Art of Japan and Kano Michinobu (1730-1790)

Art of Japan and Kano Michinobu (1730-1790) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Kano school of art blessed Japan for many centuries after the founding fathers were born in the fifteenth century.… Continue reading

President Trump of America and Prime Minister Abe of Japan to hold a summit next week in New York

President Trump of America and Prime Minister Abe of Japan to hold a summit next week in New York Noriko Watanabe and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America and… Continue reading

PM Shinzo Abe of the LDP is re-elected to serve the third term as the president of the ruling party

PM Shinzo Abe of the LDP is re-elected to serve the third term as the president of the ruling party Chika Mori and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was… Continue reading

The ethics of Confucius and the Japanese artist Tanomura Chikuden

The ethics of Confucius and the Japanese artist Tanomura Chikuden Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Tanomura Chikuden (1777-1835) lived during the Edo period in the land of the rising… Continue reading

Australia: The Japanese Film Festival Unveils 2018 Program

THE JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL UNVEILS 2018 PROGRAM The Japanese Film Festival (17 Oct. – 2 Dec.) today announced its full program and first two guests for 2018: Australian-born rising star Shioli Kutsuna (Deadpool… Continue reading

US and Japan trade talks set back after fresh tariffs imposed on China: Beijing today, Tokyo tomorrow?

US and Japan trade talks set back after fresh tariffs imposed on China: Beijing today, Tokyo tomorrow? Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Important trade talks between America and Japan… Continue reading

Contemporary Japan artist inspired by the Dutch master Hendrick Avercamp

Contemporary Japan artist inspired by the Dutch master Hendrick Avercamp Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The contemporary Japanese artist Sawako Utsumi is once more focusing on the world of Dutch art. This… Continue reading

Ex-Spy Slams Brennan’s ‘Freedom of Speech’ Hypocrisy

Ex-Spy Slams Brennan’s ‘Freedom of Speech’ Hypocrisy by John Rossomando IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Former CIA Director John Brennan wants Americans to view him as a victim of President Trump’s alleged… Continue reading

Art of Japan in a changing environment: Paris and Saburosuke Okada

Art of Japan in a changing environment: Paris and Saburosuke Okada Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Saburosuke Okada (1869-1939) was born one year after the Meiji Restoration of 1868 and he would… Continue reading

America and the Philippines are bracing for potent storms that threaten many

America and the Philippines are bracing for potent storms that threaten many Chika Mori and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times America and the Philippines are bracing for major storms that threaten to unleash… Continue reading

The timeless Japanese anime classic: Princess Mononoke

The timeless Japanese anime classic: Princess Mononoke Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese anime film Princess Mononoke is a timeless classic. Indeed, aspects of the Muromachi period (approximately… Continue reading

Putin of Russia suggests the signing of a peace treaty with Abe of Japan

Putin of Russia suggests the signing of a peace treaty with Abe of Japan Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation hinted strongly to Japan that both nations… Continue reading

Art and Poetry: Typhoons and earthquakes take asunder to this cold earth

Art and Poetry: Typhoons and earthquakes take asunder to this cold earth In a flash, all love that was embraced was over The beauty of the child, the lady, the male, the grandparents,… Continue reading

Death toll reaches 39 after the 6.7 Earthquake hit Hokkaido: 1 person still missing

Death toll reaches 39 after the 6.7 Earthquake hit Hokkaido: 1 person still missing  Chika Mori and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times   The death toll from the deadly 6.7 magnitude earthquake in… Continue reading

Moscow Prepares Vostok 2018 as Sino-Russian Strategic Exercise

Moscow Prepares Vostok 2018 as Sino-Russian Strategic Exercise Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Roger McDermott The Jamestown Foundation The culmination of the combat training year in Russia’s Armed Forces results in an annual… Continue reading

Japanese death toll reaches 23 in Hokkaido after the recent earthquake

Japanese death toll reaches 23 in Hokkaido after the recent earthquake Sawako Uchida and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times The death toll from the recent 6.7 magnitude earthquake that struck Hokkaido is now… Continue reading

Shia Muslims burn down Iran Consulate based on rebuking outside influence: Muqtada al-Sadr

Shia Muslims burn down Iran Consulate based on rebuking outside influence: Muqtada al-Sadr Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Iranian consulate was set alight in the overwhelmingly Shia city… Continue reading

Japanese art and Confucianism: Watanabe Kazan (1793-1841)

Japanese art and Confucianism: Watanabe Kazan (1793-1841) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Watanabe Kazan (1793-1841) was a very thoughtful artist who came from Japan. Ethics wise, the morality and wisdom of… Continue reading

Sengai Gibon and Rinzai Buddhism: Artistic Outreach and Buddhist Contemplation

Sengai Gibon and Rinzai Buddhism: Artistic Outreach and Buddhist Contemplation 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

Typhoon Jebi kills at least 6 people in Japan with fears that the death toll will rise

Typhoon Jebi kills at least 6 people in Japan with fears that the death toll will rise Kanako Itamae and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times   One of the strongest typhoons to hit… Continue reading

Japan is awaiting Typhoon Jebi with apprehension after recent natural disasters

Japan is awaiting Typhoon Jebi with apprehension after recent natural disasters Kanako Itamae and Chika Mori Modern Tokyo Times Typhoon Jebi is expected to reach landfall tomorrow in Japan in and around parts… Continue reading

The UK abandons religious minorities: Sunni Islamists butcher in Syria but mainly Sunni Muslims let in

The UK abandons religious minorities: Sunni Islamists butcher in Syria but mainly Sunni Muslims let in Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Alawites, Christians, and Yazidis have no majority… Continue reading

The Taliban Takes on Islamic State: Insurgents Vie for Control of Northern Afghanistan

The Taliban Takes on Islamic State: Insurgents Vie for Control of Northern Afghanistan Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 16 Issue: 16 By: Waliullah Rahmani The Jamestown Foundation Fierce fighting between the Taliban and Islamic… Continue reading

Kano Sanraku (1559-1635) and Japanese art: Centralization and continuity

Kano Sanraku (1559-1635) and Japanese art: Centralization and continuity Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Kano Sanraku (1559-1635) witnessed the power processes of the centralization of Japan that ultimately led… Continue reading

The reality of poverty for the Japanese artist Eisen and his independent nature

The reality of poverty for the Japanese artist Eisen and his independent nature Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) learned to be independent at an early age because he chose… Continue reading

Power dynamics of art and the Tosa School: Richness of culture and Buddhism

Power dynamics of art and the Tosa School: Richness of culture and Buddhism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times One of the most famous schools of art in Japan applies to the Tosa… Continue reading

OIC and Western powers are inciting against Myanmar in order to distract their evil crimes against Yemen

OIC and Western powers are inciting against Myanmar in order to distract their evil crimes against Yemen Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and… Continue reading

Art of Japan and the two paths of Buddhism and Shintoism: Faith in the snow without Abraham

Art of Japan 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… Continue reading

Xi’s Grip Loosens Amid Trade War Policy Paralysis

Xi’s Grip Loosens Amid Trade War Policy Paralysis By: Willy Wo-Lap Lam The Jamestown Foundation A spate of unusual reports in Hong Kong and overseas Chinese-language media lend credence to the idea that,… Continue reading

French art of the le Nabi très Japonard

French art of the le Nabi très Japonard Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Pierre Bonnard is known for his love of Japanese art. Despite this, the actual cultural impact of… Continue reading

Kamakura and the historic Shokozan Tokei-ji Buddhist Temple: Protector of women

Kamakura and the historic Shokozan Tokei-ji Buddhist Temple: 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