Poetry – The Toad Fears the Death Knell of Europe

Poetry – The Toad Fears the Death Knell of Europe Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The toad did not fear death On the contrary, the fear was not resting on his native… Continue reading

Sunni Islamist terrorist attack kills at least 230 people in Somalia

Sunni Islamist terrorist attack kills at least 230 people in Somalia Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sunni Islamic terrorists targeting the capital of this nation have killed at least… Continue reading

Abe no Nakamaro (698-770) and Japan Poetry: Influence of the Middle Kingdom

Abe no Nakamaro (698-770) and Japan Poetry: Influence of the Middle Kingdom Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese scholar and poet, Abe no Nakamaro (698-770), resided in the world of the… Continue reading

British and Islamic collusion in the Chittagong Hill Tracts against Buddhism: Myanmar and Hinduism

British and Islamic collusion in the Chittagong Hill Tracts against Buddhism: Myanmar and Hinduism Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The reality of the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh where… Continue reading

Hindu Organizations in Myanmar condemn ARSA Terrorism and International Media Coverage

Hindu Organizations in Myanmar condemn ARSA Terrorism and International Media Coverage Boutros Hussein, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Important Hindu organizations in Myanmar have condemned the Islamist terrorist organization… Continue reading

Armenia Amends New Military Doctrine in Standoff With Azerbaijan Over Karabakh

Armenia Amends New Military Doctrine in Standoff With Azerbaijan Over Karabakh Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Eduard Abrahamyan The Jamestown Foundation At the Armenian diaspora’s Sixth Pan-Armenian Forum, held on September 18¬–20, Armenian… Continue reading

Japanese Female Literature: Trials and Tribulations of Michitsuna no Haha 935-995

Japanese Female Literature: Trials and Tribulations of Michitsuna no Haha 935-995 Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese female writer (diarist) and waka poet Michitsuna no Haha (Michitsuna’s mother) was born in… Continue reading

Poetry – Saffron Robes in Myanmar seek to escape the reality of history!

Poetry – Saffron Robes in Myanmar seek to escape the reality of history! Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Buddha walked and gently guided from afar Then the sword of jihad cut… Continue reading

Russian Federation accuses America of assisting ISIS movements entering Syria

Russian Federation accuses America of assisting ISIS movements entering Syria Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation is accusing America of reducing its air strikes on ISIS (Islamic… Continue reading

Merkel in Germany is still putting mass immigration before Germans: Election meant?

Merkel in Germany is still putting mass immigration before Germans: Election meant? Helmet Joachim Schmidt, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The recent election in Germany witnessed a result that… Continue reading

France will not recognize Catalonia if a Unilateral Declaration from Spain is declared

France will not recognize Catalonia if a Unilateral Declaration from Spain is declared Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times France is stepping up its closeness to Spain by stating that… Continue reading

Buddhist Art, Sesshū Tōyō, and entrapment of time: Is Huike paying respect to Bodhidharma?

Buddhist Art, Sesshū Tōyō, and entrapment of time: Is Huike paying respect to Bodhidharma? Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist, Sesshū Tōyō (1420-1506), never questioned the Buddhist faith but in… Continue reading

Pneumonic Plague is stalking Madagascar with 33 deaths since August

Pneumonic Plague is stalking Madagascar with 33 deaths since August Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The deadly pneumonic plague is stalking several cities in Madagascar, far from the usual… Continue reading

Apple and the CIA: MacBooks and iPhones infiltrated but Duplicity or Sincerity?

