Monthly Archive: December, 2016

Democratic Taiwan needs International Support: China and Taiwan need a Fresh Approach

Democratic Taiwan needs International Support: China and Taiwan need a Fresh Approach Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Democratic Taiwan should be a role model to be lauded; therefore, it… Continue reading

Russian Federation should ignore President Obama’s Russophobia: Putin and Trump to Reset

Russian Federation should ignore President Obama’s Russophobia: Putin and Trump to Reset Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Barack Obama of America is leaving office in the style of… Continue reading

Austria says Countries should face Consequences to take their own Citizens back: Visegrad and Berlin

Austria says Countries should face Consequences to take their own Citizens back: Visegrad and Berlin Boutros Hussein, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Austria is increasingly in-line… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Tosa School: Buddhism, Power Dynamics, and Tosa Mitsunobu

Art of Japan and Tosa School: Buddhism, Power Dynamics, and Tosa Mitsunobu Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times One of the most famous schools of art in Japan applies to the Tosa school… Continue reading

Germany and European Terrorist Failures: Information Not Used is Useless

Information Not Used is Useless by Patrick Dunleavy IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Last week’s terrorist attack in Berlin by radical Islamist Anis Amri is flooding media outlets with continued questions about… Continue reading

Japan and Rising Numbers of Child Abuse Cases: Increasing Awareness to Social Ills

Japan and Rising Numbers of Child Abuse Cases: Increasing Awareness to Social Ills Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Child abuse is sadly an international reality that exists in all… Continue reading

Angola and Cronyism: Keeping Enormous Wealth within the Family

Angola and Cronyism: Keeping Enormous 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… Continue reading

Art of Japan and the Real Eternity’s Gate of Yuzo Saeki in the Mirror of Van Gogh

Art of Japan and the Real Eternity’s Gate of Yuzo Saeki in the Mirror of Van Gogh Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Shortly before Van Gogh died he painted “At Eternity’s Gate”… Continue reading

Is National Guilt Making Germany More Vulnerable To Terrorism?

Is National Guilt Making Germany More Vulnerable To Terrorism? by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism From the moment it became clear that the mass killings at Berlin’s… Continue reading

Bahrain and Anti Shia Persecution: Regional Intrigues and Western Powers

Bahrain and Anti Shia Persecution: Regional Intrigues and Western Powers Jibril Khoury, Kanako Itamae, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It appears that the Sunni-led leadership of the Kingdom of Bahrain is… Continue reading

Art of the Loyal Female Japanese Warrior: Noble Virtues of Tomoe Gozen

Art of the Loyal Female Japanese Warrior: Noble Virtues of Tomoe Gozen Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Tomoe Gozen is a famous female warrior in Japan who highlights the reality that women… Continue reading

Merkel’s “Collateral Damage” in Germany: Cologne to Terrorism in Berlin and non-Refugee Factor

Merkel’s “Collateral Damage” in Germany: Cologne to Terrorism in Berlin and non-Refugee Factor Murad Makhmudov, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times    It is extremely noticeable that the mass abuse… Continue reading

Oil Zone Fighting Threatens Libya with Economic Collapse

Oil Zone Fighting Threatens Libya with Economic Collapse International Crisis Group Libyans have seen rare glimmers of hope in recent months, with an uptick in oil exports and recent reverses inflicted on the… Continue reading

Tourism in Japan and Stunning Fukushima: Ura-Bandai, Abukuma Cave, and Koriyama

Tourism in Japan and Stunning Fukushima: Ura-Bandai, Abukuma Cave, and Koriyama Tomoko Hara and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times Fukushima is a stunning prefecture in Japan that is awash with amazing landscapes where… Continue reading

Eishōsai Chōki and Stunning Art of Japan

Eishōsai Chōki and Stunning Art of Japan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Edo Period in Japan enabled a plethora of Japanese woodblock artists to materialize. Astonishingly, in comparison with Christian and… Continue reading

Terrorists Flooded Syria based on Gulf and NATO Intrigues: Destabilization via Sectarianism

Terrorists Flooded Syria based on Gulf and NATO Intrigues: Destabilization via Sectarianism Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The destabilization policies of major Gulf and NATO powers led to NATO… Continue reading

Foreign Fighters and Sectarian Strikes: Islamic State Makes Gains in Afghanistan-Pakistan Region

