Japanese Art with Ronin Gallery in New York: Edo Art to Contemporary

Japanese Art with Ronin Gallery in New York: Edo Art to Contemporary Tomoko Hara and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The rich traditions of Japanese art during the Edo period to contemporary artists can be viewed at the Ronin Gallery in New York. Equally appealing, the Ronin Gallery utilizes modern technology therefore adorable art…

Russia, Syria, US, Gulf States and Migrant Crisis: Former Yugoslavia to Syria

Russia, Syria, US, Gulf States and Migrant Crisis: Former Yugoslavia to Syria Murad Makhmudov, Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The ineptitude of the Obama administration in America knows no boundaries when it comes to foreign policy. In truth, this is following on from past administrations in this nation when it comes…

Central African Republic: Christian Neighborhood Attacked by Muslims in Bangui

Central African Republic: Christian Neighborhood Attacked by Muslims in Bangui Lielit Kebede, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Religious clashes erupted after Muslims attacked a Christian neighborhood in the capital of Bangui. The attack took place after a Muslim male was found dead but the reasons behind his death still remain…

Central African Republic: The roots of violence

Central African Republic: The roots of violence Africa Report N°230 International Crisis Group The full report is currently available in: French. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS Crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) is longterm and characterised by sporadic surges of violence against a backdrop of state disintegration, a survival economy and deep inter-ethnic cleavages. Armed…

The Islamic State’s Uneven Trajectory in Libya

The Islamic State’s Uneven Trajectory in Libya Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 13 Issue: 19 By: Nathaniel Barr The Jamestown Foundation As the Islamic State sought to expand geographically in the months following the declaration of the caliphate in June 2014, Libya initially appeared to be the organization’s most promising frontier outside of Syria and Iraq.…

Art of Japan and the Intriguing and Mysterious World of Ukiyo-e

Art of Japan and the Intriguing and Mysterious World of Ukiyo-e Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The amazing aspect of ukiyo-e is that nothing is hidden therefore you can witness stunning landscapes, the world of sinister ghosts, elegant fashion, beautiful ladies, murders, military ventures, holy religious leaders, strong images of sexuality where nothing is…

Esthederm and Tokyo Beauty at Keio Department Store in Shinjuku: Cosmetics and Skin Care

Esthederm and Tokyo Beauty at Keio Department Store in Shinjuku: Cosmetics and Skin Care Tomoko Hara and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times Keio Department Store in Shinjuku is located in the heart of buzzing Tokyo. Shinjuku is awash with amazing department stores that cater for fashion, lifestyle, cosmetics and an array of other products. This…

Japan and Vietnam Strengthen Relations: China and South China Sea (East Sea)

Japan and Vietnam Strengthen Relations: China and South China Sea (East Sea) Amina Qamar, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The governments of Japan and Vietnam have agreed to strengthen economic and Security relations. On top of this, Japan will provide powerful loans in order to support infrastructural development projects. Therefore, the…

Tokyo Tourism and Adorable Mountain Range: Culture, Religion and Scenery

Tokyo Tourism and Adorable Mountain Range: Culture, Religion and Scenery 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 culture which can be found throughout this nation. Therefore, images of the Japanese tea ceremony, kabuki, ukiyo-e, Buddhism, Shintoism,…

Yasui Sotaro and Art of Japan: The Impact of Paris

Yasui Sotaro and Art of Japan: The Impact of Paris 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 individual understood his vocation because he pursued a career in art despite his family desiring a more commercial career. Therefore,…

Cameroon in the Shadow of Boko Haram, Gulf Powers and Sudan: Christian, Islamist and Sufi Strains

Cameroon in the Shadow of Boko Haram, Gulf Powers and Sudan: Christian, Islamist and Sufi Strains Paul Joseph Nzeribe, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Central African Republic was torn apart when new Islamist strains from outside nations like Chad and Sudan impacted on the delicate balance between Christians and Muslims.…

North Caucasus: The Challenges of Integration (IV): Economic and Social Imperatives

North Caucasus: The Challenges of Integration (IV): Economic and Social Imperatives International Crisis Group This report is also available in: Russian EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS For two decades the North Caucasus conflict has been among Europe’s deadliest. Victims are less, 1,149 killed or wounded in 2013 to 525 in 2014, but risks associated with growing…

Shia Houthis in Yemen Abandoned by Iran and the International Community: Feudal Sunni Monarchies

Shia Houthis in Yemen Abandoned by Iran and the International Community: Feudal Sunni Monarchies Salma Zribi, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Western and Gulf powers utilize the mass media, international institutions, social media, the United Nations, and other areas, in order to put Iran and the Russian Federation into “a straightjacket.”…

Japanese Art and Isoda Koryusai: Unique Background

Japanese Art and Isoda Koryusai: Unique Background Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Isoda Koryusai is a man of mystery even today because much remains up in the air about important aspects of his life. Koryusai was born in 1735 and died in 1790. He became active during the 1760s and until a few years…

Indonesia’s New Counter-Terrorism Challenges

Indonesia’s New Counter-Terrorism Challenges Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Andrew Zammit, Muhammad Iqbal The Jamestown Foundation Following the 2002 Bali bombings, Indonesia confronted a seemingly unmanageable terrorist problem. Over the next decade, however, the country became widely viewed as a counter-terrorism success story as the threat from al-Qaeda-linked or -inspired jihadist groups declined dramatically. Unfortunately, the…

Nepal: Conflict Alert

Nepal: Conflict Alert International Crisis Group Spiralling protests against a draft constitution have left 23 dead and hundreds injured in Nepal in two weeks. An over-militarised security reaction and inadequate political response from the centre threaten to fuel deep-seated ethnic, caste and regional rivalries less than a decade after the civil war’s end. The major…

ISIS and the Sham of Gulf and NATO Powers: Hezbollah, Iraq and Syria

ISIS and the Sham of Gulf and NATO Powers: Hezbollah, Iraq and Syria Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Obama and other leaders in France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the United Kingdom, should all be held accountable for the re-destabilization of Iraq alongside the destabilization of Libya and Syria. Indeed,…