Category Archive: Japan news

Japan Buddhist Poet of the Rinzai School and Impact of China: Sesson Yūbai (1290-1346)

Japan Buddhist Poet of the Rinzai School and Impact of China: Sesson Yūbai (1290-1346) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sesson Yūbai (1290-1346) became a notable literati Zen Buddhist monk of the Rinzai… Continue reading

Adorable Japanese Art by Eishōsai Chōki: Radiant Beauty of Females

Adorable Japanese Art by Eishōsai Chōki: Radiant Beauty of Females Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Edo Period in Japan enabled a plethora of Japanese woodblock artists to materialize. Astonishingly, in comparison… Continue reading

Japanese High Culture and Tea Ceremony: Historical to Formal Settings

Japanese High Culture and Tea Ceremony: Historical to Formal Settings James Jomo, Kanako Itamae, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese green tea ceremony was first documented in the ninth century… Continue reading

The Art of Japan and the Exile of a Buddhist Holy Man

The Art of Japan and the Exile of a Buddhist Holy Man Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Nichiren (1222-1282) was born during a very unstable period in Japan because of internal political… Continue reading

Japanese Artist Shiba Kōkan (1747-1818) and Impact of Dutch and European Art

Japanese Artist Shiba Kōkan (1747-1818) and Impact of Dutch and European Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The Japanese artist Shiba Kōkan is a fascinating artist and individual of high intellect.… Continue reading

Japan and Immigration Card: European Wasteland and Indigenous Marginalization of the Working Class

Japan and Immigration Card: European Wasteland and Indigenous Marginalization of the Working Class Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is highlighting the reality that political elites… Continue reading

Tensho Shubun and Japanese Art: High Culture of China and Zen Buddhist Priest

Tensho Shubun and Japanese Art: High Culture of China and Zen Buddhist Priest Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Middle Kingdom of China impacted greatly on Japanese high culture and this enabled… Continue reading

Japan and Military Normalization to Enable Enhanced Regional Relations

Japan and Military Normalization to Enable Enhanced Regional Relations Takeshi Hasegawa, Murad Makhmudov, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is paving the way… Continue reading

Ninth Century Japanese Art: Kose Kanaoka and the Respectful Mirage

Ninth Century Japanese Art: Kose Kanaoka and the Respectful Mirage Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The ninth century artist Kose Kanaoka remains elusive in many areas because sadly a fire destroyed his… Continue reading

Russian Federation and Japan seek all Parties to Defuse Tensions on the Korean Peninsula

Russian Federation and Japan seek all Parties to Defuse Tensions on the Korean Peninsula Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation and Japan called for the need to… Continue reading

Japanese Minister in Shameful Comment about Tohoku: Tsunami, Nuclear Crisis, and Tokyo Centric

Japanese Minister in Shameful Comment about Tohoku: Tsunami, Nuclear Crisis, and Tokyo Centric Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Masahiro Imamura, a Cabinet Minister in the government of Shinzo Abe,… Continue reading

The United States now Ushers a Conciliatory Tone towards North Korea: Regional Pressure?

The United States now Ushers a Conciliatory Tone towards North Korea: Regional Pressure? Shuchun Zhang and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It appears that the administration of President Donald Trump is rethinking… Continue reading

America, China, and Russia should work together on the issue of North Korea

America, China, and Russia should work together on the issue of North Korea Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The crisis on the Korean peninsula needs calmness in the corridors… Continue reading

Japanese Folklore and the Shinto Faith: Ghost Stories and Art

Japanese Folklore and the Shinto Faith: Ghost Stories and Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Shintoism runs throughout the fabric of religion in Japan despite the powerful role of Buddhism within society.… Continue reading

China, Japan, and South Korea should unite to contain America’s approach to North Korea

China, Japan, and South Korea should unite to contain America’s approach to North Korea Ri Kuk-Chol, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The leadership of North Korea is predictable… Continue reading

Japan Art and Sekka: Artistic Tranquillity despite Political Changes and Upheavals

Japan Art and Sekka: Artistic Tranquillity despite Political Changes and Upheavals Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If you view the sublime simplicity of art by Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) then it is difficult… Continue reading

