Monthly Archive: October, 2018

The poetry of old Japan: Yamabe no Akahito and the devoutly Buddhist Emperor Shōmu

The poetry of old Japan: Yamabe no Akahito and the devoutly Buddhist Emperor Shōmu Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Yamabe no Akahito belongs to the world of eighth-century Japan when Nara… Continue reading

Estrange policy of America towards Pakistan despite the utilization of terrorist groups

Estrange policy of America towards Pakistan despite the utilization of terrorist groups Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Terrorist and sectarian forces blight Afghanistan based on internal issues and the… Continue reading

Japanese art, Goshun, and the influence of Buson: The artistic heaven on earth

Japanese art, Goshun, and the influence of Buson: The artistic heaven on earth Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Matsumura Goshun (1752-1811) created countless stunning art pieces that reflect nature and serenity.… Continue reading

Sanctions against Myanmar are “Nonsense” claims the Ambassador of Japan

Sanctions against Myanmar are “Nonsense” claims the Ambassador of Japan Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar, Ichiro Maruyama, is adamant that international sanctions against this… Continue reading

Turkey Experts Worry Erdogan Might Use Al-Qaeda Against Kurds

Turkey Experts Worry Erdogan Might Use AQ Against Kurds by John Rossomando  Investigative Project on Terrorism Although Turkey and Russia agreed last month to “withdraw” all jihadist groups from Syria’s Idlib Province, a… Continue reading

Anti-Jewish white terrorist attack in America: 11 killed in Jewish Synagogue attack

Anti-Jewish white terrorist attack in America: 11 killed in Jewish Synagogue attack Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times A brutal white supremacist terrorist attack on a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh,… Continue reading

Japanese art and poetry: The last throes before the ghost of time

The last throes before the ghost of time Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times A lifetime of friendship becomes distant. Moments of confusion grow from minutes to days. Loved ones often erased. The… Continue reading

Prime Minister Abe of Japan meets President Xi of China: A wary eye remains

Prime Minister Abe of Japan meets President Xi of China: A wary eye remains Sawako Utsumi and Chika Mori Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan is on a visit to… Continue reading

Another massacre of innocents in Yemen by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition

Another massacre of innocents in Yemen by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Saudi Arabia that is leading the Sunni Muslim alliance needs… Continue reading

Buddhist art and the Japanese priest Mokuan Reien: The Middle Kingdom and Mu Qi

Buddhist art and the Japanese priest Mokuan Reien: The Middle Kingdom and Mu Qi Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese Zen Buddhist priest Mokuan Reien was born in the thirteenth century… Continue reading

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia needs the chance to modernize society

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia needs the chance to modernize society Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is clear that the Western and Muslim Brotherhood media… Continue reading

Japan hopes America will not pull out of INF treaty with the Russian Federation

Japan hopes America will not pull out of INF treaty with the Russian Federation  Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japan is extremely concerned about indications that America may pull… Continue reading

Myanmar seeks dialogue with the United Nations Special Envoy: Non-Muslim voices

Myanmar seeks dialogue with the United Nations Special Envoy: Non-Muslim voices Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The United Nations Special Envoy to Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, recently revisited this… Continue reading

Artist from Japan inspired by L.S. Lowry: Northern England in a Japanese context

Artist from Japan inspired by L.S. Lowry: Northern England in a Japanese context Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The contemporary Japanese artist, Sawako Utsumi, is deeply moved by the art of L.S.… Continue reading

Khashoggi and press freedom in Turkey: Muslim Brotherhood narrative aimed at Saudi Arabia

Khashoggi and press freedom in Turkey: Muslim Brotherhood narrative aimed at Saudi Arabia Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Allegedly, Jamal Khashoggi in his last column focused extensively on the need for press… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Kume Keiichirō: Stability despite the change

Art of Japan and Kume Keiichirō: Stability despite the change Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Kume Keiichirō (1866-1934) belongs to the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa periods of history in… Continue reading

Myanmar should utilize its geopolitical importance: Positive ties with China, India, and Japan

