Monthly Archive: June, 2018

Poet Saigyō (1118-1190) and Japanese Buddhism: the Light of the Buddha and Shintoism

Poet Saigyō (1118-1190) and Japanese Buddhism: the Light of the Buddha and Shintoism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese Buddhist poet Saigyō Hōshi (birth name Satō Norikiyo) was born in 1118… Continue reading

America deems Ireland to be on par with poorer nations in terms of allowing Trafficking

America deems Ireland to be on par with poorer nations in terms of allowing Trafficking Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The United States State Department has put on notice… Continue reading

Japan football team plays in a style of ill repute: No guile or honor against Poland

Japan football team plays in a style of ill repute: No guile or honor against Poland Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japan football team shamed itself at the… Continue reading

Myanmar is deemed guilty for protecting various ethnic and religious groups in Rakhine

Myanmar is deemed guilty for protecting various ethnic and religious groups in Rakhine Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Internationally, you have ongoing bloodshed and persecution in Afghanistan, Central African… Continue reading

Japanese artist illuminates a classic Dutch art piece by Hendrick Avercamp

Japanese artist illuminates a classic Dutch art piece by Hendrick Avercamp Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The contemporary Japanese artist Sawako Utsumi is once more focusing on the world of Dutch art. This… Continue reading

Nations and charities should be heavily fined for encouraging migration to the EU: OIC and refugees

Nations and charities should be heavily fined for encouraging migration to the EU: OIC and refugees Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The European Union (EU) needs to consider indigenous… Continue reading

Sesshū Tōyō and Buddhist art: Is Huike paying respect to Bodhidharma?

Sesshū Tōyō and Buddhist art: Is Huike paying respect to Bodhidharma? Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist, Sesshū Tōyō (1420-1506), never questioned the Buddhist faith but in an artistic sense,… Continue reading

Biblical Art by Alyse Radenovic: Judaism, the dream of the Pharaoh and the Jews of China

Biblical Art by Alyse Radenovic: Judaism, the dream of the Pharaoh and the Jews of China Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Alyse Radenovic is a contemporary artist who hails from the United… Continue reading

The Horrors of Honor Violence: Terrorism At Home

The Horrors of Honor Violence: Terrorism At Home by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism She was a 15-year-old student at San Antonio’s Taft High School with a… Continue reading

Cyber Defense and Mossad: Israel and Libertad

Cyber Defense and Mossad: Israel and Libertad Murad Makhumdov and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times Mossad, one of the most famous international spy agencies in the world, is focused on state of… Continue reading

Visegrad nations and Austria call for a stronger border defense to defend the EU

Visegrad nations and Austria call for a stronger border defense to defend the EU Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The Visegrad bloc consisting of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland,… Continue reading

Japanese artist touch to Esaias van de Velde: Light of Japan on Dutch art of yesteryear

Japanese artist touch to Esaias van de Velde: Light of Japan on Dutch art of yesteryear Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Another stunning art piece by the Japanese artist, Sawako Utsumi, is… Continue reading

President Trump threatens further tariffs on China: Trade war in the offing

President Trump threatens further tariffs on China: Trade war in the offing Chika Mori and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times Political elites in China seem to be waking up to the possibility of… Continue reading

Refugees from Burundi and DRC face a bleak future in Tanzania: Factors are complex

Refugees from Burundi and DRC face a bleak future in Tanzania: Factors are complex Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Tanzania is intent on keeping refugees and… Continue reading

Three people die after 6.1-Magnitude Earthquake hits Osaka

Three people die after 6.1-Magnitude Earthquake hits Osaka Chika Mori and Kanako Itamae  Modern Tokyo Times A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Osaka just before 8 am this morning in Japan. Hence, the earthquake struck… Continue reading

Katsukawa Shunshō (1726-1793) and art of Japan

Katsukawa Shunshō (1726-1793) and art of Japan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist called Katsukawa Shunshō isn’t particularly famous outside of Japan. Indeed, even in Japan, he is hardly among… Continue reading

