Lawmakers Ask State Department to Investigate Jamaat-e-Islami’s U.S. Affiliate for Terror Financing

Lawmakers Ask State Department to Investigate Jamaat-e-Islami’s U.S. Affiliate for Terror Financing by Abha Shankar IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Three U.S. House members have asked the State Department to investigate a prominent New York-based Islamist network and its charitable arms for possible terror financing. In a Nov. 1 letter to the State Department’s…

South Korea is intent on terminating GSOMIA and this bodes well for Japan

South Korea is intent on terminating GSOMIA and this bodes well for Japan Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan and South Korea are at loggerheads over history and other issues. Hence, with South Korea stating that it intends to terminate GSOMIA (General Security of Military Information Agreement), then…

Tibetan monks instructed to praise People’s Republic of China and Communist Party in choreographed video

Hundreds of Tibetan monks instructed to praise People’s Republic of China and Communist Party in choreographed video Free Tibet Free Tibet’s research partner Tibet Watch (1) has obtained background details of a video (2) released by official Chinese media on 22 September of Galden Jampaling Monastery in Chamdo, central Tibet (3). The video shows an orchestrated…

Japan cements military ties with Australia and the trilateral approach with America

Japan cements military ties with Australia and the trilateral approach with America Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The governments of Japan and Australia respectively are strengthening military and geopolitical ties. Hence, the latest first-ever joint air combat exercise between both nations is following on from the growing role that Japan took…

U.S. Islamist Leaders Met with Senior State Dept. Official About Kashmir

U.S. Islamist Leaders Met with Senior State Dept. Official About Kashmir by John Rossomando Investigative Project on Terrorism IPT Blog An American Islamist delegation that included a supporter of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan, a group that directly supports Kashmiri terrorists, met last week with a senior State Department official, the Pakistani news website Dawn.com reported. Leaders of…

President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation says, “G7 is no good without India and China.” 

President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation says, “G7 is no good without India and China.”  Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation seeks a genuine multipolar world that takes away the centrism of America, along with the supporting role of fellow nations belonging to the…

Islamization of the Chittagong Hill Tracts and West Papua: Endless power concentration

Islamization of the Chittagong Hill Tracts and West Papua: Endless power concentration Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The non-Muslim indigenous of West Papua (Indonesia) and the Chittagong Hill Tracts (Bangladesh) have been abandoned by the international community for decades, the result being enormous negative ethnic changes, Islamization, and cementing the rule…

First Ever Sino-Russian Joint Air Patrol Barely Avoids Triggering Regional Conflict

First Ever Sino-Russian Joint Air Patrol Barely Avoids Triggering Regional Conflict Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Pavel Felgenhauer The Jamestown Foundation The Chinese Ministry of National Defense published a white paper yesterday, July 24, entitled “China’s National Defense in a New Era.” The document accuses the United States of pursuing “unilateral policies,” provoking “intensified competition…

Japan touts national security in a spat with South Korea after high-tech restrictions

Japan touts national security in a spat with South Korea after high-tech restrictions Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan is issuing national security concerns in the latest spat with South Korea. While, in the opposite direction, South Korea once more is using historical war-time issues that need to…

Skynet surveillance system in China: Friend or foe?

Skynet surveillance system in China: Friend or foe? Horace C. White  Modern Tokyo Times  China’s Skynet places all of its citizens under surveillance  In an effort to build a perfectly controlled society, China has developed a surveillance system that will monitor everyone living in the country. According to the Chinese authorities, Skynet surveillance system will…

Japan Considers a New Security Relationship Via “Networking” with Taiwan

Japan Considers a New Security Relationship Via “Networking” with Taiwan Publication: China Brief Volume: 19 Issue: 10 By: Howard Wang The Jamestown Foundation Introduction—Japan Seeks “Networking” with Regional Allies In early May 2019, Japanese Foreign Minister (FM) Taro Kono tweeted support for Taiwan’s bid to attend the World Health Assembly as an observer—thereby advocating for…

Suspected Islamist terrorist attack against Christian Churches and hotels kill at least 207 in Sri Lanka

Suspected Islamist terrorist attack against Christian Churches and hotels kill at least 207 in Sri Lanka Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It isn’t uncommon for Islamist terrorist attacks to kill Christian worshippers during holy periods including Easter and Christmas. Yesteryear was Egypt but today it is Sri Lanka. Hence, just like…

US and Japan affirm Cybersecurity ties: Japan’s non-Northeast Asian fixation and Russia

US and Japan affirm Cybersecurity ties: Japan’s non-Northeast Asian fixation and Russia Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan claims that he desires to solve the protracted territorial dispute with the Russian Federation. Yet, many within the corridors of power in Moscow dispute the sincerity of Japan.…

Forensic image of Tibetan leader held in Chinese captivity to be unveiled on BBC’s ‘The One Show’

Forensic image of Tibetan leader held in Chinese captivity to be unveiled on BBC’s ‘The One Show’ Free Tibet A new, forensically constructed image showing what Tibet’s missing Panchen Lama could look like twenty-four years after his abduction by the Chinese government will be unveiled on BBC’s The One Show. The short film will be…

The hypocrisy of Organization of Islamic Cooperation against Myanmar: China and Yemen, anyone?

The hypocrisy of Organization of Islamic Cooperation against Myanmar: China and Yemen, anyone? Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is hypocrisy of the highest for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to care about human rights. After all, from Saudi Arabia (Sunni Islam) to Iran (Shia Muslim), it is clear that…

Myanmar and the Arakan Army should hold talks on unity rather than boosting the Islamist dream

Myanmar and the Arakan Army should hold talks on unity rather than boosting the Islamist dream Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Myanmar is beset by many ethnic conflicts and clearly, Rakhine is known internationally based on the pro-Muslim narrative in relation to Bengali Muslims. However, the situation is extremely complex because…