Monthly Archive: April, 2016

Jahba East Africa: Islamic State Alters the Dynamic of Somalia’s Conflict

Jahba East Africa: Islamic State Alters the Dynamic of Somalia’s Conflict Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Sunguta West The Jamestown Foundation With the emergence of a group in Somaliland calling itself Jahba East Africa,… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Kiyonaga: Areas of High Culture

Art of Japan and Kiyonaga: Areas of High Culture Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815) was an extremely stylish Japanese woodblock (ukiyo-e) artist who belonged to the Torii school. His rise… Continue reading

Photography of Japan in the Meiji and Taisho Periods of History: Non-Modernism

Photography of Japan in the Meiji and Taisho Periods of History: Non-Modernism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The photography of Ogawa Kazumasa (1860-1929) provides an alternative glimpse into the changing reality of… Continue reading

Japan Loses Out to France in Major Submarine Contract with Australia: US Reliance

Japan Loses Out to France in Major Submarine Contract with Australia: US Reliance Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is waking up to… Continue reading

Putin’s Secret Force Multiplier: Special Operations Forces

Putin’s Secret Force Multiplier: Special Operations Forces Publication: Eurasia Daily By: Roger McDermott The Jamestown Foundation One in three questions posed to President Vladimir Putin during his recent annual live phone-in show covered… Continue reading

Nationalist Party Tops First Round Election in Austria: Mass Immigration and Political Alienation

Nationalist Party Tops First Round Election in Austria: Mass Immigration and Political Alienation Helmet Joachim Schmidt, Michiyo Tanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The first round Austrian presidential elections witnessed a… Continue reading

Paul Gauguin and L.S. Lowry: Passion and Love of Art

Paul Gauguin and L.S. Lowry: Passion and Love of Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times L.S. Lowry (1887-1976) became one of the greatest artists in Britain during the twentieth century despite facing… Continue reading

Gulf Petrodollars, France, and Intrigues in Syria and Yemen: Christian and Shia Persecution

Gulf Petrodollars, France, and Intrigues in Syria and Yemen: Christian and Shia Persecution Ramazan Khalidov, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Syria once was a land of unhindered Christian churches… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Fusions of Kamisaka Sekka: Nightfall and the Allure of Buddhist Monks and Shintoism

Art of Japan and Fusions of Kamisaka Sekka: Nightfall and the Allure of Buddhist Monks and Shintoism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese Shinto Shrine and Isolated Buddhist Monk Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942)… Continue reading

How Radicalization Was Allowed to Fester in Belgium

How Radicalization Was Allowed to Fester in Belgium by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism These are the numbers, the hard facts: Twenty months. Three terrorist attacks. One… Continue reading

Turkey and US in Dispute over ISIS and Kurds in Syria: NATO and Rogue State

Turkey and US in Dispute over ISIS and Kurds in Syria: NATO and Rogue State Ramazan Khalidov, Michiyo Tanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Erdogan of Turkey is going against… Continue reading

Ike No Taiga (1723-1776) and Japanese Art: Impact of China and Issues of Stratification

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

Japanese and Dutch Art: Hiroshige and the Altered Mirage by Van Gogh

Japanese and Dutch Art: Hiroshige and the Altered Mirage by Van Gogh Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ando (Utagawa) Hiroshige (1797-1858) is one of the most famous Japanese ukiyo-e artists to have… Continue reading

The Zerkani Network: Belgium’s Most Dangerous Jihadist Group

The Zerkani Network: Belgium’s Most Dangerous Jihadist Group Terrorism Monitor By: Guy Van Vlierden The Jamestown Foundation In recent months, there have been key developments and insights regarding the notable number of Belgians… Continue reading

Devastating Earthquake in Ecuador: Over 350 Dead and Many Buried Under Rubble

Devastating Earthquake in Ecuador: Over 350 Dead and Many Buried Under Rubble Kanako Itamae and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times The brutal 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Ecuador is now known to have killed… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Yorozu Tetsugoro: Creativity and Freedom

Art of Japan and Yorozu Tetsugoro: Creativity and Freedom Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yorozu Tetsugoro was born in 1885 and died of tuberculosis in 1927 after severe complications from pneumonia that… Continue reading

Report Suggests Radical Islamists Infiltrating German Military to Receive Training

