Monthly Archive: October, 2014

Pakistan’s Anti-India Spy Network Eyes Vital Defense Infrastructure from Sri Lanka

Pakistan’s Anti-India Spy Network Eyes Vital Defense Infrastructure from Sri Lanka Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 12 Issue: 19 By: Animesh Roul The Jamestown Foundation India’s intelligence agencies have been investigating an espionage network… Continue reading

Takfiri Barbarity and Sharia Apartheid Laws: Boko Haram and the Nightmare of Nigeria

Takfiri Barbarity and Sharia Apartheid Laws: Boko Haram and the Nightmare of Nigeria Paul Joseph Nzeribe, Lielit Kebede and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Takfiri Islamists that turn to the sword are… Continue reading

Art of Japan: “At Eternity’s Gate” by Van Gogh and Plight of Yuzo Saeki

Art of Japan: “At Eternity’s Gate” by Van Gogh and Plight of Yuzo Saeki Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Shortly before Van Gogh died he painted “At Eternity’s Gate” in 1890 after… Continue reading

China’s Railway Diplomacy in the Balkans

China’s Railway Diplomacy in the Balkans Publication: China Brief Volume: 14 Issue: 20 By: Dragan Pavlicevic The Jamestown Foundation In November 2013, China, Serbia and Hungary signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for… Continue reading

Religious Shia Leader Sentenced to Death in Saudi Arabia: Real Mirror of ISIS

Religious Shia Leader Sentenced to Death in Saudi Arabia: Real Mirror of ISIS Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If you want to view the real mirror of ISIS (IS… Continue reading

Kunisada and Kunichika – Two Men of the Stage

Kunisada and Kunichika – Two Men of the Stage Toshidama Gallery What do most people know of kabuki? In the west, almost nothing. Modern kabuki occupies perhaps the same status as modern poetry… Continue reading

“Power Purification” Law and Merkel Slow Down Progress in Ukraine-Russia Diplomacy

“Power Purification” Law and Merkel Slow Down Progress in Ukraine-Russia Diplomacy Vojin Joksimovich, PhD Modern Tokyo Times “Power Purification” Law The Ukrainian Parliament, Verkhovna Rada, has passed a new law translated as “Power… Continue reading

PM Abe of Japan: US Realism and Political Confidence in Tokyo

PM Abe of Japan: US Realism and Political Confidence in Tokyo Hiroshi Saito and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times It appears that aspects of the media in Japan are beset by Western… Continue reading

Yoshu Chikanobu and Art of Japan: East or West?

Yoshu Chikanobu and Art of Japan: East or West? Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yoshu Chikanobu (Chikanobu Toyohara) was a Meiji artist who highlighted many aspects of this revolutionary period in Japan.… Continue reading

Ukraine’s Tale of Two Elections

Ukraine’s Tale of Two Elections James George Jatras Deputy Director, AIU AIU American Institute in Ukraine On October 26, Ukraine – minus Crimea and the part of Donetsk and Lugansk oblasts controlled by… Continue reading

Torii Kiyonaga and Japanese Art: Bijinga and Torii School

Torii Kiyonaga and Japanese Art: Bijinga and Torii School Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815) was an extremely stylish ukiyo-e artist who belonged to the Torii school. His rise to the top… Continue reading

Water Pressures in Central Asia

Water Pressures in Central Asia International Crisis Group EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS Water has long been a major cause of conflict in Central Asia. Two states – Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan – have a… Continue reading

NATO Turkey Under Erdogan Knows No Shame: ISIS Waiting to Slaughter the Kurds

NATO Turkey Under Erdogan Knows No Shame: ISIS Waiting to Slaughter the Kurds Nuray Lydia Oglu and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Bashar al-Assad warned the world that by allowing Gulf… Continue reading

Kawanabe Kyosai and Art of Japan: Folklore, Shinto, the Spirit World and Tengu

Kawanabe Kyosai and Art of Japan: Folklore, Shinto, the Spirit World and Tengu Lee Jay Walker and Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Kawanabe Kyosai is extremely fascinating because of his individualistic spirit… Continue reading

Kenya: Al-Shabaab – Closer to Home

Kenya: Al-Shabaab – Closer to Home International Crisis Group   OVERVIEW One year after the Westgate Mall terrorist attack in Nairobi, Al-Shabaab is more entrenched and a graver threat to Kenya. But the… Continue reading

Beslan and Chechen Terrorism: Caucasus Jihadists still killing in Syria and Gulf Petrodollars

Beslan and Chechen Terrorism: Caucasus Jihadists still killing in Syria and Gulf Petrodollars Ramzan Khalidov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times On the morning of September 1, 2004, all seemed normal in… Continue reading

Images of Men and Women in Japanese Woodblock Prints

Images of Men and Women in Japanese Woodblock Prints Toshidama Gallery The current exhibition at the Toshidama Gallery shows twenty-four prints of men and women, all of them from the nineteenth century. Immediately… Continue reading

US, Feudal Alliance and Syria: Sponsors of ISIS and no Religious Freedom in Saudi Arabia

US, Feudal Alliance and Syria: Sponsors of ISIS and no Religious Freedom in Saudi Arabia Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Obama of America is not only fooling himself,… Continue reading

Yuzo Saeki and Japanese Art: A Rare Flower Cut Down by Tuberculosis in France

Yuzo Saeki and Japanese Art: A Rare Flower Cut Down by Tuberculosis in France Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yuzo Saeki was born in 1898 and died in 1928 at the tender… Continue reading

Ukraine’s Collapsing Economy

Ukraine’s Collapsing Economy Anthony T. Salvia Director, American Institute in Ukraine AIU American Institute in Ukraine With the ceasefire now in its fourth week, Ukraine commentators are shifting their attention from the military… Continue reading

Italian Fashion and Simonetta Sala: Adorable Designer based in Milan

Italian Fashion and Simonetta Sala: Adorable Designer based in Milan Kanako Itamae and Sarah Deschamps Modern Tokyo Times Simonetta Sala is a very exquisite fashion designer who works in the elegant city of… Continue reading

Zimbabwe: Waiting for the Future

Zimbabwe: Waiting for the Future International Crisis Group OVERVIEW The July 2013 election victory of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) failed to secure broad-based legitimacy for President Robert Mugabe, provide a… Continue reading