Monthly Archive: November, 2016

Prime Minister of Canada approves Pipeline to Pacific Coast: Oil and Geopolitics

Prime Minister of Canada approves Pipeline to Pacific Coast: Oil and Geopolitics Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The government of Canada faces the envious task of further developing… Continue reading

Diverse Art by the Japanese Artist Shiba Kōkan (1747-1818): Dutch Art and European Studies

Diverse Art by the Japanese Artist Shiba Kōkan (1747-1818): Dutch Art and European Studies Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The Japanese artist Shiba Kōkan is a fascinating artist and individual of… Continue reading

Serious Cyber Attack Allegedly hits the Japanese Ministry of Defense: Government now Denies

Serious Cyber Attack Allegedly hits the Japanese Ministry of Defense: Government now Denies Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese government ministries according to Kyodo News confirmed that a serious… Continue reading

Mass Protests Throughout Burundi against United Nations

Mass Protests Throughout Burundi against United Nations Paul Joseph Nzeribe, Hiroshi Saito, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times    Mass demonstrations took place throughout Burundi aimed at showing the mass discontent in… Continue reading

Karachi’s Security Crackdown a Boost for Pakistan’s Islamists

Karachi’s Security Crackdown a Boost for Pakistan’s Islamists Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 14 Issue: 22 By: Farhan Zahid The Jamestown Foundation Political violence and gang wars in Karachi have remained a critical issue… Continue reading

Derbyshire Landscapes by Japanese Artist: Bamford, Edale, Grindleford, and New Mills

Derbyshire Landscapes by Japanese Artist: Bamford, Edale, Grindleford, and New Mills Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Derbyshire in England is blessed with countless adorable villages and towns throughout the High Peak region.… Continue reading

Anti-Buddhist Media and Myanmar: Complex Regional and Historical Dynamics

Anti-Buddhist Media and Myanmar: Complex Regional and Historical Dynamics Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The mass media in both the West and Islamic world needs to find space in… Continue reading

Art, Christianity, Culture, and Liberalization under Famous Japanese Warlord 

Art, Christianity, Culture, and Liberalization under Famous Japanese Warlord Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The warlord Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582) was extremely multi-dimensional despite his harsh reputation. This single figure in Japanese history… Continue reading

Paris Jihadist Manages to Grow More Radical in Prison

Paris Jihadist Manages to Grow More Radical in Prison by Abigail R. Esman Investigative Project on Terrorism One year after jihadist commandos massacred 130 people in coordinated attacks across Paris, France remains under… Continue reading

Japan says TPP is “Meaningless” without America after Trump Announcement

Japan says TPP is “Meaningless” without America after Trump Announcement Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The President-elect of America, Donald Trump, announced that he would quit the Trans-Pacific Partnership… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Tensho Shubun: Zen Buddhist Priest and High Culture of China

Art of Japan and Tensho Shubun: Zen Buddhist Priest and High Culture of China Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Middle Kingdom of China impacted greatly on Japanese high culture and this… Continue reading

Turkey Seeks to Sanction the Rape of Children based on Marriage: AKP and Sunni Islamization

Turkey Seeks to Sanction the Rape of Children based on Marriage: AKP and Sunni Islamization Nuray Lydia Oglu and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Turkey once more seeks to turn the clock… Continue reading

Japan needs to Re-Align with China: Legacy of Buddhism, Confucianism, History, and Taoism

Japan needs to Re-Align with China: Legacy of Buddhism, Confucianism, History, and Taoism Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The ancient Middle Kingdom of China impacted greatly on the… Continue reading

Beijing Encroaching on Moscow’s Military Dominance in Tajikistan

Beijing Encroaching on Moscow’s Military Dominance in Tajikistan Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Umed Partov The Jamestown Foundation China has unexpectedly begun taking steps to become more militarily active in the small Central… Continue reading

Japanese Poems by Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902): The Shadow of Tuberculosis

Japanese Poems by Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902): The Shadow of Tuberculosis Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The famous Japanese poet Masaoka Shiki was born in 1867 just one year before the Meiji Restoration… Continue reading

