Category Archive: Japan news

Yumeji Takehisa and Japanese Art: Taisho Romanticism and Shadow of Shusui Kotoku

Yumeji Takehisa and Japanese Art: Taisho Romanticism and Shadow of Shusui Kotoku Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yumeji Takehisa produced many stunning pieces of art but he never received the international acclaim… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Ogata Korin (1658-1716)

Art of Japan and Ogata Korin (1658-1716) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The art of Ogata Korin remains potent because of clarity and his own unique ways. However, at one point it… Continue reading

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

Buddhism and Negoro-ji in Beautiful Wakayama: Japanese Culture, Religion and Tourism Kanako Itamae and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times Japan is blessed with amazing nature and the historical and cultural reality of this… Continue reading

Japan Art and the Allure of Paris: Yasui Sotaro

Japan Art and the Allure of Paris: Yasui Sotaro 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 this… Continue reading

Buddhism and Art of Japan: Sengai Gibon and Sesshu Toyo in Opposite Directions

Buddhism and Art of Japan: Sengai Gibon and Sesshu Toyo in Opposite Directions Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sesshu Toyo (1420-1506) and Sengai Gibon (1750-1837) are two famous individuals in Japanese history.… Continue reading

Old Scores and New Grudges: Evolving Sino-Japanese Tensions

Old Scores and New Grudges: Evolving Sino-Japanese Tensions International Crisis Group   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS Enmity between China and Japan is hardening into a confrontation that appears increasingly difficult to untangle by… Continue reading

Keisai Eisen and Japanese Art: Early Impact

Keisai Eisen and Japanese Art: Early Impact Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) learnt to be independent from an early age and he chose a path which was fraught with… Continue reading

Tourism in Japan and Stunning Fukushima: Ura-Bandai, Abukuma Cave and Koriyama

Tourism in Japan and Stunning Fukushima: Ura-Bandai, Abukuma Cave and Koriyama Tomoko Hara and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times Fukushima is a stunning prefecture in Japan which is awash with amazing landscapes where… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Bunjinga (Nanga): Edo Period and Influence of China and Korea

Art of Japan and Bunjinga (Nanga): Edo Period and Influence of China and Korea Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Bunjinga school of thought ran deep within the literati of Japan during the Edo… Continue reading

Art, the Paris connection and Impressionism: Alfred Sisley and Fujishima Takeji

Art, the Paris connection and Impressionism: Alfred Sisley and Fujishima Takeji Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Alfred Sisley and Fujishima Takeji were both born in the nineteenth century and their common factors… Continue reading

Henri Rousseau and Oka Shikanosuke: France, Influence and Similarity

Henri Rousseau and Oka Shikanosuke: France, Influence and Similarity Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Oka Shikanosuke (1898-1978) took a familiar path for many Japanese artists in this period by moving to France… Continue reading

Tokyo Beauty at Keio Department Store in Shinjuku: Esthederm and Exqusite Skin Care

Tokyo Beauty and Esthederm: Cosmetics and Skin Care at Keio Department Store in Shinjuku Tomoko Hara and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times Keio Department Store in Shinjuku is located in the heart of… Continue reading

Japanese Tourism in Stunning Koyasan in Wakayama: Kukai and Shingon Buddhism

Japanese Tourism in Stunning Koyasan in Wakayama: Kukai and Shingon Buddhism Olivier LeCourt and Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times Wakayama prefecture in Japan is blessed with stunning scenery throughout this adorable part of… Continue reading

Syria and the Reality of the CIA, MI6 and Gulf Petrodollars: From Afghanistan to Bosnia

Syria and the Reality of the CIA, MI6 and Gulf Petrodollars: From Afghanistan to Bosnia Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The role of the secret services of America, Pakistan… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Folklore: Ghost of Koheiji by Konishi Hirosada and Evil Aku

