Russian Military Presence in Syria Increasing With Carrier Deploying to Eastern Mediterranean

Russian Military Presence in Syria Increasing With Carrier Deploying to Eastern Mediterranean Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Pavel Felgenhauer The Jamestown Foundation It took several month of intermittent talks between the United States… Continue reading

Fashion in Tokyo: Trendy Districts of Aoyama and Daikanyama

Fashion in Tokyo: Trendy Districts of Aoyama and Daikanyama  Kanako Itamae and Sarah Deschamps Modern Tokyo Times The fashion scene in Tokyo is extremely vibrant based on so many amazing districts. Internationally, the… Continue reading

Modern Japanese Artist and Buddhism: Nichiren and Isolation of Exile on Sado Island

Modern Japanese Artist and Buddhism: Nichiren and Isolation of Exile on Sado Island Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The contemporary Japanese artist, Sawako Utsumi, focuses in this art piece on the famous… Continue reading

Pity Yemen: UK and US Support the Anti-Christian and Anti-Shia Nation of Saudi Arabia

Pity Yemen: UK and US Support the Anti-Christian and Anti-Shia Nation of Saudi Arabia Murad Makhmudov, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It matters not if you vote for the… Continue reading

Muslim Brotherhood Members Gather in Washington D.C. to Blast Egyptian Government

Brotherhood Members Gather in D.C. to Blast Egyptian Government by John Rossomando IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Roughly two dozen Egyptians opposed to President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, some with Muslim Brotherhood connections,… Continue reading

Finland and the Russian Federation: Moscow Seeks the Status Quo based on NATO Encroachment

Finland and the Russian Federation: Moscow Seeks the Status Quo based on NATO Encroachment Ramazan Khalidov, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation is… Continue reading

Japanese Artist Inspired by the Middle Kingdom of China and European Art

Japanese Artist Inspired by the Middle Kingdom of China and European Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Gyoshu Hayami (1894-1935) was extremely inquisitive and this applies to various art… Continue reading

After Libya’s Oil Grab, Compromise Could Lead to a Restart of Exports

After Libya’s Oil Grab, Compromise Could Lead to a Restart of Exports Senior Libya analyst Claudia Gazzini International Crisis Group What has happened on the ground in Libya? Key crude oil export terminals… Continue reading

Christians Butchered in the Central African Republic by Muslim Seleka Forces

Christians Butchered in the Central African Republic by Muslim Seleka Forces Paul Joseph Nzeribe, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of the Central African Republic remains on tenterhooks… Continue reading

Geopolitical Complexities of Turkmenistan: East nor West

Geopolitical Complexities of Turkmenistan: East nor West Nuray Lydia Oglu, Hiroshi Saito, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Turkmenistan is of major geopolitical significance because of its shared borders… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Dutch Art: Van Gogh and his Altered Reality of Hiroshige

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

China and India’s Border Infrastructure Race

China and India’s Border Infrastructure Race Publication: China Brief By: Sudha Ramachandran The Jamestown Foundation In July, China reportedly crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the de facto border between India and… Continue reading

Shia Persecution: Remembering the Execution of Sheikh al-Nimr by the State Apparatus of Saudi Arabia

Shia Persecution: Remembering the Execution of Sheikh al-Nimr by the State Apparatus of Saudi Arabia Ramazan Khalidov, Takeshi Hasegawa, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The holy Shia cleric named Sheikh… Continue reading

Visegrad Unity Needed after Luxembourg Tirade against Hungary: Sunni Takfiris and Genuine Refugees

Visegrad Unity Needed after Luxembourg Tirade against Hungary: Sunni Takfiris and Genuine Refugees Murad Makhmudov, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In Hungary children currently can go to school without… Continue reading

Isolated Japanese Buddhist Monk in Art and Shinto Shrine by Sawako Utsumi

Isolated Japanese Buddhist Monk in Art and Shinto Shrine by Sawako Utsumi Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) utilized part of his art by focusing on simplicity but within the… Continue reading

Raids, Arrests Show 9/11’s Lessons Are Global

Raids, Arrests Show 9/11’s Lessons Are Global by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism They are known as “the 102 minutes that changed America.”  Fifteen years later, it… Continue reading

