Monthly Archive: February, 2016

Zimbabwe: Stranded in Stasis

Zimbabwe: Stranded in Stasis International Crisis Group OVERVIEW Zimbabwe is floundering, with little sign of meaningful reform and sustainable, broad-based recovery. Political uncertainty and economic insecurity have worsened; the Zimbabwe African National Union… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Yokoyama Taikan: Loyalty, Nationalism and Creativity

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

Shia in Iraq come out in Vast Numbers to Listen to Cleric Sayyid Muqtada al-Sadr in Baghdad

Shia in Iraq come out in Vast Numbers to Listen to Cleric Sayyid Muqtada al-Sadr in Baghdad Murad Makhmudov, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Shia holy cleric Sayyid… Continue reading

Japan Art and Esaias Van De Velde: Shades of Light Suppress Time and Culture

Japan Art and Esaias Van De Velde: Shades of Light Suppress Time and Culture Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sawako Utsumi is a modern Japanese artist who focuses on personal landscapes, nature,… Continue reading

The Battle for the Euphrates: Turkey’s Response to Kurdish Expansion

The Battle for the Euphrates: Turkey’s Response to Kurdish Expansion Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume By: Wladimir van Wilgenburg The Jamestown Foundation In an unexpected move on December 26, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF),… Continue reading

Merkel and Political Correct Coercion in Germany: Trojan Spyware and Merkel’s GDR Mirror

Merkel and Political Correct Coercion in Germany: Trojan Spyware and Merkel’s GDR Mirror Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Chancellor Merkel and the current ruling party appear to believe that… Continue reading

Japanese Art: Van Gogh and the real Eternity’s Gate of Yuzo Saeki

Japanese Art: Van Gogh and the real Eternity’s Gate of Yuzo Saeki Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Shortly before Van Gogh died he painted “At Eternity’s Gate” in 1890 after doing the… Continue reading

Assyrian Christians Pay for Freedom from ISIS in Syria: Islamist Takfiris, Ransom and Persecution

Assyrian Christians Pay for Freedom from ISIS in Syria: Islamist Takfiris, Ransom and Persecution Jibril Khoury, Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Takfiri Islamists belonging to ISIS (Islamic State –… Continue reading

Venezuela on the Edge

Venezuela on the Edge International Crisis Group The 6 December parliamentary election in which the Venezuelan opposition won a landslide victory and a two-thirds legislative majority, combined with the ongoing economic meltdown, should… Continue reading

Book for Children and Culture: Mavis the Magic Dog and the Japanese Boy called Ryo

Book for Children and Culture: Mavis the Magic Dog and the Japanese Boy called Ryo Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Intriguing world of adorable birds and animals fused with… Continue reading

Japan Art, Culture, Folklore and Warrior Monk Benkei: Buddhism, Shintoism and Yamabushi

Japan Art, Culture, Folklore and Warrior Monk Benkei: Buddhism, Shintoism and Yamabushi Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In Japanese culture, history and art it is clear that Saito no Musashibo Benkei left… Continue reading

Merkel is Ignoring Abuses against the Kurds: Germany, Turkey and Migrant Crisis

Merkel is Ignoring Abuses against the Kurds: Germany, Turkey and Migrant Crisis Murad Makhmudov, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Chancellor Merkel is dictating to democratic European nations who oppose… Continue reading

North Korean Nuclear Test, Satellite Launch Increase Sino-Korean Tensions

North Korean Nuclear Test, Satellite Launch Increase Sino-Korean Tensions Publication: China Brief Volume: 16 Issue: 3 By: Peter Wood The Jamestown Foundation On February 7, North Korea televised the launch of a rocket… Continue reading

Opposition Accuses Turkey of Supporting ISIS and other Jihadists against Syria: NATO says?

