NATO expansion aimed at Russia never-ending: Warsaw Pact and Japan

NATO expansion aimed at Russia never-ending: Warsaw Pact and Japan Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Warsaw Pact – a collection of nations under the Soviet Bloc during the Cold War – ended in 1991. At first, early American administrations promised not to expand NATO. However, the opposite emerged.…

US warmongering under Biden: Lend-Lease (China and Japan)

US warmongering under Biden: Lend-Lease and Russia (China and Japan) Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Biden of America served under Barack Obama. Hence, similar to the Obama administration going to war in Libya and supporting the crisis in Syria and Yemen: Biden is spending vast sums to boost Ukrainian…

America threatens Solomon Islands: Biden admin and Japan

America threatens Solomon Islands: Biden admin and Japan Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Solomon Islands is an independent nation. However, the behavior of America is extremely hostile and threatens consequences concerning strengthening ties between China and the Solomon Islands. Therefore, the same President Joe Biden administration that lambasted the Russian…

Anti-Russia Kishida and the usual grovel to America: China, Kurils, and amnesia

Anti-Russia Kishida and the usual grovel to America: China, Kurils, and amnesia Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The two constant themes of the first six months of the administration of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Japan are his endless anti-Russia statements and depressing economic results. However, despite the Yen reaching a…

U.S. and Japan in naval exercises near Korean Peninsula: Japan Nationalism

U.S. and Japan in naval exercises near Korean Peninsula: Japan Nationalism Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times America and Japan are holding naval exercises for the first time since 2017 concerning the environs of the Korean Peninsula. North Korea is bound to deem this negatively. However, despite North Korea being opposed: for America…

America claims national interests in military sales to Taiwan: China and Russia

America claims national interests in military sales to Taiwan: China and Russia Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Joe Biden of America can’t stop destabilizing and meddling in the national security of other nations. Thus every continent has been deemed the backyard of America. This is despite the shambles of the…

Australia upset by the Solomon Islands and China: America, Japan, and hypocrisy

Australia upset by the Solomon Islands and China: America, Japan, and hypocrisy Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare of the Solomon Islands signed a new security pact with China. According to Sogavare, the agreement is in the national interest of the Solomon Islands and will cement the continuing…

Kishida in Hiroshima (irony) and anti-China and anti-RussiaWest Papua to Yemen

Kishida in Hiroshima (irony) and anti-China and anti-Russia: West Papua to Yemen Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Unbelievably, given the linkage of America with dropping nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida continued with his anti-Russian Federation and anti-China rhetoric in the environs of Hiroshima. Like the last administration…

Japan art and Tomioka Tessai (1837-1924): Anti-China and modern nationalism 

Japan art and Tomioka Tessai (1837-1924): Anti-China and modern nationalism  Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  The Japanese artist Tomioka Tessai (1837-1924) witnessed unimaginable changes throughout his life. He was born during the Edo Period, which began in 1603. However, this period of Japanese history was eclipsed by the modernization processes of the Meiji Era (1868-1912) –…

North Korea weapons program: Japan and its anti-China and anti-Russia stance

North Korea weapons program: Japan and its anti-China and anti-Russia stance Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan is increasingly adopting anti-China and anti-Russian Federation policies. Concerning North Korea, little changes because Japan and North Korea haven’t trusted each other since the founding of North Korea in 1948. Therefore, the…

Anti-Russia Kishida led to peace treaty talks being terminated by Russia

Anti-Russia Kishida led to peace treaty talks being terminated by Russia Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Fumio Kishida was elected the leader of Japan last year. However, in less than six months, his anti-Russian Federation rhetoric led to the termination of peace treaty talks. Therefore, his foreign policy agenda is…

China in mourning after tragic plane crash

China in mourning after tragic plane crash Sawako Utsumi and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times A tragic plane crash, carrying 132 people in China, exploded on impact after crashing in a forested area in the province of Guangxi. It is presumed that all 123 passengers and nine staff members perished immediately on impact. However, this…

