Green Investment Receives a Boost in Kazakhstan

Green Investment Receives a Boost in Kazakhstan Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Margarita Assenova The Jamestown Foundation The COVID-19 pandemic recovery in Central Asia is taking an unexpectedly green turn. Three of the five Central Asian states boast large hydrocarbon resources and, ever since becoming independent from the Soviet Union 30 years ago, have relied…

China sends India Covid-19 assistance despite frosty relations

China sends India Covid-19 assistance despite frosty relations Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Increased territorial tensions between China and India have been put aside because of the severity of the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis in India. Hence, President Xi Jinping of China reiterated to Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India that China…

Covid-19 ravaging India with daily high infections and deaths

Covid-19 ravaging India with daily high infections and deaths Kanako Mita and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times India is witnessing a new surge in coronavirus (Covid-19) infections and deaths. The pattern of crisis varies depending on which part of the country. However, in places hit hardest, hospitals are under enormous pressure and oxygen supplies are…

Flash floods kill many in Indonesia and Timor Leste

Flash floods kill many in Indonesia and Timor Leste Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times Flash flooding is known to have killed at least 50 people in Indonesia and Timor Leste (East Timor). The severity of the situation and threat to livestock means the final death toll is likely to be higher. Landslides,…

Taiwan train derailment kills at least 48: Tomb Sweeping Day tourists

Taiwan train derailment kills at least 48: Tomb Sweeping Day tourists Kanako Mita and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times Tragedy hit Taiwan after a train derailment killed at least 48 people. Reports are still sketchy, but it is believed that over 70 remain trapped after the derailment carrying approximately 470 passengers. Apparently, many passengers were…

Japan mimicking America and following the China containment policy

Japan mimicking America and following the China containment policy Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japan is mimicking America to the extreme when it comes to Washington’s containment policy of China. Hence, the recent meetings between senior American and Japanese officials in Japan resulted in the same anti-China mantra. Security talks in…

Japan utilizes America, Australia, and India to lambast China during the Quad summit

Japan utilizes America, Australia, and India to lambast China during the Quad summit Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan utilized the Quad summit with America, Australia, and India to lambast China. Indeed, this is a familiar tactic while all nations maintain strong economic ties with China…

Myanmar violence disturbs Japan and calls for reinstalling democracy

Myanmar violence disturbs Japan and calls for reinstalling democracy Kanako Mita and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan is increasingly disturbed by the use of violence by the security apparatus in Myanmar. Hence, unlike Western nations that failed to support Myanmar during the democratic path under State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi,…

Japan reliance on foreign Covid-19 vaccines and bottlenecks: China and Russia helping internationally

Japan reliance on foreign Covid-19 vaccines and bottlenecks: China and Russia helping internationally Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times China, Japan, and the Russian Federation all belong to the geographic space of Northeast Asia. Indeed, the Russian Federation is a transcontinental nation. However, despite China and the Russian Federation producing coronavirus (Covid-19)…

Myanmar coup leaders face increasing protests

Myanmar coup leaders face increasing protests Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The military coup in Myanmar against the State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi – and her political allies – is triggering increasing protests. Hence, the internal convulsions of the military coup are still unfolding. Protests denouncing the military coup continue…

Japan continues to welcome Western military support in East Asia aimed at China: UK strike group

Japan continues to welcome Western military support in East Asia aimed at China: UK strike group Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If you view history through the prism of longevity then China wasn’t a threat to Japan. Nor did this nation endanger the sovereignty of Japan. On the contrary, for over…

Japan and India support a free and open Indo-Pacific region: China isn’t boosting allies

Japan and India support a free and open Indo-Pacific region: China isn’t boosting allies Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of China isn’t creating further divisions in Northeast Asia or the Asia Pacific region. However, Japan is constantly upping the ante by endless bi-lateral – and multi-lateral – power plays…