Category Archive: Japan news

Japan must Focus on Positive Relations with the Russian Federation: Energy, Geopolitics and Trade

Japan must Focus on Positive Relations with the Russian Federation: Energy, Geopolitics and Trade Galina Zobova, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times                                   The government of Japan under Prime Minister Shinzo… Continue reading

Japan Tourism, Fukushima and Helping the March 11 Recovery: Ura-Bandai, Abukuma Cave and Koriyama

Japan Tourism, Fukushima and Helping the March 11 Recovery: Ura-Bandai, Abukuma Cave and Koriyama Tomoko Hara and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times Fukushima is a stunning prefecture in Japan that is awash with… Continue reading

Remembering the Brutal March 11 Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011: Fire Brigade Heroes of Otsuchi and Fleeing Embassies

Remembering the Brutal March 11 Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011: Fire Brigade Heroes of Otsuchi and Fleeing Embassies Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times March 11, 2011, will forever be… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Ito Shinsui: Continuity and Change

Art of Japan and Ito Shinsui: Continuity and Change Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Ito Shinsui (1898-1972) leaves a lasting legacy because he produced many stunning pieces of art. His… Continue reading

Japan Art, Culture, Folklore and Warrior Monk Benkei: Buddhism, Shintoism and Yamabushi

Japan Art, Culture, Folklore and Warrior Monk Benkei: Buddhism, Shintoism and Yamabushi Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In Japanese culture, history and art it is clear that Saito no Musashibo Benkei left… Continue reading

Nikkei in Japan below 15,000: Abe, Kuroda and Longsighted Shirakawa

Nikkei in Japan below 15,000: Abe, Kuroda and Longsighted Shirakawa Takeshi Hasegawa, Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese Nikkei fell below 15,000 for the first time since October… Continue reading

North Korea Launches a Long-Range Missile claims South Korea: Japan needs a Calm Response

North Korea Launches a Long-Range Missile claims South Korea: Japan needs a Calm Response Ri Kuk-Chol, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times According to a spokesperson at the South Korean… Continue reading

Japanese Art, Still Life, Pythagoras and Plotinus: Kishida, Koide and Utsumi

Japanese Art, Still Life, Pythagoras and Plotinus: Kishida, Koide and Utsumi Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Still life art became a specific specialization within Western art by the final decades of the… Continue reading

Japanese Folklore, Poetry and Buddhist Light from Darkness: Abandoning the Elderly to Die

Japanese Folklore, Poetry and Buddhist Light from Darkness: Abandoning the Elderly to Die Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese folklore focuses on an array of subjects, from the beauty of light to… Continue reading

Tragic Bus Crash Kills 14 in Japan: Many Young People Perish

Tragic Bus Crash Kills 14 in Japan: Many Young People Perish Kanako Itamae and Hiroshi Saito Modern Tokyo Times Tragedy struck an overnight bus carrying people to a ski resort in Nagano Prefecture,… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Ike No Taiga (1723-1776): China, Poverty, Stratification and Myths

Japanese Art and Ike No Taiga (1723-1776): China, Poverty, Stratification and Myths Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Edo Period is famous for isolating Japan from the outside world and equally known… Continue reading

Photography of Japan and Mirage of Time: Meiji Era, Modern Tokyo and Japanese Females

Photography of Japan and Mirage of Time: Meiji Era, Modern Tokyo and Japanese Females Tomoko Hara and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Meiji Revolution of 1868 altered the internal and external… Continue reading

Art of the Middle Kingdom (China) and Land of the Rising Sun

Art of the Middle Kingdom (China) and Land of the Rising Sun  Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Tensho Shubun was inspired by an array of areas related to China.… Continue reading

Japan Art and Rinpa: Seventeenth Century Kyoto, Nichiren Buddhism and Modern Art

Japan Art and Rinpa: Seventeenth Century Kyoto, Nichiren Buddhism and Modern Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese historical art is blessed with many forms inspired internally and from the richness of… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Mystery of Folklore: Historical and Modern Influence of Kintaro

Japanese Art and Mystery of Folklore: Historical and Modern Influence of Kintaro Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kintaro remains extremely popular in modern Japan because of the power of animation and other… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Gyoshu Hayami: A Rich Artistic Soul

Art of Japan and Gyoshu Hayami: A Rich Artistic Soul Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Gyoshu Hayami (1894-1935) sadly passed away at a relatively young age but despite this the power of… Continue reading

