Monthly Archive: September, 2018

Yemen: Clashes Between Islamic State and AQAP Emblematic of Broader Competition

Clashes Between Islamic State and AQAP Emblematic of Broader Competition   Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 16 Issue: 18 By: Brian M. Perkins The Jamestown Foundation The Islamic State’s (IS) global network is far… Continue reading

Brutal tsunami devastates Palu in Indonesia after a magnitude 7.5 earthquake

Brutal tsunami devastates Palu in Indonesia after a magnitude 7.5 earthquake Sawako Uchida and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times A brutal tsunami hit the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia after a magnitude 7.5… Continue reading

Kanzan Shimomura and art of Japan: The flows of Buddhist art, Kano, Rinpa, and the school of Tosa

Kanzan Shimomura and art of Japan: The flows of Buddhist art, Kano, Rinpa, and the school of Tosa Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Kanzan Shimomura (1873 to 1930) is a… Continue reading

Myanmar is bullied by Western and Islamic states that seek to gloss over Yemen and other ill deeds

Myanmar is bullied by Western and Islamic states that seek to gloss over Yemen and other ill deeds Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Western and Islamic nations that have… Continue reading

Bilateral talks on tariffs between America and Japan agreed by Trump and Abe

Bilateral talks on tariffs between America and Japan agreed by Trump and Abe Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan agreed to enter bilateral talks… Continue reading

Ireland is on par with poorer nations in the area of allowing Trafficking sites America

Ireland is on par with poorer nations in the area of allowing Trafficking sites America Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The United States State Department has put on notice… Continue reading

Japanese poet of bygone years: Kakinomoto no Hitomaro

Japanese poet of bygone years: Kakinomoto no Hitomaro Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The Japanese waka poet Kakinomoto no Hitomaro belongs to the world of the seventh century and the very… Continue reading

The richness of Japanese art during the warring times: Kano Eitoku (1543-1590)

The richness of Japanese art during the warring times: Kano Eitoku (1543-1590) Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Kano Eitoku (1543-1590) says much about the various dynamics of the Azuchi-Momoyama… Continue reading

NSC Meets Lobbyist Who Backed Syrian Jihadists

NSC Meets Lobbyist Who Backed Syrian Jihadists by John Rossomando IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism A Syrian-American lobbyist who pushed the Obama administration to support Syrian jihadists met with National Security Council… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Kano Michinobu (1730-1790)

Art of Japan and Kano Michinobu (1730-1790) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Kano school of art blessed Japan for many centuries after the founding fathers were born in the fifteenth century.… Continue reading

President Trump of America and Prime Minister Abe of Japan to hold a summit next week in New York

President Trump of America and Prime Minister Abe of Japan to hold a summit next week in New York Noriko Watanabe and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America and… Continue reading

PM Shinzo Abe of the LDP is re-elected to serve the third term as the president of the ruling party

PM Shinzo Abe of the LDP is re-elected to serve the third term as the president of the ruling party Chika Mori and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was… Continue reading

The ethics of Confucius and the Japanese artist Tanomura Chikuden

The ethics of Confucius and the Japanese artist Tanomura Chikuden Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Tanomura Chikuden (1777-1835) lived during the Edo period in the land of the rising… Continue reading

Australia: The Japanese Film Festival Unveils 2018 Program

THE JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL UNVEILS 2018 PROGRAM The Japanese Film Festival (17 Oct. – 2 Dec.) today announced its full program and first two guests for 2018: Australian-born rising star Shioli Kutsuna (Deadpool… Continue reading

US and Japan trade talks set back after fresh tariffs imposed on China: Beijing today, Tokyo tomorrow?