China Needs to Re-evaluate the Independence of Taiwan: America and Japan

China Needs to Re-evaluate the Independence of Taiwan: America and Japan Hiroshi Saito and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) of China needs to re-evaluate its relationship with… Continue reading

Tochigi Ski Resort hit by Tragedy: Children Perish in Nasu after Avalanche in Japan

Tochigi Ski Resort hit by Tragedy: Children Perish in Nasu after Avalanche in Japan Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times A tragic avalanche in Tochigi Prefecture killed seven high school… Continue reading

Japan pulls the Self-Defense Forces out of South Sudan under a Self-Created Cloud

Japan pulls the Self-Defense Forces out of South Sudan under a Self-Created Cloud Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If Japan is serious about becoming a stabilizing international power then… Continue reading

Japanese Folklore and Samurai Tadamori: Power Concentration and Taira Clan

Japanese Folklore and Samurai Tadamori: Power Concentration and Taira Clan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The folklore of Japan is extremely rich and not surprisingly art, culture, fables, history, and myths focus… Continue reading

Japanese Buddhist Poetry by Jakushitsu (1290-1367): Why pursue words, when one truly seeks silence?

Japanese Buddhist Poetry by Jakushitsu (1290-1367): Why pursue words, when one truly seeks silence? Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Jakushitsu Genkō (1290-1367) is a famous Japanese Rinzai Buddhist preacher who became the… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Dutch Art: Altered Reality of Hiroshige by Van Gogh

Japanese Art and Dutch Art: Altered Reality of Hiroshige by Van Gogh Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ando (Utagawa) Hiroshige (1797-1858) is one of the most famous Japanese ukiyo-e artists to have… Continue reading

Poetry of Old Japan: Yamabe no Akahito

Poetry of Old Japan: Yamabe no Akahito Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese poet Yamabe no Akahito belongs to the Nara period of history in the eighth century. In truth, much… Continue reading

PM Abe of Japan Grovels to the anti-Human Rights nation of Saudi Arabia

PM Abe of Japan Grovels to the anti-Human Rights nation of Saudi Arabia Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Cabinet officials including Chief Cabinet Secretary… Continue reading

Remembering the March 11 Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011: Brave Fire Brigade Heroes of Otsuchi to Fleeing Embassies

Remembering the March 11 Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011: Brave Fire Brigade Heroes of Otsuchi to Fleeing Embassies Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times March 11, 2011, will forever be… Continue reading

Trump’s America Focused on Helping US Workers: Japan Urged to Change at WTO

Trump’s America Focused on Helping US Workers: Japan Urged to Change at WTO Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America was elected on the premise of… Continue reading

Japan and Political Stability: Rule Change to Enable Prime Minister Abe to Stay in Power for 9 Years

Japan and Political Stability: Rule Change to Enable Prime Minister Abe to Stay in Power for 9 Years Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan… Continue reading

Hakone Tourism: Buddhism, Shintoism, Hakone Jinja, Yamabushi, and the historical Treasure Museum

Hakone Tourism: Buddhism, Shintoism, Hakone Jinja, Yamabushi, and the historical Treasure Museum Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Hakone is a very popular tourist destination because you have so many… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Edgar Degas: Fusions of Ideas

Art of Japan and Edgar Degas: Fusions of Ideas Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ukiyo-e inspired many artists in distant lands and this includes Edgar Degas, who came to admire this Japanese… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Yumeji Takehisa: No International Salvation in Death

Japanese Art and Yumeji Takehisa: No International Salvation in Death Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In all nations, you have elites which control and often abuse power based on “special interests” and… Continue reading

Softbank, Saudi Arabia, and Mega Fund: Persecution of Women to Buddhism

Softbank, Saudi Arabia, and Mega Fund: Persecution of Women and Banning Buddhism Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The enormous internal debt of Softbank never ceases to amaze individuals, therefore,… Continue reading

Calligrapher Sugawara Mitsushige and Bodhisattva Kannon: Buddhism and Culture

Calligrapher Sugawara Mitsushige and Bodhisattva Kannon: Buddhism and Culture Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sugawara Mitsushige is a Japanese calligrapher of the thirteenth century who naturally focused on Buddhism in this period… Continue reading