Monthly Archive: June, 2015

ISIS, AQAP and Saudi in anti Shia Tripartite Attack against Yemen: US, UK and France Supports?

ISIS, AQAP and Saudi Arabia in anti Shia Tripartite Attack against Yemen: US, UK and France Supports? Murad Makhmudov, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The tripartite sectarian nature of… Continue reading

China and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Japan Outfoxing Itself to Appease America

China and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Japan Outfoxing Itself to Appease America Kanako Itamae, Shuchun Zhang and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears… Continue reading

Japanese Art: Mount Fuji and Power of Mystery

Japanese Art: Mount Fuji and Power of Mystery Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Mount Fuji in Japan means many things to different individuals because of the symbolic importance of this highly impressive… Continue reading

Tunisia and Sousse Massacre: Destruction of Libya and Destabilization of Syria

Tunisia and Sousse Massacre: Destruction of Libya and Destabilization of Syria Ramazan Khalidov, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Tunisia must do some soul searching because two… Continue reading

Tourism in Japan: Amazing Toyama and Stunning Landscape of Kurobe Lake

Tourism in Japan: Amazing Toyama and Stunning Landscape of Kurobe Lake Hiroshi Saito and Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo News Japan is blessed (http://www.alpen-route.com/english/) with so many amazing places to visit that tourists are… Continue reading

Shia Massacred Inside a Mosque in Kuwait by ISIS: Syria and Gulf Support of Sectarianism

Shia Massacred Inside a Mosque in Kuwait by ISIS: Syria and Gulf Support of Sectarianism Murad Makhmudov, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Shia Muslims in Kuwait have been slaughtered… Continue reading

Taliban Seeks Better Relations with Surging Islamic State in Afghanistan

Taliban Seeks Better Relations with Surging Islamic State in Afghanistan by John Rossomando Investigative Project on Terrorism The Taliban reached out to Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi calling for unity between… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Mirage of Shogetsu Pond by Keisai Eisen

Japanese Art and Mirage of Shogetsu Pond by Keisai Eisen Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If one views the stunning image of the View of Shogetsu Pond by Keisai Eisen, then only… Continue reading

Ogawa Kazumasa and Japanese Photography (1860-1929): Mirage and Ghosts of the Past

Ogawa Kazumasa and Japanese Photography (1860-1929): Mirage and Ghosts of the Past Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The photography of Ogawa Kazumasa (1860-1929) provides a glimpse into the changing reality of Japan.… Continue reading

Heatwave Kills 700 in Pakistan Amid Power Cuts and Government Inaction

Heatwave Kills 700 in Pakistan Amid Power Cuts and Government Inaction Amina Qamar, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The devastating heatwave in southern Sindh is known to have… Continue reading

The Jihadist Threat in Italy

The Jihadist Threat in Italy Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Stefano Maria Torelli The Jamestown Foundation In recent months, a number of incidents have brought attention to the possible threat to Italy from cells… Continue reading

Japanese Art by Sawako Utsumi: Buddhism, Shintoism and the Gradual Fading of Kamisaka Sekka

Japanese Art by Sawako Utsumi: Buddhism, Shintoism and the Gradual Fading of Kamisaka Sekka Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The highly esteemed Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) produced stunning pieces of art during rapid… Continue reading

South Carolina Christian Church Massacre: Media Should Stop Publishing Images of Deranged Killer

South Carolina Christian Church Massacre: Media Should Stop Publishing Images of Deranged Killer Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The derange killer who massacred innocent people inside a Christian church… Continue reading

Tokyo Tourism and Culture: Mountains and Spirituality

Tokyo Tourism and Culture: Mountains and Spirituality Olivier LeCourt and Hiroshi Saito Modern Tokyo Times Japanese tourism is internationally famous because of many different angles. This applies to the rich traditions of Japanese… Continue reading

North Korea: Beyond the Six-Party Talks

North Korea: Beyond the Six-Party Talks International Crisis Group EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS The Six-Party Talks were established in 2003 as a multilateral forum to achieve the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. However,… Continue reading

ISIS Killers Target Shia Mosques in Yemen while Saudi Arabia Kills from the Sky

ISIS Killers Target Shia Mosques in Yemen while Saudi Arabia Kills from the Sky Murad Makhmudov, Toshiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times ISIS (Islamic State –IS) once more attacked Shia… Continue reading

