Category Archive: Japan news

Japan hopes to boost ties with Myanmar

Japan hopes to boost ties with Myanmar Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Myanmar is multi-ethnic and multi-religious, with Buddhism being the dominant faith. In Japan, despite… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Murasaki Shikibu: The Tale of Genji

Art of Japan and Murasaki Shikibu: The Tale of Genji Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Murasaki Shikibu (Lady Murasaki) is the most famous Japanese lady in history because she wrote The Tale… Continue reading

North Korea says war is a “fact” after drills by the U.S. and South Korea: China calls for calm

North Korea says war is a “fact” after drills by the U.S. and South Korea: China calls for calm  Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times China is calling for calm… Continue reading

Emperor Akihito of Japan to finally step down on April 30, 2019

Emperor Akihito of Japan to finally step down on April 30, 2019 Noriko Watanabe and Chika Mori Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan and the legal system is finally abiding by the… Continue reading

Japanese Art, Tanomura Chikuden, and Bunjin-ga: Rich legacy of China and Confucianism

Japanese Art, Tanomura Chikuden, and Bunjin-ga: Rich legacy of China and Confucianism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Tanomura Chikuden (1777-1835) graced the world of Japanese art because he flowed naturally within the… Continue reading

Modern Tokyo Lady to the Meiji Era: Photos of Japan and the Mirage of Time

Modern Tokyo Lady to the Meiji Era: Photos of Japan and the Mirage of Time Tomoko Hara and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Meiji Revolution of 1868 altered the internal and… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Power Dynamics: Tosa School, Buddhism, and Richness of Culture

Art of Japan and Power Dynamics: Tosa School, Buddhism, and Richness of Culture Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times One of the most famous schools of art in Japan applies to the Tosa… Continue reading

President Trump of America reminds Japan that he is irked by Trade Issues

President Trump of America reminds Japan that he is irked by Trade Issues Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The meeting between President Donald Trump of America and Prime Minister… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781)

Art of Japan and Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The Japanese artist, Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781), was born into a wealthy household during the Edo Period. Yet, the comfort… Continue reading

Japanese Megabanks threaten major job losses based on changing times and profitability

Japanese Megabanks threaten major job losses based on changing times and profitability Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Megabanks in Japan are threatening major job losses over respective periods of… Continue reading

Japan, South Korea, and the United States aim to show unity towards North Korea

Japan, South Korea, and the United States aim to show unity towards North Korea Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Defense Ministers of America, Japan, and South Korea all… Continue reading

PM Shinzo Abe claims a fresh mandate: LDP and junior partner Komeito utilize weak opposition

PM Shinzo Abe claims a fresh mandate: LDP and junior partner Komeito utilize weak opposition Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of the ruling Liberal Democratic… Continue reading

Art of Japan and the Kami of Shinto: Mountains in Blue

Art of Japan and the Kami of Shinto: Mountains in Blue Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The modern Japanese artist, Sawako Utsumi, hails from northern Japan. In this article, the focus is… Continue reading

Prime Minister Abe of Japan in confident mood prior to the Election

Prime Minister Abe of Japan in confident mood prior to the Election Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Unlike the leader of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, it appears that… Continue reading

Shintoism and Japanese Poetry: Arakida Moritake (1473-1549)

Shintoism and Japanese Poetry: Arakida Moritake (1473-1549) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The poetry of Arakida Moritake (1473-1549) was inspired by the flows of the past, the reality of nature, and the… Continue reading

Abe no Nakamaro (698-770) and Japan Poetry: Influence of the Middle Kingdom

Abe no Nakamaro (698-770) and Japan Poetry: Influence of the Middle Kingdom Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese scholar and poet, Abe no Nakamaro (698-770), resided in the world of the… Continue reading

America and China in Signs of a Joint Approach to North Korea: THAAD and Double Freeze

America and China in Signs of a Joint Approach to North Korea: THAAD and Double Freeze Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson,… Continue reading

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike hopes to “Reset Japan” by taming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike hopes to “Reset Japan” by taming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, is hoping to reshape… Continue reading

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to utilize the North Korea effect and stem the Party of Hope

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to utilize the North Korea effect and stem the Party of Hope Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan appeared to… Continue reading

China hints that Japan should focus on Dialogue towards North Korea: China and Russia

China hints that Japan should focus on Dialogue towards North Korea: China and Russia Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times China and the Russian Federation are increasingly concerned by the… Continue reading

Poet Saigyō and Japanese Buddhism: Light of the Buddha, Nature, and Shintoism

Poet Saigyō and Japanese Buddhism: Light of the Buddha, Nature, and Shintoism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese Buddhist poet Saigyō Hōshi (birth name Satō Norikiyo) was born in 1118 and… Continue reading

South Korea rightly provides Humanitarian Aid to the poor in North Korea: Japan is irked

South Korea rightly provides Humanitarian Aid to the poor in North Korea: Japan is irked Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The current leader of South Korea, President Moon Jae-in,… Continue reading

North Korea is upping the ante via missile tests over Japan: China, Russia, and South Korea

North Korea is upping the ante via missile tests over Japan: China, Russia, and South Korea Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Northern Japan is now a growing part of… Continue reading

IVF accounts for roughly 5 percent of all births in Japan: Room for Improvement

IVF accounts for roughly 5 percent of all births in Japan: Room for Improvement Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The extremely low birth rate in Japan is a worrying… Continue reading

Tokiwa Mitsunaga and Art in Twelfth Century Japan: High Culture of A Clouded Sky

Tokiwa Mitsunaga and Art in Twelfth Century Japan: High Culture of A Clouded Sky Lee Jay Walker   Modern Tokyo Times The twelfth-century Japanese artist, Tokiwa Mitsunaga, resided in a world of power… Continue reading

U.S. Nuclear Weapons could be deployed in Japan claims Former Secretary-General Ishiba

U.S. Nuclear Weapons could be deployed in Japan claims Former Secretary-General Ishiba Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The highly respected former Secretary-General of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and… Continue reading

Art of Japan: Kanae Yamamoto Overcame Economic Adversity (Part

Art of Japan: Kanae Yamamoto Overcame Economic Adversity (Part One) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Kanae Yamamoto (1882-1946) witnessed many momentous historical events throughout his lifetime. Yet, despite the waves… Continue reading

Russia says America must open dialogue with North Korea: Japan and South Korea

Russia says America must open dialogue with North Korea: Japan and South Korea Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation warned ominously that a… Continue reading

Trump and Mattis not on the same Hymn Sheet over North Korea: South Korea and Japan

Trump and Mattis not on the same Hymn Sheet over North Korea: South Korea and Japan Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It appears that North Korea is intent on… Continue reading

China and Russia take a nuanced approach to North Korea after missile flew over Japan

China and Russia take a nuanced approach to North Korea after missile flew over Japan Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times North Korea was rebuked rapidly by America, Japan, and… Continue reading

Russian Federation declares a Special Economic Zone in Disputed Area with Japan

Russian Federation declares a Special Economic Zone in Disputed Area with Japan Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed an important economic… Continue reading

China, Japan, Russia, and South Korea need to stem North Korea and the United States

China, Japan, Russia, and South Korea need to stem North Korea and the United States Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times China, Japan, the Russian Federation, and South Korea need… Continue reading