Shia educational facilities attacked in Kabul by terrorists

Shia educational facilities attacked in Kabul by terrorists Noriko Watanabe and Chika Mori Modern Tokyo Times Two attacks against educational facilities hit the mainly Shia Hazara area located in Western Kabul. The latest terrorist attack bears the hallmarks of ISIS (Islamist State – ISIS-K). NATO powers – ostensibly with America taking the senior role – were…

Legacy of Obama and the continuing audacity of death: Libya, Syria, and Yemen

Legacy of Obama and the continuing audacity of death: Libya, Syria, and Yemen Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The legacy of former President Barack Obama of America isn’t the title of his book, The Audacity of Hope. Instead, it is the “audacity of death” for Libya, the Sahel region, Syria, and Yemen. This reality…

Iraq and NATO convulsions: Christians, LGBT, Yazidis, and failed state

Iraq and NATO convulsions: Christians, LGBT, Yazidis, and failed state Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  The Western media (on the whole) with Japan jumping on the anti-Russia bandwagon, under Prime Minister Fumio Kishida – is providing the simple “heroic” versus “demonic” narrative once more. Hence, Ukraine bombing the Donbas region (Russians and Russian speakers) since 2014 –…

Islamists kill civilians in Burkina Faso: NATO’s legacy of death (Libya)

Islamists kill civilians in Burkina Faso: NATO’s legacy of death (Libya) Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  The nation of Burkina Faso witnessed three different Islamist terrorist attacks in the last three days. This continuing pattern blights the nation. Ethnic tensions along with political and military intrigues have also entered the fray concerning…

Indonesia and extrajudicial killings in West Papua: Japan not so concerned

Indonesia and extrajudicial killings in West Papua: Japan not so concerned Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The endless Javanization and altering the ethnic and religious dynamics of West Papau is never-ending. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan is obsessed with human rights providing it concerns traces of anti-China and anti-Russian Federation…

Japan art and Yokoyama Taikan: A mirror into the brutal world of history 

Japan art and Yokoyama Taikan: A mirror into the brutal world of history Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  The Japanese artist Yokoyama Taikan (1868-1958) was a child of the Meiji Restoration (1868-1912). He witnessed Japanese militarism and dramatic changes after World War Two. Japan, like all nations, had major political differences – hence, some supported…

France to pull troops out of Mali: Sahel region, Libya, Niger, and Nigeria 

France to pull troops out of Mali: Sahel region, Libya, Niger, and Nigeria Kanako Mita, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  The situation in Mali concerning internal politics and the threat of various Islamist forces remains a bane to the people of this nation. France initially sent forces to Mali in 2013 to…

France and US military sales to Indonesia: West Papua and Christians 

France and US military sales to Indonesia: West Papua and Christians Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  America and France – similar to other democratic nations – are quick to condemn China concerning human rights. However, human rights are selective depending on the economic and geopolitical angle. Hence, irrespective of whether democratic…

Burkina Faso new military leader calls for international support: ECOWAS

Burkina Faso new military leader calls for international support: ECOWAS Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The military of Burkina Faso under Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Damiba ousted the leader after a mutiny occurred. President Roch Marc Kabore was overthrown after being blamed for endangering the territorial integrity of Burkina Faso. This…

UNHCR calls for support to end Sahel conflicts: Libya, Nigeria, and Islamists 

UNHCR calls for support to end Sahel conflicts: Libya, Nigeria, and Islamists Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Sahel and Lake Chad region faces many ethnic and religious issues. Hence, Islamic terrorism blights countless nations throughout the region. Ethnic tensions and fragile political systems also persist. Therefore, al-Qaeda and…

Endless massacres by Islamists in Nigeria: Boko, ISIS, Turji loyalists, Fulani, and others 

Endless massacres by Islamists in Nigeria: Boko, ISIS, Turji loyalists, Fulani, and others  Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times At least 200 villagers have been killed in the latest terrorist attack to blight Nigeria. The one connection behind much of the carnage in Nigeria is the Islamist angle. Equally, just…

Al-Shabaab Islamists suspected of killing 6 Christians in Kenya

Al-Shabaab Islamists suspected of killing 6 Christians in Kenya Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Al-Shabaab (Al-Shabab) Islamists are suspected of killing six Christians in Kenya. The massacre of Christians happened in the village of Widhu, Lamu County. Pastor Stephen Sila told International Christian Concern, “I counted seven houses that were torched down,…

