China, India, and Russia voice concern about Afghanistan: Humanitarian assistance and drugs

China, India, and Russia voice concern about Afghanistan: Humanitarian assistance and drugs Sawako Utsumi and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times  The nations of China, India, and the Russian Federation belong to the RIC format. Hence, the three members of the RIC (Russia, India, and China) uttered concern and alarm over the situation in Afghanistan.  The…

China and Russia to increase military drills in Northeast Asia: Japan geopolitics

China and Russia to increase military drills in Northeast Asia: Japan geopolitics Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  The Russian Federation will take part in military drills with ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) members for the first time in early December. At the same time, the Russian Federation and China will…

Pakistan and religious minorities: Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, and others feel betrayed

Pakistan and religious minorities: Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, and others feel betrayed Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times In Pakistan, a Parliamentary Committee rejected an important bill to protect religious minorities. This concerns non-Muslim women being forced to convert to Islam after being abducted by Muslim males. Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, and religious minorities including…

India faces possible US sanctions over S-400 air defense systems from Russia

India faces possible US sanctions over S-400 air defense systems from Russia Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  India will procure S-400 air defense missiles systems from the Russian Federation and other armaments concerning India’s national security. However, the administration of President Joe Biden of the United States might put sanctions on…

PM Kishida in anti-China Human Rights post: Japan and anti-Armenian Turkey can’t let go

PM Kishida in anti-China Human Rights post: Japan and anti-Armenian Turkey can’t let go Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Newly elected Prime Minister Fumio Kishida seems set to follow the anti-China mantra of his predecessor Yoshihide Suga. This is witnessed by the new human rights post that is specifically…

CSTO ‘Combat Brotherhood 2021’ Exercises Send Strong Message to Afghanistan

CSTO ‘Combat Brotherhood 2021’ Exercises Send Strong Message to Afghanistan Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By:  John C. K. Daly The Jamestown Foundation On October 18–23, the Moscow-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), which includes Afghanistan as an observer, held its Combat Brotherhood 2021 strategic military exercises, with three drills codenamed Echelon-2021, Search-2021 and Interaction-2021, in…

China and Russia in joint navy patrol: the Sea of Japan, Western Pacific, and the East China Sea

China and Russia in joint navy patrol: the Sea of Japan, Western Pacific, and the East China Sea Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times China and the Russian Federation completed their first joint naval patrol that entailed the East China Sea, the Western Pacific, and the Sea of Japan. The joint patrol…

Myanmar needs a National Salvation government: Neither side can win, only more suffering! 

Myanmar needs a National Salvation government: Neither side can win, only more suffering!  Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Myanmar needs a National Salvation government to overcome the horrendous internal convulsions that threaten this nation-state. Min Aung Hlaing, the commander-in-chief of Defence Services (before the coup against State…

North Korea and South Korea military modernization: Japan watching developments 

North Korea and South Korea military modernization: Japan watching developments  Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times  The military modernization of the Korean Peninsula is increasing once more to a higher level. Hence, with the ruling party in Japan, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), seeking to double Japan’s military budget if re-elected on October…

Biafra, Communists in Indonesia, and East Timor: Shameful legacy of millions of deaths under Harold Wilson

Biafra, Communists in Indonesia, and East Timor: Shameful legacy of millions of deaths under Harold Wilson Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The horrendous legacy of Harold Wilson is now being released concerning the massacres of communists in Indonesia (1965-1966). Henceforth, Harold Wilson, the leader of the Labour Party and the Prime…

China and Taiwan need statecraft: America, Japan, and blocs are meddling

China and Taiwan need statecraft: America, Japan, and blocs are meddling Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times China and Taiwan need to adopt statecraft and implement respective compromises. If not, then outside meddling emanating from America and Japan – and the Quad Group (America, Australia, India, and Japan) and AUKUS (America, Australia,…

South Korea open to lifting sanctions on North Korea: US and peripheral Japan

South Korea open to lifting sanctions on North Korea: US and peripheral Japan Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Korean Peninsula is currently witnessing new launches of tested ballistic missiles by North Korea and South Korea. This especially applies to North Korea. However, overtures are being made towards South Korea by…

Western Islamists Appear Content to Bask in Afghanistan’s Sharia from Afar

Western Islamists Appear Content to Bask in Afghanistan’s Sharia from Afar by Hany GhorabaIPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism The American withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Taliban’s declaration of victory have inspired Islamists across the world. The Taliban announced its intent to enforce strict Islamic sharia law on Afghans. But the joy of seeing Afghanistan…