Northeast Asia Art and Impact on Japan: Edo Era and Bunjin Culture

Northeast Asia Art and Impact on Japan: Edo Era and Bunjin Culture Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Bunjinga school of thought ran deep within the literati of Japan during the Edo period. Bunjin (literati) artists… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Utamaro: Bijin-ga and Impressionism

Art of Japan and Utamaro: Bijin-ga and Impressionism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Utamaro Kitagawa is internationally famous because of his stunning art and this notably applies to the art of beautiful… Continue reading

Japanese Art and the Richness of Folklore: Samurai Taira no Tadamori

Japanese Art and the Richness of Folklore: Samurai Taira no Tadamori Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese art and folklore depicts Taira no Tadamori (1096-1153) most favorably because this notable samurai feared… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Narashige Koide: Nudes, Portraiture and Still Life

Japanese Art and Narashige Koide: Nudes, Portraiture and Still Life Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yoga (Western-style) portraiture art and expressions of still life by Narashige Koide remain deeply embedded when thinking… Continue reading

Japanese Art, Culture and Poetry: Ono no Komachi

Japanese Art, Culture and Poetry: Ono no Komachi Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The waka poet, Ono no Komachi, is a noted poet in Japan. This reality is abundantly clear because Komachi… Continue reading

Nagano Tourism in Japan: Jigokudani Monkey Park

Nagano Tourism in Japan: Jigokudani Monkey Park Michel Lebon and Hiroshi Saito Modern Tokyo Times In Nagano prefecture you have the Jigokudani Monkey Park whereby visitors can watch Snow Monkeys (Japanese Macaques) bathing… Continue reading

Russian Federation should be a Pivotal Nation for Japan: Energy, Geopolitics and US Failure

Russian Federation should be a Pivotal Nation for Japan: Energy, Geopolitics and US Failure Galina Zobova, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation should become a pivotal nation… Continue reading

Yuzo Saeki and Alyse Radenovic: Emotions, Influence and Sorrow of France and Kosovo

Yuzo Saeki and Alyse Radenovic: Emotions, Influence and Sorrow of France and Kosovo Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yuzo Saeki and Alyse Radenovic come from extremely different cultures and belong to different… Continue reading

Japanese Warlord and Art: Nobunaga, Centralization, Innovation and Art in the late 16th Century

Japanese Warlord and Art: Nobunaga, Centralization, Innovation and Art in the late 16th Century Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The warlord Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582) was extremely multi dimensional despite his harsh reputation.… Continue reading

Japanese Art and the One Legged Umbrella Ghost: Mischievous Spirit of Kasa-Obake

Japanese Art and the One Legged Umbrella Ghost: Mischievous Spirit of Kasa-Obake Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese folklore is full of fascinating spirits that have a wide variety of power. Some… Continue reading

Art of Japan and the Intriguing and Mysterious World of Ukiyo-e

Art of Japan and the Intriguing and Mysterious World of Ukiyo-e Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The amazing aspect of ukiyo-e is that nothing is hidden therefore you can witness stunning landscapes,… Continue reading

Japan and Vietnam Strengthen Relations: China and South China Sea (East Sea)

Japan and Vietnam Strengthen Relations: China and South China Sea (East Sea) Amina Qamar, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The governments of Japan and Vietnam have agreed to strengthen… Continue reading

Complex Nature of Buddhist Art in Japan: Rinzai school of Buddhism

Complex Nature of Buddhist Art in Japan: Rinzai school of Buddhism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sesshu Toyo (1420-1506) and Sengai Gibon (1750-1837) are two famous individuals in Japanese history. However, despite… Continue reading

Yasui Sotaro and Art of Japan: The Impact of Paris

Yasui Sotaro and Art of Japan: The Impact of Paris Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yasui Sotaro (1888-1955) was born in Kyoto and he is famous for yoga (Western-style) portraiture. It is clear that… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Isoda Koryusai: Unique Background

Japanese Art and Isoda Koryusai: Unique Background Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Isoda Koryusai is a man of mystery even today because much remains up in the air about important aspects of… Continue reading

Art of Japan During the Edo Period: Tani Buncho and Culture of China

Art of Japan During the Edo Period: Tani Buncho and Culture of China Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In the history books it is stated that Japan in the Edo period was… Continue reading