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 cyber attack happened in September aimed at the Japanese Ministry of Defense. Apparently, the leakage of sensitive information may have been breached…

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 this nation towards the United Nations (UN). Similar protests in the past have equally been aimed at France and the African Union.…

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 for the Pakistani authorities over the years. The situation even became an agenda item in the country’s National Action Plan on counter-terrorism,…

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 laid the foundation stone for the centralization of Japan based on his tenacity, creativity, openness to new thought patterns – and understanding…

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 (TPP) immediately after taking office. Not surprisingly, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan was quick to stress that the TPP is “meaningless”…

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 enabled new ideas, fusions, and to highlight the subtle and unique differences of indigenous culture. Tensho Shubun, a Zen Buddhist priest who…

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 culture of Japan and this notably applies to the legacy of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism, that all altered the landscape of Japan…

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 Asian republic of Tajikistan. Moreover, it is pushing for closer joint military and security cooperation with Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan. These moves…

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 just political elites, and it matters not if allegedly conservative or socialist because “they all bat on the same immigration side.” The…

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 leader to meet President-elect Donald Trump since he beat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election. Despite the substance of the talks remaining…

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 may be extremely dangerous while others may be much less harmless.  Thereby they are represented in many different art forms that are…

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 the newly President-elect Donald Trump of America held a warmly received conversation by telephone. It is known that both leaders seek to…

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 because both respective candidates seek better relations with Moscow. Of course, voters in Bulgaria and Moldova have responded to internal events –…

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 the faith of Shintoism remains within the soul, irrespective if cultural, religious, or secular. Indeed, the splendor of ultra-modern cities including Tokyo…

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, reports the UK Sun. At least 80 suspected ISIS sympathizers were uncovered recently, forcing senior levels of Germany’s military counterespionage service to…

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 under President Obama and America’s negative approach to the Russian Federation needs to be challenged by the newly elected-President of America, Donald…

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 women (bijin-ga). Despite this, the life of Utamaro is shrouded in mystery because many areas remain foggy. Therefore, it is the art…

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 by enhancing an already strong relationship between both nations. Uncertainty abounds about the trade policies of the newly President-elect of America because…

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 because international predictions had pointed to a victory for Hillary Clinton. Yet, just like the election in the United Kingdom that seemed…