Japanese Landscapes by Kuniyoshi

Japanese Landscapes by 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 like… Continue reading

China and Russia heartened by Tillerson’s remark that America is ready to talk to North Korea

China and Russia heartened by Tillerson’s remark that America is ready to talk to North Korea Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The crisis on the Korean Peninsula is worrying… Continue reading

Japan hopes to boost ties with Myanmar

Japan hopes to boost ties with Myanmar Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Myanmar is multi-ethnic and multi-religious, with Buddhism being the dominant faith. In Japan, despite… Continue reading

Apple, the Chinese Communist Party, and containing VPN Services

Apple, the Chinese Communist Party, and containing VPN Services Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is abundantly clear that nations, religious groups, politically correctness, and other forces, seek to… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Murasaki Shikibu: The Tale of Genji

Art of Japan and Murasaki Shikibu: The Tale of Genji Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Murasaki Shikibu (Lady Murasaki) is the most famous Japanese lady in history because she wrote The Tale… Continue reading

Japanese Art and the two paths of Buddhism and Shintoism: Faith in the Snow without Abraham

Japanese Art and the two paths of Buddhism and Shintoism: Faith in the Snow without Abraham Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The latest art piece by Sawako Utsumi, a contemporary Japanese artist… Continue reading

Iraq and Iran in Kirkuk oil deal based on military gains: Ideology is extinct so pity the Kurds!

Iraq and Iran in Kirkuk oil deal based on military gains: Ideology is extinct so pity the Kurds! Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Iraq and Iran have signed an… Continue reading

Japan seeking to upgrade its military via air-launched missiles: North Korea and China

Japan seeking to upgrade its military via air-launched missiles: North Korea and China Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The Defense Ministry of Japan is seeking to upgrade its military… Continue reading

North Korea says war is a “fact” after drills by the U.S. and South Korea: China calls for calm

North Korea says war is a “fact” after drills by the U.S. and South Korea: China calls for calm  Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times China is calling for calm… Continue reading

Contemporary Japanese Artist and Buddhism: Nichiren in the Snow during Exile on Sado Island

Contemporary Japanese Artist and Buddhism: Nichiren in the Snow during Exile on Sado Island Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Nichiren (1222-1282) is one of the most famous Buddhist teachers to emanate from… Continue reading

Hindus who fled ARSA in Rakhine to return to Maungdaw: Myanmar is Protecting Hindus from terrorism

Hindus who fled ARSA in Rakhine to return to Maungdaw: Myanmar is Protecting Hindus from terrorism Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times Islamic terrorists and Bengali Muslims who terrorized minority… Continue reading

British Foreign Aid is helping Sunni Islamist groups that stone women to death in Syria

British Foreign Aid is helping Sunni Islamist groups that stone women to death in Syria Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times According to a BBC Panorama investigation into a police… Continue reading

Pope and the Muslim card: Pity the Buddhists and Hindus of the Chittagong Hill Tracts and Rakhine

Pope and the Muslim card: Pity the Buddhists and Hindus of the Chittagong Hill Tracts and Rakhine Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The current Pope is out of touch… Continue reading

Pierre Bonnard, Japanese Art, and his early artistic life: le Nabi très Japonard

Pierre Bonnard, Japanese Art, and his early artistic life: le Nabi très Japonard Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Pierre Bonnard is known for his love of Japanese art. Despite this,… Continue reading

Shia Houthis in Yemen face a new threat: Forces loyal to Saleh are open to Saudi-led coalition

Shia Houthis in Yemen face a new threat: Forces loyal to Saleh are open to Saudi-led coalition Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Saudi Arabia is witnessing a new shift… Continue reading

Yukio Mishima and the spirit of a genius based on the soul of history: The last great Japanese writer

Yukio Mishima and the spirit of a genius based on the soul of history: The last great Japanese writer Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japan witnessed many shifting sands since the Meiji… Continue reading

Emperor Akihito of Japan to finally step down on April 30, 2019

Emperor Akihito of Japan to finally step down on April 30, 2019 Noriko Watanabe and Chika Mori Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan and the legal system is finally abiding by the… Continue reading

Japanese Art, Tanomura Chikuden, and Bunjin-ga: Rich legacy of China and Confucianism

