Monthly Archive: December, 2017

Protests in Iran are aimed at corrupt political elites and theocrats: Poverty and foreign policy

Protests in Iran are aimed at corrupt political elites and theocrats: Poverty and foreign policy Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Protests in Iran are continuing throughout parts of the… Continue reading

The Pope welcomes Sunni migrants while Sunni Islamists seek to cleanse Egypt, Iraq, and Syria of Christians

The Pope welcomes Sunni migrants while Sunni Islamists seek to cleanse Egypt, Iraq, and Syria of Christians Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The current Roman Catholic Pope who hails… Continue reading

Protestors in Iran declare, “Not Gaza, not Lebanon, my life for Iran”

Protestors in Iran declare, “Not Gaza, not Lebanon, my life for Iran” Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times Protests in Iran are continuing in several cities with the main ire… Continue reading

Japanese Art of a Zen Buddhist Priest: Richness of the Middle Kingdom

Japanese Art of a Zen Buddhist Priest: Richness of the Middle Kingdom Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Middle Kingdom of China impacted greatly on Japanese high culture and this enabled new… Continue reading

Sunni Islamists in Afghanistan target the Shia in Kabul

Sunni Islamists in Afghanistan target the Shia in Kabul  Amina Qamar and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sunni Islamists belonging to ISIS (Islamic State – IS) have targeted Shia Muslims once more… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781): Deep admiration of the Muromachi Period (1336-1573)

Art of Japan and Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781): Deep admiration of the Muromachi Period (1336-1573) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781) is a very intriguing artist because he wasn’t conventional. Equally… Continue reading

OIC is inciting against Myanmar: Negation of 2.8 million with cholera and malnutrition in Yemen

OIC is inciting against Myanmar: Negation of 2.8 million with cholera and malnutrition in Yemen Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is seeking to… Continue reading

China needs a fresh approach towards Taiwan: Geopolitics of America and Japan

China needs a fresh approach towards Taiwan: Geopolitics of America and Japan Hiroshi Saito and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) of China needs to re-evaluate its relationship… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Kose Kanaoka: Illusive Spirit of a Ninth Century Artist and the Middle Kingdom

Art of Japan and Kose Kanaoka: Illusive Spirit of a Ninth Century Artist and the Middle Kingdom Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Tragically, a fire in the seventeenth century destroyed the last… Continue reading

Myanmar needs a neutral UN Special Rapporteur and not an anti-indigenous Yanghee Lee

Myanmar needs a neutral UN Special Rapporteur and not an anti-indigenous Yanghee Lee Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times It is abundantly clear that Buddhists, Hindus, and various indigenous ethnic… Continue reading

Japanese Art, Pythagoras, and Plotinus: Ideas from Simplicity

Japanese Art, Pythagoras, and Plotinus: Ideas from Simplicity Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Still life art became a specific specialization within Western art by the final decades of the sixteenth century. Of… Continue reading

Prime Minister of Hungary says, “If one attacks Poland, it attacks all of Central Europe”

Prime Minister of Hungary says, “If one attacks Poland, it attacks all of Central Europe” Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The European Union (EU) is threatening Poland by triggering… Continue reading

Cholera reaches 1 million in Yemen: Jerusalem, the Kurds, and the “Arab Street”

Cholera reaches 1 million in Yemen: Jerusalem, the Kurds, and the “Arab Street” Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Irrespective of the rights or wrongs of Jerusalem being the capital… Continue reading

Implications of a Special Economic Zone declared by Russia in an area disputed by Japan

Implications of a Special Economic Zone declared by Russia in an area disputed by Japan Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed… Continue reading

Yosa Buson and Japanese Poetry: In the footsteps of Matsuo Bashō

Yosa Buson and Japanese Poetry: In the footsteps of Matsuo Bashō Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The poetry of Yosa Buson (1716-1784) in Japan is highly acclaimed because his haiku reached the… Continue reading

Myanmar Army was forced to act in Rakhine to protect indigenous non-Muslims from ARSA terrorists

Myanmar Army was forced to act in Rakhine to protect indigenous non-Muslims from ARSA terrorists Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Myanmar is multi-ethnic and multi-religious and for decades many… Continue reading

Famous Japanese Buddhist Warrior of the Twelfth Century and Japanese Art: Rich Legacy of Benkei

Famous Japanese Buddhist Warrior of the Twelfth Century and Japanese Art: Rich Legacy of Benkei Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Saito no Musashibo Benkei (1155-1189) is a famous and highly esteemed Japanese… Continue reading

The Russian Federation thanks America for preventing a terrorist attack: CIA and possible thaw?

