Monthly Archive: October, 2015

Japanese Art in the Nationalist Era: Loyalty of Yokoyama Taikan

Japanese Art in the Nationalist Era: Loyalty of Yokoyama Taikan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yokoyama Taikan (1868-1958) was born in the prefecture of Ibaraki but he moved to Tokyo in 1878.… Continue reading

Disappeared: Justice Denied in Mexico’s Guerrero State

Disappeared: Justice Denied in Mexico’s Guerrero State International Crisis Group EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS The Executive Summary is also available in: Spanish Horrific, unpunished human rights violations have blurred the lines between politics,… Continue reading

Yuzo Saeki and Alyse Radenovic: Emotions, Influence and Sorrow of France and Kosovo

Yuzo Saeki and Alyse Radenovic: Emotions, Influence and Sorrow of France and Kosovo Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yuzo Saeki and Alyse Radenovic come from extremely different cultures and belong to different… Continue reading

Russian Federation, Syria and Centralization: Gulf and NATO States must Refrain from Interference

Russian Federation, Syria and Centralization: Gulf and NATO States must Refrain from Interference Murad Makhmudov, Toshiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation must utilize all respective forces in… Continue reading

China’s Ethnic Policy Under Xi Jinping

China’s Ethnic Policy Under Xi Jinping Publication: China Brief Volume: 15 Issue: 20 By: James Leibold The Jamestown Foundation Since assuming power in November 2012, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Secretary General Xi Jinping… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Meiji Ukiyo-e: Times of Change (1868-1912)

Art of Japan and Meiji Ukiyo-e: Times of Change (1868-1912) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Meiji Period (1868-1912) was very dynamic in many ways because new thinking, modernization, radical change, and… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Fujishima Takeji: Influence of European Art

Art of Japan and Fujishima Takeji: Influence of European Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Fujishima Takeji was born in (1867-1943) Kagoshima and during his informative years he studied brushwork techniques in… Continue reading

ISIS Rapes Women Toward Allah

ISIS Rapes Women Toward Allah by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Women sold as slaves. Women beaten in the streets. Women raped for sport. Girls as young… Continue reading

Mavis the Magic Dog and the Japanese Boy called Ryo: Adventure, Culture and a New World

Mavis the Magic Dog and the Japanese Boy called Ryo: Adventure, Culture and a New World Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Intriguing world of adorable birds and animals fused… Continue reading

South Sudan and UK: Animist and Christian Area is Neglected for Male Economic Migrants

South Sudan and UK: Animist and Christian Area is Neglected for Male Economic Migrants Lielit Kebede, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In South Sudan the mainly Animist and Christian… Continue reading

The Central Sahel: A Perfect Sandstorm

The Central Sahel: A Perfect Sandstorm International Crisis Group EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The huge, sparsely populated, impoverished Sahel is affected by growing numbers of jihadi extremists and illicit activities, including arms, drugs and human… Continue reading

NSA, Power Concentration and Industrial Espionage: Rand Paul and Edward Snowden

NSA, Power Concentration and Industrial Espionage: Rand Paul and Edward Snowden Helmet Joachim Schmidt, Toshiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Edward Snowden is either highly admired or loathed but unlike… Continue reading

Japan Art and Sawako Utsumi: Mystical Reality of Mount Fuji

Japan Art and Sawako Utsumi: Mystical Reality of Mount Fuji Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Mount Fuji in Japan means many things to different individuals because of the symbolic importance of this… Continue reading

Sudan Sends Troops to Yemen to Assist Saudi Arabia Coalition: Iran and Abandoned Shia

Sudan Sends Troops to Yemen to Assist Saudi Arabia Coalition: Iran and Abandoned Shia Salma Zribi, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The fixation of Iran with Israel is doing… Continue reading

Tokyo Fashion in Aoyama: The Height of Debonair

Tokyo Fashion in Aoyama: The Height of Debonair Sarah Deschamps and Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo News Aoyama fashion is famous in Tokyo because you have so many exquisite boutiques in this very exclusive… Continue reading

Parliamentary Elections Confirm Kyrgyzstan’s Pro-Russian Orientation

Parliamentary Elections Confirm Kyrgyzstan’s Pro-Russian Orientation Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: George Voloshin The Jamestown Foundation On October 4, Kyrgyzstan held parliamentary elections—the first in the country’s history in which the authorities used… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Sadahide: Bijin-ga to Yokohama-e and Historical Revolution

