India is steadfast to Russia: America, the EU, Japan, and the UK

India is steadfast to Russia: America, the EU, Japan, and the UK Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times India remains steadfast to the Russian Federation despite the efforts of America, the European Union, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Hence, like the vast majority of nations in Africa, Asia, and South America…

East African Community lays the foundation for DRC multinational force

East African Community lays the foundation for DRC multinational force Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The East African Community (EAC) recently accepted the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) into this organization. EAC partners concern Burundi, the DRC, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Therefore, with major ethnic and religious faultlines…

Anti-Russia Kishida: weak Yen, debt soars, but military spending in new high

Anti-Russia Kishida: weak Yen, debt soars, but military spending in new high Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The administration of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is ushering in a period of economic and geopolitical ineptitude. Thus, the weakening yen, an endless mountain of debt, price increases, and other important issues…

Japan contemporary artist and homage to Hendrick Avercamp

Japan contemporary artist and homage to Hendrick Avercamp Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sawako Utsumi is a contemporary Japanese artist who hails from northern Japan. Utsumi’s art is heavily influenced by European, Japanese, and religious themes. Equally, she creates her own individual art pieces concerning landscapes, ideas, and religion. Numerology and religious connotations are also…

Japan and Fukushima: Pacific water concern to releasing contaminated water into the sea

Japan and Fukushima: Pacific water concern to releasing contaminated water into the sea Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced at the Fourth Asia-Pacific Water Summit that Japan would help to solve water-related issues that blight the region. However, the same Kishida is fine with releasing radioactive water from…

Japan art and Suzuki Harunobu (1725-1770): Ladies and style

Japan art and Suzuki Harunobu (1725-1770): Ladies and style Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Suzuki Harunobu (1725-1770) became the most potent artist depicting beautiful ladies (bijin-ga) in the 1760s. Initially, Harunobu was inspired by Nishikawa Sukenobu. However, in time he developed his own distinctive style. Harunobu was instrumental in Nishiki-e (multi-colored woodblock printing). This new multi-colored woodblock…

Nigeria oil blast kills at least 110 people

Nigeria oil blast kills at least 110 people Kanako Mita and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times  A devastating oil explosion in southern Nigeria is known to have killed at least 110 people. The latest tragedy highlights the chaotic nature of Nigeria because Sunni Islamists slaughter people every year, ethnic massacres erupt at any moment, and…

America threatens Solomon Islands: Biden admin and Japan

America threatens Solomon Islands: Biden admin and Japan Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Solomon Islands is an independent nation. However, the behavior of America is extremely hostile and threatens consequences concerning strengthening ties between China and the Solomon Islands. Therefore, the same President Joe Biden administration that lambasted the Russian…

Japan boat capsizes in Hokkaido environs: 26 aboard

Japan boat capsizes in Hokkaido environs: 26 aboard Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times A Japanese tourist boat capsized during a trip that took in the stunning scenes of the Shiretoko Peninsula – off Hokkaido. The boat had 26 people on board, including two children. Therefore, Japan launched an immediate search and rescue…

Anti-Russia Kishida and the usual grovel to America: China, Kurils, and amnesia

Anti-Russia Kishida and the usual grovel to America: China, Kurils, and amnesia Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The two constant themes of the first six months of the administration of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Japan are his endless anti-Russia statements and depressing economic results. However, despite the Yen reaching a…

Shia educational facilities attacked in Kabul by terrorists

Shia educational facilities attacked in Kabul by terrorists Noriko Watanabe and Chika Mori Modern Tokyo Times Two attacks against educational facilities hit the mainly Shia Hazara area located in Western Kabul. The latest terrorist attack bears the hallmarks of ISIS (Islamist State – ISIS-K). NATO powers – ostensibly with America taking the senior role – were…

Anti-Russia Kishida: Debt, nationalism, and Yen hits 20-year dollar low

Anti-Russia Kishida: Debt, nationalism, and Yen hits 20-year dollar low Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  The Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida, is the most anti-Russian administration in living memory. Hence, the debt mountain never gets tackled – and the yen to dollar rate just hit a 20-year low…

Mali kills French-Tunisian GSIM terrorists after airstrikes

Mali kills French-Tunisian GSIM terrorists after airstrikes Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The armed forces of Mali claim to have killed several French-Tunisian Islamist terrorists in the forest environs of Ganguel. This concerns two airstrikes to flush out terrorists belonging to GSIM (the Group to Support Islam and Muslims). Henceforth, despite simmering…

Decades of LDP mismanagement in Japan: Mega debt to declining population

Decades of LDP mismanagement in Japan: Mega debt to declining population Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japan is blighted by over three decades of endless political mismanagement. This is down to the “political family chairs” of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). Hence – over three squandered economic decades later concerning…

South Sudan and 1.3 million children are malnourished

South Sudan and 1.3 million children are malnourished Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times South Sudan is blessed with important natural resources. However, ethnic and political instability continues to blight South Sudan – similar to ethnic and religious tensions that resulted in the loss of millions of lives in Sudan before the creation…

Japan art and flow of Europe: Fujishima Takeji

Japan art and flow of Europe: Fujishima Takeji Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Fujishima Takeji (1867-1943) fused various art themes to produce a plethora of exquisite art. Hence, the yoga (Western-style art) artworks by Fujishima naturally fuse impressionism and romanticism.  Fujishima also developed a deep respect for the Art Nouveau art movement. Thus he was…

Philippines storm Megi and the high death toll

Philippines storm Megi and the high death toll Kanako Mita and Hiroshi Saito Modern Tokyo Times Storm Megi hadn’t been predicted to be life-threatening to any serious degree. Hence, local authorities in the Philippines are in shock concerning areas hit hard by constant flooding and landslides. Therefore, regional authorities and rescue workers are searching for…

Japan art and Tōshi Yoshida: Calm Before the US carpet-bombing storm

Japan art and Tōshi Yoshida: Calm Before the US carpet-bombing storm Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Tōshi Yoshida (1911-1995) was the son of a distinguished artist. His father, Hiroshi Yoshida, was deeply respected for his Shin-Hanga art. However, his son would eventually focus on the Sōsaku Hanga art movement.  Tōshi suffered…

U.S. and Japan in naval exercises near Korean Peninsula: Japan Nationalism

U.S. and Japan in naval exercises near Korean Peninsula: Japan Nationalism Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times America and Japan are holding naval exercises for the first time since 2017 concerning the environs of the Korean Peninsula. North Korea is bound to deem this negatively. However, despite North Korea being opposed: for America…