Category Archive: China

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

Biblical Art by Alyse Radenovic: Judaism, the dream of the Pharaoh and the Jews of China

Biblical Art by Alyse Radenovic: Judaism, the dream of the Pharaoh and the Jews of China Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Alyse Radenovic is a contemporary artist who hails from the United… Continue reading

President Trump threatens further tariffs on China: Trade war in the offing

President Trump threatens further tariffs on China: Trade war in the offing Chika Mori and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times Political elites in China seem to be waking up to the possibility of… Continue reading

Impact of art on Japan from the Middle Kingdom (China): Ma Yuan and Xia Gui

Impact of art on Japan from the Middle Kingdom (China): Ma Yuan and Xia Gui Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Tensho Shubun was inspired by an array of areas… 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

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

Japanese Art and the Rich Legacy of China and Confucianism: Tanomura Chikuden

Japanese Art and the Rich Legacy of China and Confucianism: Tanomura Chikuden Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Tanomura Chikuden (1777-1835) graced the world of Japanese art because he flowed naturally within the… 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

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

UK, Japan Companies Help China to Counter US’s Tech Leverage

UK, Japan Companies Help China to Counter US’s Tech Leverage By: Matt Schrader The Jamestown Foundation With the help of major tech companies from the UK and Japan, China may be poised to… Continue reading

North Korea and South Korea make pledges to restore peace: America can’t ignore!

North Korea and South Korea make pledges to restore peace: America can’t ignore! Ri Kuk-Chol, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The leaders of North Korea and South Korea held… Continue reading

Japan bows to G-7 instead of focusing on strengthening ties with the Russian Federation

Japan bows to G-7 instead of focusing on strengthening ties with the Russian Federation Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan should not meekly follow… Continue reading

China and Japan at “unmentioned swipe” at Trump in America: Russian Federation

China and Japan at “unmentioned swipe” at Trump in America: Russian Federation Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Aspects of the President Donald Trump administration in America seriously worry elements… Continue reading

China ups the ante by stating America is bedeviled by an “anxiety disorder” under Trump

China ups the ante by stating America is bedeviled by an “anxiety disorder” under Trump Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America declared that tariffs would… Continue reading

Buddhist art from China and Japan: Kaihō Yūshō (1533-1615) and the shadow of Liang K’ai (1140-1210)

Buddhist artists from China and Japan: Kaihō Yūshō (1533-1615) and the shadow of Liang K’ai (1140-1210) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The path of Buddhism in China and Japan knows many roads… Continue reading

Japan and military revamp to meet a changing geopolitical landscape: US estrangement

Japan and military revamp to meet a changing geopolitical landscape: US estrangement Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is intent on… Continue reading

Japan warns about tit-for-tat trade tariffs between America and China

Japan warns about tit-for-tat trade tariffs between America and China Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times Japan is focused on a “quietist approach” to tariffs being put on many nations… Continue reading

President Xi Jinping of China to promote bilateral developments with Myanmar

President Xi Jinping of China to promote bilateral developments with Myanmar Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   President Xi Jinping of China seeks to promote bilateral developments to a… Continue reading

Ninth Century Japanese Art: Kose Kanaoka and the Cultural Richness of the Middle Kingdom

Ninth Century Japanese Art: Kose Kanaoka and the Cultural Richness of the Middle Kingdom   Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times A great deal of information isn’t forthcoming in the English-speaking world when… Continue reading

North Korea pays homage to China before meetings with America and South Korea: Denuclearization?

North Korea pays homage to China before meetings with America and South Korea: Denuclearization? Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, visited President Xi… Continue reading

Japan keeps a low profile in the Skripal case against Russia: Moscow should focus on the Asia Pacific

Japan keeps a low profile in the Skripal case against Russia: Moscow should focus on the Asia Pacific Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Anti-Russian Federation politicians based throughout the… Continue reading

Japan fails to get United States tariff exemptions on steel and aluminum: Nikkei falls

Japan fails to get United States tariff exemptions on steel and aluminum: Nikkei falls  Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan will quietly feel let… Continue reading

The US to enact up to $60 billion dollars in tariffs on China: President Trump and America First

The US to enact up to $60 billion dollars in tariffs on China: President Trump and America First Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America announced… Continue reading

Japan poetry and impact of the Middle Kingdom: Abe no Nakamaro (698-770)

Japan poetry and impact of the Middle Kingdom: Abe no Nakamaro (698-770) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The eighth-century Japanese scholar and poet, Abe no Nakamaro (698-770), belongs to the cultural world… Continue reading

President Xi Jinping of China is threatening the legacy of Deng Xiaoping: Power Concentration

President Xi Jinping of China is threatening the legacy of Deng Xiaoping: Power Concentration Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Deng Xiaoping radically altered China from a tainted one-party-state based… Continue reading

China, Israel, and non-interference: Heavy investments and high technology

China, Israel, and non-interference: Heavy investments and high technology Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel is increasingly focused on major Asian powers. Of major… Continue reading

Myanmar, the Russian Federation, and counter-insurgency: Sukhoi-30 and Yak-130

Myanmar, the Russian Federation, and counter-insurgency: Sukhoi-30 and Yak-130 Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Myanmar is intent on developing its armed forces because of various ethnic insurgencies, the growing… Continue reading

Japan wants India to assist Myanmar to a higher degree: Confused by Trump administration

Japan wants India to assist Myanmar to a higher degree: Confused by Trump administration Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yohei Sasakawa, the Special Envoy of Japan to Myanmar, is… Continue reading

Zen Buddhist priest Mokuan Reien and Japanese Art: Fourteenth century China

Zen Buddhist priest Mokuan Reien and Japanese Art: Fourteenth century China  Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Middle Kingdom (China) enticed the thirteenth century born Japanese Zen priest, Mokuan Reien, based on… Continue reading