Category Archive: Japan news

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

Kamisaka Sekka and Art of Japan: Rimpa and Creativity of New Ideas

Kamisaka Sekka and Art of Japan: Rimpa and Creativity of New Ideas Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) lived in a very fascinating period of history in Japan and likewise… Continue reading

Japanese Nikkei 225 Nosedives on Economic Uncertainty from China

Japanese Nikkei 225 Nosedives on Economic Uncertainty from China Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The economic crisis in China is hitting global stock indexes therefore the Nikkei 225 in… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Yoshitaki: Oni Demon, Namazu and Japanese Culture

Art of Japan and Yoshitaki: Oni Demon, Namazu and Japanese Culture Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Utagawa Yoshitaki (1841-1899) produced several stunning pieces of art related to the oni demon. In the main image… Continue reading

PM Abe and a New Confident Japan: Realistic Approach to Geopolitics

PM Abe and a New Confident Japan: Realistic Approach to Geopolitics Hiroshi Saito, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times It appears that aspects of the media in Japan are beset… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Bunjin Ideas in the Edo Period: Richness of China, Japan and Korea

Art of Japan and Bunjin Ideas in the Edo Period: Richness of China, Japan and Korea Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Bunjinga school of thought ran deep within the literati of Japan during… Continue reading

Remembering the Algeria Hostage Crisis and Deaths of Japanese Nationals: Time for Japan to Listen to Russia

Remembering the Algeria Hostage Crisis and Deaths of Japanese Nationals: Time for Japan to Listen to Russia Jibril Khoury, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The hostage crisis in… Continue reading

Japan and Military Normalization: Real Issue is Regional Relations and Utilizing Russia

Japan and Military Normalization: Real Issue is Regional Relations and Utilizing Russia Takeshi Hasagawa, Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is… Continue reading

Richness of Japanese Art: Ito Shinsui

Richness of Japanese Art: Ito Shinsui Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Ito Shinsui (1898-1972) is a notable twentieth century artist from the land of the rising sun. This applies to… Continue reading

Meiji Art in Japan (1868-1912) and its Rich Legacy

Meiji Art in Japan (1868-1912) and its Rich Legacy 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… Continue reading

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