Monthly Archive: September, 2014

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… Continue reading

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,… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Rich Influence of China: Tani Buncho

Art of Japan and Rich Influence of China: Tani Buncho Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In the history books it is stated that Japan in the Edo period was cut off from… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Man of Mystery in the World of Japanese Woodblock Prints: Isoda Koryusai

Man of Mystery in the World of Japanese Woodblock Prints: Isoda Koryusai Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Isoda Koryusai is a man of mystery even today because much remains up in the… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Syrian Brotherhood Stands Nearer to ISIS Than to U.S.

Syrian Brotherhood Stands Nearer to ISIS Than to U.S. by Ravi Kumar IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism While the United States tries to build a coalition of Arab allies to join the… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Yorozu Tetsugoro and Art of Japan: Famous Son of Iwate

Yorozu Tetsugoro and Art of Japan: Famous Son of Iwate Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yorozu Tetsugoro was born in 1885 and died of tuberculosis in 1927 after severe complications from pneumonia… Continue reading

Yukio Mishima: Nationalist, Genius and the Perfect Death

Yukio Mishima: Nationalist, Genius and the Perfect Death Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yukio Mishima states: “If we value so highly the dignity of life, how can we not also value the… Continue reading

Iran’s Two-Pronged Problem with the Islamic State: At Home and Abroad

Iran’s Two-Pronged Problem with the Islamic State: At Home and Abroad By: Alex Vatanka The Jamestown Foundation Executive Summary The authorities in Iran consider the Islamic State to pose two different kinds of… Continue reading

Yumeji Takehisa and Japanese Art: Taisho Romanticism and Shadow of Shusui Kotoku

Yumeji Takehisa and Japanese Art: Taisho Romanticism and Shadow of Shusui Kotoku Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yumeji Takehisa produced many stunning pieces of art but he never received the international acclaim… Continue reading

Ebola Deaths Keep on Mounting: Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone

Ebola Deaths Keep on Mounting: Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone Noriko Watanabe and Paul Joseph Nzeribe Modern Tokyo Times The Ebola crisis is showing few signs of abating therefore with each new passing… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Paul Gauguin and Japanese Art: Poverty and the Inner Soul

Paul Gauguin and Japanese Art: Poverty and the Inner Soul Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The art of Paul Gauguin is extremely rich in quality and when viewing his art you can… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Ogata Korin (1658-1716)

Art of Japan and Ogata Korin (1658-1716) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The art of Ogata Korin remains potent because of clarity and his own unique ways. However, at one point it… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Tokyo Fashion and Lifestyle: Vibrant Ebisu and Daikanyama

Tokyo Fashion and Lifestyle: Vibrant Ebisu and Daikanyama Kanako Itamae and Sarah Deschamps Modern Tokyo Times Daikanyama and Ebisu in Tokyo are notable for fashion and the lifestyle angle is richly appealing because… Continue reading