Category Archive: Asia

More Brutal Rape Cases in India Reported

More Brutal Rape Cases in India Reported Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Rape is an international problem and is dependent on laws that should protect society from the ills… Continue reading

Political Indoctrination in Chinese Colleges

Political Indoctrination in Chinese Colleges Publication: China Brief By: Zi Yang The Jamestown Foundation In a system where ministers are incentivized to report only good news, China’s Minister of Education public censure of… Continue reading

Moon Jae-in to become President of South Korea: Economic Issues and North Korea

Moon Jae-in to become President of South Korea: Economic Issues and North Korea Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The presidential election in South Korea witnessed no drama because like… Continue reading

Afghanistan and Failed States Sum Up Obama’s Legacy: Russian Federation and Tajikistan

Afghanistan and Failed States Sum Up Obama’s Legacy: Russian Federation and Tajikistan Ramazan Khalidov, Sawako Uchida, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The former President Barack Obama of America talked like… Continue reading

Philippines Choose Chinese Investment Over Territorial Defense

Philippines Choose Chinese Investment Over Territorial Defense Publication: China Brief Volume: 17 Issue: 6 By: Peter Wood The Jamestown Foundation In early April, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made waves by promising to improve… Continue reading

President Donald Trump irks South Korea: Trade Deal, paying for THAAD, and Estrange Timing

President Donald Trump irks South Korea: Trade Deal, paying for THAAD, and Estrange Timing Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The administration of President Trump is following the path of… Continue reading

Japan and Military Normalization to Enable Enhanced Regional Relations

Japan and Military Normalization to Enable Enhanced Regional Relations Takeshi Hasegawa, Murad Makhmudov, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is paving the way… Continue reading

Russian Federation and Japan seek all Parties to Defuse Tensions on the Korean Peninsula

Russian Federation and Japan seek all Parties to Defuse Tensions on the Korean Peninsula Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation and Japan called for the need to… Continue reading

New Uzbek President Courts Moscow During State Visit

New Uzbek President Courts Moscow During State Visit Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Fozil Mashrab The Jamestown Foundation Uzbekistan’s new head of state, President Shavkat Mirziyaev made his first official visit to Moscow,… Continue reading

Afghan Army slaughtered by outnumbered Taliban fighters: Islamic and NATO destabilization path

Afghan Army slaughtered by outnumbered Taliban fighters: Islamic and NATO destabilization path Murad Makhmudov, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Taliban, despite being massively outnumbered, have managed to kill… Continue reading

South Korea’s Presidential Election: Implications for China

South Korea’s Presidential Election: Implications for China Publication: China Brief By: Darcie Draudt The Jamestown Foundation The South Korean presidency was scheduled to change hands later this year, but Park Geun-hye’s official removal… Continue reading

The United States now Ushers a Conciliatory Tone towards North Korea: Regional Pressure?

The United States now Ushers a Conciliatory Tone towards North Korea: Regional Pressure? Shuchun Zhang and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It appears that the administration of President Donald Trump is rethinking… Continue reading

Japanese Poetry and Abe no Nakamaro (698-770): Tang Dynasty of the Middle Kingdom

Japanese Poetry and Abe no Nakamaro (698-770): Tang Dynasty of the Middle Kingdom Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese scholar and poet, Abe no Nakamaro (698-770), resided in the world of… Continue reading

EU should charge Nations and Charities for Encouraging Mass Migration: OIC, Free Ride, and Real Refugees

EU should charge Nations and Charities for Encouraging Mass Migration: OIC, Free Ride, and Real Refugees Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The European Union (EU) needs to consider indigenous… Continue reading

America, China, and Russia should work together on the issue of North Korea

America, China, and Russia should work together on the issue of North Korea Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The crisis on the Korean peninsula needs calmness in the corridors… Continue reading

Haiti and the UN: Over 130 Sri Lankan Peacekeepers involved in Child Sex Ring and other Nations

Haiti and the UN: Over 130 Sri Lankan Peacekeepers involved in Child Sex Ring and other Nations Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The United Nations (UN) brought cholera to… Continue reading

Abu Sayyaf Islamist involved in beheading and butchering is killed in the Philippines

