Monthly Archive: April, 2017

Japan and Military Normalization to Enable Enhanced Regional Relations

Japan and Military Normalization to Enable Enhanced Regional Relations Takeshi Hasegawa, Murad Makhmudov, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is paving the way… Continue reading

Ninth Century Japanese Art: Kose Kanaoka and the Respectful Mirage

Ninth Century Japanese Art: Kose Kanaoka and the Respectful Mirage Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The ninth century artist Kose Kanaoka remains elusive in many areas because sadly a fire destroyed his… Continue reading

Glimpses of Meiji and Taisho Japan through the Lens of a camera

Glimpses of Meiji and Taisho Japan through the Lens of a camera Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The photography of Ogawa Kazumasa (1860-1929) provides an alternative glimpse into the changing reality of… Continue reading

Elitist Macron of France threatens Visegrad nations: He warns Poland but what about Crime and Terrorism?

Elitist Macron of France threatens Visegrad nations: He warns Poland but what about Crime and Terrorism? Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Emmanuel Macron, the French globalist from a traditional… Continue reading

Russian Federation and Japan seek all Parties to Defuse Tensions on the Korean Peninsula

Russian Federation and Japan seek all Parties to Defuse Tensions on the Korean Peninsula Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation and Japan called for the need to… Continue reading

New Uzbek President Courts Moscow During State Visit

New Uzbek President Courts Moscow During State Visit Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Fozil Mashrab The Jamestown Foundation Uzbekistan’s new head of state, President Shavkat Mirziyaev made his first official visit to Moscow,… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Adorable Art of Totoya Hokkei (1780-1850)

Art of Japan and Adorable Art of Totoya Hokkei (1780-1850) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Totoya Hokkei (1780-1850) was born during the Edo Period and while he passed away well before the… Continue reading

A Typical Day in NATO Turkey under Erdogan: 1,000 Arrested in Fresh Purge

A Typical Day in NATO Turkey under Erdogan: 1,000 Arrested in Fresh Purge Nuray Lydia Oglu, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Turkey under President Tayyip Erdogan is turning into… Continue reading

Japanese Minister in Shameful Comment about Tohoku: Tsunami, Nuclear Crisis, and Tokyo Centric

Japanese Minister in Shameful Comment about Tohoku: Tsunami, Nuclear Crisis, and Tokyo Centric Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Masahiro Imamura, a Cabinet Minister in the government of Shinzo Abe,… Continue reading

Terrorist Attack in France and Karim Cheurfi: From the Cauldron of Prison to the Streets of Paris

Karim Cheurfi: From the Cauldron of Prison to the Streets of Paris by Patrick Dunleavy IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism The initial reports regarding Islamic terrorist Karim Cheurfi, the man responsible for… Continue reading

Japan Art and Watanabe Kazan: Artist, Ideals of Confucianism, the State Apparatus, and Seppuku

Japan Art and Watanabe Kazan: Artist, Ideals of Confucianism, the State Apparatus, and Seppuku Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Watanabe Kazan (1793-1841) highlights the fact that social mobility could break… Continue reading

Italy and Migrant Crisis: NGOs colluding with Smugglers and Arab slavery of black Africans in Libya

Italy and Migrant Crisis: NGOs colluding with Smugglers and Arab slavery of black Africans in Libya Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Carmelo Zuccaro, an Italian prosecutor, claims to have… Continue reading

The Pope should politicize in Saudi Arabia and lambast the OIC: He Shames “Real” Concentration Camps

The Pope should politicize in Saudi Arabia and lambast the OIC: He Shames “Real” Concentration Camps Ramazan Khalidov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church… Continue reading

Afghan Army slaughtered by outnumbered Taliban fighters: Islamic and NATO destabilization path

Afghan Army slaughtered by outnumbered Taliban fighters: Islamic and NATO destabilization path Murad Makhmudov, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Taliban, despite being massively outnumbered, have managed to kill… Continue reading

Tanomura Chikuden and Art of Japan: Bunjin-ga, China, and Confucianism

Tanomura Chikuden and Art of Japan: Bunjin-ga, China, and Confucianism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Tanomura Chikuden (1777-1835) graced the world of Japanese art because he flowed naturally within the world of… Continue reading

South Korea’s Presidential Election: Implications for China

South Korea’s Presidential Election: Implications for China Publication: China Brief By: Darcie Draudt The Jamestown Foundation The South Korean presidency was scheduled to change hands later this year, but Park Geun-hye’s official removal… Continue reading

Robert Mugabe, 93, scoffs at Anti-Mugabe Alliance in Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe, 93, scoffs at Anti-Mugabe Alliance in Zimbabwe Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe at the ripe old age of 93 is still adamant… Continue reading

The United States now Ushers a Conciliatory Tone towards North Korea: Regional Pressure?

