Japan novelist and Haruo Umezaki: Sakurajima and nationalism under PM Kishida

Japan novelist and Haruo Umezaki: Sakurajima and nationalism under PM Kishida Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  The Japanese novelist Haruo Umezaki (1915-1965) belongs to the Taisho (1912-1926) and the Showa (1926-1989) periods of Japanese history. However, like his war novella titled Sakurajima, it is the Meiji Period (1868-1912) that shaped Japan and set off future convulsions.…

Australia upset by the Solomon Islands and China: America, Japan, and hypocrisy

Australia upset by the Solomon Islands and China: America, Japan, and hypocrisy Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare of the Solomon Islands signed a new security pact with China. According to Sogavare, the agreement is in the national interest of the Solomon Islands and will cement the continuing…

OPEC, Russia, and Quad: Gulf powers and India ignore America, Japan, and the UK

OPEC, Russia, and Quad: Gulf powers and India ignore America, Japan, and the UK Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  The OPEC+ group of nations has no intentions of taking a stance against the Russian Federation concerning the conflict in Ukraine. America, Japan, the United Kingdom, and several European Union nations tried…

Kishida in Hiroshima (irony) and anti-China and anti-RussiaWest Papua to Yemen

Kishida in Hiroshima (irony) and anti-China and anti-Russia: West Papua to Yemen Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Unbelievably, given the linkage of America with dropping nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida continued with his anti-Russian Federation and anti-China rhetoric in the environs of Hiroshima. Like the last administration…

Japan art and Tomioka Tessai (1837-1924): Anti-China and modern nationalism 

Japan art and Tomioka Tessai (1837-1924): Anti-China and modern nationalism  Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  The Japanese artist Tomioka Tessai (1837-1924) witnessed unimaginable changes throughout his life. He was born during the Edo Period, which began in 1603. However, this period of Japanese history was eclipsed by the modernization processes of the Meiji Era (1868-1912) –…

North Korea weapons program: Japan and its anti-China and anti-Russia stance

North Korea weapons program: Japan and its anti-China and anti-Russia stance Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan is increasingly adopting anti-China and anti-Russian Federation policies. Concerning North Korea, little changes because Japan and North Korea haven’t trusted each other since the founding of North Korea in 1948. Therefore, the…

Anti-Russia Kishida led to peace treaty talks being terminated by Russia

Anti-Russia Kishida led to peace treaty talks being terminated by Russia Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Fumio Kishida was elected the leader of Japan last year. However, in less than six months, his anti-Russian Federation rhetoric led to the termination of peace treaty talks. Therefore, his foreign policy agenda is…

Anti-Russia Kishida fails to alter independent India: Japan and nuclear hypocrisy 

Anti-Russia Kishida fails to alter independent India: Japan and nuclear hypocrisy  Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Anti-Russian Federation rhetoric was stated by the Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida, in India. Hence, showing disrespect for India’s close relationship with the Russian Federation – Japan was reminded, diplomatically, that India’s main…

Russia notes one main concern in Northeast Asia: Japan under PM Kishida 

Russia notes one main concern in Northeast Asia: Japan under PM Kishida  Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation notes one main concern in Northeast Asia related to Japan. Yes, America will try to pull the strings of South Korea – related to America having military bases throughout Japan and…

Earthquake kills at least 3 people in Japan

Earthquake kills at least 3 people in Japan Chika Mori and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times  Japan was hit by a 7.4 magnitude earthquake late last night. At least three people perished – and roughly 200 people were injured. Thankfully, the majority of injuries are minor.  In coastal areas of the Ishinomaki region, Miyagi Prefecture, waves…

North Korea weapons program: New ICBM tested and Japan

North Korea weapons program: New ICBM tested and Japan Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times North Korea is focused heavily on building its military capability. Hence, the hope of a possible deal with America – that was on the agenda under the former leader Donald Trump after initial animosity – seems…

2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami: South Sanriku and remembrance 

2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami: South Sanriku and remembrance  Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi  Modern Tokyo Times March 11, 2011, will always be a day of horrendous sadness in Japan. This concerns the events that happened eleven years ago when the Great East Japan Earthquake triggered a devastating tsunami. The upshot was the death of approximately 16,000…

South Korea elects a new leader: America hopes Yoon will be a stooge like Kishida 

