Monthly Archive: November, 2018

Syria and the Uighur Takfiri group that set up a Palestinian sub-unit: China is concerned

Syria and the Uighur Takfiri group that set up a Palestinian sub-unit: China is concerned Ramazan Khalidov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Palestinians are being utilized by Sunni Islamists in… Continue reading

Kanae Yamamoto and Japan art: Economic perils of his early life (Part One)

Kanae Yamamoto and Japan art: Economic perils of his early life (Part One) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Kanae Yamamoto (1882-1946) witnessed many momentous historical events throughout his lifetime. Yet,… Continue reading

Multi-ethnic and multi-religious Myanmar is trying to solve many protracted conflicts

Multi-ethnic and multi-religious Myanmar is trying to solve many protracted conflicts Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Myanmar and the armed forces of this nation are trying… Continue reading

Islamist Terror Threat As Strong As Ever, Dutch Intelligence Warns

Islamist Terror Threat As Strong As Ever, Dutch Intelligence Warns by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism It has become “the new normal,” a structural part of 21st-century… Continue reading

Iran and the state apparatus that crushes dissent: Elitist oppression and Evin Prison

Iran and the state apparatus that crushes dissent: Elitist oppression and Evin Prison Murad Makhmudov, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Iran is using the state apparatus… Continue reading

Takeshiro Kanokogi and art of Japan: The influence of France

Takeshiro Kanokogi and art of Japan: The influence of France Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Takeshiro Kanokogi was born in 1874 during the infancy of the Meiji Restoration that… Continue reading

Japan art and Confucianism: The Bleak reality of Seppuku for a thoughtful artist

Japan art and Confucianism: The Bleak reality of Seppuku for a thoughtful artist Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Watanabe Kazan (1793-1841) highlights the fact that social mobility could break the… Continue reading

Intrigues in Kosovo aimed at inciting Serbia hints Russia: Orthodox Christians in chains

Intrigues in Kosovo aimed at inciting Serbia hints Russia: Orthodox Christians in chains Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The one binding reality of the foreign policy objectives of America… Continue reading

Quad Restrictions: Addressing PRC Investment Concerns in the Indo-Pacific (Australia, India, Japan, and US)

Quad Restrictions: Addressing PRC Investment Concerns in the Indo-Pacific By: Ashley Feng, Sagatom Saha The Jamestown Foundation Washington has recently taken a tougher tack to growing inbound investment from the People’s Republic of… Continue reading

Mohammed bin Salman and Saudi Arabia: Western media and Muslim Brotherhood intrigues

Mohammed bin Salman and Saudi Arabia: Western media and Muslim Brotherhood intrigues Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Saudi Arabia is faced with enormous pressure from certain… Continue reading

Art of Japan and the female warrior Tomoe Gozen: The onna-bugeisha

Art of Japan and the female warrior Tomoe Gozen: The onna-bugeisha Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Tomoe Gozen is a famous female warrior in Japan who highlights the reality that women played… Continue reading

Nissan scandal involving the under-reporting of 5 billion yen in income: Ghosn and greed

Nissan scandal involving the under-reporting of 5 billion yen in income: Ghosn and greed Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The Chairman of Nissan Motor Co., Carlos Ghosn, is… Continue reading

Remembering the counter-terrorism and security expert Bahukutumbi Raman: India and Pakistan

Remembering the counter-terrorism and security expert Bahukutumbi Raman: India and Pakistan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It was with great sadness in June 2013 that Modern Tokyo Times heard about the death… Continue reading

Tunisian Ennahda’s ‘Secret Apparatus’ Draws Comparisons to Brotherhood Origins

Tunisian Ennahda’s ‘Secret Apparatus’ Draws Comparisons to Brotherhood Origins by Hany Ghoraba Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism A lawsuit accusing Tunisia’s Ennahda Movement of plotting the assassination of two political… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Sado Island: Trilogy of Nichiren in the Snow during his exile

Art of Japan and Sado Island: Trilogy of Nichiren in the Snow during his exile Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Nichiren (1222-1282) is one of the most famous Buddhist teachers to emanate… Continue reading

Cyber-security minister in Japan isn’t keen on using computers: Abe and cronyism

Cyber-security minister in Japan isn’t keen on using computers: Abe and cronyism Chika Mori and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times   The minister in charge of cyber-security in Japan, according to reports, has… Continue reading

China, India, and the Russian Federation understand Myanmar’s struggle against Islamist terrorism

China, India, and the Russian Federation understand Myanmar’s struggle against Islamist terrorism Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times China, India, and the Russian Federation continue to express their support for… Continue reading

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