Monthly Archive: January, 2015

Shia Slaughtered in Pakistan: Takfiri Islamist Kills Many in Shia Mosque Attack

Shia Slaughtered in Pakistan: Takfiri Islamist Kills Many in Shia Mosque Attack Noriko Watanabe, Ramzan Khalidov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times According to reports at least 60 Shia Muslims have been… Continue reading

Islamists Kill Many in Egypt while US invites the Muslim Brotherhood to Washington

Islamists Kill Many in Egypt while US invites the Muslim Brotherhood to Washington Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Egypt faces many internal and external intrigues because… Continue reading

Japanese Folklore and Famous Ghost Story: Botan Doro (The Peony Lantern)

Japanese Folklore and Famous Ghost Story: Botan Doro (The Peony Lantern) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The time is hundreds of years ago in old Japan when the forces of Buddhism and… Continue reading

Iranian Intervention in Iraq against the Islamic State: Strategy, Tactics and Impact

Iranian Intervention in Iraq against the Islamic State: Strategy, Tactics and Impact Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Nima Adelkhah The Jamestown Foundation A deliberately gory June 2014 report on the Shi’a Ahl al-Bayt website,… Continue reading

Isoda Koryusai and Art of Japan: Rare Upbringing within Japanese Woodblock Prints

Isoda Koryusai and Art of Japan: Rare Upbringing within Japanese Woodblock Prints Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Isoda Koryusai is a man of mystery even today because much remains up in the… Continue reading

Greece, Syriza and Strings of the EU: Radical Change or Pragmatism?

Greece, Syriza and Strings of the EU: Radical Change or Pragmatism? Nuray Lydia Oglu and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Alexis Tsipras was elected the new leader of Greece after the far-left… Continue reading

Destabilization of Afghanistan, Bosnia, Libya, Iraq and Syria: Terrorist Networks and Tripartite of Forces

Destabilization of Afghanistan, Bosnia, Libya, Iraq and Syria: Terrorist Networks and Tripartite of Forces Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In the 1980s and early 1990s the mantra was holy… Continue reading

DRC Protests: The Government’s Election Law Must be Revised – or Withdrawn

DRC Protests: The Government’s Election Law Must be Revised – or Withdrawn International Crisis Group The adoption on 17 January 2015 by the Congolese National Assembly of a law, proposed by the government… Continue reading

Utamaro Kitagawa and Art of Japan: The Beauty of Women

Utamaro Kitagawa and Art of Japan: The Beauty of Women Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The exact date of the birth of Utamaro Kitagawa and strong details about his parents remain shrouded… Continue reading

Amid US Retreat From Region, Mongolia Seeks Closer Ties to China and Russia

Amid US Retreat From Region, Mongolia Seeks Closer Ties to China and Russia Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Alicia J. Campi The Jamestown Foundation The United States’ muted profile in mineral-rich, landlocked Mongolia… Continue reading

Shia Houthi Forces in Yemen Seek Greater Representation

Shia Houthi Forces in Yemen Seek Greater Representation Salma Zribi, Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Gulf powers continue to play their geopolitical games in the Levant, Iraq, North Africa,… Continue reading

Syria: Japan Should Focus on Turkey and Qatar in Self-Induced Hostage Crisis

Syria: Japan Should Focus on Turkey and Qatar in Self-Induced Hostage Crisis Hiroshi Saito and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rightly condemned the threat by ISIS to kill… Continue reading

Art of Japan: Sorrow of the Final Years of Yumeji Takehisa

Art of Japan: Sorrow of the Final Years of Yumeji Takehisa Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Yumeji Takehisa was born in 1884 and this amazing artist died in 1934 at the… Continue reading

South Sudan: Jonglei – “We Have Always Been at War”

South Sudan: Jonglei – “We Have Always Been at War” International Crisis Group EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Jonglei state’s combustible mix of armed political opposition, violent ethnic militias and dysfunctional political system were part of… Continue reading

Muslims in Niger attack Christian Churches over French Magazine: People Killed

Muslims in Niger attack Christian Churches over French Magazine: People Killed Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The massacre in France by Islamist terrorists is clearly ringing hollow in many… Continue reading

Fujishima Takeji and Art of Japan: Famous Son from Kagoshima

Fujishima Takeji and Art of Japan: Famous Son from Kagoshima Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Fujishima Takeji was born in (1867-1943) Kagoshima and during his informative years he studied brushwork techniques in… Continue reading

Uzbekistan’s Unrealized Potential in Cross-Border Trade

Uzbekistan’s Unrealized Potential in Cross-Border Trade Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Umida Hashimova The Jamestown Foundation Uzbekistan is conveniently located at the center of Central Asia and borders on all Central Asian countries… Continue reading

Political Correct are anti-Pegida: anti-Christian and anti-Shia Massacres Continue

Political Correct are anti-Pegida: anti-Christian and anti-Shia Massacres Continue Helmet Joachim Schmidt and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The political correct and staunch multi-culturists brigade are berating Pegida in Germany, just like… Continue reading

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese animation is rich and varied and Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa… Continue reading

Konishi Hirosada and Japanese Art: Folklore and Ghost of Koheiji

Konishi Hirosada and Japanese Art: Folklore and Ghost of Koheiji Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The power of the Shinto faith runs deep throughout the fabric of Japanese religion, folklore, culture and… Continue reading

The Rise of ADF-NALU in Central Africa and Its Connections with al-Shabaab

The Rise of ADF-NALU in Central Africa and Its Connections with al-Shabaab Terrorism Monitor Volume: 13 Issue: 1 By: Sunguta West The Jamestown Foundation A series of massacres in eastern parts of the… Continue reading

Japan Art and Kiyochika: Artist Fighting on the Wrong Side of History

Japan Art and Kiyochika: Artist Fighting on the Wrong Side of History Tomoko Hara and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915) fought on the wrong side of history, if you… Continue reading

Charlie Hebdo: Martyrs for the Truth

Charlie Hebdo: Martyrs for the Truth by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism   With the massacre of Charlie Hebdo magazine’s editors and cartoonists in Paris by Islamic… Continue reading

MI5 and MI6 and Death of al-Liby in America: UK, Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabaab and Lee Rigby

MI5 and MI6 and Death of al-Liby in America: UK, Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabaab and Lee Rigby Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times MI5 and MI6 in the United Kingdom will be… Continue reading

Libya’s Descent into Chaos: Warring Clans and Its Impact on Regional Stability

Libya’s Descent into Chaos: Warring Clans and Its Impact on Regional Stability Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Dario Cristiani The Jamestown Foundation Since the outbreak of the Libyan revolution in 2011 and the collapse… Continue reading

Egypt and President El-Sisi: Strengthening the Nation State in 2015

Egypt and President El-Sisi: Strengthening the Nation State in 2015 Boutros Hussein and Salma Zribi Modern Tokyo Times President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi of Egypt fully understands the difficult road ahead for Egypt. This reality… Continue reading

Bunjinga and Japanese Art: Cultural Influence of China and Korea in the Edo Period

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