Green Investment Receives a Boost in Kazakhstan

Green Investment Receives a Boost in Kazakhstan Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Margarita Assenova The Jamestown Foundation The COVID-19 pandemic recovery in Central Asia is taking an unexpectedly green turn. Three of the five Central Asian states boast large hydrocarbon resources and, ever since becoming independent from the Soviet Union 30 years ago, have relied…

Japanese art during the Nanboku-chō period

Japanese art during the Nanboku-chō period Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The holy Buddhist monk Kaō Ninga belongs to the world of the Nanboku-chō period of bygone days. However, while the ideas of the fourteenth century represent the highpoint of his artistic life during the Muromachi period, earlier ideas equally blessed this gifted monk.…

Colombia and deaths of over 6,000 by the military: Ex-President asks for forgiveness

Colombia and deaths of over 6,000 by the military: Ex-president asks for forgiveness Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The recent history of Colombia is blighted by massacres committed by the armed forces, right-wing paramilitaries, left-wing forces (FARC), and murky criminal activity that belongs to many shadows. Of course, the criminal acts of…

Saudi Crown Prince’s Decision May End his Country’s Support for Wahhabism

Saudi Crown Prince’s Decision May End his Country’s Support for Wahhabism by Hany GhorabaIPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Saudi Arabia has been a main proponent and Islamism and Wahabbism for decades. But in an April interview broadcast on Saudi-owned Al Arabiya News, Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman indicated that support may be about to…

Protracted problems in Colombia met by deaths from the state apparatus

Protracted problems in Colombia met by deaths from the state apparatus Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Enormous inequality and protracted problems that have blighted Colombia for decades are nothing new. However, recent protests throughout Colombia come from many forces. This includes the perennial poor, the indigenous, the working poor, students, people…

IOC announces Refugee Team to compete in Tokyo despite Japan being anti-refugee

IOC announces Refugee Team to compete in Tokyo despite Japan being anti-refugee Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In the modern political world, everything is about grand statements. The same applies to countless corporations and sporting organizations. Yet, the real world is very different. Hence, the announcement by the International Olympic Committee…

Sunni Islamists massacre over 130 in Burkina Faso

Sunni Islamists massacre over 130 in Burkina Faso Murad Makhumdov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Burkina Faso is blighted by Sunni Islamist terrorist groups and ethnic tensions. Indeed, ethnic, religious, and political tensions throughout the Sahel region are extremely alarming. Therefore, ethnic and Islamist massacres occur in Burkina Faso, Chad,…

Tigray Defense Forces Resist Ethiopian Army Offensive as Sudan, Eritrea, and Ethnic Militias Enter the Fray

Tigray Defense Forces Resist Ethiopian Army Offensive as Sudan, Eritrea, and Ethnic Militias Enter the Fray Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Michael Horton The Jamestown Foundation After nearly seven months of fighting, the war in Ethiopia’s Tigray region shows no sign of abating. Instead, the highly predictable has occurred: the war has metastasized into a grinding…

Islamists in the DRC kill at least 55 people: Anglican Christian pastor killed

Islamists in the DRC kill at least 55 people: Anglican Christian pastor killed Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is blighted by ethnic and religious tensions. At the same time, serious health concerns exist. These include cholera, Ebola, HIV/AIDS, intestinal parasites, malaria, outbreaks of measles that…

Mixed Covid-19 news in Japan: Minor testing in Tokyo

Mixed Covid-19 news in Japan: Minor testing in Tokyo Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times Deaths from coronavirus (Covid-19) reached over 13,000 yesterday in Japan. However, with the Olympics on the horizon and major cities remaining jam-packed, the usual lack of urgency remains. The recent focus on increasing the vaccination program in Japan…

Far-Left Shining Path kills 16 in Peru

Far-Left Shining Path kills 16 in Peru Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Shining Path in Peru kills in the name of Marxist-Leninism, Maoism, and other ideals. However, it is difficult to know where ideology and criminality end based on past actions. This equally applies to far-right-wing death squads and past…

Art of Japan: Nature in stunning simplicity

Art of Japan: Nature in stunning simplicity Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Sakai Hōitsu (1761-1829) created a delightful triptych that is referred by the title Snow, the Moon, and Cherry Blossoms. Interestingly, Hōitsu completed the three motifs when he was 60 years old. The reason why this is fascinating is that…

The U.S. to rebuild Gaza while helping Israel militarily: Waiting for the next HAMAS attack

The U.S. to rebuild Gaza while helping Israel militarily: Waiting for the next HAMAS attack Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Irrespective if American taxpayers are pro-Israel, pro-Palestine, neutral, or care zilch about the situation, their taxes will be spent on both sides in the conflict. Hence with Iran utilizing various anti-Israel…

Tokyo Olympics and internal discontent over Covid-19

Tokyo Olympics and internal discontent over Covid-19 Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times Rumors continue about internal discontent within the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) concerning the holding of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. This is based on the continuing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis and increasing deaths in the first months of 2021. Hence, the…

Israel and Hamas: The Middle East under Biden following the chaotic footsteps of Obama

Israel and Hamas: The Middle East under Biden following the chaotic footsteps of Obama Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The latest crisis between the government of Israel and Palestinians is following a similar pattern that befell the Middle East during the Barack Obama period. Under the Obama administration, of which the…