Houthi forces accused of manipulating food aid in Yemen by the World Food Programme

Houthi forces accused of manipulating food aid in Yemen by the World Food Programme Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yemen is blighted by a sectarian war, regional differences, and the intrigues of major Sunni Muslim nations under the Saudi Arabia-led alliance. Of course, powerful Western nations including America, France, and the…

Alfred Sisley through the eyes of a contemporary Japanese artist: Cultural warning

Alfred Sisley through the eyes of a contemporary Japanese artist: Cultural warning Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Alfred Sisley painted many adorable landscapes through the medium of impressionism. Yet, to many individuals with limited knowledge of art, his name remains relatively unknown in comparison with other impressionist artists. However, this doesn’t distract…

Moscow Pushes Own Approaches to Cyber Security on Rest of CSTO

Moscow Pushes Own Approaches to Cyber Security on Rest of CSTO Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Sergey Sukhankin The Jamestown Foundation Russian military strategists who have analyzed regional military conflicts between 1999 and 2014 conclude that even a less-developed party may be able to at least partly degrade the technological advantage of a stronger adversary…

Nikkei index in Japan declines by 5% in one day: The long shadow of America

Nikkei index in Japan declines by 5% in one day: The long shadow of America Noriko Watanabe and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times The Nikkei index in Japan fell by 5% based on mainly external factors. Despite this, if the internal fundamentals were sound then irrespective of events in America the fall would have been…

Lack of diversity at U.S. tech companies stifles innovation

Lack of diversity at U.S. tech companies stifles innovation Horace C. White  Modern Tokyo Times  The US tech industry stifles innovation To lots of millennials out there, the Internet was the best thing that ever happened to their generation. In truth, this makes perfect sense given the degree of transformation the interconnected computer network (otherwise…

Buddhists found with throats slit in Rakhine in Myanmar: Silent murders ignored

Buddhists found with throats slit in Rakhine in Myanmar: Silent murders ignored  Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In recent days, suspected Muslims in this part of Myanmar appear to have killed more Buddhists in Rakhine. Of course, police investigations are ongoing but the cutting of throats resembles the brutal way that…

Military option enhanced in Japan based on the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade

Military option enhanced in Japan based on the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese government under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is focused on the modernization of the armed forces. This is based on the changing geopolitical landscape and having various territorial disputes with several regional nations…

Art of Japan and ideas of simplicity: Pythagoras and Plotinus

Art of Japan and ideas of simplicity: Pythagoras and Plotinus Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Still life art became a specific specialization within Western art by the final decades of the sixteenth century. Of course, this artistic theme can be traced back to Ancient Graeco-Roman art and within various elements of other cultures. However,…

Ripple may change the calculus in Huawei fiasco caught in the US-China trade crossfire

Ripple may change the calculus in Huawei fiasco caught in the US-China trade crossfire Horace C. White Modern Tokyo Times Huawei caught in the US-China trade crossfire The trade dispute between the United States and China is far from over as Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei Technologies has become its latest prey. Indeed, the trade…

Taiwan’s Emerging Push for “Cyber Autonomy”

Taiwan’s Emerging Push for “Cyber Autonomy” Publication: China Brief By: Philip Hsu The Jamestown Foundation On May 11, Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan passed the Cybersecurity Management Law, Taiwan’s first national cybersecurity law (iThome, May 22). This law, which mandates cybersecurity requirements for Taiwan’s government agencies and operators of critical infrastructures, represents the latest initiative in the…

United States tech companies failing to heave Trump’s stance on China

United States tech companies failing to heave Trump’s stance on China Horace C. White Modern Tokyo Times When U.S. President Donald Trump came into office, he left no one in doubt regarding his stance on China. Through actions, tweets, and utterances, President Trump sent out strong-worded messages that China has become U.S. arch rival. While the Chinese government appears perturbed by this development, it is apparent that its primary focus is helping Chinese firms build their global brands with Africa a strategic partner.…

Islamist sword in Nigeria aimed at Christians

Islamist sword in Nigeria aimed at Christians Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Christians in Nigeria continue to face the sword of Islam along with state indifference towards the followers of Christianity. In other words, 2018 continues to follow the usual pattern of massacres by Fulani Muslims against Christians and the same…

Mossad and Cyber Defense: Libertad and Israel

Mossad and Cyber Defense: Libertad and Israel Murad Makhumdov and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times Mossad, one of the most famous international spy agencies in the world, is focused on the state of the art technology, in order to protect Israel. Of course, given powerful links with nations including America, then the picture is…

Anger in the streets of Paris and throughout France: Elitist Macron, the Deep State, and useful extremists

Anger in the streets of Paris and throughout France: Elitist Macron, the Deep State, and useful extremists Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Many ordinary French citizens feel that they are being betrayed by the elitist political system. Hence, with issues related to fuel tax and the cost of living seeming remote…