Category Archive: Asia

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

Islamic State Kill Over 30 after Attacking a Military Hospital in Afghanistan

Islamic State Kill Over 30 after Attacking a Military Hospital in Afghanistan Amina Qamar, Sawako Uchida, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The growing menace of ISIS (Islamic State) in Afghanistan is… Continue reading

China and Saudi Arabia Solidify Strategic Partnership Amid Looming Risks

China and Saudi Arabia Solidify Strategic Partnership Amid Looming Risks Publication: China Brief Volume: 17 Issue: 3 By: Chris Zambelis The Jamestown Foundation While the wider Middle East remains convulsed by conflict and… Continue reading

Transgender Nationals from Pakistan Killed by Police in Saudi Arabia: Why No Pariah Status?

Transgender Nationals from Pakistan Killed by Police in Saudi Arabia: Why No Pariah Status? Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times According to reports in The Express Tribune in Pakistan and… Continue reading

Maryland Mosque in America Lauds Pakistan Assassin of Salman Taseer

Maryland Mosque Lauds Pakistan Assassin by IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism On Sunday, an American mosque glorified a terrorist responsible for killing a Pakistani governor who was critical of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws,… Continue reading

Sunni Islamists Slaughter many in Iraq and Pakistan: Shia and Sufi Targeted

Sunni Islamists Slaughter many in Iraq and Pakistan: Shia and Sufi Targeted Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Another barbaric day in the annals of Sunni Islamic terrorism, whereby Shia… Continue reading

Afghanistan and International Aid: Government to Taliban equates to Year Zero

Afghanistan and International Aid: Government to Taliban equates to Year Zero Ramazan Khalidov, Michiyo Tanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Once more many nations will pledge major financial support to the… Continue reading

Rural China and the Asian Methamphetamine Trade: a Case Study of Lufeng

Rural China and the Asian Methamphetamine Trade: a Case Study of Lufeng Publication: China Brief Volume: 17 Issue: 2 By: Zi Yang The Jamestown Foundation East Asia is in the midst of an… Continue reading

America and Japan: Trump should be aware of “Abe bearing Financial Incentives”

America and Japan: Trump should be aware of “Abe bearing Financial Incentives” Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are holding… Continue reading

Pakistan Christians Get No Justice: Muslims who Burnt Christian Homes and Churches are Acquitted

Pakistan Christians Get No Justice: Muslims who Burnt Christian Homes and Churches are Acquitted Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Religious minorities in Pakistan were once more betrayed by a… Continue reading