Ogata Korin and Japanese Art: Fading Light to High Culture

Ogata Korin and Japanese Art: Fading Light to High Culture Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The art of Ogata Korin remains potent because of clarity and his own unique ways. However, at… Continue reading

Japanese Art: Impact of Paris Upon Yasui Sotaro

Japanese Art: Impact of Paris Upon Yasui Sotaro Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yasui Sotaro (1888-1955) was born in Kyoto and he is famous for yoga (Western-style) portraiture. It is clear that this talented… Continue reading

Belarusian Foreign Minister Makei: ‘We want to be friends with everybody’

Belarusian Foreign Minister Makei: ‘We want to be friends with everybody’ Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Grigory Ioffe The Jamestown Foundation In his lengthy and informative May 19 interview to the Washington Post,… Continue reading

Nigeria Focused on Boko Haram Crisis: Benin, Cameroon, Chad and Niger (France in the Shadows)

Nigeria Focused on Boko Haram Crisis: Benin, Cameroon, Chad and Niger (France in the Shadows) Paul Joseph Nzeribe, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The recently elected President of Nigeria,… Continue reading

South Korea MERS Crisis Witnesses Another Death but WHO Issues Positive Statements

South Korea MERS Crisis Witnesses Another Death but WHO Issues Positive Statements Ri Kuk-Chol and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times   Another individual just perished in South Korea from MERS (Middle East Respiratory… Continue reading

Tokyo Gardens and Tourism: Chinzanso and Fusion of Religions

Tokyo Gardens and Tourism: Chinzanso and Fusion of Religions Kanako Itamae and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo News The history of Chinzan-so (Chinzanso) is fascinating because you have many historic remains therefore you feel… Continue reading

Burundi: Peace Sacrificed?

Burundi: Peace Sacrificed? International Crisis Group Africa Briefing OVERVIEW Despite the failed coup attempt on 13 May, popular mobilisation against outgoing President Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term has not abated, and confrontation between the… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Old World of Kyoto: Nishikawa Sukenobu and Women in Society

Art of Japan and Old World of Kyoto: Nishikawa Sukenobu and Women in Society Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Nishikawa Sukenobu was born in 1671 and until his death in the middle… Continue reading

Jihadists are Useful Lackeys Serving the Interests of Gulf Powers and Pakistan

Jihadists are Useful Lackeys Serving the Interests of Gulf Powers and Pakistan Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Al-Qaeda affiliates and a plethora of Sunni Islamic jihadist movements in Syria… Continue reading

Japanese Shinto Shrine and Isolated Buddhist Monk by Sawako Utsumi

Japanese Shinto Shrine and Isolated Buddhist Monk by Sawako Utsumi Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) utilized part of his art by focusing on simplicity but within the realm… Continue reading

Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Try to Mitigate Water Disputes

Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Try to Mitigate Water Disputes Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Umida Hashimova The Jamestown Foundation In April 2015, the parties to the CASA-1000 project (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan) signed… Continue reading

Japanese Art: Old Japan at Nightfall by Sawako Utsumi

Old Japan at Nightfall by Sawako Utsumi Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The mirage of Kamisaka Sekka can be felt in this art piece but with original themes based on the Japanese… Continue reading

Sectarian Takfiri Killers Entering Syria Find Liberal Europe to be a Useful Reality

Sectarian Takfiri Killers Entering Syria Find Liberal Europe to be a Useful Reality Salma Zribi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The vibes of multi-cultural Europe, gender rights, numbing down on Christianity,… Continue reading

United Kingdom Hints at Softening Stance Against Russia despite G-7 Condemnation about Ukraine Crisis

United Kingdom Hints at Softening Stance Against Russia despite G-7 Condemnation about Ukraine Crisis Galina Zobova, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Obama continues to sound like a Cold… Continue reading

How Belgium Became a Top Exporter of Jihad

How Belgium Became a Top Exporter of Jihad Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Guy Van Vlierden The Jamestown Foundation Belgium has in recent years produced some of the largest numbers of foreign fighters in… Continue reading

Japan Art, Taisho Romanticism and Death: Yumeji Takehisa and Shadow of Shusui Kotoku

Japan Art, Taisho Romanticism and Death: Yumeji Takehisa and Shadow of Shusui Kotoku Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yumeji Takehisa produced many stunning pieces of art but he never received the international… Continue reading