Monthly Archive: April, 2015

Art of Japan and Yoshitoshi: Endless Bouts of Depression

Art of Japan and Yoshitoshi: Endless Bouts of Depression Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi literally lived in two worlds and this applies to not only the Edo Period… Continue reading

Russia’s Game in Southeast Asia

Russia’s Game in Southeast Asia Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Stephen Blank The Jamestown Foundation The Ukraine crisis has brought Russia and China much closer together (see EDM, April 3). But Russian Prime… Continue reading

Russia and Iran Need to Fully Support Syria: Gulf States, Turkey and US

Russia and Iran Need to Fully Support Syria: Gulf States, Turkey and US Ramazan Khalidov, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The estranged administration of President Obama is still working… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Power of France: Henri Rousseau and Oka Shikanosuke

Japanese Art and Power of France: Henri Rousseau and Oka Shikanosuke Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Oka Shikanosuke (1898-1978) took a familiar path for many Japanese artists in this period by moving… Continue reading

Geopolitics of Japan: A New Warrior Benkei Spirit is Needed to Move Closer to China and Russia

Geopolitics of Japan: A New Warrior Benkei Spirit is Needed to Move Closer to China and Russia Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Since the post-World War Two period it is abundantly obvious… Continue reading

Nuclear Agreement with Iran: Remarkably Good Deal

Nuclear Agreement with Iran: Remarkably Good Deal By Vojin Joksimovich Modern Tokyo Times The April 2nd Lausanne framework agreement between the six world powers and Iran represents a remarkably good deal from the… Continue reading

Al-Qaeda Terrorists Enter Syria from NATO Turkey: NATO and US Silence

Al-Qaeda Terrorists Enter Syria from NATO Turkey: NATO and US Silence Nuray Lydia Oglu, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Turkey, under the leadership of Erdogan, is nothing more than… Continue reading

Nepal Hit by Devastating 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake: At Least 1,450 People Killed

Nepal Hit by Devastating 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake: At Least 1,450 People Killed Hiroshi Saito and Walter Sebastian Modern Tokyo Times It is known that at least 1,450 people in Nepal have been killed… Continue reading

Folklore and Art of Japan: Kintaro the Mysterious and Powerful Golden Boy

Folklore and Art of Japan: Kintaro the Mysterious and Powerful Golden Boy Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kintaro remains extremely popular in modern Japan because of the power of animation and other… Continue reading

1,000 Killed in Yemen by Saudi Arabia and Allies: America, Iran, Syria and the Shia

1,000 Killed in Yemen by Saudi Arabia and Allies: America, Iran, Syria and the Shia Ramazan Khalidov, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times America, Iran, the Russian Federation, and other… Continue reading

Uzbekistan Could Seek Foreign Assistance Against Islamic State

Uzbekistan Could Seek Foreign Assistance Against Islamic State Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: John C. K. Daly The Jamestown Foundation The increasing presence of Islamic State (IS) militants in Afghanistan has raised fears… Continue reading

Is the BBC anti-Japan and marginalizing this nation?

Is the BBC anti-Japan and marginalizing this nation? Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japan is still the most powerful nation in the Asia Pacific (among the elites internationally) in… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Folklore: Tengu and World of Spirits in the Art of Kawanabe Kyosai

Japanese Art and Folklore: Tengu and World of Spirits in the Art of Kawanabe Kyosai Lee Jay Walker and Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Kawanabe Kyosai is extremely fascinating because of his… Continue reading

Narashige Koide and Art of Japan: Portraiture Art, Still Life and Vibrant Nudes

Narashige Koide and Art of Japan: Portraiture Art, Still Life and Vibrant Nudes Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yoga (Western-style) portraiture art and expressions of still life by Narashige Koide remain deeply… Continue reading

Christians Killed by ISIS while Western States that Defeated Gaddafi just Watch: Gulf States and Turkey

Christians Killed by ISIS while Western States that Defeated Gaddafi just Watch: Gulf States and Turkey Lielit Kebede, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times ISIS (Islamic State – IS) Takfiri… Continue reading

