Monthly Archive: March, 2018

Confucianism and the piety of the Japanese artist Watanabe Kazan (1793-1841)

Confucianism and the piety of the Japanese artist Watanabe Kazan (1793-1841) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Watanabe Kazan (1793-1841) was a very thoughtful artist who came from Japan. Ethics wise, the… Continue reading

Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia backed by OPEC are planning a long-term oil

Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia backed by OPEC are planning a long-term oil deal Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia hope to finalize a… Continue reading

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a possible meeting with Kim Jong-un of North Korea

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a possible meeting with Kim Jong-un of North Korea  Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times Tentative reports are stressing that a possible meeting may take… Continue reading

Myanmar and unity: Military Chief focuses on federalism and multi-party democracy

Myanmar and unity: Military Chief focuses on federalism and multi-party democracy Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Myanmar is on the path of consolidating multi-party democracy and… Continue reading

Ninth Century Japanese Art: Kose Kanaoka and the Cultural Richness of the Middle Kingdom

Ninth Century Japanese Art: Kose Kanaoka and the Cultural Richness of the Middle Kingdom   Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times A great deal of information isn’t forthcoming in the English-speaking world when… Continue reading

North Korea pays homage to China before meetings with America and South Korea: Denuclearization?

North Korea pays homage to China before meetings with America and South Korea: Denuclearization? Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, visited President Xi… Continue reading

Japan keeps a low profile in the Skripal case against Russia: Moscow should focus on the Asia Pacific

Japan keeps a low profile in the Skripal case against Russia: Moscow should focus on the Asia Pacific Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Anti-Russian Federation politicians based throughout the… Continue reading

Skripal Chemical Poisoning Case Throws Spotlight on Growing Russian LNG Supplies to UK

Skripal Chemical Poisoning Case Throws Spotlight on Growing Russian LNG Supplies to UK Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Rauf Mammadov The Jamestown Foundation Prime Minister Theresa May issued a statement, on March 14,… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Asai Chu: The altered artistic landscape

Art of Japan and Asai Chu: The altered artistic landscape Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Meiji Restoration of 1868 led to many social convulsions and like all revolutionary periods you had… Continue reading

Poetry: Hell or heaven can’t defeat the futility of life

Hell or heaven can’t defeat the futility of life The beauty of life fades by the woe of age and time All that once was near, now but a blurred memory Even the… Continue reading

U.S. estranged policy towards terrorists utilizing Pakistan: Backward step under Trump

U.S. estranged policy towards terrorists utilizing Pakistan: Backward step under Trump Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Terrorist and sectarian forces blight Afghanistan based on internal issues and the external… Continue reading

Japan fails to get United States tariff exemptions on steel and aluminum: Nikkei falls

Japan fails to get United States tariff exemptions on steel and aluminum: Nikkei falls  Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan will quietly feel let… Continue reading

The US to enact up to $60 billion dollars in tariffs on China: President Trump and America First

The US to enact up to $60 billion dollars in tariffs on China: President Trump and America First Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America announced… Continue reading

Japan Artist and English Landscapes: Laburnum Tree, Brailsford Church, and Shinto Themes

Japan Artist and English Landscapes: Laburnum Tree, Brailsford Church, and Shinto Themes Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The recent oil painting by Sawako Utsumi, a Japanese contemporary artist, of a laburnum tree… Continue reading

Government-Tied Turkish Organizations Support Global Jihadists and Islamists

IPT Exclusive: Government-Tied Turkish Organizations Support Global Jihadists and Islamists by Abha Shankar IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Turkish organizations with close ties to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s administration are partnering with,… Continue reading

Folklore of Japan and Onset of Abandonment: Death and love

Folklore of Japan and Onset of Abandonment: Death and love Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese folklore focuses on an array of subjects, from the beauty of light to areas of extreme… Continue reading

Art of Japan and richness of religion: Modern times and fusions of the past

Art of Japan and richness of religion: Modern times and fusions of the past Tomoko Hara and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Shinto faith runs deep throughout Japanese religion even when… Continue reading

President Trump strengthens democracy by signing the Taiwan Travel Act

President Trump strengthens democracy by signing the Taiwan Travel Act Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan is a very robust and outward-looking politician who seeks… Continue reading

Myanmar reaches out militarily during ASEAN Chiefs of Defense Forces meeting held in Singapore

Myanmar reaches out militarily during ASEAN Chiefs of Defense Forces meeting held in Singapore Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Myanmar is focused firmly on reaching out… Continue reading

Proposed Anti-Tank Missile Sale to Turkey, Qatar Raises Concern

Proposed Anti-Tank Missile Sale to Turkey, Qatar Raises Concern by John Rossomando   Investigative Project on Terrorism Advanced anti-tank missiles that Raytheon and Lockheed Martin plan to sell to Turkey and Qatar could… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Sekka: Tranquility despite upheavals

Art of Japan and Sekka: Tranquility despite upheavals Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If you view the sublime simplicity of art by Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) then it is difficult to image the… Continue reading

The U.S. is abandoning the Kurds in Afrin while seeking to defend Islamist terrorists in Eastern Ghouta

The U.S. is abandoning the Kurds in Afrin while seeking to defend Islamist terrorists in Eastern Ghouta Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times NATO Turkey is using Islamist Takfiris and… Continue reading

Japan poetry and impact of the Middle Kingdom: Abe no Nakamaro (698-770)

Japan poetry and impact of the Middle Kingdom: Abe no Nakamaro (698-770) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The eighth-century Japanese scholar and poet, Abe no Nakamaro (698-770), belongs to the cultural world… Continue reading

March 11 Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011: Japanese Fire Brigade Heroes of Otsuchi to Fleeing Embassies

March 11 Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011: Japanese Fire Brigade Heroes of Otsuchi to Fleeing Embassies Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times March 11, 2011, will forever be etched in… Continue reading

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia says Turkey is part of the “triangle of evil”

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia says Turkey is part of the “triangle of evil” Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sweeping changes are on the way in Saudi Arabia under… Continue reading

Japan remains cautious over talks between America and North Korea

Japan remains cautious over talks between America and North Korea Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Events on the Korean Peninsula seem to be moving quickly based on the prospect… Continue reading

President Trump of America is open to meeting the leader of North Korea

President Trump of America is open to meeting the leader of North Korea Kanako Itamae and Sawako Uchida  Modern Tokyo Times Recent hostility on the Korean Peninsula based on a war of words,… Continue reading

Kanae Yamamoto (Part Two) and art of Japan: Europe and Socialism

Kanae Yamamoto (Part Two) and art of Japan: Europe and Socialism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In my first article about Kanae Yamamoto (1882-1946), the emphasis was on his childhood, areas related… Continue reading

Myanmar and Japan to hold the third Joint Economic Conference: Participation of Keidanren

Myanmar and Japan to hold the third Joint Economic Conference: Participation of Keidanren Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan is intent on working closely with Myanmar… Continue reading

Japan seeks a mild approach to President Trump and the threat of aluminum and steel tariffs

Japan seeks a mild approach to President Trump and the threat of aluminum and steel tariffs Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of President Shinzo Abe of Japan… Continue reading

The election in Italy witnesses a North-South split and boost for anti-establishment parties

The election in Italy witnesses a North-South split and boost for anti-establishment parties  Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The election result in Italy equates to a complex picture based… Continue reading

Pierre Bonnard and Japanese art: Examining the inner

Pierre Bonnard and Japanese art: Examining the inner Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Pierre Bonnard was born in 1867 in France. Hence, he was born one year before the Meiji Restoration in… Continue reading