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 PM to visit Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates: US and Iran

Japan PM to visit Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates: US and Iran Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In a sign that America and Iran are seeking to salvage something positive despite heightened tensions, the leader of Japan will go ahead with his regional visit to the Middle East.…

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…

Typhoon Hagibis set to hit mainland Japan this weekend

Typhoon Hagibis set to hit mainland Japan this weekend Chika Mori and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times Japan is bracing for Typhoon Hagibis that is scheduled to reach the mainland this weekend. According to the Meteorological Agency winds of up to 200 kilometers could be witnessed. Therefore, precautions are being put in place and government…

Japan cements military ties with Australia and the trilateral approach with America

Japan cements military ties with Australia and the trilateral approach with America Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The governments of Japan and Australia respectively are strengthening military and geopolitical ties. Hence, the latest first-ever joint air combat exercise between both nations is following on from the growing role that Japan took…

TEPCO executives acquitted in Tokyo District Court over Fukushima Nuclear Plant crisis 

TEPCO executives acquitted in Tokyo District Court over Fukushima Nuclear Plant crisis  Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The brutal earthquake that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, triggered the devastating tsunami that killed just below 18,500 people. Another horrendous consequence was the Fukushima reactor crisis after the tsunami devastated this nuclear…

PM Dmitry Medvedev of Russia rebukes Japan over his visit to the Kuril Islands (Northern Territories)

PM Dmitry Medvedev of Russia rebukes Japan over his visit to the Kuril Islands (Northern Territories) Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, sharply rebuffed negative comments emanating from political elites in Japan. After all, in the eyes of Medvedev, how can he be…

First Ever Sino-Russian Joint Air Patrol Barely Avoids Triggering Regional Conflict

First Ever Sino-Russian Joint Air Patrol Barely Avoids Triggering Regional Conflict Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Pavel Felgenhauer The Jamestown Foundation The Chinese Ministry of National Defense published a white paper yesterday, July 24, entitled “China’s National Defense in a New Era.” The document accuses the United States of pursuing “unilateral policies,” provoking “intensified competition…