Twelfth-century Japanese art and the historical angle

Twelfth-century Japanese art and the historical angle Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Tokiwa Mitsunaga was highly acclaimed in twelfth-century Japan. This notably applies to his “Annual Rites and Ceremonies” dated in 1173. Hence, people can get an insight into the various ceremonies that lit up the compound of the palace. Mitsunaga lived…

Biden should negate internal Saudi mechanisms: Mohammed bin Salman or the Muslim Brotherhood narrative?

Biden should negate internal Saudi mechanisms: Mohammed bin Salman or the Muslim Brotherhood narrative? Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Biden of the United States of America appears to be involving himself over the Jamal Khashoggi affair. Hence, it seems that pressure will be put on Saudi Arabia to sideline Crown…

Tokyo News: Tokyo more reluctant than Aichi, Hyogo, Kyoto, and Osaka in lifting Covid-19 emergency

Tokyo News: Tokyo more reluctant than Aichi, Hyogo, Kyoto, and Osaka in lifting Covid-19 emergency Chika Mori and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times The government State of Emergency concerning the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis officially lifts on March 7. However, the prefectures of Aichi, Hyogo, Kyoto, and Osaka have requested the lifting of the State of…

Myanmar violence disturbs Japan and calls for reinstalling democracy

Myanmar violence disturbs Japan and calls for reinstalling democracy Kanako Mita and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan is increasingly disturbed by the use of violence by the security apparatus in Myanmar. Hence, unlike Western nations that failed to support Myanmar during the democratic path under State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi,…

Japan reliance on foreign Covid-19 vaccines and bottlenecks: China and Russia helping internationally

Japan reliance on foreign Covid-19 vaccines and bottlenecks: China and Russia helping internationally Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times China, Japan, and the Russian Federation all belong to the geographic space of Northeast Asia. Indeed, the Russian Federation is a transcontinental nation. However, despite China and the Russian Federation producing coronavirus (Covid-19)…

Iran fears the fourth wave of Covid-19 deaths

Iran fears the fourth wave of Covid-19 deaths Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Iran fears a fourth coronavirus (Covid-19) wave is on its way after several people died from the highly infectious strain emanating from the United Kingdom. Currently, just below 60,000 people have perished officially from coronavirus…

Art of Japan and Rinpa inspired art in modern times

Art of Japan and Rinpa inspired art in modern times Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese contemporary artist, Sawako Utsumi, produced an adorable art piece based on rinpa (rimpa). In the past, Utsumi also heavily focused on Sakai Hōitsu (1761-1828) concerning rinpa. However, in her latest rinpa art piece, the emphasis is on…

Myanmar coup leaders face increasing protests

Myanmar coup leaders face increasing protests Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The military coup in Myanmar against the State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi – and her political allies – is triggering increasing protests. Hence, the internal convulsions of the military coup are still unfolding. Protests denouncing the military coup continue…

Images of old Japan based on a commercial illusion

Images of old Japan based on a commercial illusion Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese photographer, Kusakabe Kimbei, was born in 1841 in Edo Japan and died in the 1930s during a period of heightened political tension in this nation. Hence, one can only imagine the things he witnessed throughout his life because…