Monthly Archive: July, 2018

Islamization and Bengali Muslim migration: Indigenous of Assam, the Chittagong Hill Tracts, and Rakhine

Islamization and Bengali Muslim migration: Indigenous of Assam, the Chittagong Hill Tracts, and Rakhine Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The international media is negating the serious issue of Bengali… Continue reading

Japan art and the window of Nagasaki in the Edo period: Chinese Artist Shen Quan (Nanpin)

Japan art and the window of Nagasaki in the Edo period: Chinese Artist Shen Quan (Nanpin) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The window of Nagasaki in Japan enabled the Chinese artist, Shen… Continue reading

Myanmar is hoping to attract more tourists from China, Japan, and South Korea: Eco-tourism

Myanmar is hoping to attract more tourists from China, Japan, and South Korea: Eco-tourism Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Myanmar is hoping to increase the numbers… Continue reading

Russia Makes Further Gains in Syria After Helsinki

Russia Makes Further Gains in Syria After Helsinki Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Pavel Felgenhauer The Jamestown Foundation In the past several days, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the first deputy defense… Continue reading

Japanese art and the exile of a holy Buddhist priest

Japanese art and the exile of a holy Buddhist priest Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Nichiren (1222-1282) was born during a very unstable period in Japan because of internal political convulsions, the… Continue reading

Trump administration warns NATO Turkey to end its persecution of a Christian pastor

Trump administration warns NATO Turkey to end its persecution of a Christian pastor Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America and other powerful members of his… Continue reading

Mexico in an endless nightmare of homicides: Who needs a civil war?

Mexico in an endless nightmare of homicides: Who needs a civil war? Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Mexico resembles a nation blighted by civil war because the homicide rate… Continue reading

At least 94 dead from the brutal heat wave gripping Japan: Precautions for children

At least 94 dead from the brutal heat wave gripping Japan: Precautions for children  Kanako Itamae and Chika Mori  Modern Tokyo Times The death rate in Japan keeps on growing because of the… Continue reading

Japan art of the twelfth century: Annual rites and ceremonies

Japan art of the twelfth century: Annual rites and ceremonies Lee Jay Walker   Modern Tokyo Times The twelfth-century Japanese artist, Tokiwa Mitsunaga, resided in a world of power politics related to blood… Continue reading

The heat wave is responsible for many deaths in Japan after highs in excess of 40 degree Celsius

The heat wave is responsible for many deaths in Japan after highs in excess of 40 degree Celsius  Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The heat wave in Japan is… Continue reading

Art of Japan and the remaining shadow of Shintoism

Art of Japan and the remaining shadow of Shintoism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Buddhist temples from various sects appear to dominate the religious discourse in Japan but inwardly the faith of… Continue reading

Canada is Funding and Supporting Terrorism Front Groups with Taxpayers’ Money

Canada is Funding and Supporting Terrorism Front Groups with Taxpayers’ Money by Tom Quiggin Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism The government of Canada plans to funnel $23 million into a… Continue reading

High culture and the Japanese Tea Ceremony: Legacy of history and formal settings

High culture and the Japanese Tea Ceremony: Legacy of history and formal settings James Jomo, Kanako Itamae, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese green tea ceremony was first documented in… Continue reading

Japan and EU trade deal is a sign that both entities oppose protectionism and Trump’s America First

Japan and EU trade deal is a sign that both entities oppose protectionism and Trump’s America First Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The signed economic agreement between Japan and… Continue reading

Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781) and Japanese art: Richness of the Muromachi Period (1336-1573)

Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781) and Japanese art: Richness of the Muromachi Period (1336-1573) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781) is a very intriguing artist because he wasn’t conventional. Equally important, Shōhaku… Continue reading

President Putin of Russia is optimistic after meeting President Trump of America in Helsinki

President Putin of Russia is optimistic after meeting President Trump of America in Helsinki Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation is optimistic of… Continue reading

At least 217 die after floods and landslides hit Japan with the elderly especially suffering

