Rinzai Buddhism and the Buddhist artistic outreach of Sengai Gibon

Rinzai Buddhism and the Buddhist artistic outreach of Sengai Gibon Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The inner-soul of Sengai Gibon (1750-1837) was always multidimensional and the flow that linked all fusions… Continue reading

President Trump is trying to calm the concerns of North Korea

President Trump is trying to calm the concerns of North Korea Hiroshi Saito and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America is trying to calm the genuine concerns held… Continue reading

The Democratic Republic of Congo gets doses of the Ebola vaccine to help against deadly outbreak

The Democratic Republic of Congo gets doses of the Ebola vaccine to help against deadly outbreak Kanako Itamae and Chika Mori Modern Tokyo Times The deadly Ebola virus is spreading in parts of… Continue reading

Japan’s economic splutter in the first quarter bodes ill for Prime Minister Abe

Japan’s economic splutter in the first quarter bodes ill for Prime Minister Abe Noriko Watanabe and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan needs some good news because of… Continue reading

Female Literature in old Japan: Michitsuna no Haha 935-99

Female Literature in old Japan: Michitsuna no Haha 935-99 Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese female writer (diarist) and waka poet Michitsuna no Haha (Michitsuna’s mother) was born in 935 and… Continue reading

US Embassy opens in Jerusalem: Trump blames Hamas for the deaths of Palestinians by Israel

US Embassy opens in Jerusalem: Trump blames Hamas for the deaths of Palestinians by Israel Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The opening of the United States embassy in Jerusalem… Continue reading

Independent Shia cleric Sayyid Muqtada al-Sadr is doing well in the Iraq election

Independent Shia cleric Sayyid Muqtada al-Sadr is doing well in the Iraq election Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The enigmatic Shia cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, is doing well during the… Continue reading

Christian Churches attacked by Islamist family in Indonesia leaves at least 13 dead

Christian Churches attacked by Islamist family in Indonesia leaves at least 13 dead Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The city of Surabaya in Indonesia witnessed suicide attacks against three… Continue reading

Cameroon and the menace of Islamist terrorism: Boko Haram and Amnesty International

Cameroon and the menace of Islamist terrorism: Boko Haram and Amnesty International Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Cameroon is on the frontline in fighting the barbarity… Continue reading

Art and culture flourished under the Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga in the 16th century

Art and culture flourished under the Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga in the 16th century Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The warlord Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582) was extremely multi-dimensional despite his harsh reputation. This… Continue reading

UK, Japan Companies Help China to Counter US’s Tech Leverage

UK, Japan Companies Help China to Counter US’s Tech Leverage By: Matt Schrader The Jamestown Foundation With the help of major tech companies from the UK and Japan, China may be poised to… Continue reading

Narashige Koide and art of Japan: Intriguing artist

Narashige Koide and art of Japan: Intriguing artist Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yoga (Western-style) portraiture art and expressions of still life by Narashige Koide remain deeply embedded when thinking about this… Continue reading

Trump pulls out of Iran nuclear deal to the joy of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

Trump pulls out of Iran nuclear deal to the joy of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia  Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi… Continue reading

Afghanistan mosque attack leaves at least 17 dead: No open society is being pursued

Afghanistan mosque attack leaves at least 17 dead: No open society is being pursued Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Irrespective of who is the leader of Afghanistan or the… Continue reading

Mega-banks in Japan threaten major job loses based on changing times

Mega-banks in Japan threaten major job loses based on changing times Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Megabanks in Japan are threatening major job losses over respective periods of time… Continue reading

Art of Japan and the unconventional approach of Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781)

Art of Japan and the unconventional approach of Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The Japanese artist, Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781), was born into a wealthy household during the Edo… Continue reading

Myanmar is trying to restore order and solve many protracted conflicts: U.N. is out of touch

Myanmar is trying to restore order and solve many protracted conflicts: U.N. is out of touch Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Myanmar and the armed forces… Continue reading

