Monthly Archive: July, 2015

A Call to Formally Label ISIS Attacks on Christians, Yezidis as Genocide

A Call to Formally Label ISIS Attacks on Christians, Yezidis as Genocide by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism They buy and sell the women, using them as… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Utamaro Kitagawa: Beautiful Ladies and Impressionism

Japanese Art and Utamaro Kitagawa: Beautiful Ladies and Impressionism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Utamaro Kitagawa is internationally famous because of his stunning art and this notably applies to the art of… Continue reading

PM Abe and a New Confident Japan: Realistic Approach to Geopolitics

PM Abe and a New Confident Japan: Realistic Approach to Geopolitics Hiroshi Saito, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times It appears that aspects of the media in Japan are beset… Continue reading

Islamists are Butchering in Kenya and Nigeria: Indigenous Islam and Christianity must Counter Attack

Islamists are Butchering in Kenya and Nigeria: Indigenous Islam and Christianity must Counter Attack Lielit Kebede, Nuray Lydia Oglu and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Takfiri Islamists keep on butchering in Kenya… Continue reading

The Libyan Political Dialogue: An Incomplete Consensus

The Libyan Political Dialogue: An Incomplete Consensus International Crisis Group The preliminary political agreement that emerged from UN-led talks between Libyan rival factions at a signing ceremony in the Moroccan coastal resort town… Continue reading

Islamists Threaten Christians in Northeast Kenya: Somalia and Al-Shabaab Islamist Inquisition

Islamists Threaten Christians in Northeast Kenya: Somalia and Al-Shabaab Islamist Inquisition Murad Makhmudov, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Kenya must do more to protect Christians in… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Bunjin Ideas in the Edo Period: Richness of China, Japan and Korea

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

Burundi and Election Victory of President Nkurunziza Marred by Boycott

Burundi and Election Victory of President Nkurunziza Marred by Boycott Paul Joseph Nzeribe, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Nkurunziza was re-elected in Burundi but given the opposition boycott… Continue reading

Remembering the Algeria Hostage Crisis and Deaths of Japanese Nationals: Time for Japan to Listen to Russia

Remembering the Algeria Hostage Crisis and Deaths of Japanese Nationals: Time for Japan to Listen to Russia Jibril Khoury, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The hostage crisis in… Continue reading

The Greek Crisis: Financial and Political Risks to the Balkans

The Greek Crisis: Financial and Political Risks to the Balkans Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Margarita Assenova The Jamestown Foundation Although the Greek banks reopened on July 20, and Athens repaid some of… Continue reading

Yorozu Tetsugoro and Japanese Art: Impact of Iwate and Tokyo

Yorozu Tetsugoro and Japanese Art: Impact of Iwate and Tokyo Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yorozu Tetsugoro was born in 1885 and died of tuberculosis in 1927 after severe complications from pneumonia… Continue reading

Socialist Youth Killed by Darkness of Islamist ISIS in Turkey: Syria and Ankara’s Takfiri Ghosts

Socialist Youth Killed by Darkness of Islamist ISIS in Turkey: Syria and Ankara’s Takfiri Ghosts Nuray Lydia Oglu, Toshiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Davutoglu and President Erdogan… Continue reading

ISIS Lures Shia Muslims to their Death in Iraq

ISIS Lures Shia Muslims to their Death in Iraq Murad Makhmudov, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In Nigeria the Takfiri Islamist group Boko Haram killed countless Muslims that were… Continue reading

Fallout From Greece’s Financial Crisis May Negatively Impact Azerbaijan’s European Energy Strategy

Fallout From Greece’s Financial Crisis May Negatively Impact Azerbaijan’s European Energy Strategy Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Zaur Shiriyev The Jamestown Foundation The Greek government’s wide-ranging efforts to prevent the country’s financial collapse… Continue reading

Yokoyama Taikan and Art of Japan: Intellect and Nationalism

Yokoyama Taikan and Art of Japan: Intellect and Nationalism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yokoyama Taikan (1868-1958) was born in the prefecture of Ibaraki but he moved to Tokyo in 1878. This… Continue reading

