Monthly Archive: May, 2015

Saudi Arabia and ISIS Mirror: Shia Religious Leader Sentenced to Death

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

Art of Japan and Benkei the Warrior Monk of History and Folklore

Art of Japan and Benkei the Warrior Monk of History and Folklore Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In Japanese culture, history and art, it is clear that Saito no Musashibo Benkei left… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

ISIS and US Phony War in Syria: ISIS growing since US Involvement and Rand Paul

ISIS and US Phony War in Syria: ISIS growing since US Involvement and Rand Paul Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS –… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Tokyo Fashion: The Delightful Districts of Aoyama and Daikanyama

Tokyo Fashion: The Delightful Districts of Aoyama and Daikanyama Kanako Itamae and Sarah Deschamps Modern Tokyo Times The fashion scene in Tokyo is extremely vibrant based on so many amazing districts. Internationally, the… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

China and Japan through the Artistic Prism of Josetsu: “Catching a Catfish with a Gourd”

China and Japan through the Artistic Prism of Josetsu: “Catching a Catfish with a Gourd” Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times China and Japan have so much in common based on the richness… Continue reading

Shia Muslims Killed inside a Mosque in Saudi Arabia: ISIS Claims Responsibility

Shia Muslims Killed inside a Mosque in Saudi Arabia: ISIS Claims Responsibility Jibril Khoury, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Shia Muslims in Saudi Arabia were targeted while inside… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Tokyo and Osaka Fashion Vibes: The Trends of Gyaru, Pa Gal and Gal Mama

Tokyo and Osaka Fashion Vibes:  The Trends of Gyaru, Pa Gal and Gal Mama Kanako Itamae and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times Gyaru is a subculture based on a girly-glam image which became… Continue reading

Turkish-Iranian Competition in the Middle East

Turkish-Iranian Competition in the Middle East Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Orhan Gafarli The Jamestown Foundation Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a formal visit to Iran on April 7, 2015. The trip… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Japanese Culture and Waka Poetry: Art, Myths and Ono no Komachi

Japanese Culture and Waka Poetry: Art, Myths and Ono no Komachi Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The waka poet, Ono no Komachi, is a noted poet in Japan. This reality is abundantly… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Osaka and Tokyo Fashion Vibes: Impact of Spain

Osaka and Tokyo Fashion Vibes: Impact of Spain Hiroshi Saito and Jay Doggett Modern Tokyo Times Japan is internationally famous for luxury fashion and being accessible to a whole array of fashion trends.… Continue reading

Ethnic Albanian Foreign Fighters and the Islamic State

Ethnic Albanian Foreign Fighters and the Islamic State Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Ebi Spahiu The Jamestown Foundation In recent years, several hundred foreign fighters from the Balkans are believed to have joined the… Continue reading

Buddhist Art in Japan: Complex Realities of Sesshu Toyo and Sengai Gibon

Buddhist Art in Japan: Complex Realities of Sesshu Toyo and Sengai Gibon Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sesshu Toyo (1420-1506) and Sengai Gibon (1750-1837) are two famous individuals in Japanese history. However,… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Islamists Hack Another Secular Writer to Death in Bangladesh

Islamists Hack Another Secular Writer to Death in Bangladesh IPT News   Investigative Project on Terrorism For the third time this year, Islamist radicals in Bangladesh hacked a secular writer to death in… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Stirring up the South China Sea (III): A Fleeting Opportunity for Calm

Stirring up the South China Sea (III): A Fleeting Opportunity for Calm International Crisis Group EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS The South China Sea is the cockpit of geopolitics in East Asia. Five countries… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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.… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Land of the Rising Sun and Paul Gauguin: Artistic Soul and Poverty

Land of the Rising Sun and Paul Gauguin: Artistic Soul and Poverty Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The art of Paul Gauguin is extremely rich in quality and when viewing his art… Continue reading

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… Continue reading