Abu Sayyaf Islamist involved in beheading and butchering is killed in the Philippines Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Philippines army killed Abu Rami (Muamar Askali) of the Abu… Continue reading

Trump offers China Economic Inducements if Beijing puts Pressure on North Korea

Trump offers China Economic Inducements if Beijing puts Pressure on North Korea Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It appears that President Donald Trump is offering economic inducements for China… Continue reading

China, Japan, and South Korea should unite to contain America’s approach to North Korea

China, Japan, and South Korea should unite to contain America’s approach to North Korea Ri Kuk-Chol, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The leadership of North Korea is predictable… Continue reading

Russian-Chinese Joint Ventures in Russia’s Far East, Arctic

Russian-Chinese Joint Ventures in Russia’s Far East, Arctic Publication: Eurasia Daily By: John C. K. Daly The Jamestown Foundation Since 2001, Russian-Chinese relations have been largely grounded in security issues, both military and… Continue reading

Former Islamic Sharia Judge in Malaysia hints at Child Marriage of 9 and Marrying your Rapist

Former Islamic Sharia Judge in Malaysia hints at Child Marriage of 9 and Marrying your Rapist Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The parliament of Malaysia heard a former Islamic… Continue reading

Taiwan’s Search for Security Partners: Looking Beyond Washington

Taiwan’s Search for Security Partners: Looking Beyond Washington Publication: China Brief By: Lauren Dickey The Jamestown Foundation In November 2016, Hong Kong authorities seized nine Singaporean Terrex infantry carrier vehicles en route home… Continue reading

China Needs to Re-evaluate the Independence of Taiwan: America and Japan

China Needs to Re-evaluate the Independence of Taiwan: America and Japan Hiroshi Saito and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) of China needs to re-evaluate its relationship with… Continue reading

African Nationals Attacked in India after Locals Site Drugs and Criminality: Complex Causes

African Nationals Attacked in India after Locals Site Drugs and Criminality: Complex Causes Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The death of a local youth in Greater Noida is igniting… Continue reading

Arunachal Pradesh: Cultural and Strategic Flashpoint For Sino-Indian Relations

Arunachal Pradesh: Cultural and Strategic Flashpoint For Sino-Indian Relations Publication: China Brief Volume: 17 Issue: 1 By: Sudha Ramachandran The Jamestown Foundation Sino-Indian relations are likely to become strained in early 2017. The… Continue reading

Israel Focuses more on China: High Technology and Heavy Investment

Israel Focuses more on China: High Technology and Heavy Investment Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Israel under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is increasingly focused on major… Continue reading

Japanese Buddhist Poetry by Jakushitsu (1290-1367): Why pursue words, when one truly seeks silence?

Japanese Buddhist Poetry by Jakushitsu (1290-1367): Why pursue words, when one truly seeks silence? Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Jakushitsu Genkō (1290-1367) is a famous Japanese Rinzai Buddhist preacher who became the… Continue reading

China Seeking to Prevent America, North Korea, and South Korea from Colliding Head On

China Seeking to Prevent America, North Korea, and South Korea from Colliding Head On Sawako Uchida, Ri Kuk-Chol, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of China is trying to quell… Continue reading

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan and Early Steps

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan and Early Steps Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The long rule of Islam Karimov in Uzbekistan ended after he passed away in September 2016.… Continue reading

China Tolerating Vietnam’s South China Sea Activities, For Now

China Tolerating Vietnam’s South China Sea Activities, For Now Publication: China Brief Volume: 17 Issue: 3 By: Derek Grossman The Jamestown Foundation China’s expanding military presence in the South China Sea has prompted… Continue reading

PM Abe of Japan Grovels to the anti-Human Rights nation of Saudi Arabia

PM Abe of Japan Grovels to the anti-Human Rights nation of Saudi Arabia Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Cabinet officials including Chief Cabinet Secretary… Continue reading

Myanmar needs International Support: Fighting on the Border with China and anti-Buddhist Media

Myanmar needs International Support: Fighting on the Border with China and anti-Buddhist Media Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The situation in Myanmar remains critical because ethnic, religious, and political… Continue reading