Myanmar should utilize its geopolitical importance: Positive ties with China, India, and Japan Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Myanmar is far from isolated despite the efforts… Continue reading

Khashoggi, Muslim Brotherhood and opportune America, Turkey, and the UK: Land of political imprisonment

Khashoggi, Muslim Brotherhood and opportune America, Turkey, and the UK: Land of political imprisonment Nuray Lydia Oglu and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey is a supporter… Continue reading

French Say “Non” to Islamist Performer at Bataclan

French Say “Non” to Islamist Performer at Bataclan by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism On Nov. 13, 2015, a series of Islamist terrorist attacks shook the city… Continue reading

Contemporary Japanese artist and adorable landscape titled “Hakone in Natural Splendor”

Contemporary Japanese artist and adorable landscape titled “Hakone in Natural Splendor” Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The contemporary Japanese artist Sawako Utsumi recently produced another adorable art piece that focused on the… Continue reading

Russia accuses Japan of “megaphone diplomacy” over military drills in contested waters

Russia accuses Japan of “megaphone diplomacy” over military drills in contested waters Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan and President Vladimir Putin of the… Continue reading

Nations and charities encouraging migration to the EU should be charged: OIC free ride

Nations and charities encouraging migration to the EU should be charged: OIC free ride Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The European Union (EU) needs to consider indigenous taxpayers and… Continue reading

Japan and Mekong nations of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam to strengthen ties

Japan and Mekong nations of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam to strengthen ties Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker                   Modern Tokyo Times Japan and five nations connected to the Mekong Delta have… Continue reading

Ito Shinsui opened up the “old mirror” of Edo and early Meiji art

Ito Shinsui opened up the “old mirror” of Edo and early Meiji art Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times Ito Shinsui (1898-1972) is one of the greatest twentieth-century artists to emanate from Japan.… Continue reading

The Uncertain Road Ahead for Macedonia

The Uncertain Road Ahead for Macedonia Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Margarita Assenova The Jamestown Foundation The vast majority of voters who took part in Macedonia’s referendum on September 30 supported changing the… Continue reading

Art of Japan and the last Ukiyo-e knell of the Meiji Era: Western artists inspired

Art of Japan and the last Ukiyo-e knell of the Meiji Era: Western artists inspired Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ukiyo-e art is especially linked with the Edo Period (1603-1868) but while… Continue reading

PM Shinzo Abe of Japan says that the United Kingdom would be welcome to join the TPP

PM Shinzo Abe of Japan says that the United Kingdom would be welcome to join the TPP Noriko Watanabe and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan notified the… Continue reading

The Mass Media and the reciprocal Al-Qaeda: Afghanistan, Bosnia, Libya, Syria, and now Myanmar

The Mass Media and the reciprocal Al-Qaeda: Afghanistan, Bosnia, Libya, Syria, and now Myanmar Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The mass media corporations throughout the Northern Hemisphere that incorporate… Continue reading

Art of Buddhism in China and Japan: The shadow of Liang K’ai (1140-1210) on Kaihō Yūshō (1533-1615)

Art of Buddhism in China and Japan: The shadow of Liang K’ai (1140-1210) on Kaihō Yūshō (1533-1615) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The path of Buddhism in China and Japan knows many… Continue reading

Myanmar and the Yazidi shadow in Rakhine: Buddhists, Mro, Bengali Hindus, and others fled ARSA Islamists

Myanmar and the Yazidi shadow in Rakhine: Buddhists, Mro, Bengali Hindus, and others fled ARSA Islamists Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In Iraq and Syria it soon became apparent… Continue reading

Sugawara Mitsushige and Buddhism: Bodhisattva Kannon and the Middle Kingdom

Sugawara Mitsushige and Buddhism: Bodhisattva Kannon and the Middle Kingdom Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The passing of time never dampens the beauty of the thirteenth-century Japanese calligrapher Sugawara Mitsushige. Indeed, just… Continue reading

Japan to welcome State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar and discuss bilateral issues

Japan to welcome State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar and discuss bilateral issues Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan invited State Counsellor… Continue reading