Monthly Archive: November, 2018

Myanmar leader says, “Southeast Asia’s final frontier market” but based on “social cohesion”

Myanmar leader says, “Southeast Asia’s final frontier market” but based on “social cohesion”  Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The State Counsellor of Myanmar, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, touted… Continue reading

Japanese art and Claude Monet

Japanese art and Claude Monet Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Claude Monet was a very important French Impressionist artist and despite new movements including Cubism and Fauvism, he remained committed to Impressionism.… Continue reading

South Caucasus Eyes Becoming a Hub Along EU–China Transportation Route

South Caucasus Eyes Becoming a Hub Along EU–China Transportation Route Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 15 Issue: 158 By: Ayaz Rzayev, Vasif Huseynov The Jamestown Foundation On October 15, the European Union adopted… Continue reading

Sporadic protests in Iran are aimed at corrupt theocratic and political elites

Sporadic protests in Iran are aimed at corrupt theocratic and political elites Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Protests in Iran are often sporadic and vary in size but they… Continue reading

Poetry and bleakness: Hell or heaven can’t defeat the futility of life

Hell or heaven can’t defeat the futility of life The beauty of life fades by the woe of age and time All that once was near, now but a blurred memory Even the… Continue reading

Zen Buddhism and Japanese Art: Taking Rinzai Buddhism to the rural poor

Zen Buddhism and Japanese Art: Taking Rinzai Buddhism to the rural poor Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The holy Buddhist monk Hakuin Ekaku revived the school of Rinzai Buddhism based on taking… Continue reading

Japan art and one-sided love: Frailty of life despite his boundless love of Paris

Japan art and one-sided love: Frailty of life despite his boundless love of Paris Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yuzo Saeki is one of the most intriguing artists to have left the… Continue reading

Violence Continues as Pakistani Islamists Protest Christian Woman’s “Blasphemy” Acquittal

Violence Continues as Pakistani Islamists Protest Christian Woman’s “Blasphemy” Acquittal IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Thousands of Islamist demonstrators in Pakistan continue to violently protest the acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Christian… Continue reading

Contemporary Japanese artist and L. S. Lowry in Full Bloom by Sawako Utsumi

Contemporary Japanese artist and L. S. Lowry in Full Bloom by Sawako Utsumi  Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The contemporary Japanese artist, Sawako Utsumi, adores a plethora of different art styles fused… Continue reading

Myanmar by-election and the entrenchment of democracy: Multiple parties and ethnic vitality

Myanmar by-election and the entrenchment of democracy: Multiple parties and ethnic vitality Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The international media often focuses on the same spin in relation to… Continue reading

Japanese art and the small window of Nagasaki: The Chinese artist Shen Quan (Nanpin)

Japanese art and the small window of Nagasaki: The Chinese artist Shen Quan (Nanpin) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Chinese artist Shen Quan (Nanpin) had a limited opportunity and a narrow… Continue reading

UK humanitarian aid projects in Yemen are being bombed by the UK backed bombing raids

UK humanitarian aid projects in Yemen are being bombed by the UK backed bombing raids Michiyo Tanabe, Nawal Soueif, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The crisis in Yemen is highlighting the… Continue reading

UK and Commonwealth betrayal in Pakistan: Remembering the Christian lady Asma Yaqoob

UK and Commonwealth betrayal in Pakistan: Remembering the Christian lady Asma Yaqoob Boutros Hussein, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The coming to power of Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq in 1978 turned… Continue reading

Language-Motivated Emigration of Russians Causes Shortage of Qualified Workers in Kazakhstan

Language-Motivated Emigration of Russians Causes Shortage of Qualified Workers in Kazakhstan Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Farkhad Sharip The Jamestown Foundation In mid-October, the nationalist-leaning Qazaquni.kz website, run by the Ak Zhol (Democratic… Continue reading

Buddhist monk Jien and a window into old Japan (1155-1225): Poetry and history

Buddhist monk Jien and a window into old Japan (1155-1225): Poetry and history Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The elite nature of Japanese Buddhism began to change dramatically during the Kamakura Period… Continue reading

At least 42 Shia killed in Nigeria after a demonstration turned into a bloodbath

At least 42 Shia killed in Nigeria after a demonstration turned into a bloodbath Noriko Watanabe, Salma Zribi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Another massacre against the embattled Shia occurred in… Continue reading

Buddhists, Hindus, and Tribals in Rakhine fear Bengali Muslim objectives in Myanmar

Buddhists, Hindus, and Tribals in Rakhine fear Bengali Muslim objectives in Myanmar Murad Makhmudov, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The historical legacy of Islamic invasions, Muslim land grabs,… Continue reading