Monthly Archive: August, 2015

Art of Japan During the Edo Period: Tani Buncho and Culture of China

Art of Japan During the Edo Period: Tani Buncho and Culture of China Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In the history books it is stated that Japan in the Edo period was… Continue reading

Kamisaka Sekka and Art of Japan: Rimpa and Creativity of New Ideas

Kamisaka Sekka and Art of Japan: Rimpa and Creativity of New Ideas Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) lived in a very fascinating period of history in Japan and likewise… Continue reading

Mongolia’s Place in China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’

Mongolia’s Place in China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ Publication: China Brief By: Alicia J. Campi The Jamestown Foundation Although the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has been active in promoting its ‘One Belt,… Continue reading

Deaths of Lee Rigby and Anas al-Liby: Murky Roles of MI5 and MI6 in Relation to Al-Qaeda and Islamists

Deaths of Lee Rigby and Anas al-Liby: Murky Roles of MI5 and MI6 in Relation to Al-Qaeda and Islamists Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times MI5 and MI6 in the… Continue reading

Kiyochika and Art of Japan: Adapts to Sweeping Changes in Society

Kiyochika and Art of Japan: Adapts to Sweeping Changes in Society Tomoko Hara and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915) fought on the wrong side of history, if you happen… Continue reading

Japanese Nikkei 225 Nosedives on Economic Uncertainty from China

Japanese Nikkei 225 Nosedives on Economic Uncertainty from China Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The economic crisis in China is hitting global stock indexes therefore the Nikkei 225 in… Continue reading

Iraq: Conflict Alert

Iraq: Conflict Alert International Crisis Group A wave of protests has brought Iraq to the edge of yet more serious conflict. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has introduced sweeping reforms to halt the deterioration… Continue reading

Tokyo Tourism and Chinzan-so: Fusion of Faiths and Stunning Garden

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

Art of Japan and Yoshitaki: Oni Demon, Namazu and Japanese Culture

Art of Japan and Yoshitaki: Oni Demon, Namazu and Japanese Culture Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Utagawa Yoshitaki (1841-1899) produced several stunning pieces of art related to the oni demon. In the main image… Continue reading

India Faces Up to Growing Islamic State Threat

India Faces Up to Growing Islamic State Threat Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Animesh Roul The Jamestown Foundation   One of the first indications of the Islamic State’s potential appeal in India occurred in… Continue reading

Caucasus and Chechen Islamists Continue to Butcher in Syria: NATO Turkey and Intrigues

Caucasus and Chechen Islamists Continue to Butcher in Syria: NATO Turkey and Intrigues Ramazan Khalidov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Obama of America and the leaders of France, Turkey, and… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Bijinga: Torii Kiyonaga and Torii School

Art of Japan and Bijinga: Torii Kiyonaga and Torii School Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815) was an extremely stylish ukiyo-e artist who belonged to the Torii school. His rise to the… Continue reading

Sri Lanka Between Elections

Sri Lanka Between Elections International Crisis Group EXECUTIVE SUMMARY A half year after Maithripala Sirisena’s stunning defeat of President Mahinda Raja­paksa raised hopes for democratic renaissance, the complexities of partisan politics, and Rajapaksa… Continue reading

Japanese Artist in Paris: Yuzo Saeki and Isolation in a Land he Adored

Japanese Artist in Paris: Yuzo Saeki and Isolation in a Land he Adored Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The artist Yuzo Saeki gave much to the Japanese art world despite dying at… Continue reading

Libya is Fueling Wars Based on the Intrigues of NATO and Gulf Powers: UN and War Crimes

Libya is Fueling Wars Based on the Intrigues of NATO and Gulf Powers: UN and War Crimes Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times European Union powers and America are currently… Continue reading

Tianjin Death Toll Reaches 104: Government of China and Rampant Capitalism

Tianjin Death Toll Reaches 104: Government of China and Rampant Capitalism Shuchun Zhang and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times   The giant explosions that ripped through the port of Tianjin in China continue… Continue reading

