Exile of the Holy Buddhist leader Nichiren in Japan and his representation in Art

Exile of the Holy Buddhist leader Nichiren in Japan and his representation in Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Nichiren (1222-1282) was born during a very unstable period in Japan because of… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Kano Michinobu (1730-1790)

Japanese Art 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. However,… Continue reading

Suspected Islamist terrorist attack in Dagestan in Russia: 5 Christian women killed in church attack

Suspected Islamist terrorist attack in Dagestan in Russia: 5 Christian women killed in church attack Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times A suspected Takfiri Islamist killed 5 Christian women in… Continue reading

Japan is having a great 2018 Winter Olympics: Kodaira and Hanyu win respective Gold Medals

Japan is having a great 2018 Winter Olympics: Kodaira and Hanyu win respective Gold Medals Sawako Uchida and Chika Mori Modern Tokyo Times The 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea is going swimmingly… Continue reading

Mexico is the most dangerous place to be a Catholic Priest: Lawlessness and drug cartels

Mexico is the most dangerous place to be a Catholic Priest: Lawlessness and drug cartels Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In many parts of the world you have war,… Continue reading

Kano Eitoku (1543-1590) and richness of Japanese art despite the warring times

Kano Eitoku (1543-1590) and richness of Japanese art despite the warring times Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times   The Japanese artist Kano Eitoku (1543-1590) says much about the various dynamics of the… Continue reading

Japan wants India to assist Myanmar to a higher degree: Confused by Trump administration

Japan wants India to assist Myanmar to a higher degree: Confused by Trump administration Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yohei Sasakawa, the Special Envoy of Japan to Myanmar, is… Continue reading

Japanese medals keep on flowing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang

Japanese medals keep on flowing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang Kanako Itamae and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times       Japanese competitors are in a rich vein of form in South Korea because… Continue reading

President Zuma steps down to immediate effect in South Africa: Will ANC corruption end?

President Zuma steps down to immediate effect in South Africa: Will ANC corruption end? Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times After relentless pressure, the embattled leader of South Africa finally… Continue reading

Japanese art and the ethics of Confucius: the virtues of Tanomura Chikuden

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

Christians face the Islamist sword in Nigeria: Boko Haram, the Fulani, and state indifference

Christians face the Islamist sword in Nigeria: Boko Haram, the Fulani, and state indifference Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Christians in Nigeria continue to face the sword of Islam… Continue reading

Islamists Endorse Deadly Turkish Assault on Kurds

Islamists Endorse Deadly Turkish Assault on Kurds by Hany Ghoraba Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism A full-fledged military assault on a predominantly Muslim community typically sparks a global wave of… Continue reading

Art of Japan and homage to Maurice Utrillo: the Hidden Soul

Art of Japan and homage to Maurice Utrillo: the Hidden Soul Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The French artist Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955), just like the British artist L.S. Lowry (1887-1976), are two… Continue reading

Japan strongly reaffirms important geopolitical and defense cooperation with Myanmar

Japan strongly reaffirms important geopolitical and defense cooperation with Myanmar Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan reaffirmed its strong commitment to Myanmar in the area of… Continue reading

Christian martyr in Germany: Afghan Muslim sentenced for the brutal murder of a female apostate

Christian martyr in Germany: Afghan Muslim sentenced for the brutal murder of a female apostate  Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In the lands of Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia, and… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Ando Hiroshige: Landscapes to being a Buddhist Monk

Art of Japan and Ando Hiroshige: Landscapes to being a Buddhist Monk Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese art internationally focuses overwhelmingly on rich cultural angles in relation to high culture and… Continue reading

NATO Turkey is allegedly recruiting ISIS members to kill Kurds in Syria: Afrin crisis

NATO Turkey is allegedly recruiting ISIS members to kill Kurds in Syria: Afrin crisis Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times According to The Independent media group, and other sources, NATO… Continue reading

Japan and Brexit negotiations of the UK: Japanese business representative to meet PM May

Japan and Brexit negotiations of the UK: Japanese business representative to meet PM May Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Tense negotiations between the United Kingdom (UK) and the European… Continue reading

Korean Peninsula: Understanding between America, China, and Russia is needed

Korean Peninsula: Understanding between America, China, and Russia is needed Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The crisis on the Korean peninsula needs calmness in the corridors of power in… Continue reading

Zen Buddhist priest Mokuan Reien and Japanese Art: Fourteenth century China

Zen Buddhist priest Mokuan Reien and Japanese Art: Fourteenth century China  Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Middle Kingdom (China) enticed the thirteenth century born Japanese Zen priest, Mokuan Reien, based on… Continue reading

Do Buddhists and Tribal Groups in Rakhine count in Myanmar? Western and Islamic media circus

Do Buddhists and Tribal Groups in Rakhine count in Myanmar? Western and Islamic media circus Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Myanmar isn’t isolated regionally and two… Continue reading

Germany and demonstrations in favor of preserving German culture in Cottbus: Far Right or just Germans?

Germany and demonstrations in favor of preserving German culture in Cottbus: Far Right or just Germans?  Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Brexit referendum and the General Election that… Continue reading

Vice President Pence of America to visit Japan: Korean Peninsula and same hymn sheet

Vice President Pence of America to visit Japan: Korean Peninsula and same hymn sheet Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Vice President of America, Mike Pence, will visit Japan… Continue reading

Japanese Art and a youthful flower cut down: Kaita Murayama

Japanese Art and a youthful flower cut down: Kaita Murayama Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist and writer Kaita Murayama faded from this earth at the young age of 22.… Continue reading

Iran and the dress code of women: Liberty, the shadow of Saudi Arabia, and Islamic Sharia law

Iran and the dress code of women: Liberty, the shadow of Saudi Arabia, and Islamic Sharia law Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Iran and leading Shia… Continue reading

France to support Tunisia in order to help the democratic transition: North Africa and Macron

France to support Tunisia in order to help the democratic transition: North Africa and Macron Salma Zribi, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Emmanuel Macron of France is hoping… Continue reading

Yemen is fracturing: Southern Transnational Council in Aden push

Yemen is fracturing: Southern Transnational Council in Aden push Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The fracturing of Yemen is gathering in pace and this is visible by recent events… Continue reading

Shini-e and Art of Japan: “I leave my brush in the East”

Shini-e and Art of Japan: “I leave my brush in the East” Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The world of ukiyo-e in Japan also covered the world of death by mainly commemorating… Continue reading

Saburosuke Okada and Art of Japan: Impact of Paris

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

Sunni Islamists kill at least 95 in Afghanistan: Year Islamist Zero and endless terrorism

Sunni Islamists kill at least 95 in Afghanistan: Year Islamist Zero and endless terrorism Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Another brutal terrorist attack by Sunni Islamists is responsible for… Continue reading

Russian Federation rebukes America over Sukhoi-30 jets to Myanmar: Territorial Integrity

Russian Federation rebukes America over Sukhoi-30 jets to Myanmar: Territorial Integrity Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation is ignoring America when it comes to supplying six Sukhoi-30… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Culture under Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582): Christianity to Liberalization

Japanese Art and Culture under Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582): Christianity to Liberalization Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The warlord Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582) was extremely multi-dimensional despite his harsh reputation. This single figure in… Continue reading