Monthly Archive: June, 2016

Zen Buddhist Priest and Japanese Art: Tensho Shubun and Influence of China

Zen Buddhist Priest and Japanese Art: Tensho Shubun and Influence of China Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Artists in old Japan highlight the power and influence of China. At the same time,… Continue reading

Islamist Terrorist Attack hits Turkey: Many Killed after Ataturk International Airport Attack

Islamist Terrorist Attack hits Turkey: Many Killed after Ataturk International Airport Attack Nuray Lydia Oglu, Sawako Uchida, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sunni Islamist terrorists have killed at least 36 people… Continue reading

U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebel Commander Boasts of Fighting With Al-Qaeda Affiliate

U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebel Commander Boasts of Fighting With AQ Affiliate by Ariel Behar and Ravi Kumar   Investigative Project on Terrorism   A commander of a U.S.-backed Syrian opposition group says his fighters… Continue reading

Japan in Shock about the United Kingdom Leaving the European Union: Urgent Meeting Held

Japan in Shock about the United Kingdom Leaving the European Union: Urgent Meeting Held Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held… Continue reading

Japan Art and the Spirit Of Shinto: Ukiyo-e in the Light of Nature and Shintoism

Japan Art and the Spirit Of Shinto: Ukiyo-e in the Light of Nature and Shintoism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Recently, the modern Japanese artist, Sawako Utsumi, produced two stunning pieces of… Continue reading

Political Stalemate Heightens Appeal of Religious Extremism for Western Sahara Youth

Political Stalemate Heightens Appeal of Religious Extremism for Western Sahara Youth Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Andrew McGregor The Jamestown Foundation The death from illness on May 31 of the Polisario Front’s long-time leader… Continue reading

UK Votes to Leave the European Union: Scottish Independence and Possible United Ireland

UK Votes to Leave the European Union: Scottish Independence and Possible United Ireland Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It would appear that the white working class and middle England… Continue reading

Contradictory US Entanglements in the Middle East: Anti-Shia Forces, Iran, and Saudi Arabia

Contradictory US Entanglements in the Middle East: Anti-Shia Forces, Iran, and Saudi Arabia Ramazan Khalidov, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Foreign policy in America under President Obama is certainly… Continue reading

Japanese Art, Culture and Religion: Fusions of Distant Times and Modern Society

Japanese Art, Culture and Religion: Fusions of Distant Times and Modern Society Tomoko Hara and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Shintoism runs deep throughout Japanese religion even when outwardly Buddhism may appear… Continue reading

Terrorist Attacks in West Kazakhstan Call for Urgent Reforms

Terrorist Attacks in West Kazakhstan Call for Urgent Reforms Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: George Voloshin The Jamestown Foundation Kazakhstan has traditionally been considered the most stable and prosperous country of Central Asia… Continue reading

Anti Shia Persecution and Direct Intimidation in Bahrain: Sunni-West Alienation

Anti Shia Persecution and Direct Intimidation in Bahrain: Sunni and Western Alienation Jibril Khoury, Kanako Itamae, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It appears that the Sunni-led leadership of the Kingdom of… Continue reading

Flourishing of Art and Culture under Japanese Warlord Oda Nobunaga in the 16th Century

Flourishing of Art and Culture under Japanese Warlord Oda Nobunaga in the 16th Century Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The warlord Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582) was extremely multi-dimensional despite his harsh reputation. This… Continue reading

Foreign Minister of Germany Rebukes NATO over its anti-Russian Federation Stance

Foreign Minister of Germany Rebukes NATO over its anti-Russian Federation Stance Galina Zobova, Takeshi Hasegawa, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The demise of the Soviet Union seems like a different world… Continue reading

Arrests Show Jihadists Infiltrating Syrian Refugees

Arrests Show Jihadists Infiltrating Syrian Refugees by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism When Europe agreed to open its borders to Syrian refugees in response to one of… Continue reading

