Monthly Archive: August, 2014

Japanese Meiji Art and Onset of Change (1868-1912)

Japanese Meiji Art and Onset of Change (1868-1912) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Meiji Period (1868-1912) was very dynamic in many ways because new thinking, modernization, radical change, and a plethora… Continue reading

Yatsenyuk’s Call for Putting Ukraine Back on NATO Path May Be Kiev’s Last Card

Yatsenyuk’s Call for Putting Ukraine Back on NATO Path May Be Kiev’s Last Card James George Jatras Deputy Director, AIU AIU American Institute in Ukraine Today Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk announced that… Continue reading

Tokyo Times in Nakameguro: A Very Stylish Fashion District

Tokyo Times in Nakameguro: A Very Stylish Fashion District Michel Lebon and Hiroshi Saito Modern Tokyo Times Tokyo is a vibrant capital city for fasthion because you have so many fashionable areas to… Continue reading

Yoshu Chikanobu and Japanese Art: Culture and Change

Yoshu Chikanobu and Japanese Art: Culture and Change Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yoshu Chikanobu (Toyohara Chikanobu) lived between 1838 and 1912 and much of his art highlights the changing nature of… Continue reading

Europe is Exporting Takfiri Barbarity to Iraq, Somalia and Syria

Europe is Exporting Takfiri Barbarity to Iraq, Somalia and Syria Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Syria continues to face a civilizational war because Takfiri indoctrination, Gulf… Continue reading

Buddhism and Negoro-ji in Beautiful Wakayama: Japanese Culture, Religion and Tourism

Buddhism and Negoro-ji in Beautiful Wakayama: Japanese Culture, Religion and Tourism Kanako Itamae and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times Japan is blessed with amazing nature and the historical and cultural reality of this… Continue reading

Japan Art and the Allure of Paris: Yasui Sotaro

Japan Art and the Allure of Paris: Yasui Sotaro Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yasui Sotaro (1888-1955) was born in Kyoto and he is famous for yoga (Western-style) portraiture. It is clear that this… Continue reading

Arrival of Humanitarian Convoy in Eastern Ukraine and Upcoming Poroshenko-Putin Meeting

Arrival of Humanitarian Convoy in Eastern Ukraine and Upcoming Poroshenko-Putin Meeting: Is a Real “Game-Changer” in the Offing? James George Jatras Deputy Director, AIU AIU American Institute in Ukraine Up to now, the… Continue reading

Siege of Mecca, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Syria: US and Gulf Destabilization Policies

Siege of Mecca, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Syria: US and Gulf Destabilization Policies Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In the 1980s the United States, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, the United… Continue reading

Tokyo Times in Stunning Mount Takao-san

Tokyo Times in Stunning Mount Takao-san Olivier LeCourt and Hiroshi Saito Modern Tokyo Times Japanese tourism is internationally famous because of many different angles. This applies to the rich traditions of Japanese culture… Continue reading

ISIS power in Iraq based on the Takfiri, Terrorist and Sectarian go ahead against Syria

ISIS power in Iraq based on the Takfiri, Terrorist and Sectarian go ahead against Syria Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Gulf and NATO powers have collectively enabled al-Qaeda affiliates,… Continue reading

Buddhism and Art of Japan: Sengai Gibon and Sesshu Toyo in Opposite Directions

Buddhism and Art of Japan: Sengai Gibon and Sesshu Toyo in Opposite Directions Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sesshu Toyo (1420-1506) and Sengai Gibon (1750-1837) are two famous individuals in Japanese history.… Continue reading

Aggressive Propaganda Helps Islamic State Lure Followers Away From Al-Qaida

Aggressive Propaganda Helps Islamic State Lure Followers Away From Al-Qaida by John Rossomando IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Battlefield success by the Islamic State, formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria… Continue reading

Fashion News in Tokyo: Fred Segal to Consolidate in Japan

Fashion News in Tokyo: Fred Segal to Consolidate in Japan Hiroshi Saito and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times Fred Segal opened its first flagship store in Japan last year and now it appears… Continue reading

Syria and Support of Al-Qaeda and FSA by Gulf and Western Powers: Kashmir and Bosnia

Syria and Support of Al-Qaeda and FSA by Gulf and Western Powers: Kashmir and Bosnia Jibril Khoury and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The conflicts in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kashmir, Kosovo, Libya and in… Continue reading

Japanese Ladies in Ukiyo-e Art and Modern Tokyo Ladies in Traditional Dress

Japanese Ladies in Ukiyo-e Art and Modern Tokyo Ladies in Traditional Dress Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times Ukiyo-e art in Japan focused on many themes during its “golden period” in the Edo period… Continue reading

