Category Archive: Japan news

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

The Many Sides of Tentative Sino-Japanese Rapprochement

The Many Sides of Tentative Sino-Japanese Rapprochement By: Willy Wo-Lap Lam The Jamestown Foundation A recent, unexpected rapprochement between China and Japan has emerged more quickly than many observers thought possible. And unlike… Continue reading

Death of an abused 5-year-old girl: Abject failure of Tokyo child services based on inaction

Death of an abused 5-year-old girl: Abject failure of Tokyo child services based on inaction  Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yua Funato, a five-year-old child, weighed a mere 12.2 kilograms when she… Continue reading

Japan and China take small steps to prevent air and sea clashes in territorial areas of overlap

Japan and China take small steps to prevent air and sea clashes in territorial areas of overlap Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan is… Continue reading

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

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

Art of Zen Buddhism in Japan: Hakuin Ekaku

Art of Zen Buddhism in Japan: Hakuin Ekaku Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The holy Buddhist monk Hakuin Ekaku revived the school of Rinzai Buddhism based on taking Zen Buddhism far and… Continue reading

Japan’s economic splutter in the first quarter bodes ill for Prime Minister Abe

Japan’s economic splutter in the first quarter bodes ill for Prime Minister Abe Noriko Watanabe and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan needs some good news because of… Continue reading

Female Literature in old Japan: Michitsuna no Haha 935-99

Female Literature in old Japan: Michitsuna no Haha 935-99 Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese female writer (diarist) and waka poet Michitsuna no Haha (Michitsuna’s mother) was born in 935 and… Continue reading

UK, Japan Companies Help China to Counter US’s Tech Leverage

UK, Japan Companies Help China to Counter US’s Tech Leverage By: Matt Schrader The Jamestown Foundation With the help of major tech companies from the UK and Japan, China may be poised to… Continue reading

Japan remains skeptical about North Korea but is sidelined based on the over-reliance on America

Japan remains skeptical about North Korea but is sidelined based on the over-reliance on America Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The recent summit between North Korea and South Korea… Continue reading

Art of Japan and a famous Buddhist Warrior of the twelfth century

Art of Japan and a famous Buddhist Warrior of the twelfth century Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Saito no Musashibo Benkei (1155-1189) is a famous and highly esteemed Japanese warrior of the… Continue reading

Japan bows to G-7 instead of focusing on strengthening ties with the Russian Federation

Japan bows to G-7 instead of focusing on strengthening ties with the Russian Federation Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan should not meekly follow… Continue reading

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan should be upfront to President Donald Trump

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan should be upfront to President Donald Trump Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan should be upfront towards President… Continue reading

China and Japan at “unmentioned swipe” at Trump in America: Russian Federation

China and Japan at “unmentioned swipe” at Trump in America: Russian Federation Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Aspects of the President Donald Trump administration in America seriously worry elements… Continue reading

Contemporary Japanese Art and the spirit of Sakai Hoitsu and Yokoyama Taikan

Contemporary Japanese Art and the spirit of Sakai Hoitsu and Yokoyama Taikan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Sawako Utsumi is a modern artist from Japan who adores the richness of European… Continue reading

More Japanese companies to invest in Myanmar: Thilawa Special Economic Zone

More Japanese companies to invest in Myanmar: Thilawa Special Economic Zone Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Increasing numbers of Japanese companies are investing in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone… Continue reading