Category Archive: Asia

Australia: The Japanese Film Festival Unveils 2018 Program

THE JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL UNVEILS 2018 PROGRAM The Japanese Film Festival (17 Oct. – 2 Dec.) today announced its full program and first two guests for 2018: Australian-born rising star Shioli Kutsuna (Deadpool… Continue reading

US and Japan trade talks set back after fresh tariffs imposed on China: Beijing today, Tokyo tomorrow?

US and Japan trade talks set back after fresh tariffs imposed on China: Beijing today, Tokyo tomorrow? Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Important trade talks between America and Japan… Continue reading

America and the Philippines are bracing for potent storms that threaten many

America and the Philippines are bracing for potent storms that threaten many Chika Mori and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times America and the Philippines are bracing for major storms that threaten to unleash… Continue reading

Putin of Russia suggests the signing of a peace treaty with Abe of Japan

Putin of Russia suggests the signing of a peace treaty with Abe of Japan Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation hinted strongly to Japan that both nations… Continue reading

The Taliban Takes on Islamic State: Insurgents Vie for Control of Northern Afghanistan

The Taliban Takes on Islamic State: Insurgents Vie for Control of Northern Afghanistan Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 16 Issue: 16 By: Waliullah Rahmani The Jamestown Foundation Fierce fighting between the Taliban and Islamic… Continue reading

OIC and Western powers are inciting against Myanmar in order to distract their evil crimes against Yemen

OIC and Western powers are inciting against Myanmar in order to distract their evil crimes against Yemen Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and… Continue reading

Japan’s Foreign Policy: China and Russia are essential because no warrior Benkei in sight

Japan’s Foreign Policy: China and Russia are essential because no warrior Benkei in sight Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Since the post-World War Two period, it is abundantly obvious that America predominates… Continue reading

Sunni Islamists in Afghanistan butcher many in a mainly Shia part of Kabul: Islamophobia?

Sunni Islamists in Afghanistan butcher many in a mainly Shia part of Kabul: Islamophobia? Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The politically correct and the Islamist agenda are equally served… Continue reading

Returning Uighur Fighters and China’s National Security Dilemma

Returning Uighur Fighters and China’s National Security Dilemma Publication: China Brief V By: Joseph Hope The Jamestown Foundation In early 2017, CCP Secretary General President Xi Jinping announced his desire to build a… Continue reading

Islamization and Bengali Muslim migration: Indigenous of Assam, the Chittagong Hill Tracts, and Rakhine

Islamization and Bengali Muslim migration: Indigenous of Assam, the Chittagong Hill Tracts, and Rakhine Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The international media is negating the serious issue of Bengali… Continue reading

Japan art and the window of Nagasaki in the Edo period: Chinese Artist Shen Quan (Nanpin)

Japan art and the window of Nagasaki in the Edo period: Chinese Artist Shen Quan (Nanpin) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The window of Nagasaki in Japan enabled the Chinese artist, Shen… Continue reading

Myanmar is hoping to attract more tourists from China, Japan, and South Korea: Eco-tourism

Myanmar is hoping to attract more tourists from China, Japan, and South Korea: Eco-tourism Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Myanmar is hoping to increase the numbers… Continue reading

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