Will the Pope raise the plight of Buddhists and Hindus in Bangladesh? Crisis in the Chittagong Hill Tracts

Will the Pope raise the plight of Buddhists and Hindus in Bangladesh? Crisis in the Chittagong Hill Tracts Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The international media in certain Western and Islamic dominated nations are awash about the Pope using “a fake ethnic name,” in relation to Bengali Muslims in Myanmar. However,…

Myanmar and Bangladesh sign an accord but Buddhists, Hindus, and others need protecting

Myanmar and Bangladesh sign an accord but Buddhists, Hindus, and others need protecting Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nations of Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed a tentative accord aimed at allowing Bengali Muslims to return to Rakhine providing they meet certain requirements. However, it is clear that military leaders in…

Japan Artist inspired by Alfred Sisley: Tranquility through Japanese eyes and cultural warning

Japan Artist inspired by Alfred Sisley: Tranquility through Japanese eyes and cultural warning Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Alfred Sisley painted many adorable landscapes through the medium of impressionism. Yet, to many individuals with limited knowledge of art, his name remains relatively unknown in comparison with other impressionist artists. However, this doesn’t…

UK to help ISIS on return: Reward for butchering Alawites, Christians, Yazidis, and the Shia

UK to help ISIS on return: Reward for butchering Alawites, Christians, Yazidis, and the Shia Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In the United Kingdom, the madness of tolerating the intolerable knows no boundaries. Hence, vast numbers of white indigenous girls were raped in many cities by mainly South Asian Muslim grooming…

Bengali Muslim land grab is crushing Buddhism in the Chittagong Hill Tracts and Rakhine

Bengali Muslim land grab is crushing Buddhism in the Chittagong Hill Tracts and Rakhine Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Bengali migrants are being manipulated in order to impose Islamization by stealth on the mainly Buddhist tribal groups (some follow Hinduism and other faiths) of the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh. The…

Sugawara Mitsushige and Bodhisattva Kannon: Buddhism, Japanese Culture, and the Middle Kingdom

Sugawara Mitsushige and Bodhisattva Kannon: Buddhism, Japanese Culture, and the Middle Kingdom Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The passing of time never dampens the beauty of the thirteenth-century Japanese calligrapher Sugawara Mitsushige. Indeed, just like the words of Buddha remain timeless, then images of chapter 25 of the “Universal Gate” representing Bodhisattva Kannon equally…

Power Flows Downstream: Sino-Vietnamese Relations and the Lancang-Mekong River

Power Flows Downstream: Sino-Vietnamese Relations and the Lancang-Mekong River Publication: China Brief Volume: 17 Issue: 14 By: Emily Walz The Jamestown Foundation China’s international rivers are becoming a focal point for contests over control of natural resources—and potentially international conflict. China, in its powerful position as headwater nation, continues to actively promote hydropower development domestically…

Myanmar Army is protecting Buddhists, Hindus, and Tribal groups from ARSA Terrorists: The Tripartite

Myanmar Army is protecting Buddhists, Hindus, and Tribal groups from ARSA Terrorists: The Tripartite Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The armed forces of Myanmar are risking everything in order to protect civilians being attacked by ARSA (Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army) Islamist terrorists and Bengali Muslims who deem non-Muslims to be inferior…

Japanese Folklore, Shintoism, and Ghost Themes in Art

Japanese Folklore, Shintoism, and Ghost Themes in Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Shintoism runs throughout the fabric of religion in Japan despite the powerful role of Buddhism within society. After all, Buddhism and other powerful influences including Confucianism emanate from outside this nation. Therefore, Shintoism influences folklore to various degrees throughout the ages…

Migrant Crisis in Italy via Libya: NGOs, Smugglers, and Arab Slavery of Black Africans

Migrant Crisis in Italy via Libya: NGOs, Smugglers, and Arab Slavery of Black Africans Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Carmelo Zuccaro, an Italian prosecutor, claims to have major evidence that several charities are involved with smugglers that are making vast wealth on the misery of vulnerable people. Indeed, if proven, these…

Egyptian Islamist Uses New Jersey Base to Stoke Christian Hatred

Egyptian Islamist Uses New Jersey Base to Stoke Christian Hatred by Hany Ghoraba Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Inciting sectarian strife against Egypt’s Coptic Christians is not a novelty. Islamist propaganda targeting the Coptic Church, businesses and doctrine thrived for decades and often led to violence and prosecution. Earlier this month, a…

Art of Japan and Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915)

Art of Japan and Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915) Tomoko Hara and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915) fought on the wrong side of history if you happen to be a pro-Meiji supporter during his early years. The alternative view is that he fought on the side that desired to preserve the status quo…

Timeless Japanese Animation Classic: Princess Mononoke

Timeless Japanese Animation 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 of the…

President Trump tells APEC that the United States will no longer tolerate “Chronic trade abuses”

President Trump tells APEC that the United States will no longer tolerate “Chronic trade abuses” Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America said that his nation would no longer tolerate “chronic trade abuses,” when he addressed the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit in the host nation of Vietnam.…

Dangerous times in Myanmar for Buddhists, Hindus, and Tribal people in Rakhine

Dangerous times in Myanmar for Buddhists, Hindus, and Tribal people in Rakhine Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Myanmar faces untold pressure to accept Bengali Muslims back into Rakhine in Myanmar because of the utter bias of certain Western and Islamic nations. Yet, if Myanmar is pressured then Buddhists,…

President Trump of America reminds Japan that he is irked by Trade Issues

President Trump of America reminds Japan that he is irked by Trade Issues Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The meeting between President Donald Trump of America and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan was openly friendly because both leaders have gone out of their way to meet and discuss issues on…

Art of Japan and Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781)

Art of Japan and Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The Japanese artist, Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781), was born into a wealthy household during the Edo Period. Yet, the comfort of wealth was of no solace to this intriguing artist because all members of his immediate family had perished before he reached…