Monthly Archive: November, 2015

Art of Japan and Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Art of Japan and Utagawa Kuniyoshi Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Utagawa Kuniyoshi is among the crème de la crème of ukiyo-e artists because his artwork is truly amazing and so powerful. … Continue reading

Sino-Nepalese Relations: Handshake Across the Himalayas

Sino-Nepalese Relations: Handshake Across the Himalayas Publication: China Brief Volume: 15 Issue: 22 By: Sudha Ramachandran The Jamestown Foundation A landmark agreement signed in October saw China extend “emergency fuel assistance” to Nepal… Continue reading

BND and Merkel enabled NSA to Spy on German and French Companies

BND and Merkel enabled NSA to Spy on German and French Companies Helmet Joachim Schmidt, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is difficult to believe that Chancellor Angela Merkel… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Utamaro: Bijin-ga and Impressionism

Art of Japan and Utamaro: Bijin-ga 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 beautiful… Continue reading

Belgian Breeding Ground Fuels New Terror Wave

Belgian Breeding Ground Fuels New Terror Wave by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Time was, thoughts of Belgium led to thoughts of rich, dark chocolate, of Old… Continue reading

Japanese Art and the Richness of Folklore: Samurai Taira no Tadamori

Japanese Art and the Richness of Folklore: Samurai Taira no Tadamori Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese art and folklore depicts Taira no Tadamori (1096-1153) most favorably because this notable samurai feared… Continue reading

Turkey and Accomplices of Terrorism: Turkey Downs Russian Federation Su-24 Fighter Jet

Turkey and Accomplices of Terrorism: Turkey Downs Russian Federation Su-24 Fighter Jet Nuray Lydia Oglu, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Turkey according to President Vladimir Putin… Continue reading

China, US, South China Sea and Russia’s Irk towards Japan: Naval Patrols should be based on Regional States

China, US, South China Sea and Russia’s Irk towards Japan: Naval Patrols should be based on Regional States Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It appears that the Japanese government… Continue reading

China and the Quiet Kingdom: An Assessment of China-Oman Relations

China and the Quiet Kingdom: An Assessment of China-Oman Relations Publication: China Brief By: Chris Zambelis The Jamestown Foundation China’s foreign policy toward the wider Middle East rests on advancing numerous objectives. Foremost… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Narashige Koide: Nudes, Portraiture and Still Life

Japanese Art and Narashige Koide: Nudes, Portraiture and Still Life Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yoga (Western-style) portraiture art and expressions of still life by Narashige Koide remain deeply embedded when thinking… Continue reading

Kuwait Arrests Members of ISIS Cell: Action Taken after Massacre of Shia Muslims

Kuwait Arrests Members of ISIS Cell: Action Taken after Massacre of Shia Muslims Murad Makhmudov, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Kuwait was visibly shocked when ISIS… Continue reading

Yemen and the Anti Shia Alliance Aided by Western Powers: Saudi Arabia, AQAP and ISIS

Yemen and the Anti Shia Alliance Aided by Western Powers: Saudi Arabia, AQAP and ISIS Murad Makhmudov, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The tripartite sectarian nature of ISIS (Islamic… Continue reading

Kenya’s Somali North East: Devolution and Security

Kenya’s Somali North East: Devolution and Security International Crisis Group OVERVIEW Devolved government in Kenya’s newly formed north-eastern counties, designed to address decades of political marginalisation and underdevelopment, has been undermined by dominant… Continue reading

Japan Art and Fusions of Sekka by Sawako Utsumi: Buddhist Monks, Shinto and Nightfall

Japan Art and Fusions of Sekka by Sawako Utsumi: Buddhist Monks, Shinto and Nightfall Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Japanese Shinto Shrine and Isolated Buddhist Monk Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) utilized part… Continue reading

ISIS Kill Older Yazidi Women while Enslaving Younger Yazidis: Alawite and Christian Persecution

ISIS Kill Older Yazidi Women while Enslaving Younger Yazidis: Alawite and Christian Persecution Ramazan Khalidov, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The utter depravity of ISIS (Islamic State – IS)… Continue reading

Islamists Slaughter at least 120 people in Paris: France on the Wrong Side of History in Libya and Syria

Islamists Slaughter at least 120 people in Paris: France on the Wrong Side of History in Libya and Syria Murad Makhmudov, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The last two… Continue reading

Winning the War on Polio in Pakistan

Winning the War on Polio in Pakistan International Crisis Group EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS As the world marks Polio Day on 24 October, Pakistan remains the greatest impediment to a polio-free world. It… Continue reading

Japan Artist and Derbyshire Landscapes: Bamford and Edale Christian Churches in Art

Japan Artist and Derbyshire Landscapes: Bamford and Edale Christian Churches in Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Edale Church and Beautiful Landscape in Derbyshire Edale in the High Peak is a… Continue reading

China, South China Sea and Statecraft: China and Self Induced US Straightjacket

China, South China Sea and Statecraft: China and Self Induced US Straightjacket Shuchun Zhang, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Political statecraft is a rich art in China because the… Continue reading

Burundi Rejects France over Urging the UN Security Council to Meddle into its Internal Affair

Burundi Rejects France over Urging the UN Security Council to Meddle into its Internal Affair Paul Joseph Nzeribe, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Statements emanating from France about… Continue reading

Art and the Impact of Paris: Alfred Sisley and Fujishima Takeji

Art and the Impact of Paris: Alfred Sisley and Fujishima Takeji Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Alfred Sisley and Fujishima Takeji were both born in the nineteenth century and their common factors… Continue reading

Assassinations of Rebel-Connected Chechens Continue in Turkey

Assassinations of Rebel-Connected Chechens Continue in Turkey Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Mairbek Vatchagaev The Jamestown Foundation Another name has been added to the list of Chechens killed outside Russia: Abdulvakhid Edilgeriev was… Continue reading

China and Legacy of Deng Xiaoping: Debt, Social Reforms and Next Stage needed for CCP

China and Legacy of Deng Xiaoping: Debt, Social Reforms and Next Stage needed for CCP Shuchun Zhang, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of China is faced with… Continue reading

Japanese Art, Culture and Poetry: Ono no Komachi

Japanese Art, Culture and Poetry: Ono no Komachi Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The waka poet, Ono no Komachi, is a noted poet in Japan. This reality is abundantly clear because Komachi… Continue reading

The Politics behind the Ebola Crisis

The Politics behind the Ebola Crisis International Crisis Group EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS At the Ebola epidemic’s height in mid-2014, there were concerns social order in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could collapse.… Continue reading

Japanese Artist and Mirage of Utrillo

Japanese Artist and Mirage of Utrillo Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Maurice Utrillo produced many stunning art pieces and this notably applies to amazing cityscapes. He was born in 1883 in Paris… Continue reading

Nagano Tourism in Japan: Jigokudani Monkey Park

Nagano Tourism in Japan: Jigokudani Monkey Park Michel Lebon and Hiroshi Saito Modern Tokyo Times In Nagano prefecture you have the Jigokudani Monkey Park whereby visitors can watch Snow Monkeys (Japanese Macaques) bathing… Continue reading

Russian Federation should be a Pivotal Nation for Japan: Energy, Geopolitics and US Failure

Russian Federation should be a Pivotal Nation for Japan: Energy, Geopolitics and US Failure Galina Zobova, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation should become a pivotal nation… Continue reading