Ethiopia announces unilateral ceasefire in Tigray: Armed forces pull out of Mekelle

Ethiopia announces unilateral ceasefire in Tigray: Armed forces pull out of Mekelle Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The armed forces of Ethiopia have pulled out of Mekelle, the capital of Tigray. This rapid development happened after the government of Ethiopia declared a unilateral ceasefire that coverts the region of Tigray. Irrespective…

Tokyo Olympics: India to the United Kingdom face more daily Covid-19 tests

Tokyo Olympics: India to the United Kingdom face more daily Covid-19 tests Kanako Mita and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan, the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC), and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) all understand the unpopularity of the Olympics. This concerns the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis and related economic convulsions. Therefore, with…

Peru and election uncertainty remains despite the small socialist majority

Peru and election uncertainty remains despite the small socialist majority Sawako Utsumi and Kanako Mita Modern Tokyo Times According to international monitors, the election in Peru was extremely transparent. Indeed, the U.S. State Department deemed the presidential election as being a “model of democracy.” However, despite the official result giving Pedro Castillo a 50.13 percent…

Art of Japan: A flower cut down before full bloom

Art of Japan: A flower cut down before full bloom Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The esteemed Japanese artist Sakai Hōitsu (1761-1829) must have been crestfallen on hearing of the death of Suzuki Reitan (1792-1817). After all, Reitan had studied under Hōitsu. Therefore, one of the flowers he was teaching would never bloom. Hence,…

Hungary says EU must enlarge in the Western Balkans: Albania, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia

Hungary says EU must enlarge in the Western Balkans: Albania, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Hungary is concerned about protecting the Christian and common European values that have shaped this continent through good times and dark periods. In time, Islamic Ottoman armies, nationalism,…

Hunger stalks vast numbers in Madagascar

Hunger stalks vast numbers in Madagascar Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Madagascar continues to face an enormous humanitarian crisis where hunger blights untold numbers. According to the World Food Program, over one million people in southern areas are “marching toward” the horrendous result of starvation. This includes hundreds of thousands of…

Green Investment Receives a Boost in Kazakhstan

Green Investment Receives a Boost in Kazakhstan Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Margarita Assenova The Jamestown Foundation The COVID-19 pandemic recovery in Central Asia is taking an unexpectedly green turn. Three of the five Central Asian states boast large hydrocarbon resources and, ever since becoming independent from the Soviet Union 30 years ago, have relied…

Japanese art during the Nanboku-chō period

Japanese art during the Nanboku-chō period Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The holy Buddhist monk Kaō Ninga belongs to the world of the Nanboku-chō period of bygone days. However, while the ideas of the fourteenth century represent the highpoint of his artistic life during the Muromachi period, earlier ideas equally blessed this gifted monk.…

Colombia and deaths of over 6,000 by the military: Ex-President asks for forgiveness

Colombia and deaths of over 6,000 by the military: Ex-president asks for forgiveness Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The recent history of Colombia is blighted by massacres committed by the armed forces, right-wing paramilitaries, left-wing forces (FARC), and murky criminal activity that belongs to many shadows. Of course, the criminal acts of…

Sunni Islamists massacre over 130 in Burkina Faso

Sunni Islamists massacre over 130 in Burkina Faso Murad Makhumdov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Burkina Faso is blighted by Sunni Islamist terrorist groups and ethnic tensions. Indeed, ethnic, religious, and political tensions throughout the Sahel region are extremely alarming. Therefore, ethnic and Islamist massacres occur in Burkina Faso, Chad,…

Tigray Defense Forces Resist Ethiopian Army Offensive as Sudan, Eritrea, and Ethnic Militias Enter the Fray

Tigray Defense Forces Resist Ethiopian Army Offensive as Sudan, Eritrea, and Ethnic Militias Enter the Fray Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Michael Horton The Jamestown Foundation After nearly seven months of fighting, the war in Ethiopia’s Tigray region shows no sign of abating. Instead, the highly predictable has occurred: the war has metastasized into a grinding…