US and Japan affirm Cybersecurity ties: Japan’s non-Northeast Asian fixation and Russia

US and Japan affirm Cybersecurity ties: Japan’s non-Northeast Asian fixation and Russia Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan claims that he desires to solve the protracted territorial dispute with the Russian Federation. Yet, many within the corridors of power in Moscow dispute the sincerity of Japan.…

U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Lobby Congress for Third Straight Year

U.S. MB Supporters Lobby Congress for Third Straight Year by John Rossomando IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Muslim Brotherhood supporters from the New York-New Jersey area lobbied members of Congress Monday to ask them to pressure Egypt about its execution of political opponents. The event piggybacked on a broader Muslim Advocacy Day organized by…

LockerGoga wrecking havoc on cyber systems

LockerGoga wrecking havoc on cyber systems Horace C. White Modern Tokyo Times  LockerGoga: Are manufacturing companies under threat? I.T.-based companies around the world are investing a sizable fraction of their revenues in building formidable cyber defense systems against viruses. For many of them, devoting a huge sum of their revenues to upgrading their firewalls and antivirus…

Cyber insurance may be the solution for preventing cyberattacks 

Cyber insurance may be the solution for preventing cyberattacks  Horace C. White  Modern Tokyo Times Cyberattacks impacting well-known brands In December 2018, the Modern Tokyo Times reported that one of the world’s leading hotel chains, Marriot International, came under heavy cyberattacks. In the report, the Modern Tokyo Times pointed out that the unknown cyber assailants…

Common cybersecurity standards a solution sites Huawei to allay US concerns

Common cybersecurity standards a solution sites Huawei to allay US concerns Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times Huawei, understanding international concern about security risks is calling for the need for an international approach to allay fears of certain governments. This notably applies to America and staunch allies that have also spoken out…

PM Abe to ignore the voice of Okinawa and increase tensions based on placating America

PM Abe to ignore the voice of Okinawa and increase tensions based on placating America Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is intent on dismissing the voice of Okinawa in order to placate America’s geopolitical concerns. In truth, the shortsightedness and meekness of many past Japanese leaders enabled…

Japan government should listen to Okinawans after 72 percent reject US base move

Japan government should listen to Okinawans after 72 percent reject US base move Sawako Uchida and Chika Mori Modern Tokyo Times The central government of Japan under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe must listen to the people of Okinawa. If not, then resentment will further grow because it is overwhelmingly clear that the majority oppose the…

JP Morgan moves forward with bold cryptocurrency initiative 

JP Morgan moves forward with bold cryptocurrency initiative  Horace C. White  Modern Tokyo Times The cryptocurrency industry gets a boost as JP Morgan joins the fray Last Thursday, US banking giant JP Morgan Chase announced that it would launch its cryptocurrency, JPM Coin. By this announcement, the investment and financial institution will become the first…

Colombia needs help with migrants fleeing poverty from Venezuela: Trump condemns Maduro

Colombia needs help with migrants fleeing poverty from Venezuela: Trump condemns Maduro Chika Mori and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times Colombia faces many internal problems related to the recent history of this nation and the brutal civil war. On top of this, social deprivation and issues related to crime and narcotics concern many in Colombia.…

Will Russia disconnecting from the Internet up the stakes in cyber defense?

Will Russia disconnecting from the Internet up the stakes in cyber defense?  Horace C. White  Modern Tokyo Times U.S.-Russia relations may worsen as Russia initiates moves to disconnect from the Internet  Just when everyone thought that the Cold War between the United States and Russia had ended, Russian officials are taking major steps that suggest it…

Google slammed for GDPR violation by the European Union

Google slammed for GDPR violation by the European UnionHorace C. White Modern Tokyo Times Google becomes the first victim of GDPR On Friday, May 25, 2018, customers of tech-based companies received loads of email, notifying them that their service providers would be updating their Privacy Policy. Indeed, these companies were reacting to the deadline issued…

Turkey’s Islamist Push into South Asia Aided by American Proxies

Turkey’s Islamist Push into South Asia Aided by American Proxies by Abha Shankar IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Turkey’s strong backing of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) has been extensively catalogued, but not much has been written about the country’s support for the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), the Brotherhood’s ideological cousin in South Asia that also has…

A Renewed Nuclear Arms Race Between Russia and US Begins to Gather Pace

A Renewed Nuclear Arms Race Between Russia and US Begins to Gather Pace Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Pavel Felgenhauer The Jamestown Foundation A last-ditch attempt by Russia and the United States to salvage the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty at a consultation meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, on January 15, ended in mutual acrimony.…

Taiwan needs support against threats from China: President Xi is playing into US hands

Taiwan needs support against threats from China: President Xi is playing into US hands Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Xi Jinping of China needs to focus on statecraft because issues related to Xinjiang, Tibet, and territorial disputes all threaten to derail the international outreach of this nation. Hence, with China…

Nikkei index in Japan declines by 5% in one day: The long shadow of America

Nikkei index in Japan declines by 5% in one day: The long shadow of America Noriko Watanabe and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times The Nikkei index in Japan fell by 5% based on mainly external factors. Despite this, if the internal fundamentals were sound then irrespective of events in America the fall would have been…

Lack of diversity at U.S. tech companies stifles innovation

Lack of diversity at U.S. tech companies stifles innovation Horace C. White  Modern Tokyo Times  The US tech industry stifles innovation To lots of millennials out there, the Internet was the best thing that ever happened to their generation. In truth, this makes perfect sense given the degree of transformation the interconnected computer network (otherwise…

Ripple may change the calculus in Huawei fiasco caught in the US-China trade crossfire

Ripple may change the calculus in Huawei fiasco caught in the US-China trade crossfire Horace C. White Modern Tokyo Times Huawei caught in the US-China trade crossfire The trade dispute between the United States and China is far from over as Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei Technologies has become its latest prey. Indeed, the trade…

United States tech companies failing to heave Trump’s stance on China

United States tech companies failing to heave Trump’s stance on China Horace C. White Modern Tokyo Times When U.S. President Donald Trump came into office, he left no one in doubt regarding his stance on China. Through actions, tweets, and utterances, President Trump sent out strong-worded messages that China has become U.S. arch rival. While the Chinese government appears perturbed by this development, it is apparent that its primary focus is helping Chinese firms build their global brands with Africa a strategic partner.…

Quad Restrictions: Addressing PRC Investment Concerns in the Indo-Pacific (Australia, India, Japan, and US)

Quad Restrictions: Addressing PRC Investment Concerns in the Indo-Pacific By: Ashley Feng, Sagatom Saha The Jamestown Foundation Washington has recently taken a tougher tack to growing inbound investment from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) by strengthening the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), but its security partners in the PRC’s backyard…

Japan hopes America will not pull out of INF treaty with the Russian Federation

Japan hopes America will not pull out of INF treaty with the Russian Federation  Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japan is extremely concerned about indications that America may pull out of the INF Treaty (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty) with the Russian Federation. Of course, for Japan, this would be a dramatic…

Trump highlights the threat of tariffs that forced a U-turn by Japan unlike the weakness of Obama

Trump highlights the threat of tariffs that forced a U-turn by Japan unlike the weakness of Obama Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America is highlighting his “tariff diplomacy” by forcing recent concessions from Canada and Japan respectively. Of course, Trump understands the need to “give and take,”…

Bilateral talks on tariffs between America and Japan agreed by Trump and Abe

Bilateral talks on tariffs between America and Japan agreed by Trump and Abe Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan agreed to enter bilateral talks with America based on economic pressure from President Donald Trump. The tradeoff, so to speak, is that proposed high tariffs on auto…