The Taliban’s Persistent War on Salafists in Afghanistan

The Taliban’s Persistent War on Salafists in Afghanistan Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Abdul Sayed The Jamestown Foundation Salafists in Afghanistan face severe challenges and insecurities after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban on August 15. The Taliban are suspicious of Afghan Salafists for supporting the Taliban’s arch-enemy, Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP). The…

Anti-Russia and anti-China politicians in Japan says Russia: AUKUS to Cybersecurity

Anti-Russia and anti-China politicians in Japan says Russia: AUKUS to Cybersecurity Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Since Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga took power, the Japanese Foreign Ministry barely goes a week without upping the anti-China mantra. More recently, the anti-Russian Federation angle is emerging. Indeed, the next leader of Japan seems…

North Korea and South Korea in a possible inter-Korean summit: Japan on sidelines

North Korea and South Korea in a possible inter-Korean summit: Japan on sidelines Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  The Korean Peninsula recently witnessed the launch of tested ballistic missiles by North Korea and South Korea. This occurred within hours of each other. Henceforth, words of strength were spoken by President Moon Jae-in…

Crypto transactions banned in China

Crypto transactions banned in China Kanako Mita and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times The trillion-dollar industry of cryptocurrencies and crypto-related transactions is now deemed illegal in China. Naturally, crypto mining is also deemed illegal because of the obvious connection and issues concerning carbon emissions. Therefore, it will be interesting to see the repercussions for Bitcoin,…

Japan welcomes non-Northeast Asian powers to the region: AUKUS and anti-China rhetoric

Japan welcomes non-Northeast Asian powers to the region: AUKUS and anti-China rhetoric Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  The administration of President Yoshihide Suga will soon pass into history for doing little apart from antagonizing China. Yet, dinosaurs remain within the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) that seeks to continue this policy.…

North Korea and South Korea test ballistic missiles: the US muted, Japan angry, and China diplomatic

North Korea and South Korea test ballistic missiles: the US muted, Japan angry, and China diplomatic Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  The Korean Peninsula witnessed the launching of tested ballistic missiles by North Korea and South Korea within hours of each other. Japan condemned the launch by North Korea. However,…

Taliban is killing civilians in Panjshir and persecuting others

Taliban is killing civilians in Panjshir and persecuting others Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Taliban is enforcing its iron grip on Afghanistan. Thus opposition forces in the Panjshir Valley understand that the current situation is extremely bleak. Especially with the government of President Joe Biden in America playing platitudes to…

Vietnam and Japan praise relations between both nation in Hanoi: Russian Federation

Vietnam and Japan praise relations between both nation in Hanoi: Russian Federation Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính of Vietnam (Việt Nam) met the Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi in Hanoi (Hà Nội) yesterday. The Prime Minister of Vietnam and the Defense Minister of Japan praised recent developments between Japan and…

US Democrats decry non-inclusive Taliban regime while praising non-inclusive Qatar

US Democrats decry non-inclusive Taliban regime while praising non-inclusive Qatar Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The United States is decrying the non-inclusive Taliban regime while praising non-inclusive Qatar. Also, past American intelligence pointed the finger at Qatar for its involvement in terrorism. Henceforth, Qatar is known to be a ratline for…

Failed Japan mission in Afghanistan means help from China, Russia, and regionally

Failed Japan mission in Afghanistan means help from China, Russia, and regionally Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan, like other nations, was caught off guard by the speed of the Taliban take over in Afghanistan. Henceforth, with America and other nations evacuating tens of thousands of people, it…

China says “alien models” will fail externally and internally: Afghanistan, Visegrad, and the Asia Pacific

China says “alien models” will fail externally and internally: Afghanistan, Visegrad, and the Asia Pacific Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times China is witnessing events in Afghanistan from a different prism similar to the Russian Federation. Indeed, internally in China, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is now focused on preserving traditions wrapped…

Rich Gulf Powers don’t like Christian refugees or Afghanistan refugees: Migrant labor is fine!

Rich Gulf Powers don’t like Christian refugees or Afghanistan refugees: Migrant labor is fine! Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  Images of mass evacuations of nationals from Afghanistan fleeing to America, Canada, and European nations once more have hit the headlines. In equal measure, rich elites in Afghanistan with money and connections…

The UK evacuated Japanese Embassy staff from Kabul: Usual reliance on others

The UK evacuated Japanese Embassy staff from Kabul: Usual reliance on others Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  The government of Japan seems to lack a sense of priority when urgent decisions are needed. Indeed, in areas of national security, the government of Japan relies heavily on the armed forces of America.…