France to support Tunisia in order to help the democratic transition: North Africa and Macron

France to support Tunisia in order to help the democratic transition: North Africa and Macron Salma Zribi, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Emmanuel Macron of France is hoping to shore up the democratic transition in Tunisia. Indeed, Macron understands the need for stability in North Africa based on multiple negative…

Saburosuke Okada and Art of Japan: Impact of Paris

Saburosuke Okada and Art of Japan: Impact of Paris Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Saburosuke Okada (1869-1939) was born one year after the Meiji Restoration of 1868 and he would witness many changes throughout his life. This applies to the Meiji Era, Taisho Era, and the early part of the Showa period of history.…

Sunni Islamists kill at least 95 in Afghanistan: Year Islamist Zero and endless terrorism

Sunni Islamists kill at least 95 in Afghanistan: Year Islamist Zero and endless terrorism Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Another brutal terrorist attack by Sunni Islamists is responsible for the death of at least 95 individuals in Afghanistan. This comes on top of the recent terrorist attack against the Intercontinental Hotel…

Russian Federation rebukes America over Sukhoi-30 jets to Myanmar: Territorial Integrity

Russian Federation rebukes America over Sukhoi-30 jets to Myanmar: Territorial Integrity Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation is ignoring America when it comes to supplying six Sukhoi-30 military jets to the government of Myanmar. Indeed, given recent terrorist attacks in Myanmar by Bengali Islamists belonging to ARSA (Arakan Rohingya…

Japanese Art and Culture under Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582): Christianity to Liberalization

Japanese Art and Culture under Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582): Christianity to Liberalization Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The warlord Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582) was extremely multi-dimensional despite his harsh reputation. This single figure in Japanese history laid the foundation stone for the centralization of Japan based on his tenacity, creativity, openness to new thought patterns –…

Uighur Takfiri group sets up a Palestinian sub-unit aimed at killing Syrian armed forces

Uighur Takfiri group sets up a Palestinian sub-unit aimed at killing Syrian armed forces  Ramazan Khalidov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Palestinians are being utilized by Sunni Islamists in several conflicts where fellow Arabs, Coptic Christians, Alawites, the Shia, and others, are being killed. This applies to conflicts and intrigues in Egypt…

President Erdogan of Turkey and the passive nature of NATO towards endless arrests

President Erdogan of Turkey and the passive nature of NATO towards endless arrests Nuray Lydia Oglu and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Turkey is witnessing the relentless imprisonment of Kurdish political activists, arrests of supporters of Fethullah Gülen, and anyone not towing the Islamist-leaning government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Yet, despite month after…

America and Russia need to warn Turkey to stop its ambition against the Kurds in Syria

America and Russia need to warn Turkey to stop its ambition against the Kurds in Syria Nuray Lydia Oglu, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If nations give President Erdogan of Turkey “an inch” then he will “take a mile.” Hence, President Trump of America needs to warn a fellow NATO member…

Myanmar and the Russian Federation to develop military cooperation: Rakhine understanding

Myanmar and the Russian Federation to develop military cooperation: Rakhine understanding Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Myanmar is interested in developing major relations with powerful nations including China, India, and the Russian Federation respectively. Hence, recent positive developments between China and Myanmar in early 2018, is being reciprocated…

Sesson Yūbai (1290-1346) and Japanese poetry: Zen Buddhist monk

Sesson Yūbai (1290-1346) and Japanese poetry: Zen Buddhist monk Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sesson Yūbai (1290-1346) became a notable literati Zen Buddhist monk of the Rinzai School during his lifetime. In this period of Japanese history the flows of Kamakura, Kyoto, and Nara, maintained a rich cultural theme. Therefore, Sesson Yūbai fused the…

Turkey launches airstrikes against the Kurds: friend and foe are bleeding Syria

Turkey launches airstrikes against the Kurds: friend and foe are bleeding Syria Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times NATO Turkey is launching a military push against the United States backed Kurds in Northern Syria. In other words, two major NATO powers are on opposite sides in the intrigues against Syria – and…