Japanese Art, Tanomura Chikuden, and Bunjin-ga: Rich legacy of China and Confucianism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Tanomura Chikuden (1777-1835) graced the world of Japanese art because he flowed naturally within the… Continue reading

Modern Tokyo Lady to the Meiji Era: Photos of Japan and the Mirage of Time

Modern Tokyo Lady to the Meiji Era: Photos of Japan and the Mirage of Time Tomoko Hara and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Meiji Revolution of 1868 altered the internal and… Continue reading

Will the Pope raise the plight of Buddhists and Hindus in Bangladesh? Crisis in the Chittagong Hill Tracts

Will the Pope raise the plight of Buddhists and Hindus in Bangladesh? Crisis in the Chittagong Hill Tracts Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The international media in certain Western… Continue reading

Katsukawa Shunshō and Japanese Art (1726-1793): Major Influence in the Edo Period

Katsukawa Shunshō and Japanese Art (1726-1793): Major Influence in the Edo Period Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The Japanese artist called Katsukawa Shunshō isn’t particularly famous outside of Japan. Indeed, even… Continue reading

Terrorists, Victims, or Both? The Children of ISIS Return

Terrorists, Victims, or Both? The Children of ISIS Return by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism They learn to count by attending public lashings. By the age of… Continue reading

Japan Artist and the Frailty of Life: Yuko Saeki and his one-sided love affair with France

Japan Artist and the Frailty of Life: Yuko Saeki and his one-sided love affair with France Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yuzo Saeki is one of the most intriguing artists to have… Continue reading

Myanmar and Bangladesh sign an accord but Buddhists, Hindus, and others need protecting

Myanmar and Bangladesh sign an accord but Buddhists, Hindus, and others need protecting Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nations of Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed a tentative accord… Continue reading

Sunni Islamists in Egypt butcher 235 Muslims in Mosque attack in the Sinai Region

Sunni Islamists in Egypt butcher 235 Muslims in Mosque attack in the Sinai Region Boutros Hussein, Sawako Uchida, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sunni Islamists in Egypt have butchered at least… Continue reading

Political elites in Germany may shore each other up: Nation deserves more than Merkel clinging on

Political elites in Germany may shore each other up: Nation deserves more than Merkel clinging on Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Many people in Germany are bewildered by endless… Continue reading

Japan Artist inspired by Alfred Sisley: Tranquility through Japanese eyes and cultural warning

Japan Artist inspired by Alfred Sisley: Tranquility through Japanese eyes and cultural warning Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Alfred Sisley painted many adorable landscapes through the medium of impressionism. Yet,… Continue reading

UK to help ISIS on return: Reward for butchering Alawites, Christians, Yazidis, and the Shia

UK to help ISIS on return: Reward for butchering Alawites, Christians, Yazidis, and the Shia Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In the United Kingdom, the madness of tolerating the… Continue reading

Zimbabwe in transition or merely maintaining the rule of Zanu-PF?

Zimbabwe in transition or merely maintaining the rule of Zanu-PF? Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Robert Mugabe finally stepped down from ruling Zimbabwe but the stranglehold of Zanu-PF remains.… Continue reading

Bengali Muslim land grab is crushing Buddhism in the Chittagong Hill Tracts and Rakhine

Bengali Muslim land grab is crushing Buddhism in the Chittagong Hill Tracts and Rakhine Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Bengali migrants are being manipulated in order to impose Islamization… Continue reading

Sugawara Mitsushige and Bodhisattva Kannon: Buddhism, Japanese Culture, and the Middle Kingdom

Sugawara Mitsushige and Bodhisattva Kannon: Buddhism, Japanese Culture, and the Middle Kingdom Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The passing of time never dampens the beauty of the thirteenth-century Japanese calligrapher Sugawara Mitsushige.… Continue reading

Hakone Tourism: Buddhism, Shintoism, Hakone Jinja, Yamabushi, and the historical Treasure Museum

Hakone Tourism: Buddhism, Shintoism, Hakone Jinja, Yamabushi, and the historical Treasure Museum Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Hakone is a very popular tourist destination because you have so many… Continue reading