South Korea elects a new leader: America hopes Yoon will be a stooge like Kishida  Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  The people of South Korea voted for a new leader from the conservative camp. Hence, the new leader in waiting, Yoon Suk-yeol, promises to be a hawk concerning the interests of South…

Indonesia and extrajudicial killings in West Papua: Japan not so concerned

Indonesia and extrajudicial killings in West Papua: Japan not so concerned Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The endless Javanization and altering the ethnic and religious dynamics of West Papau is never-ending. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan is obsessed with human rights providing it concerns traces of anti-China and anti-Russian Federation…

India reminds Japan that Asian independence exists: Quads and Russia

India reminds Japan that Asian independence exists: Quads and Russia Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of India remained steadfast against Australia, America, and Japan by refusing to condemn the Russian Federation during the recent Quad meeting. Indeed, despite China and the Russian Federation having cordial relations, the Russian Federation…

Russia: EU, Japan, G-7, and NATO jingoism 

Brazil to Mexico say no to sanctions on Russia: EU, Japan, G-7, and NATO jingoism  Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  Jingoism is in full flow in America, Australia, Canada, the European Union, Japan, and the United Kingdom among the ruling elites. This jingoism and alleged “global anti-Russian Federation reality”isn’t holding…

PM Kishida is fine with America’s reckless violence: Russia and Japan

PM Kishida is fine with America’s reckless violence: Russia and Japan Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nationalist sentiment inside the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) – that usually governs Japan decade after decade bar the odd hiccup – is increasingly hostile to China and the Russian Federation. However, Japan is…

Japan parrots US foreign policy modes of intrigues: Russian Federation 

Japan parrots US foreign policy modes of intrigues: Russian Federation Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan parrots the United States policy modes of intrigues. Hence, despite the Russian Federation seeking closer ties with Japan, Kishida will throw this out of the window to appease Washington.  If…

Japan and South Korea follow America like usual over Russia: Kosovo

Japan and South Korea follow America like usual over Russia: Kosovo Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japan and South Korea look set to follow the anti-Russian Federation line by imposing sanctions concerning events between this nation and Ukraine. In truth, they usually rubber-stamp America’s countless wars – from Vietnam to Iraq.…

Japan new daily high for Covid-19 deaths

Japan new daily high for Covid-19 deaths Kanako Mita and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times The highest daily death toll from the coronavirus (Covid-19) occurred yesterday in Japan. At the same time, well over half a million people are recuperating at home despite Japan closing its border to foreign nationals. Therefore, the highest record of…

Growing poverty in Japan and social divisions: Covid convulsions

Growing poverty in Japan and social divisions: Covid convulsions Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  The coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis internationally is unleashing increased poverty. Hence, while government intervention in countless nations has boosted the financial markets – thus increasing rich pickings for millionaires and billionaires alike – the poorest in society…

Japan is being dragged into America’s anti-Russia stance: China and Ukraine

Japan is being dragged into America’s anti-Russia stance: China and Ukraine Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In recent years, the anti-China rhetoric unleashed by Japan concerning Taiwan is reaching new heights, following on from America’s containment strategy of China that began under the former leader Barack Obama. America, which continuously…

Russia tells Japan that military exercises in the Far East are internal: US and sovereignty? 

Russia tells Japan that military exercises in the Far East are internal: US and sovereignty? Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  Japan rebuked the Russian Federation after learning of planned military exercises throughout this month in the environs of the Kuril Islands (Japan calls the region the Northern Territories). Immediately, the…

The US humiliates Germany by dictating its energy policy: Japan understands

The US humiliates Germany by dictating its energy policy: Japan understands Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  The United States under President Joe Biden is once more confirming how this nation views other nations. Hence, astonishingly, Biden said that Nord Stream 2 – a pivotal gas pipeline for Germany – will have “no…

Former Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara dies: Economics, nationalism, and legacy

Former Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara dies: Economics, nationalism, and legacy Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  The former Tokyo Governor, Shintaro Ishihara, passed away today aged 89. Concerning the economy of Tokyo and the environment, his legacy is extremely positive. Hence, Tokyo under his leadership became an economic powerhouse that broke…

Tokyo and other regions set for quasi Covid-19 measures

Tokyo and other regions set for quasi Covid-19 measures Sawako Utsumi and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Fumio Kishida looks set to introduce a quasi-State of Emergency in Tokyo and ten other prefectures throughout Japan. Hiroshima, Okinawa, and Yamaguchi are already under similar measures. Therefore, this will bring 14 of the 47 prefectures…