Sublime Japanese Artist Yasui Sotaro: Environment of Kyoto to Western Style Portraiture

Sublime Japanese Artist Yasui Sotaro: Environment of Kyoto to Western Style Portraiture Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The sublime Japanese artist Yasui Sotaro (1888-1955) lived during a time of momentous changes. He… Continue reading

Indonesia must do more to Protect Nationals from Mistreatment in Saudi Arabia

Indonesia must do more to Protect Nationals from Mistreatment in Saudi Arabia Preeya Wattana and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times The government of Indonesia must do more to protect migrants from this country… Continue reading

More of Georgia’s Muslims Try to Join Islamic State

More of Georgia’s Muslims Try to Join Islamic State Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 12 Issue: 71 By: Vasili Rukhadze The Jamestown Foundation On April 2, two high school boys from Georgia’s Pankisi… Continue reading

Saudi Arabia bombing the Shia benefits Al-Qaeda after Airport Falls: America, France and Hezbollah

Saudi Arabia bombing the Shia benefits Al-Qaeda after Airport Falls: America, France and Hezbollah Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Saudi Arabia and its brutal interference into the internal affairs… Continue reading

Racial Attacks in South Africa Witnesses Malawi Evacuating its Citizens: ANC Ineptness

Racial Attacks in South Africa Witnesses Malawi Evacuating its Citizens: ANC Ineptness Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The ultimate failure of the African National Congress (ANC) from changing society… Continue reading

Fujishima Takeji, Alfred Sisley and Art: Impressionism, Landscapes and Paris Connection

Fujishima Takeji, Alfred Sisley and Art: Impressionism, Landscapes and Paris Connection Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Alfred Sisley and Fujishima Takeji were both born in the nineteenth century and their common factors… Continue reading

US and France Support Saudi Arabia against the Shia in Yemen: Al-Qaeda, ISIS and Syria

US and France Support Saudi Arabia against the Shia in Yemen: Al-Qaeda, ISIS and Syria Nawal Soueif, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The governments of America and France… Continue reading

Race Attacks in South Africa and ethnic issues throughout the continent

Race Attacks in South Africa and ethnic issues throughout the continent Olivier Lecourt, Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Racial politics blighted the old South Africa because apartheid imprisoned,… Continue reading

Japan must consider Regional Bank with China like South Korea irrespective of US pressure

Japan must consider Regional Bank with China like South Korea irrespective of US pressure Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan must remind America that economic, political… Continue reading

China’s Sea Boundary Claims are Assisting America: South China Sea and Asia Pacific

China’s Sea Boundary Claims are Assisting America: South China Sea and Asia Pacific Shuchun Zhang, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Political statecraft is a rich art in China because… Continue reading

Tokyo Ladies and Style of Women in Japanese Art

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

Women, Violence and Conflict in Pakistan

Women, Violence and Conflict in Pakistan International Crisis Group   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS Eight years into its democratic transition, violence against women is still endemic in Pakistan, amid a climate of impunity… Continue reading

Obama, Estrangement, Iran, and Syria: US Assisting anti-Shia Saudi Arabia in Yemen

Obama, Estrangement, Iran, and Syria: US Assisting anti-Shia Saudi Arabia in Yemen Ramazan Khalidov, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Foreign policy in America under President Obama is certainly one… Continue reading

Rand Paul Enters 2016 US Presidential Election Campaign: Time For Real Change

Rand Paul Enters 2016 US Presidential Election Campaign: Time For Real Change Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Obama promised real change but clearly this never materialized. Instead, greater… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Informative Years of Keisai Eisen

Art of Japan and Informative Years of Keisai Eisen Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) learnt to be independent from an early age because he chose a path that was… Continue reading

Iran needs to Challenge Saudi Arabia over Yemen: Syria, Shia Persecution and US Confusion

Iran needs to Challenge Saudi Arabia over Yemen: Syria, Shia Persecution and US Confusion Jibril Khoury, Hiroshi Saito and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Houthi Shia fighters entered the vacuum in… Continue reading