PM Abe and the Immigration Card: European Wasteland and Internal Poverty Awaits

PM Abe and the Immigration Card: European Wasteland and Internal Poverty Awaits Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is highlighting the reality that political elites, are… Continue reading

PM Shinzo Abe of Japan says “Great Confidence” after meeting President-elect Donald Trump

PM Shinzo Abe of Japan says “Great Confidence” after meeting President-elect Donald Trump Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan became the first foreign political… Continue reading

The Islamic State Threat in Somalia’s Puntland State

The Islamic State Threat in Somalia’s Puntland State International Crisis Group On 26 October, about more than 50 heavily-armed Somali Islamic State (IS) fighters seized Qandala, a sparsely populated town in Somalia’s Puntland… Continue reading

Japanese Art by Sawako Utsumi: Sakai Hoitsu and Yokoyama Taikan

Japanese Art by 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 and Japanese… Continue reading

Japanese Folklore and Art: A Rather Mild Looking Ghost

Japanese Folklore and Art: A Rather Mild Looking Ghost Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese folklore is full of fascinating spirits that have a wide variety of power. Some spirits and ghosts… Continue reading

America and the Russian Federation seek to Reset Positive Relations under Donald Trump

America and the Russian Federation seek to Reset Positive Relations under Donald Trump Galina Zobova, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation and… Continue reading

An Unwinnable War: The Houthis, Saudi Arabia and the Future of Yemen

An Unwinnable War: The Houthis, Saudi Arabia and the Future of Yemen Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Michael Horton The Jamestown Foundation Saudi Arabia and its allies are engaged in an unwinnable war in… Continue reading

Elections in Bulgaria and Moldova witness Favorable Leaders Elected towards Russia

Elections in Bulgaria and Moldova witness Favorable Leaders Elected towards Russia Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Presidential elections in Bulgaria and Moldova witnesses favorable results for the Russian Federation… Continue reading

Art, Culture, and Shintoism in Japan: Faith in the Shadow of Modernity

Art, Culture, and Shintoism in Japan: Faith in the Shadow of Modernity Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Buddhist temples from various sects appear to dominate the religious discourse in Japan but inwardly… Continue reading

Sunni Islamist Attack Kills over 50 at Sufi Shrine in Pakistan

Sunni Islamist Attack Kills over 50 at Sufi Shrine in Pakistan Murad Makhmudov, Michiyo Tanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sunni Takfiri Islamists have killed many worshippers inside a Sufi Shrine… Continue reading

Germany’s Military Probes Growing Threat from ISIS Infiltration

Germany’s Military Probes Growing Threat from ISIS Infiltration by IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism A growing number of radical Islamists are infiltrating Germany’s military, the Bundeswehr, raising concerns of an insider attack,… Continue reading

Egypt to get Approved $12 Billion Dollar Loan from IMF: America and Russia should Shore Up

Egypt to get Approved $12 Billion Dollar Loan from IMF: America and Russia should Shore Up Boutros Hussein, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Muslim Brotherhood intrigues against Egypt… Continue reading

Bijin-ga and Art of Japan: Utamaro and Mystery

Bijin-ga and Art of Japan: Utamaro and Mystery Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Utamaro Kitagawa is internationally famous because of his stunning art and this notably applies to the art of beautiful… Continue reading

Japan and the United States: Shinzo Abe Scheduled to meet President-elect Donald Trump

Japan and the United States: Shinzo Abe Scheduled to meet President-elect Donald Trump Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan is hoping to strengthen ties with America… Continue reading

Shinzo Abe of Japan Congratulates Donald Trump: Japan and Russian Federation Relations

Shinzo Abe of Japan Congratulates Donald Trump: Japan and Russian Federation Relations Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The victory of Donald Trump in America took many people by surprise… Continue reading

Donald Trump Elected President of America: Ethnic Politics and the Demise of the Dynasty

Donald Trump Elected President of America: Ethnic Politics and the Demise of the Dynasty Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Donald Trump, the Republican Party, is to become the next… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Poetry: Yosa Buson and Impact of China

Japanese Art and Poetry: Yosa Buson and Impact of China Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yosa Buson (1716-1784) belongs to the world of Japanese poetry because his haiku is highly acclaimed, saying… Continue reading