Monthly Archive: October, 2016

Swedish Holocaust Hero Formally Pronounced Dead: Diplomat Raoul Wallenberg

Swedish Holocaust Hero Formally Pronounced Dead: Diplomat Raoul Wallenberg Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The diplomat Raoul Wallenberg who died many decades ago is finally pronounced dead. This brave… Continue reading

Nigeria and Rape in Camps: Takfiri Barbarity to Alleged Rape by Nigerian Officials

Nigeria and Rape in Camps: Takfiri Barbarity to Alleged Rape by Nigerian Officials Paul Joseph Nzeribe, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ethnic divisions, religious tensions, enormous corruption, energy theft,… Continue reading

Karoshi and Dying from Overwork in Japan: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Karoshi and Dying from Overwork in Japan: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Olivier LeCourt, Sawako Uchida, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The blight of Karoshi (death from overwork) and other related issues… Continue reading

Japanese Artist Keisai Eisen: Poverty and Independence

Japanese Artist Keisai Eisen: Poverty and Independence Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) learned to be independent at an early age because he chose a path that was fraught with… Continue reading

African Powers Must Support Democracy in DR Congo

African Powers Must Support Democracy in DR Congo Richard Moncrieff Project Director, Central Africa International Crisis Group African leaders meeting in Luanda this week got part of the way to solving the Democratic… Continue reading

Shia Forces in Iraq to Prevent any Gulf, US, and Turkey Intrigues in Mosul

Shia Forces in Iraq to Prevent any Gulf, US, and Turkey Intrigues in Mosul Murad Makhmudov, Kanako Itamae, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Shia militias are gathering in strength in the… Continue reading

Madagascar Drought Crisis in Southern Region: 1.5 Million face Hunger

Madagascar Drought Crisis in Southern Region: 1.5 Million face Hunger Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The United Nations (UN) is warning the international community about the dire situation in… Continue reading

Breathing Art and Endless Passion by Paul Gauguin and L.S. Lowry

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

Taiwan-Japan Ties Deepen Amid Chinese Assertiveness

Taiwan-Japan Ties Deepen Amid Chinese Assertiveness Publication: China Brief Volume: 16 Issue: 16 By: Lauren Dickey The Jamestown Foundation If there is one issue leaders in Taipei and Tokyo can find common ground… Continue reading

Totoya Hokkei and Adorable Japanese Art based on the Richness of the Spirit

Totoya Hokkei and Adorable Japanese Art based on the Richness of the Spirit Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese ukiyo-e artist Totoya Hokkei studied under the internationally famous Hokusai Katsushika. He… Continue reading

Philippines and Japan: Duterte seeks a Reduced US Role in Asia with Russia on the Horizon

Philippines and Japan: Duterte seeks a Reduced US Role in Asia with Russia on the Horizon Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, embraced… Continue reading

Japanese Green Tea Ceremony and High Culture: Culture, History, and Formal Settings

Japanese Green Tea Ceremony and High Culture: Culture, History, and Formal Settings James Jomo, Kanako Itamae, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese green tea ceremony was first documented in the… Continue reading

Military Normalization in Japan to Enable Enhanced Regional Relations

Military Normalization in Japan to Enable Enhanced Regional Relations Takeshi Hasegawa, Murad Makhmudov, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is paving the way… Continue reading

Lithuania Votes for Fresh Hope: Emigration is at Crisis Point

Lithuania Votes for Fresh Hope: Emigration is at Crisis Point Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Peasants and Green Union (LPGU) astonished political pundits after becoming the biggest party… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Traditional Dress of Females

Japanese Art and Traditional Dress of Females Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times Ukiyo-e art in Japan focused on many themes during its “golden period” in the Edo period and this was replicated during… Continue reading

Turkey and Russia Work on Normalizing Relations, Sign Agreement on Scaled-Back Turkish Stream Pipeline

Turkey and Russia Work on Normalizing Relations, Sign Agreement on Scaled-Back Turkish Stream Pipeline Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Orhan Gafarli The Jamestown Foundation Earlier this month, Turkey hosted the 23rd World Energy… Continue reading

