Al-Qaeda-Aligned Central Asian Militants in Syria Separate from Islamic State-Aligned IMU in Afghanistan

Al-Qaeda-Aligned Central Asian Militants in Syria Separate from Islamic State-Aligned IMU in Afghanistan Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 13 Issue: 11 By: Jacob Zenn The Jamestown Foundation On April 25, 2015, a coalition of rebel forces led by al-Qaeda affiliate, Jabhat al-Nusra (JN), and including the Uyghur-led Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) and Uzbek-led Imam Bukhari Jamaat…

Wakayama Tourism, Buddhism and Negoro-ji: Japanese History, Religion and Culture

Wakayama Tourism, Buddhism and Negoro-ji: Japanese History, Religion and Culture Tomoko Hara and Sarah Deschamps Modern Tokyo Times Japan is blessed with amazing nature and the historical and cultural reality of this unique nation means that you have so many stunning places to visit. Wakayama prefecture is located in the Kansai region and throughout this…

Obama Rewards NATO Turkey Despite Clear ISIS Connection: Syria is Fighting Terrorism

Obama Rewards NATO Turkey Despite Clear ISIS Connection: Syria is Fighting Terrorism Nuray Lydia Oglu, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is abundantly clear that Shia militias in Iraq and the policies of Iran are bailing out America in this country. Despite this, the reward that Tehran gets is virtually nothing…

Enemies of Syria are boosting ISIS and other Sectarian Forces: Palmyra Massacre

Enemies of Syria are boosting ISIS and other Sectarian Forces: Palmyra Massacre Murad Makhmudov, Mitsuyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Gulf powers and NATO Turkey are the conduits of enormous terrorist and sectarian ratlines that need to be curtailed. Of course, their deeds were especially encouraged in the early part against Syria…

Mali: An Imposed Peace?

Mali: An Imposed Peace? International Crisis Group EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS  After eight months of negotiations between Malian parties, the government and some armed groups signed an agreement on 15 May 2015 in Bamako. Fighting has resumed, however, in the north and centre of Mali. Crucially, the Azawad Movements Coalition (CMA) has still not signed…

America, China and Russia are Paper Tigers: Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen are Fighting for Survival

America, China and Russia are Paper Tigers: Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen are Fighting for Survival Murad Makhmudov, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nations of America, China and the Russian Federation are “little mice” that embroil themselves in various intrigues. Of course, each nation doesn’t want to confront the other…

Impact of US Autistic Foreign Policies in the Balkans and Ukraine: (Part I) Croatia

Impact of US Autistic Foreign Policies in the Balkans and Ukraine: (Part I) Croatia By Vojin Joksimovich Modern Tokyo Times Former US ambassador to Moscow Jack Matlock, in his February 20 National Press Club presentation, cautioned against the crazed propagandistic attack on Russia and said that we have an autistic foreign policy. “Autism is characterized…

US Anti-Terrorism Should Focus on Internal Issues, Qatar, Turkey and Saudi Arabia: Syria is Fighting Terrorism

US Anti-Terrorism Should Focus on Internal Issues, Qatar, Turkey and Saudi Arabia: Syria is Fighting Terrorism Murad Makhmudov, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The Syrian armed forces and National Defense Force in Syria are killing more international terrorists than any other nation on this planet. At the same time, the…

Takfiri Islamists Slaughter Ismaili Shia Muslims in Pakistan: Barbaric Bus Attack

Takfiri Islamists Slaughter Ismaili Shia Muslims in Pakistan: Barbaric Bus Attack Michiyo Tanabe, Amina Qamar and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In Pakistan it is clear that the cleansing of Hindus and the systematic persecution of Christians isn’t enough for Sunni Takfiri Islamist groups therefore the slaughter of other Muslim sects is relentless. Indeed,…

Tokyo Lifestyle and Culture: Ueno Fashion

Tokyo Lifestyle and Culture: Ueno Fashion Hiroshi Saito and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times The Ueno district in Tokyo is extremely diverse because aspects of “Old Tokyo” still survive alongside modernity within this vibrant part of Tokyo. Ueno provides many cultural places to visit. Therefore, Tokyoites and tourists flock to this area because of the…

UN Official Lambasts Saudi Arabia Led Coalition for Breaching International Law in Yemen

UN Official Lambasts Saudi Arabia Led Coalition for Breaching International Law in Yemen Boutros Hussein, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The crisis in Yemen is reaching new dangerous heights based on the deeds of the Saudi Arabia led coalition. Indeed, a senior United Nations (UN) official, involved in the Yemen crisis,…

Terrorist and Ethnic Ripples in the Balkans: Republika Srpska, Kosovo, Macedonia and distant Syria

Terrorist and Ethnic Ripples in the Balkans: Republika Srpska, Kosovo, Macedonia and distant Syria Ramazan Khalidov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Balkans in the last few days is showing further signs of a growing Salafi Islamist menace and the usual traits of Albanian nationalism. Ironically, the “old battleground in Kosovo,” whereby the…

Photography of Japanese Women in Distant Times

Photography of Japanese Women in Distant Times Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo News The photography of Ogawa Kazumasa in this article is based on images of Japanese ladies in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. In each image you will find nothing revolutionary nor will you find a “hidden mystery.” However, the simplicity…

Afghanistan in Army Offensive in Kunduz: US, Taliban, ISIS, and usual Chechen and Turkish Jihadists

Afghanistan in Army Offensive in Kunduz: US, Taliban, ISIS, and usual Chechen and Turkish Jihadists Murad Makhmudov, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The former leader of America, George Bush junior, sowed new chaos in Iraq and maintained the legacy of old chaos in Afghanistan built on the misdeeds of several leaders…

Japanese Art and Cultural Impact of Oda Nobunaga: Kano Eitoku

Japanese Art and Cultural Impact of Oda Nobunaga: Kano Eitoku Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In modern Japan the importance of Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582) and his legacy remains extremely strong even today. After all, he laid the foundation stone for the future centralized Japan despite certain limitations during the Tokugawa period. However, often the…

France and Petrodollars: Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen, Killing the Shia and Christianity

France and Petrodollars: Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen, Killing the Shia and Christianity Ramazan Khalidov, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Syria once was a land of unhindered Christian churches just like Iraq prior to outside meddling. However, the Christian faith now in Syria is facing the Gulf petrodollar abyss that is being…

BND Helped NSA to Spy on France and German Companies: Merkel Sprouts National Security

BND Helped NSA to Spy on France and German Companies: Merkel Sprouts National Security Helmet Joachim Schmidt, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is difficult to believe that Chancellor Angela Merkel believes her own words because sprouting the international terrorist card and national security, in relation to spying on France, EU…