Terrorism Monitor  By: Jacob Zenn The Jamestown Foundation Ten years ago, the prospect that Nigeria would become a jihadist hotspot—let alone… Continue reading

Electronic warfare a concern for Japan: Modernization on developments in China and Russia

Electronic warfare a concern for Japan: Modernization on developments in China and Russia Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Irrespective of the rights or wrongs of events surrounding Crimea between… Continue reading

The historic Shokozan Tokei-ji Buddhist Temple in Kamakura: Protector of women

The historic Shokozan Tokei-ji Buddhist Temple in Kamakura: Protector of women Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kamakura is famous for many adorable Buddhist temples and other important historical realities… Continue reading

Sudan crisis is spiraling out of control: Hospital attacked by the security apparatus

Sudan crisis is spiraling out of control: Hospital attacked by the security apparatus Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan faces a stern test to his… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Yumeji Takehisa: Shadows of sorrow

Art of Japan and Yumeji Takehisa: Shadows of sorrow Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In many nations powerful elites often control and abuse the political system based on special interests and secrecy.… Continue reading

Western powers need to support Myanmar and the path of democracy under Aung San Suu Kyi

Western powers need to support Myanmar and the path of democracy under Aung San Suu Kyi Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The State Counsellor of Myanmar, Aung San Suu… Continue reading

Thousands of American Girls At Risk As Judge Strikes Down Federal FGM Ban

Thousands of American Girls At Risk As Judge Strikes Down Federal FGM Ban by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism As her aunt held her down, the child… Continue reading

Nationalist party in Germany threatened by “Progressive Violence:” Frank Magnitz attacked

Nationalist party in Germany threatened by “Progressive Violence:” Frank Magnitz attacked  Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany opened up a can-of-worms by allowing vast numbers… Continue reading

Art of Japan and the Altered Reality of Hiroshige by Van Gogh

Art of Japan and the Altered Reality of Hiroshige by Van Gogh Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ando (Utagawa) Hiroshige (1797-1858) is one of the most famous Japanese ukiyo-e artists to have… Continue reading

Will quantum computing cripple the cryptocurrency?

Will quantum computing cripple the cryptocurrency?  Horace C. White Modern Tokyo Times Quantum computing: the underrated cryptocurrrency threat Cryptocurrency is a crypto-asset that uses secure cryptography to process financial transactions. Last week, blockchain service enabler… Continue reading

Taiwan needs support against threats from China: President Xi is playing into US hands

Taiwan needs support against threats from China: President Xi is playing into US hands Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Xi Jinping of China needs to focus on statecraft… Continue reading

Caspian Flotilla Highlights Growing International Role of Russia’s Coastal Navy

Caspian Flotilla Highlights Growing International Role of Russia’s Coastal Navy Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 15 Issue: 170 By: Paul Goble The Jamestown Foundation Many military commentators in Moscow and the West have… Continue reading

Japan to focus on electronic warfare and cyber areas: Fresh approach to Russia?

Japan to focus on electronic warfare and cyber areas: Fresh approach to Russia? Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan is focused on a five-year plan to… Continue reading

Japan poetry and the female poet Komachi: Heartfelt passion from the distant past

Japan poetry and the female poet Komachi: Heartfelt passion from the distant past                                              Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese female poet, Ono no Komachi, was born in the ninth century. It… Continue reading

Terrorist attack in Tokyo after car hits eight people: The shadow of Aum

Terrorist attack in Tokyo after car hits eight people: The shadow of Aum Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Tokyo witnessed an act of terror when Kazuhiro Kusakabe, 21 years… Continue reading

Happy New Year from Modern Tokyo Times: Ending of Heisei Era and demographic needs

Happy New Year from Modern Tokyo Times: Ending of Heisei Era and demographic needs The nation of Japan will witness the end of the Heisei Era in 2019 based on the abdication of… Continue reading

Houthi forces accused of manipulating food aid in Yemen by the World Food Programme

Houthi forces accused of manipulating food aid in Yemen by the World Food Programme Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yemen is blighted by a sectarian war, regional differences, and… Continue reading

Alfred Sisley through the eyes of a contemporary Japanese artist: Cultural warning

Alfred Sisley through the eyes of a contemporary Japanese artist: Cultural warning Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Alfred Sisley painted many adorable landscapes through the medium of impressionism. Yet, to… Continue reading

Moscow Pushes Own Approaches to Cyber Security on Rest of CSTO

Moscow Pushes Own Approaches to Cyber Security on Rest of CSTO Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Sergey Sukhankin The Jamestown Foundation Russian military strategists who have analyzed regional military conflicts between 1999 and… Continue reading

Ito Shinsui and Japanese art: Poverty to continuity

Ito Shinsui and Japanese art: Poverty to continuity Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Ito Shinsui (1898-1972) leaves a lasting legacy because he produced many stunning pieces of art. His artwork… Continue reading

Japan to increase its Cyber Defense: NATO and CCDCOE

Japan to increase its Cyber Defense: NATO and CCDCOE  Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan is finally waking up to the importance of increasing the Cyber… Continue reading

Nikkei index in Japan declines by 5% in one day: The long shadow of America

Nikkei index in Japan declines by 5% in one day: The long shadow of America Noriko Watanabe and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times The Nikkei index in Japan fell by 5% based on… Continue reading

The tsunami death toll in Indonesia is likely to hit more than 400

The tsunami death toll in Indonesia is likely to hit more than 400 Chika Mori and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times The brutal tsunami that hit Indonesia is likely to result in the… Continue reading

Japan poetry and Yosa Buson: Footsteps of Matsuo Bashō

Japan poetry and Yosa Buson: Footsteps of Matsuo Basho Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The poetry of Yosa Buson (1716-1784) in Japan is highly acclaimed because his haiku reached the hearts of… Continue reading

The Strasbourg Terror Attack – Only the Names Have Changed

The Strasbourg Terror Attack – Only the Names Have Changed by Patrick Dunleavy IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism “Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to see is true. Only the… Continue reading

Lack of diversity at U.S. tech companies stifles innovation

Lack of diversity at U.S. tech companies stifles innovation Horace C. White  Modern Tokyo Times  The US tech industry stifles innovation To lots of millennials out there, the Internet was the best thing… Continue reading

Buddhists found with throats slit in Rakhine in Myanmar: Silent murders ignored

Buddhists found with throats slit in Rakhine in Myanmar: Silent murders ignored  Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In recent days, suspected Muslims in this part of Myanmar appear to… Continue reading