Opposition Accuses Turkey of Supporting ISIS and other Jihadists against Syria: NATO says? Nuray Lydia Oglu, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is no open secret that international jihadists… Continue reading

Tani Buncho and Japanese Art in the Edo Period: Influence of China

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

Tunisian MB Leader’s ‘Time’ Column Glosses Over Tunisia’s Jihadi Problem

Tunisian MB Leader’s ‘Time’ Column Glosses Over Tunisia’s Jihadi Problem by John Rossomando IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Sheikh Rached Ghannouchi, founder and head of Tunisia’s Muslim Brotherhood-linked Ennahda Party, claims in… Continue reading

Gulf and NATO Flooded Syria with Terrorists: Economic Blockade, Refugees and President Assad

Gulf and NATO Flooded Syria with Terrorists: Economic Blockade, Refugees and President Assad Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The destabilization policies of major Gulf and NATO powers led to… Continue reading

Nikkei in Japan below 15,000: Abe, Kuroda and Longsighted Shirakawa

Nikkei in Japan below 15,000: Abe, Kuroda and Longsighted Shirakawa Takeshi Hasegawa, Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese Nikkei fell below 15,000 for the first time since October… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Reflection of the Dutch Artist Esaias Van De Velde

Japanese Art and Reflection of the Dutch Artist Esaias Van De Velde Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Esaias van de Velde was born in Amsterdam and just like in Japan… Continue reading

Restoration of Aziz Mosque in Adjara Reignites Debate Over Ottoman Legacy in Georgia

Restoration of Aziz Mosque in Adjara Reignites Debate Over Ottoman Legacy in Georgia Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Giorgi Menabde The Jamestown Foundation Hundreds of Muslim Georgians who live in the autonomous republic… Continue reading

Gyoshu Hayami: Art Forms of Japan, Richness of Imperial China and European Art

Gyoshu Hayami: Art Forms of Japan, Richness of Imperial China and European Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Gyoshu Hayami (1894-1935) was extremely inquisitive and this applies to various… Continue reading

Chechen Muslims Loyal to Russia are Assisting in Syria by Infiltrating ISIS and al-Qaeda

Chechen Muslims Loyal to Russia are Assisting in Syria by Infiltrating ISIS and al-Qaeda Ramazan Khalidov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation is multi-ethnic and multi-religious and clearly the… Continue reading

North Korea Launches a Long-Range Missile claims South Korea: Japan needs a Calm Response

North Korea Launches a Long-Range Missile claims South Korea: Japan needs a Calm Response Ri Kuk-Chol, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times According to a spokesperson at the South Korean… Continue reading

Yugoslavia to Syria and Migration: Russia is Fed Up with Gulf States and NATO Powers

Yugoslavia to Syria and Migration: Russia is Fed Up with Gulf States and NATO Powers Murad Makhmudov, Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The ineptitude of the Obama administration in… Continue reading

Paul Gauguin and Glimpses of Japan: Rich Artistic Soul

Paul Gauguin and Glimpses of Japan: Rich Artistic Soul Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The art of Paul Gauguin is extremely rich in quality and when viewing his art you can feel… Continue reading

Dutch Intelligence Report Exposes Horrors of Daily Life Under ISIS

Dutch Intelligence Report Exposes Horrors of Daily Life Under ISIS by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism   When the leaders of ISIS declared the caliphate of the… Continue reading

With Allies like Turkey and Saudi Arabia the US doesn’t need Enemies: Erdogan Must Go

With Allies like Turkey and Saudi Arabia the US doesn’t need Enemies: Erdogan Must Go By Vojin Joksimovich, PhD Modern Tokyo Times Turkey and Saudi Arabia, routinely referred to as the United States… Continue reading

Maurice Utrillo in the Heart of Sendai Artist: Yuzo Saeki to Sawako Utsumi

Maurice Utrillo in the Heart of Sendai Artist: Yuzo Saeki to Sawako Utsumi Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The French artist Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955), just like the British artist L.S. Lowry (1887-1976),… Continue reading

Protests in Azerbaijan: A Political and Economic Watershed

Protests in Azerbaijan: A Political and Economic Watershed Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 13 Issue: 21 By: Zaur Shiriyev The Jamestown Foundation Following the devaluation of Azerbaijan’s national currency, the manat, in December… Continue reading

Japanese Edo Artist Totoya Hokkei: Fusion of Ideas

Japanese Edo Artist Totoya Hokkei: Fusion of Ideas 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