Wilayat al-Yemen: The Islamic State’s New Front

Wilayat al-Yemen: The Islamic State’s New Front Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Brian M. Perkins The Jamestown Foundation The protracted and ongoing civil conflict in Yemen has brought to the fore a range of… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Murasaki Shikibu: Richness of Culture and History

Art of Japan and Murasaki Shikibu: Richness of Culture and History Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The most famous lady in Japanese history is Murasaki Shikibu (Lady Murasaki) and many ukiyo-e artists… Continue reading

Bangladesh Islamists Slaughter Another Secular Writer

Bangladesh Islamists Slaughter Another Secular Writer by IPT News   Investigative Project on Terrorism Five men posing as prospective tenants stormed the Dhaka apartment of blogger Niloy Neel Friday afternoon, hacking him to… Continue reading

Living Flowers of Ikebana: Richness of Culture in Japan

Living Flowers of Ikebana: Richness of Culture in Japan Sarah Deschamps and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times The history of ikebana (living flowers) is extremely fascinating because it tells us a lot about… Continue reading

Kurdish PKK States NATO Turkey is Protecting ISIS in Syria: Timidity of ISIS Towards Turkey

Kurdish PKK States NATO Turkey is Protecting ISIS in Syria: Timidity of ISIS Towards Turkey Nuray Lydia Oglu, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is abundantly clear that the… Continue reading

Venezuela: Unnatural Disaster

Venezuela: Unnatural Disaster International Crisis Group OVERVIEW The accelerating deterioration of Venezuela’s political crisis is cause for growing concern. The collapse in 2014 of an incipient dialogue between government and opposition ushered in… Continue reading

Saudi Arabia and UAE are Killing and Destabilizing Openly in Yemen: Western Fingerprints

Saudi Arabia and UAE are Killing and Destabilizing Openly in Yemen: Western Fingerprints Murad Makhmudov, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Saudi Arabia led coalition that is bombing Yemen… Continue reading

Art of Japan and the Neglected Yumeji Takehisa: Sadness of Life

Art of Japan and the Neglected Yumeji Takehisa: Sadness of Life Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In all nation states you have elites that control and often abuse power based on “special… Continue reading

Obama Administration Undercutting Ukraine’s Position in the Minsk Armistice Negotiations

Obama Administration Undercutting Ukraine’s Position in the Minsk Armistice Negotiations Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Vladimir Socor The Jamestown Foundation Urged by US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland in Kyiv last week,… Continue reading

Japanese Art and the Reality of Life in the Edo Period: Keisai Eisen and Early Years

Japanese Art and the Reality of Life in the Edo Period: Keisai Eisen and Early Years Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) battled through the ravages of poverty… Continue reading

ISIS Leaning Turkey at Loggerheads with America: Syria, NATO, the Kurds and Real Rogue State

ISIS Leaning Turkey at Loggerheads with America: Syria, NATO, the Kurds and Real Rogue State Ramazan Khalidov, Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Erdogan of Turkey is going against… Continue reading

Triumph of Diplomacy over War: Final Nuclear Deal with Iran Defeats the War Party

Triumph of Diplomacy over War: Final Nuclear Deal with Iran Defeats the War Party By Vojin Joksimovich Modern Tokyo Times In April this writer addressed the draft agreement between the six world powers… Continue reading

Russian Federation Kills 8 ISIS Terrorists in Ingushetia: Syria, FSB and Ticking Time Bomb

Russian Federation Kills 8 ISIS Terrorists in Ingushetia: Syria, FSB and Ticking Time Bomb Murad Makhmudov, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation knows that Gulf and NATO… Continue reading

Japanese Folklore and Art: Samurai Tadamori and Taira Clan

Japanese Folklore and Art: Samurai Tadamori and Taira Clan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese art and folklore depicts Taira no Tadamori (1096-1153) most favorably because this notable samurai feared nothing in… Continue reading