Monthly Archive: August, 2017

Belgium: 119 Islamic Institutions Investigated for Extremism in 2016

Belgium: 119 Islamic Institutions Investigated for Extremism in 2016 By IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Belgian authorities investigated 58 mosques and 61 Islamic associations in 2016 in an effort to counter the… Continue reading

Trump and Mattis not on the same Hymn Sheet over North Korea: South Korea and Japan

Trump and Mattis not on the same Hymn Sheet over North Korea: South Korea and Japan Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It appears that North Korea is intent on… Continue reading

China and Russia take a nuanced approach to North Korea after missile flew over Japan

China and Russia take a nuanced approach to North Korea after missile flew over Japan Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times North Korea was rebuked rapidly by America, Japan, and… Continue reading

Hindus killed in Myanmar after ARSA attack: Army evacuates 4,000 Buddhists and Hindus

Hindus killed in Myanmar after ARSA attack: Army evacuates 4,000 Buddhists and Hindus Boutros Hussein, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The armed forces of Myanmar have evacuated approximately 4,000… Continue reading

Zen Buddhism and Japanese Art: the Inspirational Life of Hakuin Ekaku

Zen Buddhism and Japanese Art: the Inspirational Life of Hakuin Ekaku Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The holy Buddhist monk Hakuin Ekaku revived the school of Rinzai Buddhism based on taking Zen… Continue reading

Disruption Under the Radar: Chinese Advances in Quantum Sensing

Disruption Under the Radar: Chinese Advances in Quantum Sensing Publication: China Brief By: Elsa Kania, Stephen Armitage The Jamestown Foundation   This piece builds upon prior research and analysis on Chinese advances in… Continue reading

Shia Muslims Killed in brutal Mosque attack by Sunni Islamists in Afghanistan

Shia Muslims Killed in brutal Mosque attack by Sunni Islamists in Afghanistan Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Shia of Afghanistan faces a fresh wave of Sunni Islamist hatred… Continue reading

Russian Federation declares a Special Economic Zone in Disputed Area with Japan

Russian Federation declares a Special Economic Zone in Disputed Area with Japan Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed an important economic… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Eishōsai Chōki: Ladies of Beauty in Sublime Simplicity

Art of Japan and Eishōsai Chōki: Ladies of Beauty in Sublime Simplicity Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Very little is known about the Japanese artist Eishōsai Chōki apart from the rich art… Continue reading

Sunni Islamists using Children and Babies to Butcher in Nigeria

Sunni Islamists using Children and Babies to Butcher in Nigeria Paul Joseph Nzeribe, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The endless twisted morality of Sunni Islamists is beyond any rationality,… Continue reading

Muslim Brotherhood Groups Increasingly Open in Endorsing Anti-Sisi Violence in Egypt

Muslim Brotherhood Groups Increasingly Open in Endorsing Anti-Sisi Violence in Egypt By John Rossomando IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism A group of exiled Morsi-era Muslim Brotherhood politicians based in Istanbul has posted… Continue reading

Japan Art and Shini-e: Death Prints Commemorating Artists, Kabuki Actors, and Musicians

Japan Art and Shini-e: Death Prints Commemorating Artists, Kabuki Actors, and Musicians Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The world of ukiyo-e in Japan also covered the world of death by mainly commemorating… Continue reading

500 Killed in Deadly Floods that have hit South Asia: Bangladesh, India, and Nepal affected

500 Killed in Deadly Floods that have hit South Asia: Bangladesh, India, and Nepal affected Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times According to media reports, approximately 500 people have perished… Continue reading

U.S. Secretary of State condemns racism: Tillerson says, “We must pursue reconciliation”

U.S. Secretary of State condemns racism: Tillerson says, “We must pursue reconciliation” Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America faces the reality of heightened tensions from… Continue reading

Sunni Islamist Terrorist attack in Barcelona kills many in the heart of Catalonia

Sunni Islamist Terrorist attack in Barcelona kills many in the heart of Catalonia Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sunni Islamist terrorism is a growing reality in Europe based on… Continue reading

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

Japanese Art 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” in… Continue reading

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea warns against unilateral action against North Korea

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea warns against unilateral action against North Korea Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Moon Jae-in of South Korea is making it known that… Continue reading

Suspected Sunni Islamist Terrorist Attack in Burkina Faso

Suspected Sunni Islamist Terrorist Attack in Burkina Faso Omar Abdullah Ismail and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times Suspected Sunni Islamist terrorists have killed at least 18 people in a cafe attack in… Continue reading

Malaysia Kills a Talking Point (Atheists and Secularists Under Threat)

Malaysia Kills a Talking Point IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism In trying to cast their faith as tolerant and accepting of others, many Muslims like to point to the Quran’s verse 2:256:… Continue reading

Japan Art: Shadows of Sorrow and No Artistic Redemption for Yumeji Takehisa

Japan Art: Shadows of Sorrow and No Artistic Redemption for Yumeji Takehisa Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In many nations powerful elites often control and abuse the political system based on special… Continue reading

North Korea and U.S. crisis: Russian Federation calls for a Double Freeze by all Vested Parties

North Korea and U.S. crisis: Russian Federation calls for a Double Freeze by all Vested Parties Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation is increasingly worried by rhetoric… Continue reading

Africa and the Nation State: Ethnic and Religious Tensions

Africa and the Nation State: Ethnic and Religious Tensions Pierre Leblanc, Kanako Itamae, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times South Sudan is a relatively new nation state but just like other older… Continue reading

China, Japan, Russia, and South Korea need to stem North Korea and the United States

China, Japan, Russia, and South Korea need to stem North Korea and the United States Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times China, Japan, the Russian Federation, and South Korea need… Continue reading

Ogata Korin and Japanese Art: Legacy Heightened by Sakai Hoitsu

Ogata Korin and Japanese Art: Legacy Heightened by Sakai Hoitsu Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The art of Ogata Korin remains potent because of clarity and his own unique ways. However, at… Continue reading

Armenia and Azerbaijan’s Evolving Implicit Rivalry Over Nakhchivan

Armenia and Azerbaijan’s Evolving Implicit Rivalry Over Nakhchivan By: Eduard Abrahamyan The Jamestown Foundation The unprecedented escalation of violence, in April 2016, on the Line of Contact in the breakaway region of Karabakh… Continue reading

The United States is open to North Korea turning the corner: Tillerson and President Moon

The United States is open to North Korea turning the corner: Tillerson and President Moon Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Rex Tillerson, the United States Secretary of State, is… Continue reading

Shia Civilians including Women and Children are butchered by Sunni Islamists in Afghanistan: Taliban and ISIS

Shia Civilians including Women and Children are butchered by Sunni Islamists in Afghanistan: Taliban and ISIS Jibril Khoury, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sunni Islamist Takfiri forces have butchered… Continue reading

Art and Fusion of Japanese Culture: Kintaro and his many Representations

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

Mercosur Nations Suspend Venezuela and Request an Immediate Political Transition

Mercosur Nations Suspend Venezuela and Request an Immediate Political Transition Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times South American nations are putting pressure on Venezuela because of the authoritarian tendencies of… Continue reading

America Blames Iran despite Sunni Takfiris Killing Internationally: Christians and Hezbollah

America Blames Iran despite Sunni Takfiris Killing Internationally: Christians and Hezbollah Boutros Hussein, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America was elected based on promises over… Continue reading

Sophisticated Australian Airplane Bombing Plot a Warning To the West

Sophisticated Australian Airplane Bombing Plot a Warning To the West by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Australia’s arrest Saturday of four men suspected of plotting a terrorist… Continue reading

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

Modern 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