Germany to Silence Diverse Opinions by Holding Social Media to Ransom: Merkel, GDR, and Sharia

Germany to Silence Diverse Opinions by Holding Social Media to Ransom: Merkel, GDR, and Sharia Helmut Joachim Schmidt, Amina Qamar, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The mirror of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) is becoming a new politically correct reality under Chancellor Merkel of Germany. In other words, the manipulation of the media,…

Holy Buddhist Warrior Monk and Japanese Art: Benkei (1155-1189)

Holy Buddhist Warrior Monk and Japanese Art: Benkei (1155-1189) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The legendary Saito no Musashibo Benkei (1155-1189) is a sublime Japanese warrior monk who remained loyal to the very end. He served the historically famous Minamoto no Yoshitsune during a period of changing dynamics in the land of the rising…

Uzbekistan Alters Its Vision for Afghanistan

Uzbekistan Alters Its Vision for Afghanistan Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Fozil Mashrab The Jamestown Foundation After the change of leadership in Uzbekistan, it has been widely acknowledged that the country’s new president, Shavkat Mirziyaev, is pursuing a more proactive and constructive regional diplomacy in Central Asia than his predecessor (see EDM, October 26, 2016;…

Drugs Crisis in Iran emanating from Afghanistan: Sharia, Narcotics, and Shadow of NATO

Drugs Crisis in Iran emanating from Afghanistan: Sharia, Narcotics, and Shadow of NATO  Boutros Hussein, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The Islamic Revolution in Shia Iran was meant to usher in a society based on conservative Muslim morals based on Sharia Islamic law. Yet, many decades later then clearly “emptiness” and…

Mexico, NSO Group, Israel, and Spying via Pegasus: The New Enemies of the State?

Mexico, NSO Group, Israel, and Spying via Pegasus: The New Enemies of the State? Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Mexico, according to various sources, is now allegedly spying on individuals that seek to inform based on investigative journalism, tackle corruption, or who seek to defend human rights in…

Muslim Brotherhood Affiliate Claims Responsibility for Cairo Attack

Muslim Brotherhood Affiliate Claims Responsibility for Cairo Attack By IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism The Muslim Brotherhood-linked Hasm Movement claimed responsibility for a deadly terrorist attack targeting Egyptian security forces in Cairo on Sunday. Its operatives detonated an “anti-vehicle explosive device” under a road “at the Maadi Autostrada south of Cairo… which led to…

Kosovo Serbs need a fair ICJ decision to break the Kosovo Diktat: Pointer of Burkina Faso and Niger

Kosovo Serbs need a fair ICJ decision to break the Kosovo Diktat: Pointer of Burkina Faso and Niger Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Burkina Faso and Niger – a model for the Serbs of Kosovo? The two West African nations of Burkina Faso and Niger both fully endorsed the border decision…

Austria and Germany irked by new US Senate sanctions bill on the Russian Federation

Austria and Germany irked by new US Senate sanctions bill on the Russian Federation  Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nations of Austria and Germany are irked by proposals by the Senate of the United States that seeks fresh economic sanctions on the Russian Federation. Of course, the House of Representatives…

Buddhism, Japanese Art, and the Middle Kingdom (China): Rich Legacy of Tensho Shubun

Buddhism, Japanese Art, and the Middle Kingdom (China): Rich Legacy of Tensho Shubun Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Tensho Shubun was deeply influenced by landscape artists from the Middle Kingdom (China). Indeed, Shubun is noted for being one of the founding fathers of introducing Chinese-style ink painting in the land of…

More Christians Executed by Sunni Islamists in the Philippines: Maute and Crisis in Marawi

More Christians Executed by Sunni Islamists in the Philippines: Maute and Crisis in Marawi Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sunni Islamists in the Philippines express utter joy by executing six more Christians in the environs of Marawi. Maute Sunni Islamists, loyal to ISIS (Islamic State – IS), are committing atrocities against…

Grenfell Tower Blaze in London kills at least 12 People

Grenfell Tower Blaze in London kills at least 12 People Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Devastation struck west London after a brutal fire blaze hit Grenfell Tower in North Kensington. It is known that twelve people have perished but this figure may further increase. Therefore, people in the vicinity of Grenfell…

Japanese Poetry and Yosa Buson: Shadow of Art

Japanese Poetry and Yosa Buson: Shadow of Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yosa Buson (1716-1784) belongs to the world of Japanese poetry because his haiku is highly acclaimed, saying it mildly. This reality means that his art is secondary despite being a distinctive artist. Therefore, while the art of Buson is regarded with…

U.K. Election Result highlights a Complex Picture: Terrible Night for PM May and SNP

U.K. Election Result highlights a Complex Picture: Terrible Night for PM May and SNP Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The general election in the United Kingdom witnessed two strong female leaders prior to the electoral result representing the Conservative Party (CP) and Scottish National Party (SNP) respectively. Yet, the final electoral…

Terrorists Attack the Tomb of Khomeini and Parliament of Iran: e-Khalq, ISIS, Jundallah, Jaish, or Operatives?

Terrorists Attack the Tomb of Khomeini and Parliament of Iran: e-Khalq, ISIS, Jundallah, Jaish, or Operatives? Nawal Soueif, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Terrorists have attacked the revered tomb of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and the parliament of Iran in the capital of this nation. It is known that at least 12…

Russia’s Syria Resupply Route Through the Turkish Straits: Vulnerable to Terrorist Attack?

Russia’s Syria Resupply Route Through the Turkish Straits: Vulnerable to Terrorist Attack? Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: John C. K. Daly The Jamestown Foundation Since Moscow’s military intervention in the Syrian civil war began in September 2015, a key element of Russian logistical support for its forces has been a maritime supply route deployed from…

Kobayashi Kiyochika the Japanese Meiji Artist: Personal Tragedy and Early Life

Kobayashi Kiyochika the Japanese Meiji Artist: Personal Tragedy and Early Life Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915) belongs to a very intriguing period in Japan. This is based on the Meiji Restoration of 1868 and the various convulsions and changes that revolutionized this nation. Therefore, despite Kiyochika fighting on…

Remembering Bahukutumbi Raman who was a true Counter-Terrorist and Security Expert: India and Pakistan

Remembering Bahukutumbi Raman who was a true Counter-Terrorist and Security Expert: India and Pakistan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It was with great sadness in June 2013 that Modern Tokyo Times heard about the death of Bahukutumbi Raman, who was a foremost expert in the field of counter-terrorism, national security, and geopolitics in India.…

Afghanistan Police Kill Protesters who lambast the Government, Taliban, and Pakistan

Afghanistan Police Kill Protesters who lambast the Government, Taliban, and Pakistan Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times After a barbaric terrorist attack killed vast numbers of people in the capital of Afghanistan, people not surprisingly demonstrated against the endless cycle of violence. Demonstrators lambasted the government of Afghanistan, the Taliban, and the…