The United States now Ushers a Conciliatory Tone towards North Korea: Regional Pressure? Shuchun Zhang and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It appears that the administration of President Donald Trump is rethinking… Continue reading

Japanese Poetry and Abe no Nakamaro (698-770): Tang Dynasty of the Middle Kingdom

Japanese Poetry and Abe no Nakamaro (698-770): Tang Dynasty of the Middle Kingdom Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese scholar and poet, Abe no Nakamaro (698-770), resided in the world of… Continue reading

How Erdogan’s Victory Might Be Europe’s Defeat

How Erdogan’s Victory Might Be Europe’s Defeat by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Over lunch in Istanbul last week, a friend and I spoke about the upcoming… Continue reading

EU should charge Nations and Charities for Encouraging Mass Migration: OIC, Free Ride, and Real Refugees

EU should charge Nations and Charities for Encouraging Mass Migration: OIC, Free Ride, and Real Refugees Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The European Union (EU) needs to consider indigenous… Continue reading

America, China, and Russia should work together on the issue of North Korea

America, China, and Russia should work together on the issue of North Korea Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The crisis on the Korean peninsula needs calmness in the corridors… Continue reading

Japanese Folklore and the Shinto Faith: Ghost Stories and Art

Japanese Folklore and the Shinto Faith: Ghost Stories and Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Shintoism runs throughout the fabric of religion in Japan despite the powerful role of Buddhism within society.… Continue reading

Baku-Beijing Relations and China’s Growing Interest in the South Caucasus

Baku-Beijing Relations and China’s Growing Interest in the South Caucasus Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Fuad Shahbazov The Jamestown Foundation This past January, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev attended a session on “The Silk… Continue reading

France and Tightening of the Ranks: Fillon, Le Pen, Macron, and Melenchon in a Tight Race

France and Tightening of the Ranks: Fillon, Le Pen, Macron, and Melenchon in a Tight Race Sarah Deschamps, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times According to international media reports, the… Continue reading

Carnage in Syria after an attack by Takfiris aimed at Shia Muslims: Moral Outcry by Trump?

Carnage in Syria after an attack by Takfiris aimed at Shia Muslims: Moral Outcry by Trump? Murad Makhmudov, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times A brutal Sunni Takfiri terrorist attack… Continue reading

Contemporary Japanese Artist: The Fading Spirit of Kano Chikanobu Awakened by Shintoism

Contemporary Japanese Artist: The Fading Spirit of Kano Chikanobu Awakened by Shintoism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The contemporary Japanese artist Sawako Utsumi in her latest art piece titled The Fading Spirit… Continue reading

Palm Sunday Bombing Underscores Depth of Egypt’s Anti-Christian Bigotry

Palm Sunday Bombing Underscores Depth of Egypt’s Anti-Christian Bigotry by John Rossomando IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Suicide bombings of two Coptic churches in Egypt Sunday by ISIS terrorists should not be… Continue reading

Yukio Mishima: The Ultimate Ubermensch and the Last Great Japanese Author

Yukio Mishima: The Ultimate Ubermensch and the Last Great Japanese Author Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The genius of Yukio Mishima remains vivid today, just like it did yesterday. Indeed, unlike the… Continue reading

Haiti and the UN: Over 130 Sri Lankan Peacekeepers involved in Child Sex Ring and other Nations

Haiti and the UN: Over 130 Sri Lankan Peacekeepers involved in Child Sex Ring and other Nations Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The United Nations (UN) brought cholera to… Continue reading

Syria and Khan al-Assal Massacre: A forerunner to False Chemical Flag in Khan Sheikhoun against Syria

Syria and Khan al-Assal Massacre: A forerunner to False Chemical Flag in Khan Sheikhoun against Syria Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In Khan al-Assal over 150 people were brutally… Continue reading

Venezuela: In a Hole, and Still Digging

Venezuela: In a Hole, and Still Digging Phil Gunson Senior Analyst, Andes International Crisis Group Images of the bloodied face of Venezuelan opposition MP Juan Requesens, a vicious, diagonal gash across his left… Continue reading