Boko Haram Islamists Kill Muslims in Nigeria: Eid Shoppers Targeted

Boko Haram Islamists Kill Muslims in Nigeria: Eid Shoppers Targeted Paul Joseph Nzeribe, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Boko Haram Takfiri Islamists in Nigeria targeted last-minute Muslim shoppers… Continue reading

Japan and Military Normalization: Real Issue is Regional Relations and Utilizing Russia

Japan and Military Normalization: Real Issue is Regional Relations and Utilizing Russia Takeshi Hasagawa, Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is… Continue reading

Alexis Tsipras of Greece Faces Political Convulsions Despite Good Intentions of France

Alexis Tsipras of Greece Faces Political Convulsions Despite Good Intentions of France Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The nation of France enabled Greece to find breathing space because… Continue reading

Richness of Japanese Art: Ito Shinsui

Richness of Japanese Art: Ito Shinsui Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Ito Shinsui (1898-1972) is a notable twentieth century artist from the land of the rising sun. This applies to… Continue reading

Southern Thailand: Dialogue in Doubt

Southern Thailand: Dialogue in Doubt International Crisis Group The south Thailand insurgency has grown less lethal over the past year, but there are worrying indications militants may have expanded operations beyond the traditional… Continue reading

Greece Finds a Friend in France: Paris Provides Breathing Space for Athens

Greece Finds a Friend in France: Paris Provides Breathing Space for Athens Pierre Leblanc, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The majority of people who voted in the referendum in… Continue reading

Art of Japan, Folklore and Ghost of Koheiji: Konishi Hirosada and Richness of Faith

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

Impact of US Autistic Foreign Policies in the Balkans: Part II Bosnia

Impact of US Autistic Foreign Policies in the Balkans: Part II Bosnia By Vojin Joksimovich Modern Tokyo Times Bosnia in the News Again: Srebrenica Twentieth Anniversary July 11, 2015 marks the twentieth anniversary… Continue reading

Al-Shabaab’s Foothold in Kenya’s Northeast

Al-Shabaab’s Foothold in Kenya’s Northeast Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Sunguta West The Jamestown Foundation On June 14, the Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen militant group (better known as al-Shabaab) launched a major attack on a… Continue reading

Russian Federation is Far From Isolated: Hosting of BRICS and Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Russian Federation is Far From Isolated: Hosting of BRICS and Shanghai Cooperation Organization Galina Zobovo, Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation is in the vanguard of supporting… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Gyoshu Hayami: Flows of China, Europe and Japan

Japanese Art and Gyoshu Hayami: Flows of China, Europe and Japan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Gyoshu Hayami (1894-1935) sadly passed away at a relatively young age but despite this the power… Continue reading

Egypt Foiled ISIS (Wilayat Sinai) based on Precision Airstrikes and Outfoxing Takfiri Terrorists

Egypt Foiled ISIS (Wilayat Sinai) based on Precision Airstrikes and Outfoxing Takfiri Terrorists Boutros Hussein, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The armed forces of Egypt faced a familiar tactic… Continue reading

Saudi Arabia Led Bombing Kills More Civilians in Yemen: International Silence

Saudi Arabia Led Bombing Kills More Civilians in Yemen: International Silence Murad Makhmudov, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Saudi Arabia is continuing with its bombing campaign of Yemen along… Continue reading

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Influence of Japanese Art

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Influence of Japanese Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) adored Japanese ukiyo-e and many famous international artists also fell in love with this art… Continue reading

On Thinner Ice: The Final Phase of Colombia’s Peace Talks

On Thinner Ice: The Final Phase of Colombia’s Peace Talks International Crisis Group OVERVIEW The peace talks between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) enter their toughest stretch both… Continue reading

Boko Haram Islamists Butcher Muslims in Nigeria: Time for Christian and Muslim Militias?

Boko Haram Islamists Butcher Muslims in Nigeria: Time for Christian and Muslim Militias? Paul Joseph Nzeribe, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Newly elected President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria is… Continue reading

Meiji Art in Japan (1868-1912) and its Rich Legacy

Meiji Art in Japan (1868-1912) and its Rich Legacy Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Meiji Period (1868-1912) was very dynamic in many ways because new thinking, modernization, radical change, and a… Continue reading