Foreign Fighters and Sectarian Strikes: Islamic State Makes Gains in ‘Af-Pak’ Region Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Animesh Roul The Jamestown Foundation Since its formation nearly two years ago, Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan,… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Kabuki: Realism of Toyokuni Appealed Despite Sharaku

Art of Japan and Kabuki: Realism of Toyokuni Appealed Despite Sharaku Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Utagawa Toyokuni was born in 1769 and died in 1825 during the Edo Period in Japan.… Continue reading

Saudi Arabia is the epicenter of Harakah al-Yaqin: Gulf Petrodollars Assisting Jihadists in Myanmar

Saudi Arabia is the epicenter of Harakah al-Yaqin: Gulf Petrodollars Assisting Jihadists in Myanmar Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Saudi Arabia is the epicenter of intrigues that is spreading… Continue reading

Russia needs Caution towards Japan based on the American Question: Analogy of China

Russia needs Caution towards Japan based on the American Question: Analogy of China Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation will visit Japan in… Continue reading

Germany and Sunni Islamization: Gulf Salafism Points to a “State within a State”

Germany and Sunni Islamization: Gulf Salafism Points to  a “State within a State” Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Chancellor Merkel and past German leaders have been overly soft on… Continue reading

Serbia Dismayed by Croatia over EU Membership: Independence and the Russian Federation

Serbia Dismayed by Croatia over EU Membership: Independence and the Russian Federation Ramazan Khalidov, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Serbia is dismayed by Croatia over negative… Continue reading

Japan Artist and Nichiren the Buddhist Preacher: Trilogy of Exile in the Snow on Sado Island

Japan Artist and Nichiren the Buddhist Preacher: Trilogy of Exile in the Snow on Sado Island Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Nichiren (1222-1282) is one of the most famous Buddhist teachers to… Continue reading

America, China, and Taiwan: Democracy or the Continuation of the one-China Policy?

America, China, and Taiwan: Democracy or the Continuation of the one-China Policy? Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The President-elect of America, Donald Trump, is adamant that he isn’t beholden… Continue reading

Coptic Christians Killed in Egypt: Islamists Slaughter inside a Christian Holy Place

Coptic Christians Killed in Egypt: Islamists Slaughter inside a Christian Holy Place Boutros Hussein, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Coptics Christians were praying to God but for Sunni Islamists… Continue reading

Women Form A Growing Threat To West In New ISIS Strategy

Women Form A Growing Threat To West In New ISIS Strategy by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism This is Laura Hansen’s story. It may also be the… Continue reading

Japanese Folklore and Representations of Kintaro in Art and Culture

Japanese Folklore and Representations of Kintaro in Art and Culture Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kintaro remains extremely popular in modern Japan because of the power of animation and other aspects of… Continue reading

Chancellor Merkel in Another Low: Bundeswehr to Train Officers from Saudi Arabia

Chancellor Merkel in Another Low: Bundeswehr to Train Officers from Saudi Arabia Helmet Joachim Schmidt, Ramazan Khalidov, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany sprouts to the German… Continue reading

President-elect Trump plugs Non-Interventionist Policy outside tackling Terrorism: Russia and Syria

President-elect Trump plugs Non-Interventionist Policy outside tackling Terrorism: Russia and Syria Murad Makhumdov, Sawako Uchida, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The President-elect of America, Donald Trump, plugged a non-interventionist military policy… Continue reading

The Bastion Missile System: A Symbol of Power and Foreign Policy Tool

The Bastion Missile System: A Symbol of Power and Foreign Policy Tool Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Aleksandr Golts The Jamestown Foundation The militarization of Russia has reached such an extent that not… Continue reading

Seventh and Early Eighth Century Japanese Poetry by Kakinomoto no Hitomaro

Seventh and Early Eighth Century Japanese Poetry by Kakinomoto no Hitomaro Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kakinomoto no Hitomaro is a highly esteemed poet of the distant past in the land of… Continue reading

Italy says “No” to PM Matteo Renzi: Economic Stagnation, Mass Immigration, and Visegrad Group

Italy says “No” to PM Matteo Renzi: Economic Stagnation, Mass Immigration, and Visegrad Group Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Prime Minister of Italy, Matteo Renzi, was firmly rebuked… Continue reading