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…

Cyber attack fears in Japan ahead of the Tokyo Olympics according to the Bank of Japan 

Cyber attack fears in Japan ahead of the Tokyo Olympics according to the Bank of Japan  Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Bank of Japan is calling on financial companies to be fully aware of possible cyber threats in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer. Indeed, in a…

The first death in Japan from coronavirus (Covid-19) while internal infections increase

The first death in Japan from coronavirus (Covid-19) while internal infections increase Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan is witnessing the gradual increase in internal cases of coronavirus (Covid-19), with thirty-three know cases. Of course, for individuals stranded on the cruise ship Diamond Princess in Yokohama, then currently…

Japanese artist through a period of political change

Japanese artist through a period of political change Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Kawamura Kiyoo (1852-1934) created many amazing pieces of art during a period of rapid political change. He was born in the old world of the Edo Period (1603-1868) and witnessed the modernization of the Meiji Period in its…

Local Government of Osaka at odds with the Japanese Government over Coronavirus

Local Government of Osaka at odds with the Japanese Government over Coronavirus Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The coronavirus emanating from China is creating different political views in Japan. Thus, with eight cases of coronavirus being known in Japan, the Osaka Prefectural Government is taking a different approach to that of…

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…

Photography of flowers in the early modern era of Japan

Photography of flowers in the early modern era of Japan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ogawa Kazumasa (1860-1929) was born during the final period of the Edo era in Japan. Hence, the modernizing dynamics that followed during the Meiji period that began in 1868 impacted greatly on Kazumasa. This includes learning photography techniques based…

Art of Japan and reflecting on a different age

Art of Japan and reflecting on a different age Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781) went against the grain in the eighteenth century because he was greatly influenced by the Muromachi Period. This period, dated 1336 to 1573, but officially coming into existence in 1338, intrigued Shōhaku greatly. Therefore,…

Japan seeks restraint from America and Iran before the planned Self Defense Force mission

Japan seeks restraint from America and Iran before the planned Self Defense Force mission Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan seeks restraint from America and Iran over the ongoing crisis between both nations. This rupture increased after America killed Qassem Soleimani, the Quds…

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…

Japan to Sweden and the Sterilization of the “unworthy”

Japan to Sweden and the Sterilization of the “unworthy” Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan acknowledged the brutality of forced sterilizations that inflicted vast numbers of people between 1948 and 1996. Hence, compensation will now be given to victims who suffered greatly from the deeds of…

Art of Japan and the legacy of Buddhism and culture

Art of Japan and the legacy of Buddhism and culture Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The impact of Buddhism on the art of Kaihō Yūshō (1533-1615) is abundantly obvious and the same applies to the role of this faith throughout his life. Of course, Yūshō isn’t alone when it comes to the enormous impact…