Art of Japan and the entangled state

Art of Japan and the entangled state Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The flow of human life comes and goes at the drop of a hat but observance and familiarity can make yesteryear seem like now. In the art piece titled “The Blossoming of Life” by Sawako Utsumi, you can also feel the changed…

Typhoon Hagibis set to hit mainland Japan this weekend

Typhoon Hagibis set to hit mainland Japan this weekend Chika Mori and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times Japan is bracing for Typhoon Hagibis that is scheduled to reach the mainland this weekend. According to the Meteorological Agency winds of up to 200 kilometers could be witnessed. Therefore, precautions are being put in place and government…

TEPCO executives acquitted in Tokyo District Court over Fukushima Nuclear Plant crisis 

TEPCO executives acquitted in Tokyo District Court over Fukushima Nuclear Plant crisis  Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The brutal earthquake that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, triggered the devastating tsunami that killed just below 18,500 people. Another horrendous consequence was the Fukushima reactor crisis after the tsunami devastated this nuclear…

Mega-banks in Japan threaten major job loses based on changing times

Mega-banks in Japan threaten major job loses based on changing times Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Megabanks in Japan are threatening major job losses over respective periods of time to offset changing technology, client usage habits, a changing financial market, and the need to boost profitability based on restructuring. However, in…

Tokyo Fashion News: Changing Dynamics of Ginza Fashion

Tokyo Fashion News: Changing Dynamics of Ginza Fashion Sarah Deschamps and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times Tokyo is blessed with countless fashion districts that cater to different age groups and economic pockets. Equally, you have exquisite shopping malls and walking areas that bless districts including Aoyama, Ginza, Omotesando, and Yurakucho. However, what is noticeable about…

Importance of IVF in the land of the rising sun

Importance of IVF in the land of the rising sun Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The extremely low birth rate in Japan is a worrying reality for this nation. Hence, any signs of positivity are welcomed when it comes to this complex topic. Therefore, a welcomed survey by the Japanese Society…

Yorozu Tetsugoro and Japanese Art: independent artistic soul

Yorozu Tetsugoro and Japanese Art: independent artistic soul Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Yorozu Tetsugoro was born in 1885 and died of tuberculosis in 1927 after severe complications from pneumonia that finally took its toll. Sadly, all too often many artists in this period died young and the same fate awaited…

Tokyo Assembly Election to set Political Ripples: LDP Defeat to Increase Pressure on PM Abe

Tokyo Assembly Election to set Political Ripples: LDP Defeat to Increase Pressure on PM Abe Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) now firmly understands that many Japanese nationals are becoming increasingly disillusioned with the status quo. Of course, the election only…

Kobayashi Kiyochika the Japanese Meiji Artist: Personal Tragedy and Early Life

Kobayashi Kiyochika the Japanese Meiji Artist: Personal Tragedy and Early Life Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915) belongs to a very intriguing period in Japan. This is based on the Meiji Restoration of 1868 and the various convulsions and changes that revolutionized this nation. Therefore, despite Kiyochika fighting on…

Japanese Art and Ito Shinsui: A Lasting Legacy

Japanese Art and Ito Shinsui: A Lasting Legacy 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 the amazing sophistication and grace of so many art pieces. Also, Shinsui didn’t negate the rich traditions of Japanese art despite…