Kiev Elites in Ukraine given Green Light to Slaughter by NATO, EU, US and G7

Kiev Elites in Ukraine given Green Light to Slaughter by NATO, EU, US and G7 Ramazan Khalidov, Ri Kuk-Chol and Michiyo Tanabe Modern Tokyo Times The elites within the Western block already took… Continue reading

ISIS Bombing Masks US deeds in Syria: Rand Paul, US, ISIS Contradictions and Phony War

ISIS Bombing Masks US deeds in Syria: Rand Paul, US, ISIS Contradictions and Phony War Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS –… Continue reading

Old Scores and New Grudges: Evolving Sino-Japanese Tensions

Old Scores and New Grudges: Evolving Sino-Japanese Tensions International Crisis Group   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS Enmity between China and Japan is hardening into a confrontation that appears increasingly difficult to untangle by… Continue reading

Modern Tokyo Times in Odaiba: Fashion and Tourism

Modern Tokyo Times in Odaiba: Fashion and Tourism Sarah Deschamps and Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times In Tokyo several places really stand out for being unique in style and this certainly applies to… Continue reading

Turkey is Isolated Regionally under Erdogan: Syria, Muslim Brotherhood and America

Turkey is Isolated Regionally under Erdogan: Syria, Muslim Brotherhood and America Nuray Lydia Oglu and Hiroshi Saito Modern Tokyo Times   The people of Turkey are struggling to come to terms with the… Continue reading

Ikebana and Cultural and Historical Aspects in Japan

Ikebana and Cultural and Historical Aspects in Japan Sarah Deschamps and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times The history of ikebana (living flowers) is extremely fascinating because it tells us a lot about aspects… Continue reading

Yazidis butchered, Alawites face the sword, Shia beheaded and Christians cleansed: Syria and Iraq

Yazidis butchered, Alawites face the sword, Shia beheaded and Christians cleansed: Syria and Iraq Ramazan Khalidov, Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times NATO Powers and Gulf nations have sponsored the… Continue reading

Keisai Eisen and Japanese Art: Early Impact

Keisai Eisen and Japanese Art: Early Impact Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) learnt to be independent from an early age and he chose a path which was fraught with… Continue reading

Ukraine: Poroshenko’s ‘Hail Mary’ Pass

Ukraine: Poroshenko’s ‘Hail Mary’ Pass James George Jatras Deputy Director, AIU AIU American Institute in Ukraine For those not acquainted with American football, a “Hail Mary” pass is the desperation move of a… Continue reading

Murasaki Shikibu and Japanese Art: Rich Legacy of a Female Writer

Murasaki Shikibu and Japanese Art: Rich Legacy of a Female Writer  Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The most famous lady in Japanese history is Murasaki Shikibu (Lady Murasaki) and many ukiyo-e artists… Continue reading

Ebola Nearing 1,000 Deaths and Fear Factor Increasing

Ebola Nearing 1,000 Deaths and Fear Factor Increasing Noriko Watanabe and Paul Joseph Nzeribe Modern Tokyo Times The Ebola crisis looks set to soon surpass 1,000 people dying and sadly the dire situation… Continue reading

Japan Tourism and Jigokudani Monkey Park in Stunning Nagano

Japan Tourism and Jigokudani Monkey Park in Stunning Nagano Michel Lebon and Hiroshi Saito Modern Tokyo Times In Nagano prefecture you have the Jigokudani Monkey Park whereby visitors can watch Snow Monkeys (Japanese… Continue reading

Syria Needs Strengthening in Order to Strike ISIS: Iraq and US Schizophrenia

Syria Needs Strengthening in Order to Strike ISIS: Iraq and US Schizophrenia Jibril Khoury and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad continues to fight bravely against… Continue reading

Tourism in Japan and Stunning Fukushima: Ura-Bandai, Abukuma Cave and Koriyama

Tourism in Japan and Stunning Fukushima: Ura-Bandai, Abukuma Cave and Koriyama Tomoko Hara and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times Fukushima is a stunning prefecture in Japan which is awash with amazing landscapes where… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Bunjinga (Nanga): Edo Period and Influence of China and Korea

Art of Japan and Bunjinga (Nanga): Edo Period and Influence of China and Korea Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Bunjinga school of thought ran deep within the literati of Japan during the Edo… Continue reading

Syria and the Armenian Issue: Turkey, Takfiris and Erdogan

Syria and the Armenian Issue: Turkey, Takfiris and Erdogan Nuray Lydia Oglu and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Turkey is a dangerous shadow under the leadership of Prime Minister Erdogan. This notably… Continue reading