Sunni Islamists Greet Ramadan by more Endless Slaughter: Afghanistan to Iraq

Sunni Islamists Greet Ramadan by more Endless Slaughter: Afghanistan to Iraq Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In any other religion, including minority Muslim sects like the Alawites and the Shia, people greet holy periods with even more sanctity. However, in the world of Sunni Islamism then it is about more hatred,…

Armenia and India Build Strategic Relationship

Armenia and India Build Strategic Relationship Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Eduard Abrahamyan The Jamestown Foundation With Azerbaijan and Pakistan currently pursuing a strategic partnership (see EDM, September 28, 2016; December 15, 2016), Armenia and India have decided to step up their cooperation across several dimensions. Indeed, the past six months were marked by a…

America and Japan to hold “Two Plus Two” talks aimed at strategies towards North Korea

America and Japan to hold “Two Plus Two” talks aimed at strategies towards North Korea Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Political and military elites in North Korea continue to cold-shoulder the international community based on persistent missile tests and upping the ante in the realm of rhetoric. Initially, the new administration…

Japanese Art and Ito Shinsui: A Lasting Legacy

Japanese Art and Ito Shinsui: A Lasting Legacy Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Ito Shinsui (1898-1972) is a notable twentieth-century artist from the land of the rising sun. This applies to the amazing sophistication and grace of so many art pieces. Also, Shinsui didn’t negate the rich traditions of Japanese art despite…

Lee Rigby, al-Liby, and Manchester Connection: Murkiness of MI5 and MI6 in Relation to Sunni Islamists

Lee Rigby, al-Liby, and Manchester Connection: Murkiness of MI5 and MI6 in Relation to Sunni Islamists Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The security services in the United Kingdom (MI5 and MI6) were deeply relieved by the fortunate death of Anas al-Liby in America in early 2015. Despite this, the convulsions of…

Mount Fuji by Contemporary Japanese Artist

Mount Fuji by Contemporary Japanese Artist Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Mount Fuji in Japan means many things to different individuals because of the symbolic importance of this highly impressive and unique mountain. Internationally, Mount Fuji is famous and for individuals flying to Japan for the first time, then the view is amazing if…

Trump in the House of Anti-Christian and anti-Shia Saudi Arabia blames Iran

Trump in the House of Anti-Christian and anti-Shia Saudi Arabia blames Iran Boutros Hussein, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America is bowing down to the anti-Christian and anti-Shia nation state of Saudi Arabia. Unbelievably, the new leader of America is mocking the countless numbers of people butchered…

Adorable Japanese Landscapes by Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Adorable Japanese Landscapes by Utagawa Kuniyoshi Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Utagawa Kuniyoshi is among the crème de la crème of ukiyo-e artists because his artwork remains powerful in modern times.  Kuniyoshi, just like other famous Japanese artists like Ando Hiroshige and Katsushika Hokusai, was very diverse. This is because the window of a…

Islamist Who Lobbied Congress Lauds Muslim Brotherhood Luminary

Islamist Who Lobbied Congress Lauds Brotherhood Luminary by John Rossomando Investigative Project on Terrorism One of the Muslim Brotherhood supporters who recently tried to lobby Congress to cut off aid to Egypt’s military regime is lauding an Islamist ideological architect who inspired Osama bin Laden‘s thinking. Ayat Orabi joined the Egyptian Americans for Freedom and…

Cholera Hits Yemen: Reality of the Saudi Arabia led bombing Campaign and Western Indifference

Cholera Hits Yemen: Reality of the Saudi Arabia led bombing Campaign and Western Indifference Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Cholera is now stalking the people of Yemen based on the actions of the Saudi Arabia led alliance and the continuing policy of nations, including America and the United Kingdom, that supply…

Japanese and British Art: Sendai to Northern English Cities

Japanese and British Art: Sendai to Northern English Cities Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times L.S. Lowry (1887-1976) and Sawako Utsumi come from two very different cultures that have been shaped by the respective faiths of Buddhism, Christianity, and Shintoism. Of course, in modern day Japan and the United Kingdom then secularism is altering the…

More Brutal Rape Cases in India Reported

More Brutal Rape Cases in India Reported Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Rape is an international problem and is dependent on laws that should protect society from the ills of abuse. Yet, often nations fail citizens because of corrupt legal systems, not deemed a serious crime in some nations, capitalist based…

Blocked Transition: Corruption and Regionalism in Tunisia

Blocked Transition: Corruption and Regionalism in Tunisia International Crisis Group   Executive Summary The political consensus in place since the late-2014 parliamentary and presidential elections has stabilised Tunisian politics but is beginning to reach its limits. Despite the formation of a national unity government comprising the main political parties, the country suffers from a growing…

Animation of Japan and Timeless Classic: Princess Mononoke

Animation of Japan and Timeless Classic: Princess Mononoke Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese anime film Princess Mononoke is a timeless classic. Indeed, aspects of the Muromachi period (approximately 1336 to 1573) become visual despite the film being based on fiction. This notably applies to Japanese folklore and the demise…

Adorable Japanese Art by Eishōsai Chōki: Radiant Beauty of Females

Adorable Japanese Art by Eishōsai Chōki: Radiant Beauty of Females 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 Muslim-dominated parts of the world in the same period, many explicit realities became incorporated within the world of ukiyo-e.…

Political Indoctrination in Chinese Colleges

Political Indoctrination in Chinese Colleges Publication: China Brief By: Zi Yang The Jamestown Foundation In a system where ministers are incentivized to report only good news, China’s Minister of Education public censure of failures in ideological and political education (思想政治教育; IPE) at Chinese universities came as a surprise (FRI, March 12). A campaign has been…

The Art of Japan and the Exile of a Buddhist Holy Man

The Art of Japan and the Exile of a Buddhist Holy Man Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Nichiren (1222-1282) was born during a very unstable period in Japan because of internal political convulsions, the devastation of nature, and belief that the world was entering a bleak period based on growing backwardness. Debates took place…

Elitist Macron Wins in France but Division Awaits: Obama to Trump and Macron to?

Elitist Macron Wins in France but Division Awaits: Obama to Trump and Macron to? Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The political elites and globalists are celebrating victory in France after Emmanuel Macron was elected to become the next president of France. Yet, with the economy remaining stagnant and hundreds of people…

Afghanistan and Failed States Sum Up Obama’s Legacy: Russian Federation and Tajikistan

Afghanistan and Failed States Sum Up Obama’s Legacy: Russian Federation and Tajikistan Ramazan Khalidov, Sawako Uchida, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The former President Barack Obama of America talked like an effective leader but the reality is the opposite in the realm of international relations. Indeed, only Obama could destabilize Iraq for…