Folklore and Art of Japan: Taira Clan, Samurai Tadamori, and Power Concentration

Folklore and Art of Japan: Taira Clan, Samurai Tadamori, and Power Concentration Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The folklore of Japan is extremely rich and not surprisingly art, culture, fables, history, and… Continue reading

Turkey Kills Kurds in Syria, while Kurds Attack ISIS in Iraq: Ineptitude of Obama and NATO

Turkey Kills Kurds in Syria, while Kurds Attack ISIS in Iraq: Ineptitude of Obama and NATO Murad Makhmudov, Sawako Uchida, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The ineptitude of President Obama knows… Continue reading

Japan Artist and English Landscapes: Laburnum Tree, Brailsford Church, and Shinto Themes

Japan Artist and English Landscapes: Laburnum Tree, Brailsford Church, and Shinto Themes Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The recent oil painting by Sawako Utsumi, a Japanese contemporary artist, of a laburnum tree… Continue reading

Europe’s Terror Challenges: The Returnee Threat

Europe’s Terror Challenges: The Returnee Threat by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Another week, another barrage of headlines illustrating the depth of Europe’s terror threat. The following… Continue reading

Turkey, Terrorism, and NATO Graveyard in Syria: US Lost in Confusion

Turkey, Terrorism, and NATO Graveyard in Syria: US Lost in Confusion Nuray Lydia Oglu, Hiroshi Saito, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The secular government of Syria continues to hold out against… Continue reading

Iceland says the Return of the United Kingdom to EFTA would be welcomed after Brexit

Iceland says the Return of the United Kingdom to EFTA would be welcomed after Brexit Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Foreign Minister of Iceland, Lilja Alfredsdottir, said that… Continue reading

Folklore and Art by Kyosai: Tengu and Changing Nature within Buddhism and Shintoism

Folklore and Art by Kyosai: Tengu and Changing Nature within Buddhism and Shintoism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Kawanabe Kyosai is fascinating because of his individualistic spirit and this… Continue reading

Pakistan’s Jamaat-ul-Ahrar: A Violent Domestic Threat

Pakistan’s Jamaat-ul-Ahrar: A Violent Domestic Threat Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 14 Issue: 18 By: Animesh Roul The Jamestown Foundation Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), once a disgruntled breakaway faction of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has been behind… Continue reading

Aert Van Der Neer and Japan Artist: Dutch Art, Christianity, and Changed Realities

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

Russian Federation and Tajikistan: Afghanistan Sums Up Obama’s Legacy

Russian Federation and Tajikistan: Afghanistan Sums Up Obama’s Legacy Ramazan Khalidov, Sawako Uchida, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   President Obama of America talks like an effective leader but the reality… Continue reading

Business Upturn Alludes Prime Minister Abe of Japan: Shirakawa Vindicated

Business Upturn Alludes Prime Minister Abe of Japan: Shirakawa Vindicated 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

Art of Japan and Influence of France: Oka Shikanosuke and his Admiration of Henri Rousseau

Art of Japan and Influence of France: Oka Shikanosuke and his Admiration of Henri Rousseau Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The dynamics of art in Japan from the Meiji Restoration of 1868… Continue reading

Buddhism and Japanese Calligrapher Sugawara Mitsushige: Bodhisattva Kannon

Buddhism and Japanese Calligrapher Sugawara Mitsushige: Bodhisattva Kannon Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sugawara Mitsushige is a Japanese calligrapher of the thirteenth century who naturally focused on Buddhism in this period of… Continue reading

Russia Deepens Middle East Military Footprint With Joint Exercises in Egypt

Russia Deepens Middle East Military Footprint With Joint Exercises in Egypt Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: John C. K. Daly The Jamestown Foundation Over the past two years, the most significant political development… Continue reading

Japanese Animation and Timeless Classic: Princess Mononoke

Japanese Animation and Timeless Classic: Princess Mononoke Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese anime film Princess Mononoke is a timeless classic. Indeed, aspects of the Muromachi period (approximately… Continue reading

Softbank of Japan in Mega Fund with Saudi Arabia where Women Persecuted and Buddhism is Illegal

Softbank of Japan in Mega Fund with Saudi Arabia where Women Persecuted and Buddhism is Illegal Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The enormous internal debt of Softbank never ceases… Continue reading