International Covid-19 deaths reach 600,000: America, Brazil, India, Mexico, and the UK

International Covid-19 deaths reach 600,000: America, Brazil, India, Mexico, and the UK Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The international death toll from coronavirus (Covid-19) will surpass 600,000 in the next twenty-four hours. Hence, the global economy and a return to normal remains distant even if some nations are in recovery mode.…

Hungary praises cooperation in Central Europe: Visegrad and reaching out

Hungary praises cooperation in Central Europe: Visegrad and reaching out Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The Prime Minister of Hungary praised regional cooperation throughout Central Europe. At the same time, Viktor Orbán expressed his hope in furthering ties to a greater level with Croatia, Serbia, and Slovenia. Hungary is in the…

Austria, Czechia, Hungary, and Slovakia to ease border restrictions: Covid-19 success

Austria, Czechia, Hungary, and Slovakia to ease border restrictions: Covid-19 success Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The governments of Austria, Czechia, Hungary, and Slovakia hope to ease border areas by the middle of June. This is based on containing the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis with respective success. Currently deaths per million are…

Austria, Czechia, and Slovakia in possible border openings: Covid-19 crisis

Austria, Czechia, and Slovakia in possible border openings: Covid-19 crisis Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The coronavirus (Covid-19) devastated parts of Europe including Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. However, others throughout the Baltics, Nordic nations, and Visegrad Group have dealt with the crisis to a higher degree. Sweden…

Russia’s Aerospace Forces Prepare Training for Kinzhal Hypersonic Missiles

Russia’s Aerospace Forces Prepare Training for Kinzhal Hypersonic Missiles Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Roger McDermott The Jamestown Foundation Russia’s Aerospace Forces (Vozdushno Kosmicheskikh Sil—VKS) are preparing to create a MiG-31K regiment in the Siberian city of Kansk, in the Central Military District (MD), fully equipped with Kh-47M2 Kinzhal hypersonic missiles. The training of flight crews…

Covid-19 deaths in Sweden pass 3,000: Low deaths in Nordic and Visegrad nations

Covid-19 deaths in Sweden pass 3,000: Low deaths in Nordic and Visegrad nations Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Sweden took a different approach to tackle the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. Hence, people have greater freedom because restrictions are limited in comparison to other developed nations. However, with deaths being…

UK and 30,000 Covid-19 deaths: V4 of Czechia, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia with few deaths

UK and 30,000 Covid-19 deaths: V4 of Czechia, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia with few deaths Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The death toll from coronavirus (Covid-19) in the United Kingdom is shockingly high compared with the Visegrád Group (V4) of Czechia, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia. Indeed, the United Kingdom is the…

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…

Czechia took quick action to stifle the coronavirus and protect the elderly

Czechia took quick action to stifle the coronavirus and protect the elderly Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times Unlike the horrendous coronavirus (Covid-19) death toll that engulfed Belgium, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom this didn’t happen to Czechia (Czech Republic). This is based on stifling infections by taking immediate…

Belgium in cautious coronavirus reopening next month: Pragmatism of PM Wilmès

Belgium in cautious coronavirus reopening next month: Pragmatism of PM Wilmès Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Belgium announced a very cautious re-opening from the middle of May. However, Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès stressed that strict monitoring would ensue. This is based on the unpredictability of the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. In terms…

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…

Greece coronavirus success but neighboring Turkey and the policies of Iran may jettison this

Greece coronavirus success but neighboring Turkey and the policies of Iran may jettison this Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In recent times the nation of Greece hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons. This notably applies to the economic crisis, debt problems, high unemployment, and issues related to mainly Muslim…

Austria attentively reopening from coronavirus under Chancellor Kurz

Austria attentively reopening from coronavirus under Chancellor Kurz Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Austria under Chancellor Sebastian Kurz took measures to contain the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis before it became too late. Hence, while the numbers of deaths are extraordinarily high in France, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom…

The COVID-19 Pandemic Starts to Have Its Toll on the North Caucasus

The COVID-19 Pandemic Starts to Have Its Toll on the North Caucasus Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor  By: Valery Dzutsati The Jamestown Foundation COVID-19 has now started to spread to Russia’s North Caucasus republics, and regional authorities have been scrambling to mobilize scant resources to stave off the pandemic. As of March 30, officials confirmed infections…

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…

Russian Defense Ministry Preparing for Worst Case COVID-19 Scenario

Russian Defense Ministry Preparing for Worst Case COVID-19 Scenario Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Pavel Felgenhauer The Jamestown Foundation On March 24, President Vladimir Putin canceled a visit to St. Petersburg and went instead to the new Kommunarka medical facility on the outskirts of Moscow that was hastily organized as the main specialized COVID-19 treatment…

EU coronavirus fault lines over Italy’s demand for a “European recovery bond” 

EU coronavirus fault lines over Italy’s demand for a “European recovery bond”  Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The coronavirus crisis is highlighting the deep divisions that exist inside the European Union (EU). This reality will likely set off new EU convulsions based on the limited response of this bloc. Therefore, during…