Monthly Archive: August, 2018

Kano Sanraku (1559-1635) and Japanese art: Centralization and continuity

Kano Sanraku (1559-1635) and Japanese art: Centralization and continuity Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Kano Sanraku (1559-1635) witnessed the power processes of the centralization of Japan that ultimately led… Continue reading

The reality of poverty for the Japanese artist Eisen and his independent nature

The reality of poverty for the Japanese artist Eisen and his independent nature Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) learned to be independent at an early age because he chose… Continue reading

Power dynamics of art and the Tosa School: Richness of culture and Buddhism

Power dynamics of art and the Tosa School: Richness of culture and Buddhism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times One of the most famous schools of art in Japan applies to the Tosa… Continue reading

OIC and Western powers are inciting against Myanmar in order to distract their evil crimes against Yemen

OIC and Western powers are inciting against Myanmar in order to distract their evil crimes against Yemen Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and… Continue reading

Art of Japan and the two paths of Buddhism and Shintoism: Faith in the snow without Abraham

Art of Japan and the two paths of Buddhism and Shintoism: Faith in the snow without Abraham Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The latest art piece by Sawako Utsumi, a contemporary Japanese… Continue reading

Xi’s Grip Loosens Amid Trade War Policy Paralysis

Xi’s Grip Loosens Amid Trade War Policy Paralysis By: Willy Wo-Lap Lam The Jamestown Foundation A spate of unusual reports in Hong Kong and overseas Chinese-language media lend credence to the idea that,… Continue reading

French art of the le Nabi très Japonard

French art of the le Nabi très Japonard Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Pierre Bonnard is known for his love of Japanese art. Despite this, the actual cultural impact of… Continue reading

Kamakura and the historic Shokozan Tokei-ji Buddhist Temple: Protector of women

Kamakura and the historic Shokozan Tokei-ji Buddhist Temple: Protector of women Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kamakura is famous for many adorable Buddhist temples and other important historical realities… Continue reading

Chancellor Kurz of Austria received openly by CDU in Germany: Visegrad and Europe

Chancellor Kurz of Austria received openly by CDU in Germany: Visegrad and Europe  Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The dynamic Chancellor of Austria, Sebastian Kurz, was widely received in… Continue reading

Tourist treat based on culture, history, and stunning landscapes on the doorstep of Tokyo

Tourist treat based on culture, history, and stunning landscapes on the doorstep of Tokyo Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Hakone is a very popular tourist destination because you have… Continue reading

Contemporary Japanese artist inspired by Alfred Sisley: Japanese eyes and cultural warning

Contemporary Japanese artist inspired by Alfred Sisley: Japanese eyes and cultural warning Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Alfred Sisley painted many adorable landscapes through the medium of impressionism. Yet, to… Continue reading

Japan needs to listen to the people of Okinawa: U.S. base and Central Government threat

Japan needs to listen to the people of Okinawa: U.S. base and Central Government threat Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The majority of the United States military bases in… Continue reading

Japan’s Foreign Policy: China and Russia are essential because no warrior Benkei in sight

Japan’s Foreign Policy: China and Russia are essential because no warrior Benkei in sight Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Since the post-World War Two period, it is abundantly obvious that America predominates… Continue reading

Russian Federation increases its military power on the Crimean Peninsula: S-400 surface-to-air missiles

Russian Federation increases its military power on the Crimean Peninsula: S-400 surface-to-air missiles Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation is increasing its military hardware in Crimea based… Continue reading

Short poem – The kingfisher dies

Short poem – The kingfisher dies I walked around this world in a haze Not knowing, nor seeking, the falsehood of another faith or culture After all, the kingfisher flew and dived Then… Continue reading

Trump to enact more measures against Turkey for holding “our wonderful Christian pastor”

Trump to enact more measures against Turkey for holding “our wonderful Christian pastor” Nuray Lydia Oglu, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America is warning President… Continue reading

Sunni Islamists in Afghanistan butcher many in a mainly Shia part of Kabul: Islamophobia?

Sunni Islamists in Afghanistan butcher many in a mainly Shia part of Kabul: Islamophobia? Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The politically correct and the Islamist agenda are equally served… Continue reading

Contemporary Japanese Art and Shintoism: The spirit of Sawako Utsumi and the Kano School

Contemporary Japanese Art and Shintoism: The spirit of Sawako Utsumi and the Kano School Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sawako Utsumi is a contemporary Japanese artist who hails from the land of… Continue reading

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt: Current Crisis and Future Directions

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt: Current Crisis and Future Directions Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Alison Pargeter The Jamestown Foundation   In July 2018, the Congressional Subcommittee on National Security held a hearing to… Continue reading

Millions of Japanese Children face Poverty: Yet, Japan supports $1 Billion for International Children

Millions of Japanese Children face Poverty: Yet, Japan supports $1 Billion for International Children Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan pledged $1 billion dollars to support… Continue reading

Syria appeals to Western Nations to lift sanctions and help the nation to stabilize

Syria appeals to Western Nations to lift sanctions and help the nation to stabilize Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The brutal conflict in Syria supported by Sunni Muslim led… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Kiyoo: Social and political convulsions but artistic continuity

Art of Japan and Kiyoo: Social and political convulsions but artistic continuity Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Kawamura Kiyoo (1852-1934) created many amazing pieces of art during a period… Continue reading

Arab League and Palestinian cause on the ashes of killing each other and persecuting non-Arabs

Arab League and Palestinian cause on the ashes of killing each other and persecuting non-Arabs Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Arab League, an organization based on the Arab… Continue reading

US Tariffs and political pressure is tipping the Turkish lira over the edge in Turkey

US Tariffs and political pressure is tipping the Turkish lira over the edge in Turkey Nuray Lydia Oglu, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey… Continue reading

Sunni Muslim led Saudi alliance kills many children on a bus in Yemen: Hypocrisy of OIC

Sunni Muslim led Saudi alliance kills many children on a bus in Yemen: Hypocrisy of OIC Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Sunni Muslim alliance led by Saudi Arabia… Continue reading

Japanese culture and literature: A female tale that lasts the centuries

Japanese culture and literature: A female tale that lasts the centuries Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Murasaki Shikibu (Lady Murasaki) is the most famous Japanese lady in history because she wrote The… Continue reading

Returning Uighur Fighters and China’s National Security Dilemma

Returning Uighur Fighters and China’s National Security Dilemma Publication: China Brief V By: Joseph Hope The Jamestown Foundation In early 2017, CCP Secretary General President Xi Jinping announced his desire to build a… Continue reading

Fresh hope in South Sudan after agreement on power-sharing between Kiir and Machar

Fresh hope in South Sudan after agreement on power-sharing between Kiir and Machar  Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The people of South Sudan deserve real hope after suffering at… Continue reading

Sharia Islamic law and female dress code: Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the dark shadow

Sharia Islamic law and female dress code: Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the dark shadow Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Iran and leading Shia Muslim clerics should… Continue reading

Japanese art and the stunning artistic beauty of Totoya Hokkei (1780-1850)

Japanese art and the stunning artistic beauty of Totoya Hokkei (1780-1850) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Totoya Hokkei (1780-1850) was born during the Edo Period and while he passed away well before… Continue reading

Japan continues to support the efforts of Iran to implement the nuclear deal: US and Japan

Japan continues to support the efforts of Iran to implement the nuclear deal: US and Japan Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan reiterated its support of… Continue reading

Japan and its military air-launched missiles upgrade : North Korea and China

Japan and its military air-launched missiles upgrade : North Korea and China Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The Defense Ministry of Japan is seeking to upgrade its military capability… Continue reading