Russia notes one main concern in Northeast Asia: Japan under PM Kishida 

Russia notes one main concern in Northeast Asia: Japan under PM Kishida  Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation notes one main concern in Northeast Asia related to Japan. Yes, America will try to pull the strings of South Korea – related to America having military bases throughout Japan and…

The US undermines China and Venezuela but now seeks them to be anti-Russia

The US undermines China and Venezuela but now seeks them to be anti-Russia Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  President Joe Biden of America continuously rebukes China, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela. This concerns the violation of human rights, lack of democracy, and other ill deeds. However, without an ounce of…

India reminds Japan that Asian independence exists: Quads and Russia

India reminds Japan that Asian independence exists: Quads and Russia Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of India remained steadfast against Australia, America, and Japan by refusing to condemn the Russian Federation during the recent Quad meeting. Indeed, despite China and the Russian Federation having cordial relations, the Russian Federation…

Russia tells Japan that military exercises in the Far East are internal: US and sovereignty? 

Russia tells Japan that military exercises in the Far East are internal: US and sovereignty? Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  Japan rebuked the Russian Federation after learning of planned military exercises throughout this month in the environs of the Kuril Islands (Japan calls the region the Northern Territories). Immediately, the…

Japan art, China, and Zen Buddhism: Hakuin Ekaku (1686-1769) 

Japan art, China, and Zen Buddhism: Hakuin Ekaku (1686-1769) Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times  Hakuin Ekaku (1686-1769) was a highly revered Zen Buddhist who utilized art, calligraphy, and other cultural angles to promote Buddhism. Rinzai Buddhism was stagnating because many ordinary people felt isolated. Therefore, Hakuin – and Sengai Gibon (1750-1837), a fellow Rinzai…

North Korea weapons program: Japan watching from afar

North Korea weapons program: Japan watching from afar Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Korean Peninsula is witnessing an upsurge in new sophisticated weapons. Hence, North Korea and South Korea – despite tensions not being heightened in recent times – are focused on strengthening their respective military capabilities. However, for Japan,…

China and Japan Defense Ministers hold frank talks on Tokyo’s request

China and Japan Defense Ministers hold frank talks on Tokyo’s request Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi  Modern Tokyo Times  The Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi held frank talks with the Minister of National Defense from China. Wei Fenghe, the Minister of National Defense, is a general in the People’s Liberation Army.  Kishi hails from a…

Russia condemns NATO and US: You expanded NATO to the east – Japan and South Korea

Russia condemns NATO and US: You expanded NATO to the east – Japan and South Korea Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation under President Vladimir Putin is increasingly agitated by the United States and nations that are blindly following Washington – from Japan to the United Kingdom. China also is increasingly…

Japan art and culture: Kaihō Yūshō (1533-1615), Buddhism, and China 

Japan art and culture: Kaihō Yūshō (1533-1615), Buddhism, and China  Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Kaihō Yūshō (1533-1615) lived and breathed Buddhism, high culture, the arts, and the richness of Chinese culture. Yūshō was a lay Buddhist priest who fused the arts, ethics, faith, philosophy, and other aspects of Japanese high…

Japan supports the attendance of Taiwan at WHO gathering: China and democracy

Japan supports the attendance of Taiwan at WHO gathering: China and democracy Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times China is an essential trading partner for Japan concerning exports and imports. At the same time, unlike thousands of years of positive history between China and Japan, nationalists in Japan since the Meiji Restoration…

India and the Russian Federation to strengthen ties: Putin to meet Modi

India and the Russian Federation to strengthen ties: Putin to meet Modi Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  The Russian Federation values its relationship with India. This feeling is reciprocated. Hence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India will welcome President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation with open arms. Therefore,…

Japan art and Yanagisawa Kien: Edo artist influenced by Buddhism, China, and Confucianism

Japan art and Yanagisawa Kien: Edo artist influenced by Buddhism, China, and Confucianism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Yanagisawa Kien (1703-1758) had a firm spiritual and philosophical soul. Thus the words of Confucius and the faith of Ōbaku-shū Zen Buddhism molded Kien greatly. Kien was a noted Nanga School (bunjinga) artist.…