Report Suggests Radical Islamists Infiltrating German Military to Receive Training by IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism A growing number of Islamist radicals are infiltrating Germany’s military, the Bundeswehr, with an estimated 30… Continue reading

Earthquake Kills 9 in Southern Japan and Hundreds Injured

Earthquake Kills 9 in Southern Japan and Hundreds Injured Takeshi Hasegawa and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times It is known that at least nine people have perished after a potent earthquake struck southern… Continue reading

Japanese Buddhism and Tourism in Wakayama: Stunning Koyasan

Japanese Buddhism and Tourism in Wakayama: Stunning Koyasan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Kansai region is extremely diverse because you have countless places to visit and enjoy the uniqueness of Japan… Continue reading

Japanese Artist and Aert Van Der Neer: Christianity, Dutch Art, Edo Period and Altered Realities

Japanese Artist and Aert Van Der Neer: Christianity, Dutch Art, Edo Period and Altered Realities Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Dutch Golden Age of art is a true blessing because the… Continue reading

Leaflets in London Mosque Encourage Killing Ahmadiyya Muslims

Leaflets in London Mosque Encourage Killing Ahmadiyya Muslims by John Rossomando Investigative Project on Terrorism Pamphlets left at London’s Stockwell Green Mosque threaten death to Ahmadiyya Muslims unless they convert to mainstream Sunni… Continue reading

Japanese Photography and the Mirage of Time: Meiji to Modern Tokyo Ladies

Japanese Photography and the Mirage of Time: Meiji to Modern Tokyo Ladies Tomoko Hara and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Meiji Revolution of 1868 altered the internal and external dynamics of… Continue reading

Lebanon, Hezbollah and Nasrallah: Sectarianism and Reality

Lebanon, Hezbollah and Nasrallah: Sectarianism and Reality Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The conflict in Syria remains unresolved because the United States wants to bleed everyone to death. At… Continue reading

Tokyo Lifestyle and Fashion in Kichijoji

Tokyo Lifestyle and Fashion in Kichijoji Sarah Deschamps and Kanako Itamae  Modern Tokyo Times Tokyo lifestyle provides a wealth of different options that appeal to different individuals. The district of Kichijoji is one… Continue reading

Europe’s Young ISIS Recruits: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

Europe’s Young ISIS Recruits: Should They Stay or Should They Go? by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism For weeks, Farid Bouamran, a Dutch-Moroccan immigrant who has lived… Continue reading

Terrorism and the Deaths of Japanese Nationals: Algeria Crisis to Listening to Russia

Terrorism and the Deaths of Japanese Nationals: Algeria Crisis to Listening to Russia Jibril Khoury, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The hostage crisis in Algeria in 2013 led… Continue reading

Contemporary Japanese Artist and the Allure and Mirage of Utrillo

Contemporary Japanese Artist and the Allure 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… Continue reading

Nepal’s Divisive New Constitution: An Existential Crisis

Nepal’s Divisive New Constitution: An Existential Crisis Asia Report International Crisis Group EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS On 20 September 2015, Nepal’s new constitution passed amid deadly protests by Madhesi and Tharu groups across… Continue reading

Russia must warn Turkey over Armenia and Azerbaijan tensions: Nagorno-Karabakh Crisis

Russia must warn Turkey over Armenia and Azerbaijan tensions: Nagorno-Karabakh Crisis Ramazan Khalidov, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation must warn Turkey about embroiling itself in the… Continue reading

Japanese Artist and Homage to the Dutch Artist Aert Van Der Neer

Japanese Artist and Homage to the Dutch Artist Aert Van Der Neer Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Aert van der Neer (1603-1677 ) belongs to the Dutch Golden Age of… Continue reading

Japan and Foreign Workers to Reach 1 Million: Europe, Capitalism, Islamists and Cultural Stability

Japan and Foreign Workers to Reach 1 Million: Europe, Capitalism, Islamists and Cultural Stability Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan and capitalist corporations that… Continue reading

Neglected Refugees of South Sudan and Bonds Linking the UK: Animists, Christians, and Economic Migrants

Neglected Refugees of South Sudan and Bonds Linking the UK: Animists, Christians, and Economic Migrants Lielit Kebede, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In South Sudan, the mainly Animist and… Continue reading