PM Kishida is fine with America’s reckless violence: Russia and Japan

PM Kishida is fine with America’s reckless violence: Russia and Japan Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nationalist sentiment inside the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) – that usually governs Japan decade after decade bar the odd hiccup – is increasingly hostile to China and the Russian Federation. However, Japan is…

Contemporary Japanese artist: Buddhism, Shintoism, and Monks in the snow 

Contemporary Japanese artist: Buddhism, Shintoism, and Monks in the snow Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sawako Utsumi is a contemporary Japanese artist who hails from northern Japan. In many of her art pieces, you find religious sentiments. This might be outright, for example, Nichiren in contemplation, or more subtle with Shinto shrines, Buddhist temples,…

Japan parrots US foreign policy modes of intrigues: Russian Federation 

Japan parrots US foreign policy modes of intrigues: Russian Federation Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan parrots the United States policy modes of intrigues. Hence, despite the Russian Federation seeking closer ties with Japan, Kishida will throw this out of the window to appease Washington.  If…

Taisho Japan (1912-1926) and Uzaki Sumikazu: Postcards and children 

Taisho Japan (1912-1926) and Uzaki Sumikazu: Postcards and children Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is nigh impossible to get a real glimpse into any country through the prism of art, archeology, history books, and so forth. After all, countless monuments throughout history – on all continents – hide the hidden reality of slavery, enforced…

Japan and South Korea follow America like usual over Russia: Kosovo

Japan and South Korea follow America like usual over Russia: Kosovo Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japan and South Korea look set to follow the anti-Russian Federation line by imposing sanctions concerning events between this nation and Ukraine. In truth, they usually rubber-stamp America’s countless wars – from Vietnam to Iraq.…

Japanese contemporary artist: Trees, Shinto, and contrast

Japanese contemporary artist: Trees, Shinto, and contrast  Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sawako Utsumi is a contemporary Japanese artist who hails from northern Japan. In this art piece, the focus is on her different dimensions to trees that highlight the sublime beauty of nature.  The various settings concerning Japanese dimensions and natural landscapes in Europe…

Turkey switching on NATO tap from Islamist tap: Russia and Ukraine

Turkey switching on NATO tap from Islamist tap: Russia and Ukraine Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The only certainty of regional events under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is that “a leopard never changes its spots.” Hence, with the Russian Federation recognizing the Donetsk and Lugansk republics, Erdogan is taking sides against the Russian Federation.…

Russian Federation recognizes the Donetsk and Lugansk republics

Russian Federation recognizes the Donetsk and Lugansk republics Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation recognizes the Donetsk and Lugansk republics. Hence, with the guarantee of friendship, mutual cooperation, and assistance – the people of this region now come under the protection of the Russian Federation. Therefore, leading…

Russia and Ukraine crisis: Zelensky is seeking to internationalize

Russia and Ukraine crisis: Zelensky is seeking to internationalize Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine knows that Ukraine is divided culturally, ethnically, politically, and so forth. This concerns the unitary of the nation-state. The Russian Federation is also extremely multi-ethnic and multi-religious. However, apart from…

Japan art and Yokoyama Taikan: A mirror into the brutal world of history 

Japan art and Yokoyama Taikan: A mirror into the brutal world of history Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  The Japanese artist Yokoyama Taikan (1868-1958) was a child of the Meiji Restoration (1868-1912). He witnessed Japanese militarism and dramatic changes after World War Two. Japan, like all nations, had major political differences – hence, some supported…

France to pull troops out of Mali: Sahel region, Libya, Niger, and Nigeria 

France to pull troops out of Mali: Sahel region, Libya, Niger, and Nigeria Kanako Mita, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  The situation in Mali concerning internal politics and the threat of various Islamist forces remains a bane to the people of this nation. France initially sent forces to Mali in 2013 to…

Russia and Germany: Putin and Scholz in productive meeting over Ukraine

Russia and Germany: Putin and Scholz in productive meeting over Ukraine Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Vladimir Putin and Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany held a productive meeting. Scholz – after recent visits to America, Ukraine, and the Russian Federation – showed great statecraft. He achieved this despite the difficult…

Japan new daily high for Covid-19 deaths

Japan new daily high for Covid-19 deaths Kanako Mita and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times The highest daily death toll from the coronavirus (Covid-19) occurred yesterday in Japan. At the same time, well over half a million people are recuperating at home despite Japan closing its border to foreign nationals. Therefore, the highest record of…

Germany remains more nuanced toward Ukraine: Russia and NATO

Germany remains more nuanced toward Ukraine: Russia and NATO Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine met the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Kyiv (Kiev). However, the leader of Ukraine, similar to President Joe Biden of America, who sought to pin Scholz into a corner, the leader of…

France and US military sales to Indonesia: West Papua and Christians 

France and US military sales to Indonesia: West Papua and Christians Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  America and France – similar to other democratic nations – are quick to condemn China concerning human rights. However, human rights are selective depending on the economic and geopolitical angle. Hence, irrespective of whether democratic…

Growing poverty in Japan and social divisions: Covid convulsions

Growing poverty in Japan and social divisions: Covid convulsions Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  The coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis internationally is unleashing increased poverty. Hence, while government intervention in countless nations has boosted the financial markets – thus increasing rich pickings for millionaires and billionaires alike – the poorest in society…

Japan is being dragged into America’s anti-Russia stance: China and Ukraine

Japan is being dragged into America’s anti-Russia stance: China and Ukraine Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In recent years, the anti-China rhetoric unleashed by Japan concerning Taiwan is reaching new heights, following on from America’s containment strategy of China that began under the former leader Barack Obama. America, which continuously…

Russia tells Japan that military exercises in the Far East are internal: US and sovereignty? 

Russia tells Japan that military exercises in the Far East are internal: US and sovereignty? Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  Japan rebuked the Russian Federation after learning of planned military exercises throughout this month in the environs of the Kuril Islands (Japan calls the region the Northern Territories). Immediately, the…

The US humiliates Germany by dictating its energy policy: Japan understands

The US humiliates Germany by dictating its energy policy: Japan understands Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  The United States under President Joe Biden is once more confirming how this nation views other nations. Hence, astonishingly, Biden said that Nord Stream 2 – a pivotal gas pipeline for Germany – will have “no…

US witnesses 900,000 Covid and 100,000 overdose deaths: Russia, Ukraine, and NATO Turkey

US witnesses 900,000 Covid and 100,000 overdose deaths: Russia, Ukraine, and NATO Turkey Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Homelessness, drug addiction, criminality, and social inequality are nothing new in the United States. Internationally, all nations suffer internal issues to various levels. However, like the handling of the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis, the…

Iran hangs two homosexuals under Islamic Sharia law 

Iran hangs two homosexuals under Islamic Sharia law  Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  Two homosexuals were recently hanged in Iran for the act of “sodomy.” Hence, homosexuals and apostates from Islam continue to face brutal punishments in this country. Therefore, the concept of religious freedom – and allowing sexual minorities to…

Japanese Poetry of Heian Period: Mibu no Tadamine and China

Japanese Poetry of Heian Period: Mibu no Tadamine and China Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The entrenchment of Chinese culture continued unabated throughout the Heian Period (794-1185) in Japan. This followed on from the flows of the Middle Kingdom (China) that developed highly during the Nara Period (710-794). Hence the life of Mibu no…