Monthly Archive: May, 2016

Buddhist Light from Times of Despair: Death and Folklore in Japan

Buddhist Light from Times of Despair: Death and Folklore in Japan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese folklore focuses on an array of subjects, from the beauty of light to areas of… Continue reading

Christian Lady Paraded Naked by Muslim Mob in Egypt: President el-Sisi Vows Justice

Christian Lady Paraded Naked by Muslim Mob in Egypt: President el-Sisi Vows Justice Boutros Hussein, Michiyo Tanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The President of Egypt, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, promises… Continue reading

Oman as a Counter-Terrorism Model for the GCC States

Oman as a Counter-Terrorism Model for the GCC States Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Alexandria Caputo The Jamestown Foundation Omani youth, according to one recent poll, see the ideology of Islamic State (IS) as… Continue reading

Kobayashi Kiyochika and Japanese Art: Meiji Entanglements

Kobayashi Kiyochika and Japanese Art: Meiji Entanglements Tomoko Hara and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915) fought on the wrong side of history if you happen to be a pro-Meiji… Continue reading

Business Sentiment Remains Negative in Japan: Wise Words of Shirakawa

Business Sentiment Remains Negative in Japan: Wise Words of Shirakawa Kanako Itamae, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Corporate Japan remains unconvinced by the current policies of the government of… Continue reading

South Sudan’s South: Conflict in the Equatorias

South Sudan’s South: Conflict in the Equatorias International Crisis Group EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS The formation of a transitional government following Riek Machar’s return to Juba in April marked the most significant milestone… Continue reading

Kintaro in Japanese Folklore and Art

Kintaro in Japanese Folklore and Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kintaro remains extremely popular in modern Japan because of the power of animation and other aspects of modern culture that maintains… Continue reading

Yuzo Saeki and Art of Japan: France, Poor Health, and Isolation in Paris

Yuzo Saeki and Art of Japan: France, Poor Health, and Isolation in Paris Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yuzo Saeki was born in 1898 and died in 1928 at the tender age… Continue reading

Sunni Islamists Slaughter Many in Syria after Targeting Alawites: Russian Federation and ISIS

Sunni Islamists Slaughter Many in Syria after Targeting Alawites: Russian Federation and ISIS Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sunni Islamists in Syria target predominantly Alawite areas in Tartous and… Continue reading

Recent Attacks Illuminate the Islamic State’s Europe Attack Network

Recent Attacks Illuminate the Islamic State’s Europe Attack Network By: Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Nathaniel Barr The Jamestown Foundation The recent major terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels represent a watershed moment not just for… Continue reading

Japanese Tourism: Nara is the Cradle of High Culture in the Land of the Rising Sun

Japanese Tourism: Nara is the Cradle of High Culture in the Land of the Rising Sun Tomoko Hara and Sarah Deschamps Modern Tokyo Times Nara is the birthplace where Japanese high culture began… Continue reading

Rinpa and Art of Japan: Nichiren Buddhism, Kyoto, and Modern Art

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

FSA-linked Commander Threatens Kurdish Civilians in Syria

FSA-linked Commander Threatens Kurdish Civilians by John Rossomando Investigative Project on Terrorism A radio transmission between the commander of an Islamist brigade with ties to the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) and a… Continue reading

Air Flight from Paris to Cairo Crashes into the Mediterranean Sea

Air Flight from Paris to Cairo Crashes into the Mediterranean Sea Boutros Hussein and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times Civil aviation authorities in Egypt have announced that an EgyptAir Airbus A320 is missing… Continue reading

Shia Muslims Killed by ISIS Sectarian Terrorists in Iraq: Shia Cleric Sayyid Muqtada al-Sadr

Shia Muslims Killed by ISIS Sectarian Terrorists in Iraq: Shia Cleric Sayyid Muqtada al-Sadr Ramazan Khalidov, Takeshi Hasegawa, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In the last two weeks, hundreds of mainly… Continue reading

