Israel sends humanitarian aid from Wuhan to Europe: Assisting against coronavirus

Israel sends humanitarian aid from Wuhan to Europe: Assisting against coronavirus Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The city of Wuhan in China is infamous for being the epicenter of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic that is sweeping across the world. Yet, the international airport serving Wuhan is also highlighting the fact that…

Malaysia round-up of Bengalis over coronavirus: Malaysia to Myanmar and the UK legacy

Malaysia round-up of Bengalis over coronavirus: Malaysia to Myanmar and the UK legacy Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sunni Muslim dominated Malaysia is arresting mainly Muslim migrants during Ramadan. This is ironic because this nation often lambasts Myanmar and espouses Muslim brotherhood. However, this over-simplistic reality never existed based on unique…

Deaths in France, Italy, Spain, and the UK is 75,000 compared to 450 people in the modern Asia Pacific

Deaths in France, Italy, Spain, and the UK is 75,000 compared to 450 people in the modern Asia Pacific Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis emanated in Wuhan and then spread throughout China. In time, China got on top of the first wave of coronavirus. However, what is…

Coronavirus deaths over 30,000 in Europe: Lessons from developed Asia ignored

Coronavirus deaths over 30,000 in Europe: Lessons from developed Asia ignored Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis emanating from Wuhan in China is devastating nations in Europe. This obviously applies to the number of deaths. However, the economic angle, utter over-stretch of countless health care systems, unemployment, collapsing…

Sikhs killed by Islamists in Afghanistan after a brutal terrorist attack against a holy place

Sikhs killed by Islamists in Afghanistan after a brutal terrorist attack against a holy place Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times ISIS (Islamic State – IS) claimed responsibility for a brutal terrorist attack against Sikh worshippers in the capital of Afghanistan. One-minute Sikh worshippers were praying and then suddenly another brutal terrorist…

Potential for al-Qaeda-Islamic State Cooperation in Afghanistan

Potential for al-Qaeda-Islamic State Cooperation in Afghanistan Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Farhan Zahid The Jamestown Foundation Frequent speculation has recently been posited that Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda affiliates could eventually coalesce again, or at the least, begin cooperating at a more notable level than was seen at the height of the conflict in Syria.…

Northeast Asian powers of China, Japan, and South Korea face major economic coronavirus problems

Northeast Asian powers of China, Japan, and South Korea face major economic coronavirus problems Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nations of China, Japan, and South Korea have respective issues related to territorial disputes. Despite this, all three nations are part of an integrated economic chain that accounts collectively for just…

USCIRF’s Biased Advocacy on India’s Citizenship Law Tarnishes Its Image

USCIRF’s Biased Advocacy on India’s Citizenship Law Tarnishes Its Image by Abha Shankar IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism A fact sheet on a contentious amendment to a decades-old Indian citizenship law released last week by the bipartisan and federally-funded U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) regrettably pushes a one-sided narrative. The fact sheet…

The global spread of Coronavirus brings fear to Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, and others

The global spread of Coronavirus brings fear to Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, and others Sawako Utsumi and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times The coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis that emanates from Wuhan in China is gradually spreading to other nations. Hence, the international community is still unsure about how the winds will fall. This relates to…

Tunisia’s Islamist Parliament Speaker in Hot Water Over Erdogan Meeting

Tunisia’s Islamist Parliament Speaker in Hot Water Over Erdogan Meeting by Hany Ghoraba Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Islamists’ second chance at ruling Tunisia is off to a rough start. Newly-elected Tunisian Parliament Speaker Rachid Ghannouchi, who leads the Muslim Brotherhood-linked Ennahda Party, triggered a political backlash this month by secretly meeting…

The United Kingdom and the Huawei 5G fine balance between America and China

The United Kingdom and the Huawei 5G fine balance between America and China Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom (UK) sought to placate America and China. Of course, it appears that America will be slightly aggrieved and disappointed while China is more upbeat. Either…

Japan to evacuate nationals from Wuhan: 56 dead from Coronavirus and 2,000 infections

Japan to evacuate nationals from Wuhan: 56 dead from Coronavirus and 2,000 infections Kanako Itamae and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times The Foreign Ministry of Japan is preparing to evacuate Japanese nationals from Wuhan. Hence, the Hubei Province is being monitored daily by Japan. Therefore, arrangements are ongoing with the government of China to evacuate…

North Korea leaves the US door open despite possible new nuclear tests: Japan is looking on

North Korea leaves the US door open despite possible new nuclear tests: Japan is looking on Ri Kuk-Chol and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, is letting America know that unless genuine dialogue occurs, then new major military tests may take place. This relates to the possible resumption…

Planting the Seed: Ethnic Policy in Xi Jinping’s New Era of Cultural Nationalism

Planting the Seed: Ethnic Policy in Xi Jinping’s New Era of Cultural Nationalism By: James Leibold The Jamestown Foundation The recent leak of secret Chinese Communist Party (CCP) documents in Xinjiang provides irrefutable evidence of the CCP’s radical plan to fundamentally remake Xinjiang society and transform the thoughts and behaviour of its Muslim minorities (ICIJ,…

Hizb ul-Ahrar: Pakistan’s Cross-border Taliban Problem Remains Critical

Hizb ul-Ahrar: Pakistan’s Cross-border Taliban Problem Remains Critical Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Animesh Roul The Jamestown Foundation Following a notable lull in militant activity, Pakistan is now facing a unique militant escalation targeted against its security forces in the North Waziristan area and bordering regions. Despite the Taliban force largely being subdued following the concerted…

Myanmar is a distortion for Islamic and Western nations to hide their crimes: CHT, ICJ, and OIC

Myanmar is a distortion for Islamic and Western nations to hide their crimes: CHT, ICJ, and OIC Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Myanmar is seeking to stabilize the democratic path despite countless ethnic issues that beset this nation, the result of decades of authoritarian rule. At the same time, endless negative…

Lawmakers Ask State Department to Investigate Jamaat-e-Islami’s U.S. Affiliate for Terror Financing

Lawmakers Ask State Department to Investigate Jamaat-e-Islami’s U.S. Affiliate for Terror Financing by Abha Shankar IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Three U.S. House members have asked the State Department to investigate a prominent New York-based Islamist network and its charitable arms for possible terror financing. In a Nov. 1 letter to the State Department’s…