Photos of non-Modernity in Japan during the Meiji and Taisho Periods

Photos of non-Modernity in Japan during the Meiji and Taisho Periods Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The photography of Ogawa Kazumasa (1860-1929) provides an alternative glimpse into the changing reality of Japan… Continue reading

Mountain Range, the Tengu, Shintoism, and Tokyo Tourism: Mount Takao and Culture

Mountain Range, the Tengu, Shintoism, and Tokyo Tourism: Mount Takao and Culture Olivier LeCourt and Hiroshi Saito Modern Tokyo Times Japanese tourism is internationally famous because of many different angles. This applies to… Continue reading

A Crystallizing Russo-Chinese Alliance

A Crystallizing Russo-Chinese Alliance Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Stephen Blank The Jamestown Foundation Whenever a Russian president travels to Asiatic Russia or the Asia-Pacific region, he traditionally enunciates important precepts of Russian… Continue reading

North Korea Suspected of Possible Nuclear Test: Japan needs a Fresh Approach

North Korea Suspected of Possible Nuclear Test: Japan needs a Fresh Approach Ri Kuk-Chok, Kanako Itamae, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times According to various reports, it appears that North Korea did… Continue reading

Japan Art and Paris: Yuko Saeki, A Love of France that Evaded Him and Frailty of Life

Japan Art and Paris: Yuko Saeki, A Love of France that Evaded Him and Frailty of Life Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yuzo Saeki is one of the most intriguing artists to… Continue reading

Obama’s Real Legacy is Military Arm Sales to Saudi Arabia: Rand Paul, Human Rights, and Yemen

Obama’s Real Legacy is Military Arm Sales to Saudi Arabia: Rand Paul, Human Rights, and Yemen Murad Makhmudov, Sawako Uchida, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Obama of America espouses human… Continue reading

Political Turmoil in KRG Risks Hindering Kurdish Efforts Against Islamic State

Political Turmoil in KRG Risks Hindering Kurdish Efforts Against Islamic State Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 14 Issue: 17 By: Göktuğ Sönmez The Jamestown Foundation Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iraq have been some of… Continue reading

France and Tunisia seek Cooperation on ISIS Fanatics Fleeing Libya: Fear in Europe

France and Tunisia seek Cooperation on ISIS Fanatics Fleeing Libya: Fear in Europe Noriko Watanabe, Salma Zribi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   France and Tunisia seek greater regional efforts to… Continue reading

Meiji Ukiyo-e Art is Undervalued

Meiji Ukiyo-e Art is Undervalued Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Meiji Period (1868-1912) was very dynamic in many ways because of new thinking, modernization, radical change, and a plethora of other… Continue reading

Ogata Korin and the Eyes of Hoitsu: Art of Japan

Art of Japan and Ogata Korin: The Importance of Hoitsu in Saving Korin Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The art of Ogata Korin remains potent because of clarity and his own unique… Continue reading

With The Terror Threat Growing, Europe Changes Course

With The Terror Threat Growing, Europe Changes Course by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Sixteen years ago, when Dutch commentator Paul Scheffer published his “Multicultural Drama” declaring… Continue reading

Turkey says Russian Federation Notified Syria Prior to Entering: Ankara to Restore Ties?

Turkey says Russian Federation Notified Syria Prior to Entering: Ankara to Restore Ties? Nuray Lydia Oglu, Takeshi Hasegawa, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Prime Minister of Turkey, Binali Yildirim, claims… Continue reading

Russian Federation and Japan to Further Economic Cooperation: Territorial Dispute Secondary to Trust

Russian Federation and Japan to Further Economic Cooperation: Territorial Dispute Secondary to Trust Galina Zobova, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation and Japan are in discussion about… Continue reading

Art of Japan and the Complexity of Life: Yumeji Takehisa

Art of Japan and the Complexity of Life: Yumeji Takehisa Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In all nations, you have elites which control and often abuse power based on “special interests” and… Continue reading

New Generation of Politicians Set to Play Growing Role in Kazakhstan

New Generation of Politicians Set to Play Growing Role in Kazakhstan Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Alexander Kim The Jamestown Foundation After long years of model stability, Kazakhstan is currently facing increasing turbulence… Continue reading

U.K. and Double Game of Terrorist Ratlines and GCHQ Spying: Control of Smartphones

U.K. and Double Game of Terrorist Ratlines and GCHQ Spying: Control of Smartphones Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Edward Snowden warns about the role of big government in the… Continue reading