Category Archive: Asia

President Xi Jinping of China and power concentration: the legacy of Deng Xiaoping is being threatened

President Xi Jinping of China and power concentration: the legacy of Deng Xiaoping is being threatened Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Deng Xiaoping radically altered China from a tainted… Continue reading

China’s Intensifying Pressure Campaign against Taiwan

China’s Intensifying Pressure Campaign against Taiwan Publication: China Brief By: Russell Hsiao The Jamestown Foundation China has significantly ramped up pressure on Taiwan since Tsai Ing-wen was democratically-elected as the country’s president in… Continue reading

India deemed the most dangerous for women according to the Thomson Reuters Foundation

India deemed the most dangerous for women according to the Thomson Reuters Foundation Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times According to the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the country of India is… Continue reading

Myanmar and the anti-Buddhist media agenda: Aung San Suu Kyi and path of stability

Myanmar and the anti-Buddhist media agenda: Aung San Suu Kyi and path of stability Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The situation in Myanmar remains critical in 2018 because ethnic,… Continue reading

Fugitive Bangladeshi Militants Bring Jamaat ul Mujahideen to India

Fugitive Bangladeshi Militants Bring Jamaat ul Mujahideen to India Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 16 Issue: 13 By: Animesh Roul The Jamestown Foundation A failed bomb plot that appeared to target the Tibetan Buddhist… Continue reading

Myanmar is deemed guilty for protecting various ethnic and religious groups in Rakhine

Myanmar is deemed guilty for protecting various ethnic and religious groups in Rakhine Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Internationally, you have ongoing bloodshed and persecution in Afghanistan, Central African… Continue reading

Islamic State Emboldened in Afghanistan

Islamic State Emboldened in Afghanistan Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Farhan Zahid The Jamestown Foundation From its establishment in September 2014, Islamic State’s arm in Afghanistan, its Khorasan province entity (IS-K), found itself the… Continue reading

Japan fears repercussions of US halting military exercises with South Korea: Glee in Russia

Japan fears repercussions of US halting military exercises with South Korea: Glee in Russia Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan is in a flux after President… Continue reading

The US and North Korea in possible détente but the road ahead remains rocky: Japan sidelined

The US and North Korea in possible détente but the road ahead remains rocky: Japan sidelined   Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America was vindicated… Continue reading

President Trump is optimistic of a positive summit with the leader of North Korea

President Trump is optimistic of a positive summit with the leader of North Korea Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America is extremely optimistic of a… Continue reading

The Many Sides of Tentative Sino-Japanese Rapprochement

The Many Sides of Tentative Sino-Japanese Rapprochement By: Willy Wo-Lap Lam The Jamestown Foundation A recent, unexpected rapprochement between China and Japan has emerged more quickly than many observers thought possible. And unlike… Continue reading

Japan and China take small steps to prevent air and sea clashes in territorial areas of overlap

Japan and China take small steps to prevent air and sea clashes in territorial areas of overlap Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan is… Continue reading

The US condemns China for intimidating neighbors in the South China Sea

The US condemns China for intimidating neighbors in the South China Sea Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The United States Defense Secretary, Jim Mattis, notified China that America is… Continue reading

Moscow Set to Establish Second Military Base in Kyrgyzstan

Moscow Set to Establish Second Military Base in Kyrgyzstan Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Paul Goble The Jamestown Foundation After almost five years of fits and starts on the question, Moscow is set… Continue reading

Korean nationalism is overcoming apprehensions in America: Summit being pursued

Korean nationalism is overcoming apprehensions in America: Summit being pursued Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America is open to meeting the leader of North Korea,… Continue reading

Shadow of NATO, Narcotics, and Sharia: Iran and the flow of drugs from Afghanistan

Shadow of NATO, Narcotics, and Sharia: Iran and the flow of drugs from Afghanistan Boutros Hussein, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The Islamic Revolution in Shia Iran was meant… Continue reading

Free Tibet: Language Advocate Tashi Wangchuk Sentenced to Five Years

Language Advocate Tashi Wangchuk Sentenced to Five Years Free Tibet Tibetan language advocate Tashi Wangchuk has been sentenced to five years in prison by a Chinese court, according to his lawyer Liangxio Jun.… Continue reading

The United States and North Korea merry-go-round: South Korea is in a fix

The United States and North Korea merry-go-round: South Korea is in a fix Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of South Korea under President Moon Jae-in is in… Continue reading

Trump casts doubt on the planned summit meeting with North Korea: Swipe at China

Trump casts doubt on the planned summit meeting with North Korea: Swipe at China Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America casts doubts that the planned… Continue reading

President Trump is trying to calm the concerns of North Korea

President Trump is trying to calm the concerns of North Korea Hiroshi Saito and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America is trying to calm the genuine concerns held… Continue reading

Christian Churches attacked by Islamist family in Indonesia leaves at least 13 dead

Christian Churches attacked by Islamist family in Indonesia leaves at least 13 dead Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The city of Surabaya in Indonesia witnessed suicide attacks against three… Continue reading

UK, Japan Companies Help China to Counter US’s Tech Leverage

UK, Japan Companies Help China to Counter US’s Tech Leverage By: Matt Schrader The Jamestown Foundation With the help of major tech companies from the UK and Japan, China may be poised to… Continue reading

Afghanistan mosque attack leaves at least 17 dead: No open society is being pursued

Afghanistan mosque attack leaves at least 17 dead: No open society is being pursued Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Irrespective of who is the leader of Afghanistan or the… Continue reading

Myanmar is trying to restore order and solve many protracted conflicts: U.N. is out of touch

Myanmar is trying to restore order and solve many protracted conflicts: U.N. is out of touch Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Myanmar and the armed forces… Continue reading

Killing Catholic Priests in Mexico and the Philippines: Father Mark Anthony Ventura murdered

Killing Catholic Priests in Mexico and the Philippines: Father Mark Anthony Ventura murdered Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If you close your eyes and think about parts of the… Continue reading

Japan remains skeptical about North Korea but is sidelined based on the over-reliance on America

Japan remains skeptical about North Korea but is sidelined based on the over-reliance on America Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The recent summit between North Korea and South Korea… Continue reading

North Korea and South Korea make pledges to restore peace: America can’t ignore!

North Korea and South Korea make pledges to restore peace: America can’t ignore! Ri Kuk-Chol, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The leaders of North Korea and South Korea held… Continue reading

Japan bows to G-7 instead of focusing on strengthening ties with the Russian Federation

Japan bows to G-7 instead of focusing on strengthening ties with the Russian Federation Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan should not meekly follow… Continue reading

Christian woman dies after acid attack in Pakistan: British and Commonwealth betrayal

Christian woman dies after acid attack in Pakistan: British and Commonwealth betrayal Boutros Hussein, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Since the foundation of Pakistan it is abundantly clear that… Continue reading

North Korea to suspend missile and nuclear tests: Ghosts of the Sunshine Policy

North Korea to suspend missile and nuclear tests: Ghosts of the Sunshine Policy   Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, announced a major… Continue reading

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan should be upfront to President Donald Trump

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan should be upfront to President Donald Trump Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan should be upfront towards President… Continue reading

China and Japan at “unmentioned swipe” at Trump in America: Russian Federation

China and Japan at “unmentioned swipe” at Trump in America: Russian Federation Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Aspects of the President Donald Trump administration in America seriously worry elements… Continue reading