Japanese Art and Kano Sanraku (1559-1635): Centralization and continuity

Japanese Art and Kano Sanraku (1559-1635): Centralization and continuity Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Kano Sanraku (1559-1635) witnessed the power processes of the centralization of Japan that ultimately led to the unification of this nation under the Tokugawa Period of 1603-1868. Naturally, the art world of Japan also witnessed new art…

Myanmar asks Bangladesh to extradite 1,300 suspected ARSA Islamist terrorists: Evil tripartite

Myanmar asks Bangladesh to extradite 1,300 suspected ARSA Islamist terrorists: Evil tripartite Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Myanmar is alarmed by the prospect of Islamist terrorists belonging to ARSA (Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army) reforming in border areas with Bangladesh. Hence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar delivered…

Importance of IVF in the land of the rising sun

Importance of IVF in the land of the rising sun Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The extremely low birth rate in Japan is a worrying reality for this nation. Hence, any signs of positivity are welcomed when it comes to this complex topic. Therefore, a welcomed survey by the Japanese Society…

President Vucic of Serbia says the murder of a Serbian politician in Kosovo was an act of terrorism

President Vucic of Serbia says the murder of a Serbian politician in Kosovo was an act of terrorism Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The embattled Orthodox Christian Serbs of Kosovo (Kosovo and Metohija) are in shock after the assassination of Oliver Ivanovic. Hence, the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, will visit…

Christian Armenia recognizes the Yazidi Genocide of 2014 at the hands of Sunni Islamists

Christian Armenia recognizes the Yazidi Genocide of 2014 at the hands of Sunni Islamists Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The parliament of Armenia officially acknowledged the genocide of Yazidis in 2014 by Sunni Islamists belonging to ISIS (Islamic State – IS) and other Takfiri Islamist groups. It is hoped that…

Myanmar needs to protect the indigenous of Rakhine from Islamization: Chittagong Hill Tracts

Myanmar needs to protect the indigenous of Rakhine from Islamization: Chittagong Hill Tracts Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The political elites in Myanmar must not bow to Western and Islamic international pressure when it comes to the Bengali Muslim issue that blights Rakhine. Instead, the government of Myanmar must protect the…

Russian Federation increases its military might on the Crimean Peninsula: S-400 surface-to-air missiles

Russian Federation increases its military might on the Crimean Peninsula: S-400 surface-to-air missiles Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation is increasing its military hardware in Crimea based on possible provocations from Ukraine. Of course, other factors apply to shoring up all geopolitical areas of the Russian Federation that face…

Anti-refugee Japan should refrain from playing the “Bengali Muslim card” against Myanmar

Anti-refugee Japan should refrain from playing the “Bengali Muslim card” against Myanmar Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Myanmar needs international support based on mutual friendship and without political strings attached. Hence, it is extremely unfortunate that the Foreign Minister of Japan, Taro Kono, involved himself in the internal affairs of Myanmar.…

China must refrain from intrigues in the territorial waters of Japan: The Korean Peninsula

China must refrain from intrigues in the territorial waters of Japan: The Korean Peninsula Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of China should refrain from military intrigues and the expression of emboldened statements about territorial waters that belong to Japan. Indeed, with tensions showing positive signs on the Korean Peninsula…

Sunni Islamists butcher and enslave minorities in Syria but the UK welcomes mainly Sunni Muslims

Sunni Islamists butcher and enslave minorities in Syria but the UK welcomes mainly Sunni Muslims Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Alawites, Christians, and Yazidis have no majority faith nation throughout the Middle East to move to. However, Sunni Muslims have countless majority co-religionist nations to resettle regionally. Despite this, and…

Myanmar Tourism highlights utter Western media bias compared with Regional Fairness: Isolation?

Myanmar Tourism highlights utter Western media bias compared with Regional Fairness: Isolation? Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Myanmar is intent on developing the economic infrastructure of this nation along with entrenching democracy. Yet, the media bias of Western nations is visible by the changing dynamics of the tourist…