United Nations Finally Says that ISIS is Committing Genocide against the Embattled Yazidis

United Nations Finally Says that ISIS is Committing Genocide against the Embattled Yazidis Murad Makhmudov, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Investigators from the United Nations (UN) human rights committee… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Shadows of Sorrow: No Artistic Redemption for Yumeji Takehisa

Japanese Art and Shadows of Sorrow: No Artistic Redemption for Yumeji Takehisa Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In many nations powerful elites often control and abuse the political system based on special… Continue reading

Moscow Anticipates Anti-Russian NATO Summit

Moscow Anticipates Anti-Russian NATO Summit Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Roger McDermott The Jamestown Foundation Ahead of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) July 8–9 summit in Warsaw, commentators widely expect the Alliance… Continue reading

Japanese Art: Spirit Of Shinto and Ukiyo-e in the Light Of Nature

Japanese Art: Spirit Of Shinto and Ukiyo-e in the Light Of Nature Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In the stunning art piece by Sawako Utsumi titled Spirit of Shinto and Ukiyo-e in… Continue reading

Legacy of Deng Xiaoping needs the Next Stage: Business and Social Reforms

Legacy of Deng Xiaoping needs the Next Stage: Business and Social Reforms Shuchun Zhang, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of China is faced with a balancing act… Continue reading

Siege of Mecca, Gulf Petrodollars, US and UK Intrigues, Sunni Islamist Takfiris and Destabilization

Siege of Mecca, Gulf Petrodollars, the US and UK Intrigues, Sunni Islamist Takfiris and Destabilization Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In the 1980s, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan,… Continue reading

UN says Eritrea is Committing Mass Crimes Against Humanity: Eritrea Refutes the Inquiry

UN says Eritrea is Committing Mass Crimes Against Humanity: Eritrea Refutes the Inquiry Lielit Kebede, Michiyo Tanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The United Nations (UN) is adamant that the government… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Power of Mount Fuji

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

Pakistan’s Jihadist Heartland: Southern Punjab

Pakistan’s Jihadist Heartland: Southern Punjab International Crisis Group EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS Southern Punjab must be central to any sustainable effort to counter jihadist violence within and beyond Pakistan’s borders, given the presence… Continue reading

Concerns of Russian Federation: America, China, Japan, Naval Issues and the South China Sea

Concerns of Russian Federation: America, China, Japan, Naval Issues and the South China Sea Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It appears that the Japanese government is seriously thinking about… Continue reading

Shintoism and Japanese Folklore: Art, Ghost Stories and the Richness of Culture

Shintoism and Japanese Folklore: Art, Ghost Stories and the Richness of Culture Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Shintoism runs throughout the fabric of religion in Japan despite the powerful role of Buddhism… Continue reading

China Dictates Terms for Sino-Japanese Relations During First Japanese Foreign Minister Visit in Four Years

China Dictates Terms for Sino-Japanese Relations During First Japanese Foreign Minister Visit in Four Years Publication: China Brief Volume By: Michael S. Chase, Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga The Jamestown Foundation Japanese Foreign Minister Kishida Fumio’s… Continue reading

Angola and Keeping Extreme Wealth within the Family

Angola and Keeping Extreme Wealth within the Family Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The political elites in Angola, like other nations including Nigeria, is yet another bane to the… Continue reading

Japanese Animation: Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai

Japanese Animation: Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese animation is rich and varied, therefore, Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o… Continue reading

Leader of U.S. Supported Syrian Rebel Group Backs Al-Qaida

Leader of U.S. Supported Syrian Rebel Group Backs Al-Qaida by John Rossomando and Ravi Kumar Investigative Project on Terrorism Al-Qaida and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) are allies fighting alongside each other for… Continue reading

Japanese Art, Eisen and the Mirage of Life: View of Shogetsu Pond to Subculture

Japanese Art, Eisen and the Mirage of Life: View of Shogetsu Pond to Subculture Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If one views the stunning image of the View of Shogetsu Pond by… Continue reading