Category Archive: Japan news

Electronic warfare a concern for Japan: Modernization on developments in China and Russia

Electronic warfare a concern for Japan: Modernization on developments in China and Russia Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Irrespective of the rights or wrongs of events surrounding Crimea between… Continue reading

The historic Shokozan Tokei-ji Buddhist Temple in Kamakura: Protector of women

The historic Shokozan Tokei-ji Buddhist Temple in Kamakura: Protector of women Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kamakura is famous for many adorable Buddhist temples and other important historical realities… Continue reading

Japan to focus on electronic warfare and cyber areas: Fresh approach to Russia?

Japan to focus on electronic warfare and cyber areas: Fresh approach to Russia? Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan is focused on a five-year plan to… Continue reading

Terrorist attack in Tokyo after car hits eight people: The shadow of Aum

Terrorist attack in Tokyo after car hits eight people: The shadow of Aum Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Tokyo witnessed an act of terror when Kazuhiro Kusakabe, 21 years… Continue reading

Happy New Year from Modern Tokyo Times: Ending of Heisei Era and demographic needs

Happy New Year from Modern Tokyo Times: Ending of Heisei Era and demographic needs The nation of Japan will witness the end of the Heisei Era in 2019 based on the abdication of… Continue reading

Alfred Sisley through the eyes of a contemporary Japanese artist: Cultural warning

Alfred Sisley through the eyes of a contemporary Japanese artist: Cultural warning Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Alfred Sisley painted many adorable landscapes through the medium of impressionism. Yet, to… Continue reading

Japan to increase its Cyber Defense: NATO and CCDCOE

Japan to increase its Cyber Defense: NATO and CCDCOE  Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan is finally waking up to the importance of increasing the Cyber… Continue reading

Nikkei index in Japan declines by 5% in one day: The long shadow of America

Nikkei index in Japan declines by 5% in one day: The long shadow of America Noriko Watanabe and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times The Nikkei index in Japan fell by 5% based on… Continue reading

Military option enhanced in Japan based on the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade

Military option enhanced in Japan based on the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese government under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is focused on the… Continue reading

Poetry of Japan and influence of the Middle Kingdom: Abe no Nakamaro (698-770)

Poetry of Japan and influence 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… Continue reading

Quad Restrictions: Addressing PRC Investment Concerns in the Indo-Pacific (Australia, India, Japan, and US)

Quad Restrictions: Addressing PRC Investment Concerns in the Indo-Pacific By: Ashley Feng, Sagatom Saha The Jamestown Foundation Washington has recently taken a tougher tack to growing inbound investment from the People’s Republic of… Continue reading

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