Pakistan Christians Get No Justice: Muslims who Burnt Christian Homes and Churches are Acquitted

Pakistan Christians Get No Justice: Muslims who Burnt Christian Homes and Churches are Acquitted Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Religious minorities in Pakistan were once more betrayed by a biased system that tolerates the destruction of Christian homes and Christian churches. In 2013, the Christian area of Joseph Colony was devastated…

Shia Muslims bare the brunt of Sunni Terrorism so why is Iran on America’s Immigration Hit List?

Shia Muslims bare the brunt of Sunni Terrorism so why is Iran on America’s Immigration Hit List? Jibril Khoury and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The administration of President Donald Trump is following on from increasing restrictions being put on certain nations during the Barack Obama administration. In other words, Trump is applying for…

China’s Lukewarm Response to Indian Military Modernization

China’s Lukewarm Response to Indian Military Modernization Publication: China Brief By: Oriana Skylar Mastro The Jamestown Foundation Between September 14–27, the United States and India conducted a joint military training exercise in Uttarakhand, an area less than 100 km from the Chinese border (Global Times, September 12). This combined exercise, known as Yudh Abhyas, or…

Art of Japan and Western Encroachment: Utagawa Sadahide (Gountei Sadahide) and Yokohama-e

Art of Japan and Western Encroachment: Utagawa Sadahide (Gountei Sadahide) and Yokohama-e Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Utagawa Sadahide (Gountei Sadahide) witnessed the first years of modernization in Japan that emerged after the 1868 Meiji Restoration. Yet, prior to this dramatic period in Japanese history, the artist Sadahide depicted aspects of Western encroachment. Indeed,…

Trump and Abe seek a Bilateral Trade Agreement between America and Japan to Replace TPP

Trump and Abe seek a Bilateral Trade Agreement between America and Japan to Replace TPP Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan is optimistic of cementing an even closer relationship with America under President Donald Trump. This is based on the backdrop of changing…

My Journey Out of Radical Islam

My Journey Out of Radical Islam by Ammar Anwer Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism I grew up in Rawalpindi, a city in the Punjab province of Pakistan, in a family who had links with the Deoband school of thought (A sub-sect of Sunni Islam in the sub-continent) and Jamaat-e-Islami, the largest Islamist…

Venezuela Is Falling off the Map

Venezuela Is Falling off the Map Phil Gunson Senior Analyst, Andes International Crisis Group Incoming U.S. President Donald Trump’s first foreign-policy surprise could pop up just a few hours’ flying time south of Miami. A tense political standoff between an increasingly desperate population and a dictatorial regime in Venezuela worsened in early January after the…

Artist from Japan, Heptonstall Church, and Shintoism: Blurred Lines of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath

Artist from Japan, Heptonstall Church, and Shintoism: Blurred Lines of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The contemporary Japanese artist, Sawako Utsumi, adores the visual reality of traditional villages and towns in the Calderdale area of West Yorkshire. This noticeably applies to quaint old Christian churches that have survived modernity,…

Russian Federation and Syria Strengthen Ties: Tartus Port 49-year Agreement and Geopolitics

Russian Federation and Syria Strengthen Ties: Tartus Port 49-year Agreement and Geopolitics Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation and Syria are strengthening ties to safeguard the region and boost central forces against the destabilization policies of certain NATO and Gulf nations. Hence, the 49-year deal to expand and modernize…

Malaysia, Corruption, and anti-Myanmar Hysterics: Hypocrisy of the OIC and Mass Media

Malaysia, Corruption, and anti-Myanmar Hysterics: Hypocrisy of the OIC and Mass Media Salma Zribi, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is widely known that Gulf petrodollars from Saudi Arabia have benefitted certain political elites under the leadership of Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia. Equally, while Najib is concerned by the…

Russia Lambasts the Dying Embers of the Obama Administration: CIA, Trump, and Mass Media

Russia Lambasts the Dying Embers of the Obama Administration: CIA, Trump, and Mass Media Boutros Hussein, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation under President Vladimir Putin lambasted the dying embers of the Obama administration that is stuck in the Cold War. Putin, unlike President Obama, is intent on a…

Another Prison Massacre in Brazil

Another Prison Massacre in Brazil Boutros Hussein and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times The government of Brazil needs to formulate new policies to stem recent grim massacres inside prisons that are obviously out of control. According to the latest massacre, another thirty prisoners were mainly beheaded or burnt alive. This follows on from around 100…

Serbia warns Albanians of re-entering Kosovo: Intrigues of Obama against Russia

Serbia warns Albanians of re-entering Kosovo: Intrigues of Obama against Russia Ramazan Khalidov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The European Union (EU) and NATO share a theme in Europe and this applies to tolerating the cleansing of Orthodox Christians in Northern Cyprus and the Serbian Jerusalem of Kosovo – just like the same…

Tanomura Chikuden and Art of Japan: Confucius and Art

Tanomura Chikuden and Art of Japan: Confucius and Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Tanomura Chikuden (1777-1835) lived during the Edo period in the land of the rising sun. From a young age the teachings of Confucius appealed greatly during his young adulthood, therefore, Tanomura Chikuden thought heavily about becoming a…

Sunni Islamists and Mass Immigration threatens Europe but Obama and NATO focus on Russia

Sunni Islamists and Mass Immigration threatens Europe but Obama and NATO focus on Russia Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The convulsions of the legacy of President Obama of America will continue to haunt many parts of the world. This notably applies to anti-Russian Federation posturing, enormous military sales to Saudi Arabia…

Obama and Farewell: Failed Foreign Policy, NSA scandal, and the Arthur Zimmermann Clone

Obama and Farewell: Failed Foreign Policy, NSA scandal, and the Arthur Zimmermann Clone Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Barack Obama of America gave a farewell speech that sounded like a different reality to the one that exists. Indeed, if Obama’s time in office equates to dynamism, then clearly the incoming…

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump seeks a Positive Relationship with the Russian Federation

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump seeks a Positive Relationship with the Russian Federation Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The United States President-elect, Donald Trump, once more reiterated the need to have a positive relationship with the Russian Federation. Of course, certain destabilizing elements in both the Democratic Party and Republican Party will…

Germany and Salafi Extremism: Social Democrats leader speaks out against Takfiris

Germany and Salafi Extremism: Social Democrats leader speaks out against Takfiris Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It appears that some German politicians in mainstream parties are waking up to the threat of Sunni Salafi extremism that is gaining ground in Germany. For example, Sigmar Gabriel, the leader of the Social Democrats…

Art of Japan and Impact on Claude Monet

Art of Japan and Impact on Claude Monet Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Claude Monet was a very important artist within French Impressionism and despite new artistic movements like Cubism and Fauvism altering the artistic landscape, he remained firmly committed to this art movement. Another major art theme that would shape Claude Monet was…

Japan and Photo Images during Meiji and Taisho

Japan and Photo Images during Meiji and Taisho Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The photography of Ogawa Kazumasa (1860-1929) provides an alternative glimpse into the changing reality of Japan but not from a modernist point of view. This esteemed photographer was born in the late Edo era but his childhood belongs to the revolutionary…

Beyond ISIS: Europe’s Salafists Nurturing Jihad (Saudi Arabia and Gulf Petrodollars)

Beyond ISIS: Europe’s Salafists Nurturing Jihad by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Before there was the Islamic State, before YouTube videos that seduce Europe’s Muslims to join in the jihad, before Twitter and Tumblr and the many tools of recruitment on the Internet, there was the local mosque. There…