Apple and the CIA: MacBooks and iPhones infiltrated but Duplicity or Sincerity? Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is reported by WikiLeaks that the CIA has infiltrated products by… Continue reading

Spain and the Catalan Parliament need to build bridges before events spiral further

Spain and the Catalan Parliament need to build bridges before events spiral further Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The political crisis in Spain needs to be solved amicably between… Continue reading

Yorozu Tetsugoro and Japanese Art: independent artistic soul

Yorozu Tetsugoro and Japanese Art: independent artistic soul Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Yorozu Tetsugoro was born in 1885 and died of tuberculosis in 1927 after severe complications from… Continue reading

Russia and Uzbekistan Hold First Joint Military Exercise in 12 Years, Plan Further Cooperation

Russia and Uzbekistan Hold First Joint Military Exercise in 12 Years, Plan Further Cooperation Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 14 Issue: 122 By: John C. K. Daly The Jamestown Foundation Following the death… Continue reading

Las Vegas hit by terror after mass slaughter: 59 dead and 23 firearms in hotel room

Las Vegas hit by terror after mass slaughter: 59 dead and 23 firearms in hotel room  Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is extremely mind-boggling to non-Americans how a… Continue reading

Poetry – No grave, no name, just my dust to fly away!

Poetry – No grave, no name, just my dust to fly away! One by one people fade away Another step, another day Nothing left apart from dismay The patter of young feet ending… Continue reading

Contemporary Japanese Artist inspired by the Kano School: Shinto Priest and Adorable Landscape

Contemporary Japanese Artist inspired by the Kano School: Shinto Priest and Adorable Landscape Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Kano School of Art is extremely renown for its deep roots that began… Continue reading

Suspected Sunni Islamist kills 2 young ladies in France after brutal attack in Marseilles

Suspected Sunni Islamist kills 2 young ladies in France after brutal attack in Marseilles Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times A suspected Sunni Islamist in France stabbed two young ladies… Continue reading

America and China in Signs of a Joint Approach to North Korea: THAAD and Double Freeze

America and China in Signs of a Joint Approach to North Korea: THAAD and Double Freeze Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson,… Continue reading

Muslim Massacre of Hindus unearthed in Rakhine: ARSA Islamist Terrorism in Myanmar

Muslim Massacre of Hindus unearthed in Rakhine: ARSA Islamist Terrorism in Myanmar  Amina Qamar, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Another massacre by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), a… Continue reading

Art of Sengai Gibon and Rinzai Buddhism: Buddhist Contemplation and Artistic Outreach

Art of Sengai Gibon and Rinzai Buddhism: Buddhist Contemplation and Artistic Outreach Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The inner-soul of Sengai Gibon (1750-1837) was always multidimensional and the flow that linked… Continue reading

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike hopes to “Reset Japan” by taming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike hopes to “Reset Japan” by taming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, is hoping to reshape… Continue reading

A State within a State in Germany: Sunni Islamization and one-way Civilization War

A State within a State in Germany: Sunni Islamization and one-way Civilization War Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Past German leaders and the current leader Chancellor Angela Merkel have… Continue reading

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to utilize the North Korea effect and stem the Party of Hope

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to utilize the North Korea effect and stem the Party of Hope Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan appeared to… Continue reading

Japanese Art and the Harsh Reality of Life: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japanese Art and the Harsh Reality of Life: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi literally lived in two worlds and this applies to not only the Edo… Continue reading

Election in Germany witnesses the same Chancellor Merkel but new indigenous AfD reality

Election in Germany witnesses the same Chancellor Merkel but new indigenous AfD reality Helmet Joachim Schmidt, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The election in Germany witnessed the same Chancellor… Continue reading

Poetry – The kingfisher dies

Poetry – The kingfisher dies I walked around this world in a haze Not knowing, nor seeking, the falsehood of another faith or culture After all, the kingfisher flew and dived Then a… Continue reading

China hints that Japan should focus on Dialogue towards North Korea: China and Russia

China hints that Japan should focus on Dialogue towards North Korea: China and Russia Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times China and the Russian Federation are increasingly concerned by the… Continue reading

English Landscape Art by Japanese Artist: Nature, Old Christian Church, and Spirit of Shinto

English Landscape Art by Japanese Artist: Nature, Old Christian Church, and Spirit of Shinto Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sawako Utsumi is a Japanese contemporary artist who fuses aspects of Japanese art… Continue reading