Monthly Archive: May, 2018

Nicaragua accused of alleged extrajudicial executions under the leadership of Daniel Ortega

Nicaragua accused of alleged extrajudicial executions under the leadership of Daniel Ortega Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times According to Amnesty International, the government of Nicaragua under President Daniel Ortega… Continue reading

Japanese Art and the intriguing nature of Hayami: Northern Renaissance to Bunjinga

Japanese Art and the intriguing nature of Hayami: Northern Renaissance to Bunjinga Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Gyoshu Hayami (1894-1935) was born in the Meiji era whereby Japan entered a… Continue reading

Moscow Set to Establish Second Military Base in Kyrgyzstan

Moscow Set to Establish Second Military Base in Kyrgyzstan Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Paul Goble The Jamestown Foundation After almost five years of fits and starts on the question, Moscow is set… Continue reading

The Defeat of ISIS in Iraq and the role of Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani

The Defeat of ISIS in Iraq and the role of Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, the most senior holy Shia religious… Continue reading

Korean nationalism is overcoming apprehensions in America: Summit being pursued

Korean nationalism is overcoming apprehensions in America: Summit being pursued Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America is open to meeting the leader of North Korea,… Continue reading

Shadow of NATO, Narcotics, and Sharia: Iran and the flow of drugs from Afghanistan

Shadow of NATO, Narcotics, and Sharia: Iran and the flow of drugs from Afghanistan Boutros Hussein, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The Islamic Revolution in Shia Iran was meant… Continue reading

Japanese Art and the Rich Legacy of China and Confucianism: Tanomura Chikuden

Japanese Art and the Rich Legacy of China and Confucianism: Tanomura Chikuden Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Tanomura Chikuden (1777-1835) graced the world of Japanese art because he flowed naturally within the… Continue reading

Free Tibet: Language Advocate Tashi Wangchuk Sentenced to Five Years

Language Advocate Tashi Wangchuk Sentenced to Five Years Free Tibet Tibetan language advocate Tashi Wangchuk has been sentenced to five years in prison by a Chinese court, according to his lawyer Liangxio Jun.… Continue reading

The United States and North Korea merry-go-round: South Korea is in a fix

The United States and North Korea merry-go-round: South Korea is in a fix Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of South Korea under President Moon Jae-in is in… Continue reading

The stunning garden designs of Chinzan-so: Fusion of Faiths and Ideas

The stunning garden designs of Chinzan-so: Fusion of Faiths and Ideas Kanako Itamae and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo News The history of Chinzan-so (Chinzanso) is fascinating because you have many historic remains. Hence,… Continue reading

Trump casts doubt on the planned summit meeting with North Korea: Swipe at China

Trump casts doubt on the planned summit meeting with North Korea: Swipe at China Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America casts doubts that the planned… Continue reading

Art of Japan and the impact of Northern English cities on Sawako Utsumi

Art of Japan and the impact of Northern English cities on Sawako Utsumi Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times L.S. Lowry (1887-1976) and Sawako Utsumi come from two very different cultures that have… Continue reading

Art of Zen Buddhism in Japan: Hakuin Ekaku

Art of Zen Buddhism in Japan: Hakuin Ekaku Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The holy Buddhist monk Hakuin Ekaku revived the school of Rinzai Buddhism based on taking Zen Buddhism far and… Continue reading

Returning IS Fighters in the Balkans: Beyond the Immediate Security Threat

Returning IS Fighters in the Balkans: Beyond the Immediate Security Threat Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Ebi Spahiu The Jamestown Foundation Over the years, the nations of the Western Balkans have seen about 1,000… Continue reading

Rinzai Buddhism and the Buddhist artistic outreach of Sengai Gibon

Rinzai Buddhism and the Buddhist artistic outreach of Sengai Gibon Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The inner-soul of Sengai Gibon (1750-1837) was always multidimensional and the flow that linked all fusions… Continue reading