The Russian Federation thanks America for preventing a terrorist attack: CIA and possible thaw? Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation thanked President Donald… Continue reading

Coalition government in Austria is a boost to pro-European nations in Central and Eastern Europe

Coalition government in Austria is a boost to pro-European nations in Central and Eastern Europe Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The new coalition government is Austria is a boost… Continue reading

Zimbabwe and the Zanu-PF rubber stamp: Political transition of the ruling elites

Zimbabwe and the Zanu-PF rubber stamp: Political transition of the ruling elites Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The political succession from Robert Mugabe to the new president of Zimbabwe,… Continue reading

Japanese Landscapes by Kuniyoshi

Japanese Landscapes by 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… Continue reading

China and Russia heartened by Tillerson’s remark that America is ready to talk to North Korea

China and Russia heartened by Tillerson’s remark that America is ready to talk to North Korea Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The crisis on the Korean Peninsula is worrying… Continue reading

Japan hopes to boost ties with Myanmar

Japan hopes to boost ties with Myanmar Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Myanmar is multi-ethnic and multi-religious, with Buddhism being the dominant faith. In Japan, despite… Continue reading

Apple, the Chinese Communist Party, and containing VPN Services

Apple, the Chinese Communist Party, and containing VPN Services Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is abundantly clear that nations, religious groups, politically correctness, and other forces, seek to… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Murasaki Shikibu: The Tale of Genji

Art of Japan and Murasaki Shikibu: The Tale of Genji Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Murasaki Shikibu (Lady Murasaki) is the most famous Japanese lady in history because she wrote The Tale… Continue reading

Japanese Art and the two paths of Buddhism and Shintoism: Faith in the Snow without Abraham

Japanese Art and the two paths of Buddhism and Shintoism: Faith in the Snow without Abraham Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The latest art piece by Sawako Utsumi, a contemporary Japanese artist… Continue reading

Iraq and Iran in Kirkuk oil deal based on military gains: Ideology is extinct so pity the Kurds!

Iraq and Iran in Kirkuk oil deal based on military gains: Ideology is extinct so pity the Kurds! Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Iraq and Iran have signed an… Continue reading

Japan seeking to upgrade its military via air-launched missiles: North Korea and China

Japan seeking to upgrade its military via air-launched missiles: North Korea and China Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The Defense Ministry of Japan is seeking to upgrade its military… Continue reading

North Korea says war is a “fact” after drills by the U.S. and South Korea: China calls for calm

North Korea says war is a “fact” after drills by the U.S. and South Korea: China calls for calm  Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times China is calling for calm… Continue reading

Contemporary Japanese Artist and Buddhism: Nichiren in the Snow during Exile on Sado Island

Contemporary Japanese Artist and Buddhism: Nichiren in the Snow during Exile on Sado Island Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Nichiren (1222-1282) is one of the most famous Buddhist teachers to emanate from… Continue reading

Hindus who fled ARSA in Rakhine to return to Maungdaw: Myanmar is Protecting Hindus from terrorism

Hindus who fled ARSA in Rakhine to return to Maungdaw: Myanmar is Protecting Hindus from terrorism Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times Islamic terrorists and Bengali Muslims who terrorized minority… Continue reading

British Foreign Aid is helping Sunni Islamist groups that stone women to death in Syria

British Foreign Aid is helping Sunni Islamist groups that stone women to death in Syria Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times According to a BBC Panorama investigation into a police… Continue reading