Category Archive: Business

Philippines Choose Chinese Investment Over Territorial Defense

Philippines Choose Chinese Investment Over Territorial Defense Publication: China Brief Volume: 17 Issue: 6 By: Peter Wood The Jamestown Foundation In early April, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made waves by promising to improve… Continue reading

President Donald Trump irks South Korea: Trade Deal, paying for THAAD, and Estrange Timing

President Donald Trump irks South Korea: Trade Deal, paying for THAAD, and Estrange Timing Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The administration of President Trump is following the path of… Continue reading

Baku-Beijing Relations and China’s Growing Interest in the South Caucasus

Baku-Beijing Relations and China’s Growing Interest in the South Caucasus Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Fuad Shahbazov The Jamestown Foundation This past January, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev attended a session on “The Silk… 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

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

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

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

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

Trump’s America Focused on Helping US Workers: Japan Urged to Change at WTO

Trump’s America Focused on Helping US Workers: Japan Urged to Change at WTO Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America was elected on the premise of… 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

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

Trump and Abe seek a Bilateral Trade Agreement between America and Japan to Replace TPP

Trump and Abe seek a Bilateral Trade Agreement between America and Japan to Replace TPP Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan… Continue reading

PM Justin Trudeau of Canada is blurring the lines after Family Trip and Aga Khan’s Private Helicopter

PM Justin Trudeau of Canada is blurring the lines after Family Trip and Aga Khan’s Private Helicopter Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of the Liberal… Continue reading

Angola and Cronyism: Keeping Enormous Wealth within the Family

Angola and Cronyism: Keeping Enormous Wealth within the Family Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The political elites in Angola, like other nations including Nigeria, is yet another bane to… Continue reading

Tourism in Japan and Stunning Fukushima: Ura-Bandai, Abukuma Cave, and Koriyama

Tourism in Japan and Stunning Fukushima: Ura-Bandai, Abukuma Cave, and Koriyama Tomoko Hara and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times Fukushima is a stunning prefecture in Japan that is awash with amazing landscapes where… Continue reading

Russia needs Caution towards Japan based on the American Question: Analogy of China

Russia needs Caution towards Japan based on the American Question: Analogy of China Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation will visit Japan in… Continue reading

Serbia Dismayed by Croatia over EU Membership: Independence and the Russian Federation

Serbia Dismayed by Croatia over EU Membership: Independence and the Russian Federation Ramazan Khalidov, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Serbia is dismayed by Croatia over negative… Continue reading

America, China, and Taiwan: Democracy or the Continuation of the one-China Policy?

America, China, and Taiwan: Democracy or the Continuation of the one-China Policy? Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The President-elect of America, Donald Trump, is adamant that he isn’t beholden… Continue reading

Prime Minister of Canada approves Pipeline to Pacific Coast: Oil and Geopolitics

Prime Minister of Canada approves Pipeline to Pacific Coast: Oil and Geopolitics Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The government of Canada faces the envious task of further developing… Continue reading

Japan says TPP is “Meaningless” without America after Trump Announcement

Japan says TPP is “Meaningless” without America after Trump Announcement Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The President-elect of America, Donald Trump, announced that he would quit the Trans-Pacific Partnership… Continue reading

Egypt to get Approved $12 Billion Dollar Loan from IMF: America and Russia should Shore Up

Egypt to get Approved $12 Billion Dollar Loan from IMF: America and Russia should Shore Up Boutros Hussein, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Muslim Brotherhood intrigues against Egypt… Continue reading

Shinzo Abe of Japan Congratulates Donald Trump: Japan and Russian Federation Relations

Shinzo Abe of Japan Congratulates Donald Trump: Japan and Russian Federation Relations Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The victory of Donald Trump in America took many people by surprise… Continue reading

Pacific Alliance and EFTA after Brexit for the United Kingdom

Pacific Alliance and EFTA after Brexit for the United Kingdom Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The exiting of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU) means that ample… Continue reading

Finland’s Rising Arms Exports Raise Controversy in Parliament

Finland’s Rising Arms Exports Raise Controversy in Parliament Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: John C. K. Daly The Jamestown Foundation As the global economy continues its slow recovery from the 2008–2009 worldwide recession,… Continue reading

Philippines and Japan: Duterte seeks a Reduced US Role in Asia with Russia on the Horizon

Philippines and Japan: Duterte seeks a Reduced US Role in Asia with Russia on the Horizon Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, embraced… Continue reading

Lithuania Votes for Fresh Hope: Emigration is at Crisis Point

Lithuania Votes for Fresh Hope: Emigration is at Crisis Point Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Peasants and Green Union (LPGU) astonished political pundits after becoming the biggest party… Continue reading

Iceland says the Return of the United Kingdom to EFTA would be welcomed after Brexit

Iceland says the Return of the United Kingdom to EFTA would be welcomed after Brexit Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Foreign Minister of Iceland, Lilja Alfredsdottir, said that… Continue reading

Softbank of Japan in Mega Fund with Saudi Arabia where Women Persecuted and Buddhism is Illegal

Softbank of Japan in Mega Fund with Saudi Arabia where Women Persecuted and Buddhism is Illegal Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The enormous internal debt of Softbank never ceases… Continue reading

Belarus Suffers Economic Woes While Projecting Inner Tranquility

Belarus Suffers Economic Woes While Projecting Inner Tranquility Publication: Eurasia Daily By: Grigory Ioffe The Jamestown Foundation Belarus’s current economic situation is a cause for concern. The decline in GDP by the end… Continue reading

Taiwan Seeks Maritime Cooperation with Japan: President Tsai Ing-wen

Taiwan Seeks Maritime Cooperation with Japan: President Tsai Ing-wen Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The independent-minded President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan seeks maritime cooperation with Japan. In recent times,… Continue reading

Yahoo Complies with NSA in Obama’s America: Messages Searched for US Intelligence

Yahoo Complies with NSA in Obama’s America: Messages Searched for US Intelligence Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Obama of America speaks eloquently about democracy, freedom, and a world… Continue reading

UK Foreign Corporate Takeover and the Slippery Road of Corporate Japan

UK Foreign Corporate Takeover and the Slippery Road of Corporate Japan Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Corporate Japan, based on the political concepts of Yoshida Shigeru in the early… Continue reading