Monthly Archive: January, 2016

African Union Backs Down by Listening to Burundi

African Union Backs Down by Listening to Burundi Paul Joseph Nzeribe, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The African Union (AU) finally listened to political elites in Burundi therefore this… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Ando Hiroshige: Religion, Sexuality, Natural Beauty and Fusions

Art of Japan and Ando Hiroshige: Religion, Sexuality, Natural Beauty and Fusions Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ando Hiroshige is deemed to be one of the finest artists to bless the country… Continue reading

L.S. Lowry and Sawako Utsumi: Bleak Northern Reality to Light of Sendai

L.S. Lowry and Sawako Utsumi: Bleak Northern Reality to Light of Sendai Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times L.S. Lowry (1887-1976) and Sawako Utsumi come from two very different cultures that have been… Continue reading

China’s Counter-Terrorism Calculus

China’s Counter-Terrorism Calculus Publication: China Brief Volume: 16 Issue: 2 By: Jacob Zenn The Jamestown Foundation China’s growing global footprint, escalating conflicts and the spread of terrorism in theaters ranging from Syria to… Continue reading

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

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

Turkey and Crushing Free Speech based on Fear: Megalomania of President Erdogan

Turkey and Crushing Free Speech based on Fear: Megalomania of President Erdogan Nuray Lydia Oglu, Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Erdogan of Turkey is known for rebuking enemies… Continue reading

Japanese Art, Still Life, Pythagoras and Plotinus: Kishida, Koide and Utsumi

Japanese Art, Still Life, Pythagoras and Plotinus: Kishida, Koide and Utsumi Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Still life art became a specific specialization within Western art by the final decades of the… Continue reading

Stirring up the South China Sea (IV): Oil in Troubled Waters

Stirring up the South China Sea (IV): Oil in Troubled Waters International Crisis Group   This report is also available in: Chinese EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The South China Sea’s hydrocarbon resources are hotly contested… Continue reading

Brazil and World Health Organization: Growing Spread of Zika Virus throughout the Americas

Brazil and World Health Organization: Growing Spread of Zika Virus throughout the Americas Galina Zobova and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times The World Health Organization (WHO) believes that the Zika virus will spread… Continue reading

Haiti Cancels Presidential Election: Endless Cycle of Corruption and Poverty

Haiti Cancels Presidential Election: Endless Cycle of Corruption and Poverty Olivier Lecourt, Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The endless cycle of poverty and corruption continues to blight Haiti and… Continue reading

Art of Japan, Culture and Religion: Old World and Fusions of Modern Culture

Art of Japan, Culture and Religion: Old World and Fusions of Modern Culture Tomoko Hara and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Shintoism runs deep throughout Japanese religion even when outwardly Buddhism may… Continue reading

The Maldives: Losing a Tourist Paradise to Terrorism

The Maldives: Losing a Tourist Paradise to Terrorism Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 14 Issue: 2 By: Sudha Ramachandran The Jamestown Foundation Renowned for pristine beaches and crystal blue waters, the Maldives is rapidly… Continue reading

France to Support Tunisia during Trying Times: Instability and Terrorism

France to Support Tunisia during Trying Times: Instability and Terrorism Nawal Soueif, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times North Africa is currently blighted by instability, terrorism, poverty and other negative… Continue reading

Japanese Folklore, Poetry and Buddhist Light from Darkness: Abandoning the Elderly to Die

Japanese Folklore, Poetry and Buddhist Light from Darkness: Abandoning the Elderly to Die Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese folklore focuses on an array of subjects, from the beauty of light to… Continue reading

Azerbaijan Seeks a Quiet Geopolitical Approach: Russian Federation and Turkey

Azerbaijan Seeks a Quiet Geopolitical Approach: Russian Federation and Turkey Murad Makhmudov, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The political elites in Baku are at pains to distance Azerbaijan from… Continue reading

Folklore and Art of Japan: Kyosai, the Spirit World, Tengu and Impact of Shintoism

Folklore and Art of Japan: Kyosai, the Spirit World, Tengu and Impact of Shintoism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Kawanabe Kyosai is extremely fascinating because of his individualistic spirit… Continue reading

Indonesia: Inter Faith Rally Denounces Terrorism in Jakarta

Indonesia: Inter Faith Rally Denounces Terrorism in Jakarta Amina Qamar, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Takfiri Sunni Islamists who attacked people in Jakarta had hoped to sow the seeds… Continue reading