At least 217 die after floods and landslides hit Japan with the elderly especially suffering Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The death toll now stands at 217 after… Continue reading

President Xi Jinping of China and power concentration: the legacy of Deng Xiaoping is being threatened

President Xi Jinping of China and power concentration: the legacy of Deng Xiaoping is being threatened Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Deng Xiaoping radically altered China from a tainted… Continue reading

President Erdogan of Turkey is sullying NATO: Endless arrests to power concentration

President Erdogan of Turkey is sullying NATO: Endless arrests to power concentration Nuray Lydia Oglu and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Turkey in recent years is witnessing the relentless… Continue reading

Art of Japan and the Bridge in the Rain: Van Gogh and Hiroshige

Art of Japan and the Bridge in the Rain: Van Gogh and Hiroshige Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist, Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858), is one of the most esteemed ukiyo-e artists… Continue reading

Art of Japan and changing times: Yokohama-e and Western encroachment

Art of Japan and changing times: Yokohama-e and Western encroachment Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Utagawa Sadahide (Gountei Sadahide) witnessed the first years of modernization in Japan that emerged after the 1868… Continue reading

Japan death toll now reaches 156 after brutal floods and landslides kill many

Japan death toll now reaches 156 after brutal floods and landslides kill many Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Intense flooding and landslides in Western and Southwestern Japan are known… Continue reading

China’s Intensifying Pressure Campaign against Taiwan

China’s Intensifying Pressure Campaign against Taiwan Publication: China Brief By: Russell Hsiao The Jamestown Foundation China has significantly ramped up pressure on Taiwan since Tsai Ing-wen was democratically-elected as the country’s president in… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Nichiren Buddhism in the soul of Rinpa art

Art of Japan and Nichiren Buddhism in the soul of Rinpa art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese historical art is blessed with many forms inspired internally and from the richness of… Continue reading

At least 81 dead in Japan after floods and landslides wreak havoc in Western and Southwestern Japan

At least 81 dead in Japan after floods and landslides wreak havoc in Western and Southwestern Japan  Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Severe flooding and landslides in Western Japan… Continue reading

Japan art and the legacy of Tensho Shubun: Buddhism to the power of the Middle Kingdom

Japan art and the legacy of Tensho Shubun: Buddhism to the power of the Middle Kingdom Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Tensho Shubun was deeply influenced by landscape artists… Continue reading

Japan floods and landslides have killed at least 50 people with Hiroshima and Ehime being hard hit

Japan floods and landslides have killed at least 50 people with Hiroshima and Ehime being hard hit Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times At least 50 people have perished after… Continue reading

Execution of 7 Aum Shinrikyo members in the Tokyo Sarin attack is bringing Heisei Era to a close

Execution of 7 Aum Shinrikyo members in the Tokyo Sarin attack is bringing Heisei Era to a close Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The reverberations in Japan of an… Continue reading

India deemed the most dangerous for women according to the Thomson Reuters Foundation

India deemed the most dangerous for women according to the Thomson Reuters Foundation Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times According to the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the country of India is… Continue reading

Japanese Buddhist poetry of the fourteenth century: Jakushitsu Genkō (1290-1367)

Japanese Buddhist poetry of the fourteenth century: Jakushitsu Genkō (1290-1367) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Jakushitsu Genkō (1290-1367) is a famous Japanese Rinzai Buddhist preacher who became the first abbot of the… Continue reading

The poetry of Japan and Arakida Moritake (1473-1549): The natural flow of Shintoism

The poetry of Japan and Arakida Moritake (1473-1549): The natural flow of Shintoism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The poetry of Arakida Moritake (1473-1549) was inspired by the flows of the past,… Continue reading

Myanmar and the anti-Buddhist media agenda: Aung San Suu Kyi and path of stability

Myanmar and the anti-Buddhist media agenda: Aung San Suu Kyi and path of stability Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The situation in Myanmar remains critical in 2018 because ethnic,… Continue reading