Japanese Art, Culture and Folklore: Samurai Tadamori (1096-1153), Taira Clan and Power Concentration

Japanese Art, Culture and Folklore: Samurai Tadamori (1096-1153), Taira Clan and Power Concentration Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The folklore of Japan is extremely rich and not surprisingly art, culture, fables, history, and myths focus notably on characters like Taira no Tadamori (1096-1153) in a favorable light. Tadamori tackled the world he knew based…

With Putin’s Blessing, Kadyrov Continues to Expand Roles and Missions of Chechen Special Forces

With Putin’s Blessing, Kadyrov Continues to Expand Roles and Missions of Chechen Special Forces Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Mairbek Vatchagaev The Jamestown Foundation Ramzan Kadyrov’s substantial interest in the development of the Chechen special forces has been noted before (see EDM, March 27, 2015). Chechnya’s ruler tries to portray these units as model Russian…

ISIS in Iraq Kills 30 People at a Football Game: Takfiris Target Mainly Shia Town

ISIS in Iraq Kills 30 People at a Football Game: Takfiris Target Mainly Shia Town Ramazan Khalidov, Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Takfiri Sunni Islamists in Iraq will go to any warped imagination in order to slaughter the Shia, rape Yazidis, enforce Christians into dhimmitude and persecute others. This brutal reality…

Belgian Attacks Horrific, But Expected

Belgian Attacks Horrific, But Expected by IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism As shocking as this morning’s simultaneous terror attacks at Belgium’s airport and in its Metro system may be, they show the disturbing depth of the terrorist infrastructure which was allowed to take root in the European Union capital’s back yard. A series of…

Kerry Bows to Congressional Pressure, Says ISIS Committing Genocide

Kerry Bows to Congressional Pressure, Says ISIS Committing Genocide by John Rossomando Investigative Project on Terrorism Secretary of State John Kerry bowed to congressional pressure Thursday, declaring that the Islamic State is conducting genocide against Yazidis, Christians and Shiite Muslims. The declaration follows Monday’s unanimous U.S. House of Representatives vote also calling ISIS’s slaughter of…

Fujishima Takeji and Japanese Art: Romanticism and Impressionism of European Art

Fujishima Takeji and Japanese Art: Romanticism and Impressionism 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 1882 from Togaku Hirayama. However, in 1884 Fujishima Takeji moved to Tokyo and at first he studied traditional Japanese painting under…

Japan must Focus on Positive Relations with the Russian Federation: Energy, Geopolitics and Trade

Japan must Focus on Positive Relations with the Russian Federation: Energy, Geopolitics and Trade Galina Zobova, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times                                   The government of Japan under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe needs to take a bold and urgent step to focusing strongly on the Russian Federation. Of course, America will remain to…

President Rousseff of Brazil is Making Matters Worse by Naming Lula Da Silva to be Chief-Of-Staff

President Rousseff of Brazil is Making Matters Worse by Naming Lula Da Silva to be Chief-Of-Staff Joachim de Villiers, Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil is facing internal pressure from ordinary Brazilians who are disillusioned with her economic policies and issues related to corruption. This reality should…

Russian Federation in Military Withdrawal from Syria: Success but Deterrent Needed

Russian Federation in Military Withdrawal from Syria: Success but Deterrent Needed Ramazan Khalidov, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation announced that the armed forces would start to withdraw the “main part” of its military capability from Syria. The announcement took many by surprise because the…

Berlin, Paris Side With Moscow Against Kyiv In Normandy Group’s Meeting

Berlin, Paris Side With Moscow Against Kyiv In Normandy Group’s Meeting Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Vladimir Socor The Jamestown Foundation As anticipated (see EDM, February 26), the “Normandy” meeting on March 3–4, in Paris, cornered Ukraine to extract its acceptance of “elections” in the Russian-occupied territory. German Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier did…

Security Priorities of the New Canadian Government Are Emerging

Security Priorities of the New Canadian Government Are Emerging by Scott Newark Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism It began with a bizarre media interview last month with Canada’s new International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau. It took place shortly after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Canada’s new policy for fighting the Islamic State…

Art of Japan and Ito Shinsui: Continuity and Change

Art of Japan and Ito Shinsui: Continuity and Change Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Ito Shinsui (1898-1972) leaves a lasting legacy because he produced many stunning pieces of art. His artwork came to the fore during the Taisho and Showa periods in Japan, whereby he became famous for stunning images of beautiful…

Turkey Endangered by Erdogan and Davutoglu: EU and US Rebuke Turkey over Zaman Newspaper

Turkey Endangered by Erdogan and Davutoglu: EU and US Rebuke Turkey over Zaman Newspaper Nuray Lydia Oglu, Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Erdogan and Prime Minister Davutoglu are collectively endangering Turkey based on the political intrigues of the ruling party. Indeed, under Erdogan and Davutoglu modern day Turkey is based…

Capitalizing on Chaos: AQAP Advances in Yemen

Capitalizing on Chaos: AQAP Advances in Yemen Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Michael Horton The Jamestown Foundation Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has more men, is better equipped and funded, and holds more territory than at any time in its history. The only point at which the organization has enjoyed comparable strength was in the…

Austria now Following the Example of Hungary: Merkel, Migrants and Genuine Refugees

Austria now Following the Example of Hungary: Merkel, Migrants and Genuine Refugees Helmet Joachim Schmidt, Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Chancellor Merkel of Germany gave more than a wink to hopeful migrants to flee to Europe because the European Union (EU) was nothing more than an open door in her egotistical…

Muslim Brotherhood and Intrigues of America, Qatar and Turkey against Egypt and Syria: Kosovo to ISIS

Muslim Brotherhood and Intrigues of America, Qatar and Turkey against Egypt and Syria: Kosovo to ISIS Boutros Hussein, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Obama laid the foundation stone of undermining Egypt based on shared Muslim Brotherhood designs to control the political landscape throughout a vast region. The political Islamic designs…