Cameroon, Chad, and Nigeria to alter fight against Islamist terrorists: Instability in Africa

Cameroon, Chad, and Nigeria to alter fight against Islamist terrorists: Instability in Africa Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times After the reported death of Aboubakar Shekau, the former leader of Boko Haram, the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) is altering the terrorist tactics on the ground. Boko Haram is a regional…

Uganda kills Islamist ADF terrorist recruiting cleric after the recent attack

Uganda kills Islamist ADF terrorist recruiting cleric after the recent attack Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) commit terrorist attacks and massacres in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda. This terrorist group originates in Uganda. Therefore, after the recent suicide bombings that hit Kampala, the…

Pakistan and religious minorities: Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, and others feel betrayed

Pakistan and religious minorities: Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, and others feel betrayed Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times In Pakistan, a Parliamentary Committee rejected an important bill to protect religious minorities. This concerns non-Muslim women being forced to convert to Islam after being abducted by Muslim males. Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, and religious minorities including…

Iraq assassination attempt against PM al-Kadhimi fails

Iraq assassination attempt against PM al-Kadhimi fails Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  The Prime Minister of Iraq, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, survived a sophisticated assassination attack. It is known that an armed drone laden with explosives tried to kill him.  Seven security guards protecting al-Kadhimi were injured in this brazen assassination attempt. Immediately,…

President el-Sisi lifts the State of Emergency in Egypt: Anti-Christian attacks and Muslim Brotherhood

President el-Sisi lifts the State of Emergency in Egypt: Anti-Christian attacks and Muslim Brotherhood Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will lift the State of Emergency that was imposed in April 2017. Following the first imposition, it was mandated every three months and maintained. However, with stability returning to…

MP Amess stabbed to death by Islamist inside a church in England: Apostates face death in Somalia

MP Amess stabbed to death by Islamist inside a church in England: Apostates face death in Somalia Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times A serving Member of Parliament (MP), Sir David Amess of the United Kingdom, was brutally murdered by an Islamist in a Christian Church in eastern England. According to sources,…

The Taliban’s Persistent War on Salafists in Afghanistan

The Taliban’s Persistent War on Salafists in Afghanistan Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Abdul Sayed The Jamestown Foundation Salafists in Afghanistan face severe challenges and insecurities after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban on August 15. The Taliban are suspicious of Afghan Salafists for supporting the Taliban’s arch-enemy, Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP). The…

NATO Turkey and proxies bomb and cleanse Christians and other minorities in Syria

NATO Turkey and proxies bomb and cleanse Christians and other minorities in Syria Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  NATO Turkey is continuing to violate the territory of Syria along with Sunni Islamist proxies and mercenaries for hire. Henceforth, the recent bombing of Tel Tamer, a majority Christian populated town, and other…

Taliban is killing civilians in Panjshir and persecuting others

Taliban is killing civilians in Panjshir and persecuting others Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Taliban is enforcing its iron grip on Afghanistan. Thus opposition forces in the Panjshir Valley understand that the current situation is extremely bleak. Especially with the government of President Joe Biden in America playing platitudes to…

Vietnam and Japan praise relations between both nation in Hanoi: Russian Federation

Vietnam and Japan praise relations between both nation in Hanoi: Russian Federation Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính of Vietnam (Việt Nam) met the Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi in Hanoi (Hà Nội) yesterday. The Prime Minister of Vietnam and the Defense Minister of Japan praised recent developments between Japan and…

ISIS attack in Afghanistan kills many in Kabul: Twin fear of Sunni Islamist Takfiris

ISIS attack in Afghanistan kills many in Kabul: Twin fear of Sunni Islamist Takfiris Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  Kabul in Afghanistan was rocked by two suspected attacks by ISIS (Islamic State) in Afghanistan. According to the Russian Federation, at least 13 people are known to have died. However, this figure is…

Iran abuse of prisoners in Evin Prison showed by Edalat-e Ali

Iran abuse of prisoners in Evin Prison showed by Edalat-e Ali Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The brutality of Evin Prison in Tehran was shown by Edalat-e Ali (Ali’s Justice) after they hacked into the surveillance system. This notorious prison in Tehran is synonymous with political torture, the persecution of religious…