Category Archive: Japan news

China and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Japan Outfoxing Itself to Appease America

China and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Japan Outfoxing Itself to Appease America Kanako Itamae, Shuchun Zhang and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears… Continue reading

Tourism in Japan: Amazing Toyama and Stunning Landscape of Kurobe Lake

Tourism in Japan: Amazing Toyama and Stunning Landscape of Kurobe Lake Hiroshi Saito and Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo News Japan is blessed (http://www.alpen-route.com/english/) with so many amazing places to visit that tourists are… Continue reading

Ogawa Kazumasa and Japanese Photography (1860-1929): Mirage and Ghosts of the Past

Ogawa Kazumasa and Japanese Photography (1860-1929): Mirage and Ghosts of the Past Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The photography of Ogawa Kazumasa (1860-1929) provides a glimpse into the changing reality of Japan.… Continue reading

Tokyo Tourism and Culture: Mountains and Spirituality

Tokyo Tourism and Culture: Mountains and Spirituality Olivier LeCourt and Hiroshi Saito Modern Tokyo Times Japanese tourism is internationally famous because of many different angles. This applies to the rich traditions of Japanese… Continue reading

Ogata Korin and Japanese Art: Fading Light to High Culture

Ogata Korin and Japanese Art: Fading Light to High Culture Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The art of Ogata Korin remains potent because of clarity and his own unique ways. However, at… Continue reading

Kamisaka Sekka and Japanese Art: Rimpa and Culture despite Rapid Historical Changes

Kamisaka Sekka and Japanese Art: Rimpa and Culture despite Rapid Historical Changes Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If you view the sublime simplicity of art by Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) then it is… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Benkei the Warrior Monk of History and Folklore

Art of Japan and Benkei the Warrior Monk of History and Folklore Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In Japanese culture, history and art, it is clear that Saito no Musashibo Benkei left… Continue reading

Wakayama Tourism, Buddhism and Negoro-ji: Japanese History, Religion and Culture

Wakayama Tourism, Buddhism and Negoro-ji: Japanese History, Religion and Culture Tomoko Hara and Sarah Deschamps Modern Tokyo Times Japan is blessed with amazing nature and the historical and cultural reality of this unique… Continue reading

Is the BBC anti-Japan and marginalizing this nation?

Is the BBC anti-Japan and marginalizing this nation? Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japan is still the most powerful nation in the Asia Pacific (among the elites internationally) in… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Folklore: Tengu and World of Spirits in the Art of Kawanabe Kyosai

Japanese Art and Folklore: Tengu and World of Spirits in the Art of Kawanabe Kyosai Lee Jay Walker and Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Kawanabe Kyosai is extremely fascinating because of his… Continue reading

Japan must consider Regional Bank with China like South Korea irrespective of US pressure

Japan must consider Regional Bank with China like South Korea irrespective of US pressure Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan must remind America that economic, political… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Informative Years of Keisai Eisen

Art of Japan and Informative Years of Keisai Eisen Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) learnt to be independent from an early age because he chose a path that was… Continue reading

Utagawa Yoshitaki and Japan Art: Oni Demon and the Namazu (Giant Catfish) in Folklore

Utagawa Yoshitaki and Japan Art: Oni Demon and the Namazu (Giant Catfish) in Folklore Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Utagawa Yoshitaki (1841-1899) produced many fabulous pieces of art based on many different… Continue reading

Ike No Taiga and Japan Art: Rich Legacy of China and Shattering the Myths of the Edo Period

Ike No Taiga and Japan Art: Rich Legacy of China and Shattering the Myths of the Edo Period Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese art is very distinctive and contrasts greatly with… Continue reading

March 11 Earthquake and Tsunami: Fire brigade Heroes of Otsuchi and Fleeing Embassies

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

Former Leader of Japan visits Crimea: Japan and Russian Federation Relations

Former Leader of Japan visits Crimea: Japan and Russian Federation Relations Takeshi Hasegawa, Galina Zobova and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation is a pivotal nation for Japan in the… Continue reading

Japan Tourism in Nara: The Cradle of Japanese High Culture

Japan Tourism in Nara: The Cradle of Japanese High Culture Tomoko Hara and Sarah Deschamps Modern Tokyo Times Nara is the birthplace where Japanese high culture began to flourish. In time, this would… Continue reading

Asai Chu and New Wave of Japanese Art

Asai Chu and New Wave of Japanese Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Meiji Restoration of 1868 led to many social convulsions and like all revolutionary periods you had many winners… Continue reading

U.S. Suggestion For Japanese Patrols in South China Sea Prompts ADIZ Threat

U.S. Suggestion For Japanese Patrols in South China Sea Prompts ADIZ Threat Publication: China Brief By: Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga The Jamestown Foundation A recent U.S. suggestion for Japanese patrols in the South China Sea… Continue reading

Japanese Art in the Meiji Period

Japanese Art in the Meiji Period Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Meiji Period (1868-1912) was very dynamic in many ways because new thinking, modernization, radical change, and a plethora of other… Continue reading

Tani Buncho and Japanese Art: Impact of Chinese Culture Despite Isolation

Tani Buncho and Japanese Art: Impact of Chinese Culture Despite Isolation Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In the history books it is stated that Japan in the Edo period was cut off… Continue reading

Ikebana and the Richness of Japanese History and Culture

Ikebana and the Richness of Japanese History and Culture Sarah Deschamps and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times The history of ikebana (living flowers) is extremely fascinating because it tells us a lot about… Continue reading

PM Abe of Japan Shames Dead Japanese Nationals by Welcoming Qatar

PM Abe of Japan Shames Dead Japanese Nationals by Welcoming Qatar Noriko Watanabe, Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe appears to be mocking… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Keisai Eisen: Sorrow and Strength at a Tender Age

Art of Japan and Keisai Eisen: Sorrow and Strength at a Tender Age Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) learned to be independent from an early age and he chose… Continue reading

Samurai Taira no Tadamori: Art and Folklore in Japan

Samurai Taira no Tadamori: Art and Folklore in Japan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese art and folklore depicts Taira no Tadamori (1096-1153) most favorably because this notable samurai feared nothing in… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Nationalism: The World of Yokoyama Taikan

Japanese Art and Nationalism: The World of Yokoyama Taikan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yokoyama Taikan (1868-1958) was born in the prefecture of Ibaraki but he moved to Tokyo in 1878. This… Continue reading

Oda Nobunaga and Cultural Impact in pre-Edo Period: Kano Eitoku

Oda Nobunaga and Cultural Impact in pre-Edo Period: Kano Eitoku Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In modern Japan the importance of Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582) and his legacy remains extremely strong even today.… Continue reading

Syria: Japan Should Focus on Turkey and Qatar in Self-Induced Hostage Crisis

Syria: Japan Should Focus on Turkey and Qatar in Self-Induced Hostage Crisis Hiroshi Saito and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rightly condemned the threat by ISIS to kill… Continue reading

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese animation is rich and varied and Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa… Continue reading

Konishi Hirosada and Japanese Art: Folklore and Ghost of Koheiji

Konishi Hirosada and Japanese Art: Folklore and Ghost of Koheiji Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The power of the Shinto faith runs deep throughout the fabric of Japanese religion, folklore, culture and… Continue reading

Yumeji Takehisa and Japanese Art: Complexity of Life

Yumeji Takehisa and Japanese Art: Complexity of Life Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In all nation states you have elites which control and often abuse power based on “special interests” and “secrecy.”… Continue reading

Japan Should Strengthen Ties with the Russian Federation

Japan Should Strengthen Ties with the Russian Federation Galina Zobova, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan should implement a major policy shift based… Continue reading