Japanese Art and the Real Eternity’s Gate of Yuzo Saeki in the Mirror of Van Gogh

Japanese Art and the Real Eternity’s Gate of Yuzo Saeki in the Mirror of Van Gogh Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Shortly before Van Gogh died he painted “At Eternity’s Gate” in… Continue reading

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea warns against unilateral action against North Korea

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea warns against unilateral action against North Korea Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Moon Jae-in of South Korea is making it known that… Continue reading

Suspected Sunni Islamist Terrorist Attack in Burkina Faso

Suspected Sunni Islamist Terrorist Attack in Burkina Faso Omar Abdullah Ismail and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times Suspected Sunni Islamist terrorists have killed at least 18 people in a cafe attack in… Continue reading

Malaysia Kills a Talking Point (Atheists and Secularists Under Threat)

Malaysia Kills a Talking Point IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism In trying to cast their faith as tolerant and accepting of others, many Muslims like to point to the Quran’s verse 2:256:… Continue reading

Japan Art: Shadows of Sorrow and No Artistic Redemption for Yumeji Takehisa

Japan Art: Shadows of Sorrow and No Artistic Redemption for Yumeji Takehisa Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In many nations powerful elites often control and abuse the political system based on special… Continue reading

North Korea and U.S. crisis: Russian Federation calls for a Double Freeze by all Vested Parties

North Korea and U.S. crisis: Russian Federation calls for a Double Freeze by all Vested Parties Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation is increasingly worried by rhetoric… Continue reading

Africa and the Nation State: Ethnic and Religious Tensions

Africa and the Nation State: Ethnic and Religious Tensions Pierre Leblanc, Kanako Itamae, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times South Sudan is a relatively new nation state but just like other older… Continue reading

China, Japan, Russia, and South Korea need to stem North Korea and the United States

China, Japan, Russia, and South Korea need to stem North Korea and the United States Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times China, Japan, the Russian Federation, and South Korea need… Continue reading

Ogata Korin and Japanese Art: Legacy Heightened by Sakai Hoitsu

Ogata Korin and Japanese Art: Legacy Heightened by Sakai Hoitsu Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The art of Ogata Korin remains potent because of clarity and his own unique ways. However, at… Continue reading

Armenia and Azerbaijan’s Evolving Implicit Rivalry Over Nakhchivan

Armenia and Azerbaijan’s Evolving Implicit Rivalry Over Nakhchivan By: Eduard Abrahamyan The Jamestown Foundation The unprecedented escalation of violence, in April 2016, on the Line of Contact in the breakaway region of Karabakh… Continue reading

The United States is open to North Korea turning the corner: Tillerson and President Moon

The United States is open to North Korea turning the corner: Tillerson and President Moon Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Rex Tillerson, the United States Secretary of State, is… Continue reading

Shia Civilians including Women and Children are butchered by Sunni Islamists in Afghanistan: Taliban and ISIS

Shia Civilians including Women and Children are butchered by Sunni Islamists in Afghanistan: Taliban and ISIS Jibril Khoury, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sunni Islamist Takfiri forces have butchered… Continue reading

Art and Fusion of Japanese Culture: Kintaro and his many Representations

Art and Fusion of Japanese Culture: Kintaro and his many Representations Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kintaro remains extremely popular in modern Japan because of the power of animation and other aspects… Continue reading

Mercosur Nations Suspend Venezuela and Request an Immediate Political Transition

Mercosur Nations Suspend Venezuela and Request an Immediate Political Transition Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times South American nations are putting pressure on Venezuela because of the authoritarian tendencies of… Continue reading

America Blames Iran despite Sunni Takfiris Killing Internationally: Christians and Hezbollah

America Blames Iran despite Sunni Takfiris Killing Internationally: Christians and Hezbollah Boutros Hussein, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America was elected based on promises over… Continue reading

Sophisticated Australian Airplane Bombing Plot a Warning To the West

Sophisticated Australian Airplane Bombing Plot a Warning To the West by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Australia’s arrest Saturday of four men suspected of plotting a terrorist… Continue reading

Modern Japanese Artist: The Fading Spirit of Kano Chikanobu Awakened by Shintoism

