Tokyo Times and Kichijoji Lifestyle: Fashion and Living Environment

Tokyo Times and Kichijoji Lifestyle: Fashion and Living Environment Sarah Deschamps and Kanako Itamae  Modern Tokyo Times Tokyo lifestyle provides a wealth of different options that appeal to different individuals. The district of Kichijoji is one of many lovely places to reside in Tokyo. This is based on this delightful area being blessed with a…

Art of Japan and Traditional Fashion: Ito Shinsui and Bijinga

Art of Japan and Traditional Fashion: Ito Shinsui and Bijinga Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ito Shinsui (1898-1972) is a “famous son” of Japanese art because his art is blessed with elegance, sophistication, and serenity. This is equally matched with natural simplicity and adorable color schemes when applied to his images of beautiful ladies…

Taliban Devise New Strategy in Afghanistan: Territorial Control and War on Afghan Intelligence Headquarters

Taliban Devise New Strategy in Afghanistan: Territorial Control and War on Afghan Intelligence Headquarters Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 12 Issue: 18 By: Waliullah Rahmani The Jamestown Foundation On September 10, 2014, Kunduz province’s police chief, Ghulam Mustafa Mohseni, announced that a longtime Taliban stronghold, the Chahar Dara district of northern Afghanistan, had been cleared of…

Myanmar and Religious Tensions: China, Japan, India and US in Geopolitical Game

Myanmar and Religious Tensions: China, Japan, India and US in Geopolitical Game Ri Kuk-Chol and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Myanmar (Burma) appears to be at a major crossroads because past intransigence is now being followed by a possible thaw, whereby this nation comes in from the “international cold.” Of course,…

Statement on Ebola and Conflict in West Africa

Statement on Ebola and Conflict in West Africa International Crisis Group The Ebola health crisis threatens to become a political crisis that could unravel years of effort to stabilise West Africa. The hardest-hit countries now face widespread chaos and, potentially, collapse. Adding social breakdown to the epidemic would create disaster perhaps impossible to manage. To…

Shared Concerns Over Salafi Extremism Steer Iran and Tajikistan Into Security Agreement

Shared Concerns Over Salafi Extremism Steer Iran and Tajikistan Into Security Agreement Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 11 Issue: 166 By: Mark Vinson The Jamestown Foundation On September 11, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) annual summit (Ozodi, September 11). On the sidelines of the summit, Rouhani…

Russia Should Send Operatives to Syria: Caucasus Angle and Iran

Russia Should Send Covert Operatives to Syria: Chechen, Caucasus Angle and Iran Murad Mahkmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The conflict in Syria continues unabated whereby the supporters of terrorism, sedition and sectarianism fear no international consequences and now the ISIS threat in 2014 is being manipulated by America in order to attack…

Japanese Art and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Japanese Art and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) adored Japanese ukiyo-e and many famous international artists also fell in love with this art form. Toulouse-Lautrec and his lifestyle would certainly have fit in well with the environment of Yoshiwara in Tokyo, which is famous for prostitution. Indeed,…

Obama and the Syria Agenda: US to Utilize Covert Allies of ISIS via Draconian Saudi Arabia

Obama and the Syria Agenda: US to Utilize Covert Allies of ISIS via Draconian Saudi Arabia Ramazan Khalidov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Obama of the United States must be employing many spin-doctors because his policy against tackling the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS – now Islamic State IS) is…

President Bashar al-Assad Warned Against the Folly of Gulf and NATO Powers

President Bashar al-Assad Warned Against the Folly of Gulf and NATO Powers Helmut Joachim Schmidt, Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Bashar al-Assad of Syria warned the international community many times that Gulf and major NATO powers were paving the way for mass chaos throughout the Levant and Iraq – and…

Wakayama and Japanese Tourism: Koyasan, Shirahama, Kumano Kodo & Kii Peninsula

Wakayama and Japanese Tourism: Koyasan, Shirahama, Kumano Kodo & Kii Peninsula James Jomo and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times Wakayama prefecture in Japan is blessed with many amazing places to visit and the richness of culture and history can be felt throughout this lovely region. This notably applies to Wakayama Castle, Koyasan, Kumano Kodo pilgrimage…

Shia Persecution: Year After Year Shia Pilgrims are killed by Takfiri Islamists in Iraq

Shia Persecution: Year After Year Shia Pilgrims are killed by Takfiri Islamists in Iraq Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is difficult to imagine that Shia Muslims are being constantly targeted by Sunni Takfiri Islamists during religious pilgrimages in modern day Iraq. Yet for the Shia religious persecution is sadly a…

Catholic, Orthodox Patriarchs Call for Islamic State’s Destruction

Catholic, Orthodox Patriarchs Call for Islamic State’s Destruction by John Rossomando Investigative Project on Terrorism Genocide against Christians across the Middle East prompted the region’s Catholic and Orthodox patriarchs to call for foreign intervention Wednesday during a meeting at the Maronite patriarchate in Lebanon. Islamic State forces, along with other jihadist groups, have systematically destroyed…