Impact of art on Japan from the Middle Kingdom (China): Ma Yuan and Xia Gui

Impact of art on Japan from the Middle Kingdom (China): Ma Yuan and Xia Gui Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Tensho Shubun was inspired by an array of areas… Continue reading

Islamic State Emboldened in Afghanistan

Islamic State Emboldened in Afghanistan Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Farhan Zahid The Jamestown Foundation From its establishment in September 2014, Islamic State’s arm in Afghanistan, its Khorasan province entity (IS-K), found itself the… Continue reading

Eishōsai Chōki and art of Japan: The elegance of simplicity

Eishōsai Chōki and art of Japan: The elegance of simplicity Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Very little is known about the Japanese artist Eishōsai Chōki apart from the rich art he produced.… Continue reading

France in slippery slope in Yemen: Macron is mulling a minesweeping operation in Hodeidah

France in slippery slope in Yemen: Macron is mulling a minesweeping operation in Hodeidah Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The United Nations (UN) is voicing concern about the Saudi-led… Continue reading

Japan art and Kanzan Shimomura: Famous son of Wakayama and his early artistic life in Tokyo

Japan art and Kanzan Shimomura: Famous son of Wakayama and his early artistic life in Tokyo Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Kanzan Shimomura (1873 to 1930) is a famous son… Continue reading

Japan fears repercussions of US halting military exercises with South Korea: Glee in Russia

Japan fears repercussions of US halting military exercises with South Korea: Glee in Russia Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan is in a flux after President… Continue reading

Japanese art and Takeshiro Kanokogi: Influence of Jean-Paul Laurens and Emile-Rene Menard

Japanese art and Takeshiro Kanokogi: Influence of Jean-Paul Laurens and Emile-Rene Menard Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Takeshiro Kanokogi was born in 1874 during the infancy of the Meiji… Continue reading

Saudi-led Sunni Muslim alliance launches a major attack on a key port city in Yemen

Saudi-led Sunni Muslim alliance launches a major attack on a key port city in Yemen  Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Sunni Muslim Saudi-led alliance of Arab states launched… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Matsumura Goshun: Impact of high culture, Yosa Buson, and the shadow of death

Art of Japan and Matsumura Goshun: Impact of high culture, Yosa Buson, and the shadow of death Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Matsumura Goshun was born in 1752 during… Continue reading

The US and North Korea in possible détente but the road ahead remains rocky: Japan sidelined

The US and North Korea in possible détente but the road ahead remains rocky: Japan sidelined   Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America was vindicated… Continue reading

Karoshi and dying in Japan from overwork: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Karoshi and dying in Japan from overwork: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Olivier LeCourt, Sawako Uchida, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The blight of Karoshi (death from overwork) and other related issues… Continue reading

President Trump is optimistic of a positive summit with the leader of North Korea

President Trump is optimistic of a positive summit with the leader of North Korea Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America is extremely optimistic of a… Continue reading

Japan poetry and Tendai Buddhism: The historian and poetic Buddhist monk Jien (1155-1225)

Japan poetry and Tendai Buddhism: The historian and poetic Buddhist monk Jien (1155-1225) Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The Buddhist monk Jien was born in 1155 and he passed away from this… Continue reading

The Many Sides of Tentative Sino-Japanese Rapprochement

The Many Sides of Tentative Sino-Japanese Rapprochement By: Willy Wo-Lap Lam The Jamestown Foundation A recent, unexpected rapprochement between China and Japan has emerged more quickly than many observers thought possible. And unlike… Continue reading

Death of an abused 5-year-old girl: Abject failure of Tokyo child services based on inaction

Death of an abused 5-year-old girl: Abject failure of Tokyo child services based on inaction  Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yua Funato, a five-year-old child, weighed a mere 12.2 kilograms when she… Continue reading

The United States under Trump calls on G-7 nations to drop subsidies and tariffs

The United States under Trump calls on G-7 nations to drop subsidies and tariffs Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The United States under President Donald Trump is becoming increasingly… Continue reading