Yokoyama Taikan and art of Japan: Creativity and the sentiments of the time

Yokoyama Taikan and art of Japan: Creativity and the sentiments of the time Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yokoyama Taikan (1868-1958) was born in the prefecture of Ibaraki but he moved to… Continue reading

Syrian Imam Who Endorsed Suicide Bombing Tours U.S. Mosques

Syrian Imam Who Endorsed Suicide Bombing Tours U.S. Mosques by John Rossomando Investigative Project on Terrorism A Syrian imam who sanctioned Palestinian suicide bombings and who was banned from Denmark last year as… Continue reading

Killing Catholic Priests in Mexico and the Philippines: Father Mark Anthony Ventura murdered

Killing Catholic Priests in Mexico and the Philippines: Father Mark Anthony Ventura murdered Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If you close your eyes and think about parts of the… Continue reading

Adorable landscapes by Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Adorable landscapes by Utagawa Kuniyoshi Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Utagawa Kuniyoshi is among the crème de la crème of ukiyo-e artists because his artwork remains powerful in modern times.  Kuniyoshi, just… Continue reading

Social Media faces being held to ransom in Germany: GDR, Merkel, and Sharia law

Social Media faces being held to ransom in Germany: GDR, Merkel, and Sharia law Helmut Joachim Schmidt, Amina Qamar, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The mirror of the German Democratic Republic… Continue reading

Mountains of Japan in art: Spirituality of Buddhism and Shintoism in a natural landscape

Mountains of Japan in art: Spirituality of Buddhism and Shintoism in a natural landscape Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Mount Fuji in Japan is a national symbol that signifies many things to… Continue reading

Japan remains skeptical about North Korea but is sidelined based on the over-reliance on America

Japan remains skeptical about North Korea but is sidelined based on the over-reliance on America Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The recent summit between North Korea and South Korea… Continue reading

North Korea and South Korea make pledges to restore peace: America can’t ignore!

North Korea and South Korea make pledges to restore peace: America can’t ignore! Ri Kuk-Chol, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The leaders of North Korea and South Korea held… Continue reading

Colombia needs help with migrants fleeing social deprivation and poverty in Venezuela

Colombia needs help with migrants fleeing social deprivation and poverty in Venezuela Chika Mori and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Colombia faces many internal problems related to the recent history… Continue reading

Art of Japan and a famous Buddhist Warrior of the twelfth century

Art of Japan and a famous Buddhist Warrior of the twelfth century Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Saito no Musashibo Benkei (1155-1189) is a famous and highly esteemed Japanese warrior of the… Continue reading

Jaysh al-Ayman: A ‘Local’ Threat in Kenya

Jaysh al-Ayman: A ‘Local’ Threat in Kenya Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Sunguta West The Jamestown Foundation After a series of deadly attacks, Jaysh al-Ayman, an elite al-Shabaab unit formed about five years ago… Continue reading

Japan bows to G-7 instead of focusing on strengthening ties with the Russian Federation

Japan bows to G-7 instead of focusing on strengthening ties with the Russian Federation Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan should not meekly follow… Continue reading

Christian woman dies after acid attack in Pakistan: British and Commonwealth betrayal

Christian woman dies after acid attack in Pakistan: British and Commonwealth betrayal Boutros Hussein, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Since the foundation of Pakistan it is abundantly clear that… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Nishikawa Sukenobu: From the Empress to Prostitutes

Art of Japan and Nishikawa Sukenobu: From the Empress to Prostitutes Modern Tokyo Times Lee Jay Walker The Japanese artist Nishikawa Sukenobu (1671-1750) was based in the cultural city of Kyoto and he… Continue reading

Dignitaries in France denounce “new anti-Semitism” and “Islamist radicalization:” Shadow in Europe

Dignitaries in France denounce “new anti-Semitism” and “Islamist radicalization:” Shadow in Europe Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Famous political dignitaries and celebrities who follow various political views to being… Continue reading