President Trump is trying to calm the concerns of North Korea

President Trump is trying to calm the concerns of North Korea Hiroshi Saito and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America is trying to calm the genuine concerns held… Continue reading

The Democratic Republic of Congo gets doses of the Ebola vaccine to help against deadly outbreak

The Democratic Republic of Congo gets doses of the Ebola vaccine to help against deadly outbreak Kanako Itamae and Chika Mori Modern Tokyo Times The deadly Ebola virus is spreading in parts of… Continue reading

Japan’s economic splutter in the first quarter bodes ill for Prime Minister Abe

Japan’s economic splutter in the first quarter bodes ill for Prime Minister Abe Noriko Watanabe and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan needs some good news because of… Continue reading

Female Literature in old Japan: Michitsuna no Haha 935-99

Female Literature in old Japan: Michitsuna no Haha 935-99 Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese female writer (diarist) and waka poet Michitsuna no Haha (Michitsuna’s mother) was born in 935 and… Continue reading

US Embassy opens in Jerusalem: Trump blames Hamas for the deaths of Palestinians by Israel

US Embassy opens in Jerusalem: Trump blames Hamas for the deaths of Palestinians by Israel Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The opening of the United States embassy in Jerusalem… Continue reading

Independent Shia cleric Sayyid Muqtada al-Sadr is doing well in the Iraq election

Independent Shia cleric Sayyid Muqtada al-Sadr is doing well in the Iraq election Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The enigmatic Shia cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, is doing well during the… Continue reading

Christian Churches attacked by Islamist family in Indonesia leaves at least 13 dead

Christian Churches attacked by Islamist family in Indonesia leaves at least 13 dead Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The city of Surabaya in Indonesia witnessed suicide attacks against three… Continue reading

Cameroon and the menace of Islamist terrorism: Boko Haram and Amnesty International

Cameroon and the menace of Islamist terrorism: Boko Haram and Amnesty International Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Cameroon is on the frontline in fighting the barbarity… Continue reading

Art and culture flourished under the Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga in the 16th century

Art and culture flourished under the Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga in the 16th century Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The warlord Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582) was extremely multi-dimensional despite his harsh reputation. This… Continue reading

UK, Japan Companies Help China to Counter US’s Tech Leverage

UK, Japan Companies Help China to Counter US’s Tech Leverage By: Matt Schrader The Jamestown Foundation With the help of major tech companies from the UK and Japan, China may be poised to… Continue reading

Narashige Koide and art of Japan: Intriguing artist

Narashige Koide and art of Japan: Intriguing artist Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yoga (Western-style) portraiture art and expressions of still life by Narashige Koide remain deeply embedded when thinking about this… Continue reading

Trump pulls out of Iran nuclear deal to the joy of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

Trump pulls out of Iran nuclear deal to the joy of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia  Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi… Continue reading

Afghanistan mosque attack leaves at least 17 dead: No open society is being pursued

Afghanistan mosque attack leaves at least 17 dead: No open society is being pursued Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Irrespective of who is the leader of Afghanistan or the… Continue reading

Mega-banks in Japan threaten major job loses based on changing times

Mega-banks in Japan threaten major job loses based on changing times Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Megabanks in Japan are threatening major job losses over respective periods of time… Continue reading

Art of Japan and the unconventional approach of Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781)

Art of Japan and the unconventional approach of Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The Japanese artist, Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781), was born into a wealthy household during the Edo… Continue reading

Myanmar is trying to restore order and solve many protracted conflicts: U.N. is out of touch

Myanmar is trying to restore order and solve many protracted conflicts: U.N. is out of touch Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Myanmar and the armed forces… Continue reading

Yokoyama Taikan and art of Japan: Creativity and the sentiments of the time

Yokoyama Taikan and art of Japan: Creativity and the sentiments of the time Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yokoyama Taikan (1868-1958) was born in the prefecture of Ibaraki but he moved to… Continue reading