Tokyo Covid-19 daily week-on-week increase reaches 14 days

Tokyo Covid-19 daily week-on-week increase reaches 14 days Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times The daily week-on-week increase of coronavirus (Covid-19) in Tokyo reached 14 consecutive days. This is extremely worrying for the Tokyo Olympics that set to commence later this month. Yuriko Koike, the Tokyo Governor, recently returned to work after health…

Tokyo Olympics and dithering: Covid-19 increasing again in Tokyo

Tokyo Olympics and dithering: Covid-19 increasing again in Tokyo Sawako Utsumi and Kanako Mita Modern Tokyo Times The unpopular Tokyo Olympic countdown is three weeks away. However, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, the Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, and the International Olympics Committee (IOC) can’t decide if any internal spectators are allowed. Therefore, despite coronavirus (Covid-19) cases…

Tokyo Olympics: India to the United Kingdom face more daily Covid-19 tests

Tokyo Olympics: India to the United Kingdom face more daily Covid-19 tests Kanako Mita and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan, the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC), and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) all understand the unpopularity of the Olympics. This concerns the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis and related economic convulsions. Therefore, with…

Japanese art during the Nanboku-chō period

Japanese art during the Nanboku-chō period Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The holy Buddhist monk Kaō Ninga belongs to the world of the Nanboku-chō period of bygone days. However, while the ideas of the fourteenth century represent the highpoint of his artistic life during the Muromachi period, earlier ideas equally blessed this gifted monk.…

Mixed Covid-19 news in Japan: Minor testing in Tokyo

Mixed Covid-19 news in Japan: Minor testing in Tokyo Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times Deaths from coronavirus (Covid-19) reached over 13,000 yesterday in Japan. However, with the Olympics on the horizon and major cities remaining jam-packed, the usual lack of urgency remains. The recent focus on increasing the vaccination program in Japan…

Art of Japan: Nature in stunning simplicity

Art of Japan: Nature in stunning simplicity Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Sakai Hōitsu (1761-1829) created a delightful triptych that is referred by the title Snow, the Moon, and Cherry Blossoms. Interestingly, Hōitsu completed the three motifs when he was 60 years old. The reason why this is fascinating is that…

Tokyo Olympics and internal discontent over Covid-19

Tokyo Olympics and internal discontent over Covid-19 Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times Rumors continue about internal discontent within the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) concerning the holding of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. This is based on the continuing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis and increasing deaths in the first months of 2021. Hence, the…

Japan art: Cultural art during momentous political changes

Japan art: Cultural art during momentous political changes Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Ishizaki Kōyō (1884-1947) hails from the prefecture of Toyama in Japan. He was the fifth born son of a merchant family. Therefore, from a very early age, his path was set and secure. Kōyō studied under Yamamoto Koichi when…