Modern Japanese Artist: The Fading Spirit of Kano Chikanobu Awakened by Shintoism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The contemporary Japanese artist Sawako Utsumi in her latest art piece titled The Fading Spirit… Continue reading

Sunni Islamists butcher the Shia inside a Mosque in Afghanistan: Massacre in Herat

Sunni Islamists butcher the Shia inside a Mosque in Afghanistan: Massacre in Herat Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In countless nations, various Sunni Islamist Takfiri terrorist groups are butchering… Continue reading

Opposition Leaders Seized in Venezuela based on the Diktats of Maduro

Opposition Leaders Seized in Venezuela based on the Diktats of Maduro Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Venezuela under President Nicolas Maduro is in turmoil based on… Continue reading

Trump administration in fresh anti-Russia rhetoric: Russian Federation and the Baltics

Trump administration in fresh anti-Russia rhetoric: Russian Federation and the Baltics Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation under President Vladimir Putin is increasingly disillusioned by the posturing… Continue reading

Twelfth Century Japanese Art of Tokiwa Mitsunaga: A Clouded Sky

Twelfth Century Japanese Art of Tokiwa Mitsunaga: A Clouded Sky   Lee Jay Walker   Modern Tokyo Times The twelfth-century Japanese artist, Tokiwa Mitsunaga, resided in a world of power politics related to… Continue reading

Apple abiding by the Authoritarianism of the Chinese Communist Party: VPN Services

Apple abiding by the Authoritarianism of the Chinese Communist Party: VPN Services Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is abundantly clear that nations, religious groups, politically correctness, and other… Continue reading

Moscow Considers Trump Too Weak to Be Useful

Moscow Considers Trump Too Weak to Be Useful Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor  By: Pavel Felgenhauer The Jamestown Foundation The US House of Representatives has with an overwhelming majority passed a bill reinforcing sanctions… Continue reading

Political Malaise in Japan: Leader of Main Opposition Party Resigns

Political Malaise in Japan: Leader of Main Opposition Party Resigns Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The current leader of Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, is under pressure because of… Continue reading

Art of Japan and the enigmatic Tsukioka Yoshitoshi: Creativity to Depression

Art of Japan and the enigmatic Tsukioka Yoshitoshi: Creativity to Depression Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi literally lived in two worlds. This applies to not only the… Continue reading

European Art: Paul Gauguin and L.S. Lowry

European Art: Paul Gauguin and L.S. Lowry Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times L.S. Lowry (1887-1976) became one of the greatest artists in Britain during the twentieth century despite facing many obstacles related… Continue reading

56 Killed by Sunni Islamists in Afghanistan and Pakistan: Terrorists hit Kabul and Lahore

56 Killed by Sunni Islamists in Afghanistan and Pakistan: Terrorists hit Kabul and Lahore Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sunni Islamists in Afghanistan and Pakistan have butchered more than… Continue reading

Japanese Poetry by Kakinomoto no Hitomaro: Seventh and Early Eighth Century

Japanese Poetry by Kakinomoto no Hitomaro: Seventh and Early Eighth Century Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kakinomoto no Hitomaro is a highly esteemed poet of the distant past in the land of… Continue reading

Hungary Defends Poland against EU Inquisition: Orban says, “Will Europe be inhabited by Europeans?”

Hungary Defends Poland against EU Inquisition: Orban says, “Will Europe be inhabited by Europeans?” Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Victor Orban of Hungary hit out at the… Continue reading

Cameroon on the Frontline in Fighting Boko Haram Takfiri Terrorism: Amnesty International

Cameroon on the Frontline in Fighting Boko Haram Takfiri Terrorism: 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

Japanese Art and Tosa School: Buddhism, Culture, and Power Dynamics

Japanese Art and Tosa School: Buddhism, Culture, and Power Dynamics Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times One of the most famous schools of art in Japan applies to the Tosa school because of… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Depicting Kabuki: Two Contrasting Styles

Japanese Art and Depicting Kabuki: Two Contrasting Styles Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Utagawa Toyokuni was born in 1769 and died in 1825 during the Edo Period in Japan. Sadly, despite producing… Continue reading