Over 500,000 deaths from Covid-19: Americas and Southeast Asia under strain

Over 500,000 deaths from Covid-19: Americas and Southeast Asia under strain Kanako Mita and Chika Mori  Modern Tokyo Times The grim milestone of 500,000 deaths from coronavirus (Covid-19) was surpassed officially in the last few hours. It remains to be seen what the final death toll will be. However, the signs are ominous for many…

Anti-US media bias: Discrimination in China, Cuba, Indonesia, Nigeria, Saudi, and Turkey

Anti-US media bias: Discrimination in China, Cuba, Indonesia, Nigeria, Saudi, and Turkey Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The media in America, parts of Europe, and other areas of the world are highlighting discrimination and Black Lives Matter (BLM) to an extreme. Yet, unlike America that welcomed people from every continent in…

Japan tourism and Nara: The legacy of Buddhism and high culture thrives

Japan tourism and Nara: The legacy of Buddhism and high culture thrives Tomoko Hara and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times The delightful city of Nara is the birthplace of Japanese high culture and today this angle shines brightly. Hence, domestic and international tourists flock to this amazing part of Japan. Indeed, the region of Kansai…

K-Pop, BLM, and amnesia: Commercial savvy (Tibet, Xinjiang, and West Papua) 

K-Pop, BLM, and amnesia: Commercial savvy (Tibet, Xinjiang, and West Papua)  Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times K-Pop emanates from South Korea and is a very popular music style that is followed in many parts of Asia and further afield. However, recently many powerful K-Pop groups are involving themselves in Blacks Lives…

Brazil reaches 50,000 Covid-19 deaths: Americas overview

Brazil reaches 50,000 Covid-19 deaths: Americas overview Sawako Utsumi and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times The coronavirus (Covid-19) death toll in Brazil is now 50,608 and with few signs of abating. Confirmed cases have also surpassed one million. Hence, the coronavirus crisis is extremely potent in this country. Yet despite the severity of the crisis…

Tokyo tourism and Akihabara: Anime, electronic goods, otaku, and maid cafe

Tokyo tourism and Akihabara: Anime, electronic goods, otaku, and maid cafe Kanako Mita and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo News In Tokyo, the district of Akihabara is extremely independent and caters for a different experience. This relates to cosplay shopping, electronic products, maid cafe, otaku culture, and working space cafes to formulate new ideas. If your…

Russian Military Seeking to Counter Growing Chinese Role in Central Asia

Russian Military Seeking to Counter Growing Chinese Role in Central Asia Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Paul Goble The Jamestown Foundation In March 2019, Dmitry Zhelobov, a specialist on China at Russia’s Urals Federal University, warned that Beijing was shifting from relying on soft power in Central Asia to using hard power. If Russia did…