Japan Artist and Derbyshire: Churches and Landscapes of Bamford, Edale, Grindleford and New Mills

Japan Artist and Derbyshire: Churches and Landscapes of Bamford, Edale, Grindleford and New Mills Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Derbyshire in England is blessed with countless adorable villages and towns throughout the… Continue reading

Armenia, Georgia, Iran and Russia Plan to Expand Energy Cooperation

Armenia, Georgia, Iran and Russia Plan to Expand Energy Cooperation Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Armen Grigoryan The Jamestown Foundation In Yerevan, on December 23, the energy ministers of Armenia, Georgia, and Iran… Continue reading

Sunni Islamists Kill Many in Burkina Faso: Takfiri Jihad, Terrorism and Sectarianism

Sunni Islamists Kill Many in Burkina Faso: Takfiri Jihad, Terrorism and Sectarianism Omar Abdullah Ismail, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In the past two weeks Sunni Takfiri Islamists have… Continue reading

Tragic Bus Crash Kills 14 in Japan: Many Young People Perish

Tragic Bus Crash Kills 14 in Japan: Many Young People Perish Kanako Itamae and Hiroshi Saito Modern Tokyo Times Tragedy struck an overnight bus carrying people to a ski resort in Nagano Prefecture,… Continue reading

Le Nabi Tres Japonard: Art of Japan and Pierre Bonnard

Le Nabi Tres Japonard: Art of Japan and Pierre Bonnard Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artistic genius of Pierre Bonnard was far from the mind of his father because he had… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Ike No Taiga (1723-1776): China, Poverty, Stratification and Myths

Japanese Art and Ike No Taiga (1723-1776): China, Poverty, Stratification and Myths Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Edo Period is famous for isolating Japan from the outside world and equally known… Continue reading

Saudi Arabia is Pulverizing Yemen: Feudal Islamist Monarchy, Sectarianism and Western Powers

Saudi Arabia is Pulverizing Yemen: Feudal Islamist Monarchy, Sectarianism and Western Powers Salma Zribi, Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Saudi Arabia and allies of this nation are pulverizing Yemen… Continue reading

Tajikistan Early Warning: Internal Pressures, External Threats

Tajikistan Early Warning: Internal Pressures, External Threats International Crisis Group OVERVIEW Tajikistan, Central Asia’s poorest state, is under dangerous pressure both internally and externally. President Emomali Rahmon’s 23-year rule is marred by violence,… Continue reading

Rallies in Hong Kong after Five Booksellers Disappear into China’s One Party Thin Air

Rallies in Hong Kong after Five Booksellers Disappear into China’s One Party Thin Air Shuchun Zhang, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Rallies in Hong Kong occurred against the government… Continue reading

L.S. Lowry and Maurice Utrillo Through the Eyes of a Japanese Artist

L.S. Lowry and Maurice Utrillo Through the Eyes of a Japanese Artist Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times L.S. Lowry (1887-1976) and Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955) were born in the 1880s and perished well… Continue reading

Al-Shabaab Recruitment from Kenyan Universities Alarms Officials

Al-Shabaab Recruitment from Kenyan Universities Alarms Officials Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Sunguta West The Jamestown Foundation Al-Shabaab, the Somalia-based Islamist militant organization, is still actively recruiting from neighboring Kenya even as the group… Continue reading

Lake Chad Basin and Islamist Threat against Christians and Muslims: Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria

Lake Chad Basin and Islamist Threat against Christians and Muslims: Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria Paul Joseph Nzeribe, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Sunni Takfiri Islamist terrorist group… Continue reading

Belittlement of Japan by BBC: Why is Japan in the Shadows of China and India?

Belittlement of Japan by BBC: Why is Japan in the Shadows of China and India? Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japan is still the most powerful nation in the… Continue reading

Japanese Artist and Stunning Derbyshire: New Mills and Brailsford Christian Church

Japanese Artist and Stunning Derbyshire: New Mills and Brailsford Christian Church Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The stunning landscape of the High Peak in Derbyshire is a real treasure and the same… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Utamaro: Illumination of Bijin-ga

Japanese Art and Utamaro: Illumination of Bijin-ga Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The exact date of the birth of Utamaro Kitagawa and strong details about his parents remain shrouded in mystery. It… Continue reading