Category Archive: Japan news

Japanese Poetry by Kakinomoto no Hitomaro: Seventh and Early Eighth Century

Japanese Poetry by Kakinomoto no Hitomaro: Seventh and Early Eighth Century Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kakinomoto no Hitomaro is a highly esteemed poet of the distant past in the land of… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Tosa School: Buddhism, Culture, and Power Dynamics

Japanese Art and Tosa School: Buddhism, Culture, and Power Dynamics Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times One of the most famous schools of art in Japan applies to the Tosa school because of… Continue reading

3.5 Million Japanese Children face Poverty: Japan Announces $1 Billion for International Children

3.5 Million Japanese Children face Poverty: Japan Announces $1 Billion for International Children Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan pledges $1 billion dollars to support the… Continue reading

Children in Japan Betrayed by Bureaucracy: Only Half of Fatal Child Abuse Cases Reviewed

Children in Japan Betrayed by Bureaucracy: Only Half of Fatal Child Abuse Cases Reviewed Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times According to an important investigation by the Yomiuri Shimbun media… Continue reading

Former Secretary-General Ishiba of the LDP questions Prime Minister Abe of Japan

Former Secretary-General Ishiba of the LDP questions Prime Minister Abe of Japan Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The reverberations of the terrible showing of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party… Continue reading

Japanese Art, Culture, and the Shadow of Shintoism in Modern Japan

Japanese Art, Culture, and the Shadow of Shintoism in Modern Japan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Buddhist temples from various sects appear to dominate the religious discourse in Japan but inwardly the… Continue reading

Torrential Rain, Floods, and Landslides hit Northern Kyushu in Japan

Torrential Rain, Floods, and Landslides hit Northern Kyushu in Japan Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The region of northern Kyushu was hit hard by torrential rain that triggered floods… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Kyoto: Nichiren Buddhism and Rinpa

Art of Japan and Kyoto: Nichiren Buddhism and Rinpa Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese historical art is blessed with many forms inspired internally and from the richness of ancient China and… Continue reading

Japan and the European Union sign biggest Open Economic Area in the World: America and Trump

Japan and the European Union sign biggest Open Economic Area in the World: America and Trump Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The European Union (EU) and Japan have agreed… Continue reading

Child Abduction in Japan and Parental Alienation Syndrome: Foreign Parents still Suffer

Child Abduction in Japan and Parental Alienation Syndrome: Foreign Parents still Suffer Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The issue of child abduction is international and based on the growing… Continue reading

Japanese Financial Institutions are boosting Frankfurt over London: Daiwa, Nomura, and SMFG

Japanese Financial Institutions are boosting Frankfurt over London: Daiwa, Nomura, and SMFG Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The political situation in the United Kingdom (UK) remains unclear with regards… Continue reading

Tokyo Assembly Election to set Political Ripples: LDP Defeat to Increase Pressure on PM Abe

Tokyo Assembly Election to set Political Ripples: LDP Defeat to Increase Pressure on PM Abe Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of the ruling Liberal Democratic… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Changing Times through the Eyes of Yoshu Chikanobu (1838-1912)

Art of Japan and Changing Times through the Eyes of Yoshu Chikanobu (1838-1912) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yoshu Chikanobu (Toyohara Chikanobu) lived between 1838 and 1912, therefore, much of his art… Continue reading

Adorable Garden of Chinzan-so in Tokyo fused with Religious and Philosophical Dimensions

Adorable Garden of Chinzan-so in Tokyo fused with Religious and Philosophical Dimensions Kanako Itamae and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo News The history of Chinzan-so (Chinzanso) is fascinating because you have many historic remains,… Continue reading

Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902) and Japanese Poetry: In the Shadow of Death

  Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902) and Japanese Poetry: In the Shadow of Death Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The famous Japanese poet Masaoka Shiki was born in 1867 just one year before the… Continue reading

Putin says Kurile is an Ideal Place to Check the United States in the Far East: Independent Japan?

Putin says Kurile is an Ideal Place to Check the United States in the Far East: Independent Japan? Galina Zobova, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation is… Continue reading

America and Japan to hold “Two Plus Two” talks aimed at strategies towards North Korea

America and Japan to hold “Two Plus Two” talks aimed at strategies towards North Korea Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Political and military elites in North Korea continue to… Continue reading

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