Art of Japan and Folklore: Ghost of Koheiji by Konishi Hirosada and Evil Akuba Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The power of the Shinto faith runs deep throughout the fabric of Japanese… Continue reading

US Ambassador caught in the “Eye of the Japanese Political Storm” in Okinawa

US Ambassador caught in the “Eye of the Japanese Political Storm” in Okinawa  Michiyo Tanabe and Helmet Joachim Schmidt  Modern Tokyo Times The American ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy, entered the “eye of… Continue reading

Tensho Shubun, China and Japanese Art: 15th Century Zen Buddhist Priest

Tensho Shubun, China and Japanese Art: 15th Century Zen Buddhist Priest Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Tensho Shubun was an important figure in Japanese art in the 15th century because several of… Continue reading

Art and History in Old Japan: Kano Eitoku and cultural impact of Oda Nobunaga

Art and History in Old Japan: Kano Eitoku and cultural impact of Oda Nobunaga Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In modern Japan the importance of Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582) and his legacy remains… Continue reading

Tokyo Fashion News and Impact of Culture

Tokyo Fashion News and Impact of Culture Sarah Deschamps and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times The old Japan still appeals to vast numbers of people because of the rich cultural legacy of this… Continue reading

Australia and a Natural Balancing Act between China and Japan

Australia and a Natural Balancing Act between China and Japan Pierre Leblanc and Michiyo Tanabe Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan certainly engaged Australia powerfully in order to increase relations… Continue reading

Japanese art and Kamisaka Sekka: Rimpa and Modernism

Japanese art and Kamisaka Sekka: Rimpa and Modernism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) lived in a very fascinating period of history in Japan and likewise his art encompasses much… Continue reading

Japanese art and Utamaro Kitagawa: striking ukiyo-e artist

Japanese art and Utamaro Kitagawa: striking ukiyo-e artist Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The exact date of the birth of Utamaro Kitagawa and strong details about his parents remain shrouded in mystery.… Continue reading

Japanese Animation: Grave of the Fireflies and the brutality of war

Japanese Animation: Grave of the Fireflies and the brutality of war Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Grave of the Fireflies is a very moving animation film that focuses on the innocence of… Continue reading

Osaka and Tokyo Fashion News: Guess and Frank & Eileen

Osaka and Tokyo Fashion News: Guess and Frank & Eileen Michel Lebon and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times Another year begins in the vibrant fashion scene of Japan and already in the first… Continue reading

Japan and North Korea Need to Build New Bridges Based on Mutual Understanding

Japan and North Korea Need to Build New Bridges Based on Mutual Understanding Ri Kuk-Chol and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japan and North Korea have had a frosty relationship for far… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Josetsu: China and Japan Relations based on “Catching a Catfish with a Gourd”

Japanese Art and Josetsu: China and Japan Relations based on “Catching a Catfish with a Gourd” Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times China and Japan have so much in common based on the… Continue reading

Ukraine Unelected Elites in Kiev Support IMF and Western Takeover

Ukraine Unelected Elites in Kiev Support IMF and Western Takeover Galina Zobova, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is unimaginable that an uprising would occur in the heart of… Continue reading

Ukraine Crisis: Japan should take a cautious approach towards Russia based on geopolitics

Ukraine Crisis: Japan should take a cautious approach towards Russia based on geopolitics Noriko Watanabe and Joachim de Villiers Modern Tokyo Times Japan should not pander to America by following a negative tone… Continue reading

Japan Should Focus on Russia and not US Whims about Ukraine

Japan Should Focus on Russia and not US Whims about Ukraine Galina Zobova, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation is of major strategic significance for Japan and… Continue reading

Japan Fashion News: Gucci to Commemorate 50 Years Since Entering Japan

Japan Fashion News: Gucci to Commemorate 50 Years Since Entering Japan Hiroshi Saito and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times Luxury fashion is adored throughout Japan and internationally the “Japanese fashion apple pie” is… Continue reading