Is Sleeping Beauty Kaliningrad Oblast About to Wake Up?

Is Sleeping Beauty Kaliningrad Oblast About to Wake Up? Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Jörgen Elfving The Jamestown Foundation In early October, the Estonian media reported that Russia was transporting, by ship, Iskander short-range ballistic missiles from Ust Luga (Leningrad Oblast) to the Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad (ERR, October 7). This news sparked a wave…

Japanese Zen Buddhist Poet of Rinzai School: Sesson Yūbai (1290-1346) and China

Japanese Zen Buddhist Poet of Rinzai School: Sesson Yūbai (1290-1346) and China Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sesson Yūbai (1290-1346) became a notable literati Zen Buddhist monk of the Rinzai School during his lifetime. In this period of Japanese history the flows of Kamakura, Kyoto, and Nara, maintained a rich cultural theme. Therefore, Sesson…

Japanese Journalist Kosuke Tsuneoka, Suspected of Assisting ISIS, needs to be Charged in Iraq

Japanese Journalist Kosuke Tsuneoka, Suspected of Assisting ISIS, needs to be Charged in Iraq Noriko Watanabe, Murad Makhmudov, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kosuke Tsuneoka, a so-called freelance journalist, was captured by Kurdish forces in the struggle against ISIS (Islamic State – IS) in the environs of Mosul. If reports are accurate, then…

Austria Focuses on Visegrad Logic to Protect European Borders: EU and Turkey

Austria Focuses on Visegrad Logic to Protect European Borders: EU and Turkey Salma Zribi, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Austria is preparing to protect Europe in line with the Visegrad Group (V4 – Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia) that seeks earnestly to protect European civilization and values. It is abundantly…

Turkey Mocks Iraq and Sends Troops to the Border: Weakness of NATO and Obama

Turkey Mocks Iraq and Sends Troops to the Border: Weakness of NATO and Obama Nuray Lydia Oglu, Michiyo Tanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey is once more involved in brinkmanship and increasing regional tensions. Internationally, the attention is on the utter barbarity of ISIS (Islamic State –…