Category Archive: Japan news

Nissan scandal involving the under-reporting of 5 billion yen in income: Ghosn and greed

Nissan scandal involving the under-reporting of 5 billion yen in income: Ghosn and greed Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The Chairman of Nissan Motor Co., Carlos Ghosn, is… Continue reading

Cyber-security minister in Japan isn’t keen on using computers: Abe and cronyism

Cyber-security minister in Japan isn’t keen on using computers: Abe and cronyism Chika Mori and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times   The minister in charge of cyber-security in Japan, according to reports, has… Continue reading

Sanctions against Myanmar are “Nonsense” claims the Ambassador of Japan

Sanctions against Myanmar are “Nonsense” claims the Ambassador of Japan Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar, Ichiro Maruyama, is adamant that international sanctions against this… Continue reading

Prime Minister Abe of Japan meets President Xi of China: A wary eye remains

Prime Minister Abe of Japan meets President Xi of China: A wary eye remains Sawako Utsumi and Chika Mori Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan is on a visit to… Continue reading

Japan hopes America will not pull out of INF treaty with the Russian Federation

Japan hopes America will not pull out of INF treaty with the Russian Federation  Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japan is extremely concerned about indications that America may pull… Continue reading

Myanmar should utilize its geopolitical importance: Positive ties with China, India, and Japan

Myanmar should utilize its geopolitical importance: Positive ties with China, India, and Japan Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Myanmar is far from isolated despite the efforts… Continue reading

Russia accuses Japan of “megaphone diplomacy” over military drills in contested waters

Russia accuses Japan of “megaphone diplomacy” over military drills in contested waters Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan and President Vladimir Putin of the… Continue reading

Japan and Mekong nations of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam to strengthen ties

Japan and Mekong nations of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam to strengthen ties Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker                   Modern Tokyo Times Japan and five nations connected to the Mekong Delta have… Continue reading

Ito Shinsui opened up the “old mirror” of Edo and early Meiji art

Ito Shinsui opened up the “old mirror” of Edo and early Meiji art Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times Ito Shinsui (1898-1972) is one of the greatest twentieth-century artists to emanate from Japan.… Continue reading

PM Shinzo Abe of Japan says that the United Kingdom would be welcome to join the TPP

PM Shinzo Abe of Japan says that the United Kingdom would be welcome to join the TPP Noriko Watanabe and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan notified the… Continue reading

Art of Buddhism in China and Japan: The shadow of Liang K’ai (1140-1210) on Kaihō Yūshō (1533-1615)

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

Japan to welcome State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar and discuss bilateral issues

Japan to welcome State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar and discuss bilateral issues Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan invited State Counsellor… Continue reading

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s nearly all-male Cabinet doesn’t look good for a modern society

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s nearly all-male Cabinet doesn’t look good for a modern society Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The new Japanese Cabinet is like a virtual all male… Continue reading

Trump highlights the threat of tariffs that forced a U-turn by Japan unlike the weakness of Obama

Trump highlights the threat of tariffs that forced a U-turn by Japan unlike the weakness of Obama Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America is highlighting… Continue reading

Myanmar to allow visa-free visitors from Hong Kong and Macau following on from Japan and South Korea

Myanmar to allow visa-free visitors from Hong Kong and Macau following on from Japan and South Korea Sawako Utsumi and Chika Mori Modern Tokyo Times Political leaders in Myanmar are keen to open… Continue reading

Bilateral talks on tariffs between America and Japan agreed by Trump and Abe

Bilateral talks on tariffs between America and Japan agreed by Trump and Abe Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan agreed to enter bilateral talks… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Kano Michinobu (1730-1790)

Art of Japan and Kano Michinobu (1730-1790) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Kano school of art blessed Japan for many centuries after the founding fathers were born in the fifteenth century.… Continue reading

President Trump of America and Prime Minister Abe of Japan to hold a summit next week in New York

President Trump of America and Prime Minister Abe of Japan to hold a summit next week in New York Noriko Watanabe and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America and… Continue reading

PM Shinzo Abe of the LDP is re-elected to serve the third term as the president of the ruling party

PM Shinzo Abe of the LDP is re-elected to serve the third term as the president of the ruling party Chika Mori and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was… Continue reading

The ethics of Confucius and the Japanese artist Tanomura Chikuden

The ethics of Confucius and the Japanese artist Tanomura Chikuden Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Tanomura Chikuden (1777-1835) lived during the Edo period in the land of the rising… Continue reading

US and Japan trade talks set back after fresh tariffs imposed on China: Beijing today, Tokyo tomorrow?

US and Japan trade talks set back after fresh tariffs imposed on China: Beijing today, Tokyo tomorrow? Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Important trade talks between America and Japan… Continue reading

The timeless Japanese anime classic: Princess Mononoke

The timeless Japanese anime classic: Princess Mononoke Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese anime film Princess Mononoke is a timeless classic. Indeed, aspects of the Muromachi period (approximately… Continue reading

Putin of Russia suggests the signing of a peace treaty with Abe of Japan

Putin of Russia suggests the signing of a peace treaty with Abe of Japan Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation hinted strongly to Japan that both nations… Continue reading

Art and Poetry: Typhoons and earthquakes take asunder to this cold earth

Art and Poetry: Typhoons and earthquakes take asunder to this cold earth In a flash, all love that was embraced was over The beauty of the child, the lady, the male, the grandparents,… Continue reading

Death toll reaches 39 after the 6.7 Earthquake hit Hokkaido: 1 person still missing

Death toll reaches 39 after the 6.7 Earthquake hit Hokkaido: 1 person still missing  Chika Mori and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times   The death toll from the deadly 6.7 magnitude earthquake in… Continue reading

Typhoon Jebi kills at least 6 people in Japan with fears that the death toll will rise

Typhoon Jebi kills at least 6 people in Japan with fears that the death toll will rise Kanako Itamae and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times   One of the strongest typhoons to hit… Continue reading

Japan is awaiting Typhoon Jebi with apprehension after recent natural disasters

Japan is awaiting Typhoon Jebi with apprehension after recent natural disasters Kanako Itamae and Chika Mori Modern Tokyo Times Typhoon Jebi is expected to reach landfall tomorrow in Japan in and around parts… Continue reading

Kano Sanraku (1559-1635) and Japanese art: Centralization and continuity

Kano Sanraku (1559-1635) and Japanese art: Centralization and continuity Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Kano Sanraku (1559-1635) witnessed the power processes of the centralization of Japan that ultimately led… Continue reading

French art of the le Nabi très Japonard

French art of the le Nabi très Japonard Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Pierre Bonnard is known for his love of Japanese art. Despite this, the actual cultural impact of… Continue reading

Japan needs to listen to the people of Okinawa: U.S. base and Central Government threat

Japan needs to listen to the people of Okinawa: U.S. base and Central Government threat Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The majority of the United States military bases in… Continue reading

Japan’s Foreign Policy: China and Russia are essential because no warrior Benkei in sight

Japan’s Foreign Policy: China and Russia are essential because no warrior Benkei in sight Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Since the post-World War Two period, it is abundantly obvious that America predominates… Continue reading

Millions of Japanese Children face Poverty: Yet, Japan supports $1 Billion for International Children

Millions of Japanese Children face Poverty: Yet, Japan supports $1 Billion for International Children Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan pledged $1 billion dollars to support… Continue reading