Japanese Art and Sadahide: Bijin-ga to Yokohama-e and Historical Revolution Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Utagawa Sadahide (Gountei Sadahide) lived to see the first years of Japanese modernization that began… Continue reading

US to send 300 Troops to Boost Cameroon in Fight against Boko Haram: Chad and Nigeria

US to send 300 Troops to Boost Cameroon in Fight against Boko Haram: Chad and Nigeria Paul Joseph Nzeribe, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Since Muhammadu Buhari became… Continue reading

Tokyo Lifestyle and Tourism: Ikebukuro Fashion, Garden of Chinzan-so and Canal Cafe

Tokyo Lifestyle and Tourism: Ikebukuro Fashion, Garden of Chinzan-so and Canal Cafe Sarah Deschamps and Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times Tokyo is a very intriguing city which caters for so many different lifestyles.… Continue reading

Algeria and Its Neighbours

Algeria and Its Neighbours International Crisis Group EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Algeria is emerging as an indispensable broker of stability in North Africa and the Sahel. Where insecurity, foreign meddling and polarisation are on the… Continue reading

Japanese Warlord and Art: Nobunaga, Centralization, Innovation and Art in the late 16th Century

Japanese Warlord and Art: Nobunaga, Centralization, Innovation and Art in the late 16th Century Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The warlord Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582) was extremely multi dimensional despite his harsh reputation.… Continue reading

Turkey Suffering because of Internal and External Policies of Erdogan and Davutoglu: Kurds and Socialists

Turkey Suffering because of Internal and External Policies of Erdogan and Davutoglu: Kurds and Socialists Nuray Lydia Oglu, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Turkey is reeling from another barbaric… Continue reading

China and Russia Multiply Efforts in Global Agenda-Setting

China and Russia Multiply Efforts in Global Agenda-Setting Publication: China Brief By: Vitaly Kozyrev The Jamestown Foundation At the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly in late September, the leaders of China… Continue reading

Saudi Arabia Threatens to Supply Surface-To-Air-Missiles to Terrorists in Syria: Russia Should Play Checkmate

Saudi Arabia Threatens to Supply Surface-To-Air-Missiles to Terrorists in Syria: Russia Should Play Checkmate Murad Makhmudov, Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Saudi Arabia is the most despotic nation in… Continue reading

Japan Art and Yuzo Saeki: Gem of an Artist who Died of Tuberculosis in his Beloved France

Japan Art and Yuzo Saeki: Gem of an Artist who Died of Tuberculosis in his Beloved France Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yuzo Saeki was born in 1898 and died in 1928… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Hokkei: The Illumination of Simplicity

Japanese Art and Hokkei: The Illumination of Simplicity Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese ukiyo-e artist Totoya Hokkei studied under the internationally famous Hokusai Katsushika. He was born in 1780 and… Continue reading

Somaliland: The Strains of Success

Somaliland: The Strains of Success International Crisis Group OVERVIEW Somaliland’s hybrid system of tri-party democracy and traditional clan-based governance has enabled the consolidation of state-like authority, social and economic recovery and, above all,… Continue reading

Snowden says GCHQ in the UK can Obtain Total Control Over Smartphones: UK and Terrorist Ratlines

Snowden says GCHQ in the UK can Obtain Total Control Over Smartphones: UK and Terrorist Ratlines Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Edward Snowden warns about the role of big… Continue reading

Japanese Art and the Revolutionary Flow that Inspired Asai Chu

Japanese Art and the Revolutionary Flow that Inspired Asai Chu Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Meiji Restoration of 1868 led to many social convulsions and like all revolutionary periods you had… Continue reading

The New Baku International Seaport: A Nexus for the New Silk Road

The New Baku International Seaport: A Nexus for the New Silk Road Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Vusal Gasimli The Jamestown Foundation Snaking across Eurasia—from China, through Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Georgia, and on… Continue reading

Anonymous takes on Saudi Arabia in Order to Help Ali Mohammed al-Nimr

Anonymous takes on Saudi Arabia in Order to Help Ali Mohammed al-Nimr Ramazan Khalidov, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Saudi Arabia is being targeted by Anonymous… Continue reading

UN Human Rights Chair given to Saudi Arabia: Non-Muslim Faiths Banned and Child Marriage

UN Human Rights Chair given to Saudi Arabia: Non-Muslim Faiths Banned and Child Marriage Omar Abdullah Ismail, Hiroshi Saito and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is abundantly clear that the United… Continue reading