Japan remains skeptical about North Korea but is sidelined based on the over-reliance on America

Japan remains skeptical about North Korea but is sidelined based on the over-reliance on America Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The recent summit between North Korea and South Korea hit international headlines based on the history of this event. Yet, in the corridors of power in Tokyo, people remain skeptical within…

Jaysh al-Ayman: A ‘Local’ Threat in Kenya

Jaysh al-Ayman: A ‘Local’ Threat in Kenya Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Sunguta West The Jamestown Foundation After a series of deadly attacks, Jaysh al-Ayman, an elite al-Shabaab unit formed about five years ago to carry out operations inside Kenya, has emerged as the deadliest terrorist cell in the East African nation. Although it started life…

Japan bows to G-7 instead of focusing on strengthening ties with the Russian Federation

Japan bows to G-7 instead of focusing on strengthening ties with the Russian Federation Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan should not meekly follow G-7 pressure emanating notably from America and the United Kingdom. Hence, it is disheartening that Japan appears to be capitulating to pressure…

Christian woman dies after acid attack in Pakistan: British and Commonwealth betrayal

Christian woman dies after acid attack in Pakistan: British and Commonwealth betrayal Boutros Hussein, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Since the foundation of Pakistan it is abundantly clear that religious minorities, for example, Christians, Hindus, and the Shia have suffered enormously. On top of this, non-Muslim women fear being forcibly converted…

Dignitaries in France denounce “new anti-Semitism” and “Islamist radicalization:” Shadow in Europe

Dignitaries in France denounce “new anti-Semitism” and “Islamist radicalization:” Shadow in Europe Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Famous political dignitaries and celebrities who follow various political views to being apolitical have signed a declaration that denounces “new anti-Semitism” in France. This “new anti-Semitism” is based on “Islamist radicalization” according to the…

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan should be upfront to President Donald Trump

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan should be upfront to President Donald Trump Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan should be upfront towards President Donald Trump of America during their current meeting in America. This noticeably applies to the Korean Peninsula because Japan is being sidelined…

Emerging Islamist Political Clout Accelerates Europe’s Self-Islamization

Emerging Islamist Political Clout Accelerates Europe’s Self-Islamization by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Forget the beheading videos, the ISIS propaganda on social media, even the terrorist attacks themselves. Europe, says counterterrorism expert Afshin Ellian, is Islamizing itself, and in the process, the Western values on which its democracies are…

China and Japan at “unmentioned swipe” at Trump in America: Russian Federation

China and Japan at “unmentioned swipe” at Trump in America: Russian Federation Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Aspects of the President Donald Trump administration in America seriously worry elements of the Japanese bureaucracy. Indeed, it is difficult to say the “Trump administration,” since the current leader of America sacks people by…

America, France, and the United Kingdom target Syria based on the terrorist narrative

America, France, and the United Kingdom target Syria based on the terrorist narrative Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Syrian armed forces and the military government infrastructure is now being bombed and targeted by the armed forces of America, France, and the United Kingdom. Of course, it makes no sense for…

More Japanese companies to invest in Myanmar: Thilawa Special Economic Zone

More Japanese companies to invest in Myanmar: Thilawa Special Economic Zone Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Increasing numbers of Japanese companies are investing in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Myanmar. Of course, this SEZ is especially important for Japan because it highlights the importance of Myanmar to political elites…

Old Japan and Poetry of bygone days: Yamabe no Akahito

Old Japan and Poetry of bygone days: Yamabe no Akahito Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese poet Yamabe no Akahito belongs to the Nara period of history in the eighth century. In truth, much remains unknown about the life of Yamabe apart from the rich poetic legacy he bestowed on future generations. Therefore,…

Tokyo Fashion News: Changing Dynamics of Ginza Fashion

Tokyo Fashion News: Changing Dynamics of Ginza Fashion Sarah Deschamps and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times Tokyo is blessed with countless fashion districts that cater to different age groups and economic pockets. Equally, you have exquisite shopping malls and walking areas that bless districts including Aoyama, Ginza, Omotesando, and Yurakucho. However, what is noticeable about…

Buddhists and others in Rakhine fear a land grab: Why invite immigrants and terrorists to Myanmar?

Buddhists and others in Rakhine fear a land grab: Why invite immigrants and terrorists to Myanmar? Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Arakanese Buddhists and other indigenous groups in Rakhine fear illegal Bengali Muslim migrants and terrorists being settled in this part of Myanmar. Hence, local politicians are demanding that central forces…

China ups the ante by stating America is bedeviled by an “anxiety disorder” under Trump

China ups the ante by stating America is bedeviled by an “anxiety disorder” under Trump Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America declared that tariffs would impact on several nations, in relation to certain sectors. Yet, the ire of Trump’s tariff initiative is China based on his declared…

Art of Japan and the mystery of Utamaro

Art of Japan and the mystery of Utamaro Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The distinguished art of Utamaro Kitagawa is known internationally based on his stunning art. This notably applies to the depiction of beautiful women (bijin-ga). However, while Utamaro is internationally famous, his life remains shrouded in mystery based on many areas remaining…

International animation fans in mourning over the death of Isao Takahata: Grave of the Fireflies

International animation fans in mourning over the death of Isao Takahata: Grave of the Fireflies Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If individuals adore animation, then the all-time classic Grave of the Fireflies will always hit a chord. The inspiration behind this most moving anime was Isao Takahata (1935-2018), who sadly just passed away. However,…

Buddhist art from China and Japan: Kaihō Yūshō (1533-1615) and the shadow of Liang K’ai (1140-1210)

Buddhist artists from China and Japan: Kaihō Yūshō (1533-1615) and the shadow of Liang K’ai (1140-1210) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The path of Buddhism in China and Japan knows many roads because of various sects. Equally important, the thought patterns of Buddhism and cultural impact are extremely diverse in China and Japan. This…

Japan and military revamp to meet a changing geopolitical landscape: US estrangement

Japan and military revamp to meet a changing geopolitical landscape: US estrangement Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is intent on developing the armed forces of this nation, in order to face a changing geopolitical and military landscape. Hence, a new military base…