US and Japan trade talks set back after fresh tariffs imposed on China: Beijing today, Tokyo tomorrow? Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Important trade talks between America and Japan… Continue reading

Contemporary Japan artist inspired by the Dutch master Hendrick Avercamp

Contemporary Japan artist inspired by the Dutch master 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

Ex-Spy Slams Brennan’s ‘Freedom of Speech’ Hypocrisy

Ex-Spy Slams Brennan’s ‘Freedom of Speech’ Hypocrisy by John Rossomando IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Former CIA Director John Brennan wants Americans to view him as a victim of President Trump’s alleged… Continue reading

Art of Japan in a changing environment: Paris and Saburosuke Okada

Art of Japan in a changing environment: Paris and Saburosuke Okada Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Saburosuke Okada (1869-1939) was born one year after the Meiji Restoration of 1868 and he would… Continue reading

America and the Philippines are bracing for potent storms that threaten many

America and the Philippines are bracing for potent storms that threaten many Chika Mori and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times America and the Philippines are bracing for major storms that threaten to unleash… Continue reading

The timeless Japanese anime classic: Princess Mononoke

The timeless Japanese anime classic: Princess Mononoke Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese anime film Princess Mononoke is a timeless classic. Indeed, aspects of the Muromachi period (approximately… Continue reading

Putin of Russia suggests the signing of a peace treaty with Abe of Japan

Putin of Russia suggests the signing of a peace treaty with Abe of Japan Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation hinted strongly to Japan that both nations… Continue reading

Art and Poetry: Typhoons and earthquakes take asunder to this cold earth

Art and Poetry: Typhoons and earthquakes take asunder to this cold earth In a flash, all love that was embraced was over The beauty of the child, the lady, the male, the grandparents,… Continue reading

Death toll reaches 39 after the 6.7 Earthquake hit Hokkaido: 1 person still missing

Death toll reaches 39 after the 6.7 Earthquake hit Hokkaido: 1 person still missing  Chika Mori and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times   The death toll from the deadly 6.7 magnitude earthquake in… Continue reading

Moscow Prepares Vostok 2018 as Sino-Russian Strategic Exercise

Moscow Prepares Vostok 2018 as Sino-Russian Strategic Exercise Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Roger McDermott The Jamestown Foundation The culmination of the combat training year in Russia’s Armed Forces results in an annual… Continue reading

Japanese death toll reaches 23 in Hokkaido after the recent earthquake

Japanese death toll reaches 23 in Hokkaido after the recent earthquake Sawako Uchida and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times The death toll from the recent 6.7 magnitude earthquake that struck Hokkaido is now… Continue reading

Shia Muslims burn down Iran Consulate based on rebuking outside influence: Muqtada al-Sadr

Shia Muslims burn down Iran Consulate based on rebuking outside influence: Muqtada al-Sadr Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Iranian consulate was set alight in the overwhelmingly Shia city… Continue reading

Japanese art and Confucianism: Watanabe Kazan (1793-1841)

Japanese art and Confucianism: Watanabe Kazan (1793-1841) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Watanabe Kazan (1793-1841) was a very thoughtful artist who came from Japan. Ethics wise, the morality and wisdom of… Continue reading

Sengai Gibon and Rinzai Buddhism: Artistic Outreach and Buddhist Contemplation

Sengai Gibon and Rinzai Buddhism: Artistic Outreach and Buddhist Contemplation 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

Typhoon Jebi kills at least 6 people in Japan with fears that the death toll will rise

Typhoon Jebi kills at least 6 people in Japan with fears that the death toll will rise Kanako Itamae and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times   One of the strongest typhoons to hit… Continue reading

Japan is awaiting Typhoon Jebi with apprehension after recent natural disasters

Japan is awaiting Typhoon Jebi with apprehension after recent natural disasters Kanako Itamae and Chika Mori Modern Tokyo Times Typhoon Jebi is expected to reach landfall tomorrow in Japan in and around parts… Continue reading

The UK abandons religious minorities: Sunni Islamists butcher in Syria but mainly Sunni Muslims let in

The UK abandons religious minorities: Sunni Islamists butcher in Syria but mainly Sunni Muslims let in Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Alawites, Christians, and Yazidis have no majority… Continue reading