Monthly Archive: March, 2016

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,… Continue reading

Corporate Japan and Changing Winds of Foreign Capital: United Kingdom Business Disease is Spreading

Corporate Japan and Changing Winds of Foreign Capital: United Kingdom Business Disease is Spreading Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Corporate Japan, based on the political concepts of Yoshida Shigeru… Continue reading

ISIS Enslave Young Yazidi Females while Butchering Older Yazidi Ladies

ISIS Enslave Young Yazidi Females while Butchering Older Yazidi Ladies Ramazan Khalidov, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The utter depravity of ISIS (Islamic State – IS) knows no boundaries,… Continue reading

Frelimo Government and Renamo need Greater Dialogue in Mozambique

Frelimo Government and Renamo need Greater Dialogue in Mozambique Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Mozambique is beset with internal issues related to corruption, political discord, poverty and other important… Continue reading

Art and Folklore of Japan: Mischievous Nature of the One Legged Umbrella Ghost

Art and Folklore of Japan: Mischievous Nature of the One Legged Umbrella Ghost Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese folklore is full of fascinating spirits that have a wide variety of power.… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Refinement of Bijinga and Nishiki-e: Beauty of Torii Kiyonaga

Art of Japan and Refinement of Bijinga and Nishiki-e: Beauty of Torii Kiyonaga Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815) was an extremely stylish Japanese woodblock (ukiyo-e) artist who belonged to… Continue reading

Japan Should Stay Clear from Economic Predictions by Paul Krugman: European Vibrancy

Japan Should Stay Clear from Economic Predictions by Paul Krugman: European Vibrancy Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It appears that Japan is clutching at straws if the government is going to take… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Nichiren Buddhism and the Japanese Art Form of Rinpa: Old Kyoto and Modern Art

Nichiren Buddhism and the Japanese Art Form of Rinpa: Old Kyoto and Modern Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese historical art is blessed with many forms inspired internally and from the… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Tokyo Ladies: Ghosts of the Past Remain within A Living Tradition

Art of Japan and Tokyo Ladies: Ghosts of the Past Remain within A Living Tradition Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times Ukiyo-e art in Japan focused on many themes during its “golden period” in… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Kamisaka Sekka: Richness of Japanese Art and Culture

Art of Japan and Kamisaka Sekka: Richness of Japanese Art and Culture Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If you view the sublime simplicity of art by Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) then it is… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Shia Cleric Sayyid Muqtada al-Sadr in pro-Reform Push in Iraq

Shia Cleric Sayyid Muqtada al-Sadr in pro-Reform Push in Iraq Murad Makhmudov, Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The endless suffering in Iraq since outside meddling destabilized this nation… Continue reading

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,… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Mount Fuji: Mystery and Influence

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

Japan Tourism, Fukushima and Helping the March 11 Recovery: Ura-Bandai, Abukuma Cave and Koriyama

Japan Tourism, Fukushima and Helping the March 11 Recovery: Ura-Bandai, Abukuma Cave and Koriyama Tomoko Hara and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times Fukushima is a stunning prefecture in Japan that is awash with… Continue reading

Remembering the Brutal March 11 Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011: Fire Brigade Heroes of Otsuchi and Fleeing Embassies

Remembering the Brutal March 11 Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011: Fire Brigade Heroes of Otsuchi and Fleeing Embassies Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times March 11, 2011, will forever be… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Isoda Koryusai and Art of Japan: Samurai Background to Art

Isoda Koryusai and Art of Japan: Samurai Background to Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Isoda Koryusai is a man of mystery even today because much remains up in the air about… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Creativity of Sawako Utsumi: Sakai Hoitsu and Yokoyama Taikan

Japanese Art and Creativity of Sawako Utsumi: Sakai Hoitsu and Yokoyama Taikan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Sawako Utsumi is a modern artist from Japan who adores the richness of European… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading