Monthly Archive: February, 2018

Art of Japan and the reality of poverty: The independent spirit of Eisen

Art of Japan and the reality of poverty: The independent spirit of Eisen Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) learned to be independent at an early age because he chose… Continue reading

Gulf and NATO nations are concerned for 20,000 Sunni Islamist terrorists in Eastern Ghouta in Syria

Gulf and NATO nations are concerned for 20,000 Sunni Islamist terrorists in Eastern Ghouta in Syria Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Once more powerful NATO and Gulf nations –… Continue reading

Japan to increase investments in Myanmar and boost trade: JCCM and UMFCCI agreement

Japan to increase investments in Myanmar and boost trade: JCCM and UMFCCI agreement Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan understands the geopolitical importance of Myanmar and… Continue reading

President Xi Jinping of China is threatening the legacy of Deng Xiaoping: Power Concentration

President Xi Jinping of China is threatening the legacy of Deng Xiaoping: Power Concentration Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Deng Xiaoping radically altered China from a tainted one-party-state based… Continue reading

Japanese art and Kawamura Kiyoo (1852-1934): Changing times but sublime continuity

Japanese art and Kawamura Kiyoo (1852-1934): Changing times but sublime continuity Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Kawamura Kiyoo (1852-1934) created many amazing pieces of art during a period of… Continue reading

Great 2018 Winter Olympics for Japan: Female Speed Skaters led the way

Great 2018 Winter Olympics for Japan: Female Speed Skaters led the way Noriko Watanabe and Chika Mori Modern Tokyo Times The 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea is one that will stay in… Continue reading

Russophobia in America is containing Trump: Democrats, Republicans, and the Media

Russophobia in America is containing Trump: Democrats, Republicans, and the Media Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Hardline Republicans and liberal Democrats who espouse Russophobia at the drop of a… Continue reading

Protecting Afghan Women Is A National Security Issue

Protecting Afghan Women Is A National Security Issue by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism There was the woman whose husband sliced off her genitalia, and then reached… Continue reading

Japan art and the last Ukiyo-e knell of the Meiji Era: Western artists inspired by Japan

Japan art and the last Ukiyo-e knell of the Meiji Era: Western artists inspired by Japan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ukiyo-e art is especially linked with the Edo Period (1603-1868) but… Continue reading

Russia is telling nations to rein in terrorist groups in Syria: Afrin and Eastern Ghouta

Russia is telling nations to rein in terrorist groups in Syria: Afrin and Eastern Ghouta Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation is alarmed by the manipulation of… Continue reading

China, Israel, and non-interference: Heavy investments and high technology

China, Israel, and non-interference: Heavy investments and high technology Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel is increasingly focused on major Asian powers. Of major… Continue reading

Myanmar, the Russian Federation, and counter-insurgency: Sukhoi-30 and Yak-130

Myanmar, the Russian Federation, and counter-insurgency: Sukhoi-30 and Yak-130 Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Myanmar is intent on developing its armed forces because of various ethnic insurgencies, the growing… Continue reading

Exile of the Holy Buddhist leader Nichiren in Japan and his representation in Art

Exile of the Holy Buddhist leader Nichiren in Japan and his representation in Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Nichiren (1222-1282) was born during a very unstable period in Japan because of… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Kano Michinobu (1730-1790)

Japanese Art and Kano Michinobu (1730-1790)  Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Kano school of art blessed Japan for many centuries after the founding fathers were born in the fifteenth century. However,… Continue reading

Suspected Islamist terrorist attack in Dagestan in Russia: 5 Christian women killed in church attack

Suspected Islamist terrorist attack in Dagestan in Russia: 5 Christian women killed in church attack Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times A suspected Takfiri Islamist killed 5 Christian women in… Continue reading

Japan is having a great 2018 Winter Olympics: Kodaira and Hanyu win respective Gold Medals

Japan is having a great 2018 Winter Olympics: Kodaira and Hanyu win respective Gold Medals Sawako Uchida and Chika Mori Modern Tokyo Times The 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea is going swimmingly… Continue reading

Mexico is the most dangerous place to be a Catholic Priest: Lawlessness and drug cartels

Mexico is the most dangerous place to be a Catholic Priest: Lawlessness and drug cartels Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In many parts of the world you have war,… Continue reading

Kano Eitoku (1543-1590) and richness of Japanese art despite the warring times

Kano Eitoku (1543-1590) and richness of Japanese art despite the warring times Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times   The Japanese artist Kano Eitoku (1543-1590) says much about the various dynamics of the… Continue reading

Japan wants India to assist Myanmar to a higher degree: Confused by Trump administration

Japan wants India to assist Myanmar to a higher degree: Confused by Trump administration Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yohei Sasakawa, the Special Envoy of Japan to Myanmar, is… Continue reading

Japanese medals keep on flowing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang

Japanese medals keep on flowing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang Kanako Itamae and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times       Japanese competitors are in a rich vein of form in South Korea because… Continue reading

President Zuma steps down to immediate effect in South Africa: Will ANC corruption end?

President Zuma steps down to immediate effect in South Africa: Will ANC corruption end? Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times After relentless pressure, the embattled leader of South Africa finally… Continue reading

Japanese art and the ethics of Confucius: the virtues of Tanomura Chikuden

Japanese art and the ethics of Confucius: the virtues of Tanomura Chikuden Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Tanomura Chikuden (1777-1835) lived during the Edo period in the land of… Continue reading

Christians face the Islamist sword in Nigeria: Boko Haram, the Fulani, and state indifference

Christians face the Islamist sword in Nigeria: Boko Haram, the Fulani, and state indifference Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Christians in Nigeria continue to face the sword of Islam… Continue reading

Islamists Endorse Deadly Turkish Assault on Kurds

Islamists Endorse Deadly Turkish Assault on Kurds by Hany Ghoraba Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism A full-fledged military assault on a predominantly Muslim community typically sparks a global wave of… Continue reading

Art of Japan and homage to Maurice Utrillo: the Hidden Soul

Art of Japan and homage to Maurice Utrillo: the Hidden Soul Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The French artist Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955), just like the British artist L.S. Lowry (1887-1976), are two… Continue reading

Japan strongly reaffirms important geopolitical and defense cooperation with Myanmar

Japan strongly reaffirms important geopolitical and defense cooperation with Myanmar Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan reaffirmed its strong commitment to Myanmar in the area of… Continue reading

Christian martyr in Germany: Afghan Muslim sentenced for the brutal murder of a female apostate

Christian martyr in Germany: Afghan Muslim sentenced for the brutal murder of a female apostate  Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In the lands of Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia, and… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Ando Hiroshige: Landscapes to being a Buddhist Monk

Art of Japan and Ando Hiroshige: Landscapes to being a Buddhist Monk Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese art internationally focuses overwhelmingly on rich cultural angles in relation to high culture and… Continue reading

NATO Turkey is allegedly recruiting ISIS members to kill Kurds in Syria: Afrin crisis

NATO Turkey is allegedly recruiting ISIS members to kill Kurds in Syria: Afrin crisis Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times According to The Independent media group, and other sources, NATO… Continue reading

Japan and Brexit negotiations of the UK: Japanese business representative to meet PM May

Japan and Brexit negotiations of the UK: Japanese business representative to meet PM May Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Tense negotiations between the United Kingdom (UK) and the European… Continue reading

Korean Peninsula: Understanding between America, China, and Russia is needed

Korean Peninsula: Understanding between America, China, and Russia is needed Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The crisis on the Korean peninsula needs calmness in the corridors of power in… Continue reading

Zen Buddhist priest Mokuan Reien and Japanese Art: Fourteenth century China

Zen Buddhist priest Mokuan Reien and Japanese Art: Fourteenth century China  Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Middle Kingdom (China) enticed the thirteenth century born Japanese Zen priest, Mokuan Reien, based on… Continue reading