Category Archive: Japan news

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

Japan art and the window of Nagasaki in the Edo period: Chinese Artist Shen Quan (Nanpin)

Japan art and the window of Nagasaki in the Edo period: Chinese Artist Shen Quan (Nanpin) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The window of Nagasaki in Japan enabled the Chinese artist, Shen… Continue reading

At least 94 dead from the brutal heat wave gripping Japan: Precautions for children

At least 94 dead from the brutal heat wave gripping Japan: Precautions for children  Kanako Itamae and Chika Mori  Modern Tokyo Times The death rate in Japan keeps on growing because of the… Continue reading

Japan art of the twelfth century: Annual rites and ceremonies

Japan art of the twelfth century: Annual rites and ceremonies Lee Jay Walker   Modern Tokyo Times The twelfth-century Japanese artist, Tokiwa Mitsunaga, resided in a world of power politics related to blood… Continue reading

The heat wave is responsible for many deaths in Japan after highs in excess of 40 degree Celsius

The heat wave is responsible for many deaths in Japan after highs in excess of 40 degree Celsius  Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The heat wave in Japan is… Continue reading

Japan and EU trade deal is a sign that both entities oppose protectionism and Trump’s America First

Japan and EU trade deal is a sign that both entities oppose protectionism and Trump’s America First Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The signed economic agreement between Japan and… Continue reading

Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781) and Japanese art: Richness of the Muromachi Period (1336-1573)

Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781) and Japanese art: Richness of the Muromachi Period (1336-1573) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781) is a very intriguing artist because he wasn’t conventional. Equally important, Shōhaku… Continue reading

At least 217 die after floods and landslides hit Japan with the elderly especially suffering

At least 217 die after floods and landslides hit Japan with the elderly especially suffering Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The death toll now stands at 217 after… Continue reading

Japan death toll now reaches 156 after brutal floods and landslides kill many

Japan death toll now reaches 156 after brutal floods and landslides kill many Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Intense flooding and landslides in Western and Southwestern Japan are known… Continue reading

At least 81 dead in Japan after floods and landslides wreak havoc in Western and Southwestern Japan

At least 81 dead in Japan after floods and landslides wreak havoc in Western and Southwestern Japan  Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Severe flooding and landslides in Western Japan… Continue reading

Japan floods and landslides have killed at least 50 people with Hiroshima and Ehime being hard hit

Japan floods and landslides have killed at least 50 people with Hiroshima and Ehime being hard hit Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times At least 50 people have perished after… Continue reading

Execution of 7 Aum Shinrikyo members in the Tokyo Sarin attack is bringing Heisei Era to a close

Execution of 7 Aum Shinrikyo members in the Tokyo Sarin attack is bringing Heisei Era to a close Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The reverberations in Japan of an… Continue reading

Japanese Buddhist poetry of the fourteenth century: Jakushitsu Genkō (1290-1367)

Japanese Buddhist poetry of the fourteenth century: Jakushitsu Genkō (1290-1367) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Jakushitsu Genkō (1290-1367) is a famous Japanese Rinzai Buddhist preacher who became the first abbot of the… Continue reading

Japan football team plays in a style of ill repute: No guile or honor against Poland

Japan football team plays in a style of ill repute: No guile or honor against Poland Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japan football team shamed itself at the… Continue reading

Sesshū Tōyō and Buddhist art: Is Huike paying respect to Bodhidharma?

Sesshū Tōyō and Buddhist art: Is Huike paying respect to Bodhidharma? Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist, Sesshū Tōyō (1420-1506), never questioned the Buddhist faith but in an artistic sense,… Continue reading

Three people die after 6.1-Magnitude Earthquake hits Osaka

Three people die after 6.1-Magnitude Earthquake hits Osaka Chika Mori and Kanako Itamae  Modern Tokyo Times A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Osaka just before 8 am this morning in Japan. Hence, the earthquake struck… Continue reading

Impact of art on Japan from the Middle Kingdom (China): Ma Yuan and Xia Gui

Impact of art on Japan from the Middle Kingdom (China): Ma Yuan and Xia Gui Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Tensho Shubun was inspired by an array of areas… Continue reading

Japan fears repercussions of US halting military exercises with South Korea: Glee in Russia

Japan fears repercussions of US halting military exercises with South Korea: Glee in Russia Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan is in a flux after President… Continue reading

The US and North Korea in possible détente but the road ahead remains rocky: Japan sidelined

The US and North Korea in possible détente but the road ahead remains rocky: Japan sidelined   Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America was vindicated… Continue reading

Karoshi and dying in Japan from overwork: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Karoshi and dying in Japan from overwork: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Olivier LeCourt, Sawako Uchida, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The blight of Karoshi (death from overwork) and other related issues… Continue reading