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

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

Implementing Peace and Security Architecture (III): West Africa

Implementing Peace and Security Architecture (III): West Africa International Crisis Group This report is also available in: français EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), now in its… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Gyoshu Hayami: High Culture, Modernity, and Individuality

Japanese Art and Gyoshu Hayami: High Culture, Modernity, and Individuality Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Gyoshu Hayami (1894-1935) sadly passed away at a relatively young age. However, despite this, the power of… Continue reading

Alawites Massacred in al-Zara by Sunni Takfiris: Alawites to the grave, Christians to Beirut

Alawites Massacred in al-Zara by Sunni Takfiris: Alawites to the grave, Christians to Beirut Murad Makhmudov, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sunni Islamist Takfiris from Ahrar al-Sham and al-Nusra… Continue reading

INF Treaty Increasingly in Danger, as Russia Balks at New Missile Defense Base in Romania

INF Treaty Increasingly in Danger, as Russia Balks at New Missile Defense Base in Romania Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Pavel Felgenhauer The Jamestown Foundation The United States missile defense (MD) base near… Continue reading

President Obama in non-Political visit to Hiroshima: Abe and Obama in Dignified Approach

President Obama in non-Political visit to Hiroshima: Abe and Obama in Dignified Approach Kanako Itamae, Michiyo Tanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Barack Obama of the United States of America… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Keisai Eisen: Tenaciousness in Adversity

Art of Japan and Keisai Eisen: Tenaciousness in Adversity Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) matured quickly based on many deaths within his family. This reality meant that… Continue reading

Tunisia: Transitional Justice and the Fight Against Corruption

Tunisia: Transitional Justice and the Fight Against Corruption International Crisis Group The full report is available in: Français The executive summary is also available in: العربية EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Political tensions between supporters and opponents… Continue reading

Christian Refugees in Germany Suffer Discrimination in Camps by Muslims: Mirror of Pakistan

Christian Refugees in Germany Suffer Discrimination in Camps by Muslims: Mirror of Pakistan Jibril Khoury, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Open Doors Germany, and others, continuously report attacks… Continue reading

Waka Poetry in Old Japan: Ono no Komachi and Myths

Waka Poetry in Old Japan: Ono no Komachi and Myths Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The waka poet, Ono no Komachi, is a noted poet in Japan. This reality is abundantly clear… Continue reading

Yoshu Chikanobu (1838-1912) and Japanese Art: New Japan Emerges

Yoshu Chikanobu (1838-1912) and Japanese Art: New Japan Emerges Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yoshu Chikanobu (Toyohara Chikanobu) lived between 1838 and 1912, therefore, much of his art highlights the changing nature… Continue reading

Egypt and America: Emails Show Clinton Was Told About Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Qaeda Links

Emails Show Clinton Was Told About MB-AQ Links by John Rossomando IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails suggest that she may have known about connections between… Continue reading

Prime Minister Abe of Japan to meet President Putin of Russia: Territorial Window?

Prime Minister Abe of Japan to meet President Putin of Russia: Territorial Window? Galina Zobova, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan will shortly meet… Continue reading

Art of Japan, Historical Revolution and Sadahide: Bijin-ga to Yokohama-e

Art of Japan, Historical Revolution and Sadahide: Bijin-ga to Yokohama-e Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Utagawa Sadahide (Gountei Sadahide) lived to see the first years of Japanese modernization that began… Continue reading

Erdogan Expands His Assault on Journalists Beyond Turkish Borders

Erdogan Expands His Assault on Journalists Beyond Turkish Borders IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Ebru Umar was angry. A Dutch journalist of Turkish heritage, she has been known to take that anger… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Influence on Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: Impressionism and Ukiyo-e

Art of Japan and Influence on Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: Impressionism and Ukiyo-e Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) adored Japanese ukiyo-e and many famous international artists also fell in… Continue reading

Persecution of the Shia and Holy Pilgrimage: Institutional Hatred and Takfiri Islamists

Persecution of the Shia and Holy Pilgrimage: Institutional Hatred and Takfiri Islamists Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is difficult to imagine that Shia Muslims are being constantly targeted… Continue reading