Ogata Korin and the Eyes of Hoitsu: Art of Japan

Art of Japan and Ogata Korin: The Importance of Hoitsu in Saving Korin 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 appeared that the winds of time would threaten his legacy. If this had happened then Japanese…

NATO Turkey is Killing the Kurds Directly in Syria: Obama is the new Arthur Zimmermann

NATO Turkey is Killing the Kurds Directly in Syria: Obama is the new Arthur Zimmermann Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The one consistent theme of President Obama’s leadership in the Middle East and North Africa is to sow the seeds of chaos and mass instability. This reality is visible to an…

Art of Japan and Intriguing Art of Ito Shinsui

Art of Japan and Intriguing Art of Ito Shinsui Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Ito Shinsui (1898-1972) leaves a lasting legacy because he produced many stunning pieces of art. His artwork came to the fore during the Taisho and Showa periods in Japan, whereby he became famous for stunning images of beautiful…

Japanese Art and Cultural Impact of Oda Nobunaga: Kano Eitoku

Japanese Art and Cultural Impact of Oda Nobunaga: Kano Eitoku Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In modern Japan the importance of Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582) and his legacy remains extremely strong even today. After all, he laid the foundation stone for the future centralized Japan despite certain limitations during the Tokugawa period. However, often the…

Art of Japan and Yoshitoshi: Endless Bouts of Depression

Art of Japan and Yoshitoshi: Endless Bouts of Depression Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi literally lived in two worlds and this applies to not only the Edo Period and Meiji Period but also to his chaotic lifestyle. However, despite this, Yoshitoshi produced stunning art and he was extremely productive. Yoshitoshi…

Japan must consider Regional Bank with China like South Korea irrespective of US pressure

Japan must consider Regional Bank with China like South Korea irrespective of US pressure Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan must remind America that economic, political and geopolitical areas are not dependent on the desires of Washington. This applies to the Obama administration questioning the possibility that Japan…

Heirinji Zen Temple in Saitama: Buddhism and Tourism on the Fringe of Tokyo

Heirinji Zen Temple in Saitama: Buddhism and Tourism on the Fringe of Tokyo Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If you adore history, culture, and the rich legacy of Buddhism, then a visit to Heirinji Zen Temple in Saitama prefecture is extremely rewarding. This fascinating temple is located in Niiza but the closeness to Tokyo…

Kawanabe Kyosai and Art of Japan: Folklore, Shinto, the Spirit World and Tengu

Kawanabe Kyosai and Art of Japan: Folklore, Shinto, the Spirit World and Tengu Lee Jay Walker and Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Kawanabe Kyosai is extremely fascinating because of his individualistic spirit and this is witnessed in his art. Kyosai, just like the mysterious Tengu, belonged to two worlds and this applies to the…

Wakayama and Japanese Tourism: Koyasan, Shirahama, Kumano Kodo & Kii Peninsula

Wakayama and Japanese Tourism: Koyasan, Shirahama, Kumano Kodo & Kii Peninsula James Jomo and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times Wakayama prefecture in Japan is blessed with many amazing places to visit and the richness of culture and history can be felt throughout this lovely region. This notably applies to Wakayama Castle, Koyasan, Kumano Kodo pilgrimage…

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 people can escape the stresses of life. Koriyama is the commercial capital of Fukushima prefecture and for many tourists this city is…

Japanese Women and Photography in Old Japan by Ogawa Kazumasa

Japanese Women and Photography in Old Japan by Ogawa Kazumasa Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo News The photography of Ogawa Kazumasa in this article is based on images of Japanese ladies in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. In each image you will find nothing revolutionary nor will you find a “hidden mystery.”…

Tokyo Fashion News: Fred Perry and White Mountaineering

Tokyo Fashion News: Fred Perry and White Mountaineering Sarah Deschamps and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times The iconic Fred Perry is selling a collection of delightful polo shirts with four individual brands from Japan. These Japanese companies apply to The Dress & Co., 08sircus, Yuge and Muveil Work. Therefore, for the lovers of the iconic…

Hagia Sophia in Trabzon is now a Mosque in Turkey: Kosovo, Northern Cyprus and Minority Muslims

Hagia Sophia in Trabzon is now a Mosque in Turkey: Kosovo, Northern Cyprus and Minority Muslims Nuray Lydia Oglu and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The multiculturalists laud Turkey for being secular, modern and democratic but they don’t bother to tell the truth about how this became. Likewise, the same wishful thinking elites in America…