Holy Buddhist Warrior Monk and Japanese Art: Benkei (1155-1189)

Holy Buddhist Warrior Monk and Japanese Art: Benkei (1155-1189) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The legendary Saito no Musashibo Benkei (1155-1189) is a sublime Japanese warrior monk who remained loyal to the… Continue reading

Mavis the Magic Dog: Sakura the Squirrel and the Terrible Storm (Magic, Shinto, and Japanese culture)

Mavis the Magic Dog: Sakura the Squirrel and the Terrible Storm (Magic, Nature, Shinto, and Japanese culture) Tomoko Hara and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times The second book of the series about Mavis… Continue reading

Israel and Cyber Defence: Mossad, Technology, and Libertad

Israel and Cyber Defence: Mossad, Technology, and Libertad Murad Makhumdov and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times Mossad, one of the most famous international spy agencies in the world, is focused on state… Continue reading

Uzbekistan Alters Its Vision for Afghanistan

Uzbekistan Alters Its Vision for Afghanistan Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Fozil Mashrab The Jamestown Foundation After the change of leadership in Uzbekistan, it has been widely acknowledged that the country’s new president,… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Kume Keiichirō: The son of the esteemed historian Kume Kunitake

Japanese Art and Kume Keiichirō: The son of the esteemed historian Kume Kunitake Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Kume Keiichirō (1866-1934) belongs to the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa periods… Continue reading

Drugs Crisis in Iran emanating from Afghanistan: Sharia, Narcotics, and Shadow of NATO

Drugs Crisis in Iran emanating from Afghanistan: Sharia, Narcotics, and Shadow of NATO  Boutros Hussein, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The Islamic Revolution in Shia Iran was meant to… Continue reading

Mexico, NSO Group, Israel, and Spying via Pegasus: The New Enemies of the State?

Mexico, NSO Group, Israel, and Spying via Pegasus: The New Enemies of the State? Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Mexico, according to various sources, is now… Continue reading

Uganda needs Support from ongoing South Sudan Refugee Crisis: The United Kingdom and Church of England

Uganda needs Support from ongoing South Sudan Refugee Crisis: The United Kingdom and Church of England Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The ongoing crisis in South Sudan is witnessing… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Changing Times through the Eyes of Yoshu Chikanobu (1838-1912)

Art of Japan and Changing Times through the Eyes of Yoshu Chikanobu (1838-1912) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yoshu Chikanobu (Toyohara Chikanobu) lived between 1838 and 1912, therefore, much of his art… Continue reading

Muslim Brotherhood Affiliate Claims Responsibility for Cairo Attack

Muslim Brotherhood Affiliate Claims Responsibility for Cairo Attack By IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism The Muslim Brotherhood-linked Hasm Movement claimed responsibility for a deadly terrorist attack targeting Egyptian security forces in Cairo… Continue reading

Death in Mexico resembles a Civil War: Three Murders Per Hour in early 2017

Death in Mexico resembles a Civil War: Three Murders Per Hour in early 2017 Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Mexico resembles a nation going through the… Continue reading

Kosovo Serbs need a fair ICJ decision to break the Kosovo Diktat: Pointer of Burkina Faso and Niger

Kosovo Serbs need a fair ICJ decision to break the Kosovo Diktat: Pointer of Burkina Faso and Niger Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Burkina Faso and Niger – a… Continue reading

Japanese Artist Inspired by Diverse Art Themes: Hayami and Flows of Time

Japanese Artist Inspired by Diverse Art Themes: Hayami and Flows of Time Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Gyoshu Hayami (1894-1935) sadly passed away at a relatively young age. However, despite this, the… Continue reading

Austria and Germany irked by new US Senate sanctions bill on the Russian Federation

Austria and Germany irked by new US Senate sanctions bill on the Russian Federation  Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nations of Austria and Germany are irked by proposals… Continue reading

Recent Developments in the Chinese Army’s Helicopter Force

Recent Developments in the Chinese Army’s Helicopter Force Publication: China Brief By: Dennis J. Blasko The Jamestown Foundation In November 2016, Chinese internet sources showed photos of a ceremony in the (former) 13th… Continue reading

Buddhism, Japanese Art, and the Middle Kingdom (China): Rich Legacy of Tensho Shubun

Buddhism, Japanese Art, and the Middle Kingdom (China): Rich Legacy of Tensho Shubun Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Tensho Shubun was deeply influenced by landscape artists from the Middle… Continue reading

More Christians Executed by Sunni Islamists in the Philippines: Maute and Crisis in Marawi

More Christians Executed by Sunni Islamists in the Philippines: Maute and Crisis in Marawi Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sunni Islamists in the Philippines express utter joy by executing… Continue reading

Grenfell Tower Blaze in London kills at least 12 People

Grenfell Tower Blaze in London kills at least 12 People Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Devastation struck west London after a brutal fire blaze hit Grenfell Tower in North… Continue reading

The United Kingdom and Brexit: President Macron of France says, “The door remains open”

The United Kingdom and Brexit: President Macron of France says, “The door remains open”  Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The new leader of France, President Emmanuel Macron, is making… Continue reading

Japanese Poetry and Yosa Buson: Shadow of Art

Japanese Poetry and Yosa Buson: Shadow of Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yosa Buson (1716-1784) belongs to the world of Japanese poetry because his haiku is highly acclaimed, saying it mildly.… Continue reading

Adorable Garden of Chinzan-so in Tokyo fused with Religious and Philosophical Dimensions

Adorable Garden of Chinzan-so in Tokyo fused with Religious and Philosophical Dimensions Kanako Itamae and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo News The history of Chinzan-so (Chinzanso) is fascinating because you have many historic remains,… Continue reading

Pakistani Law Makes Ramadan a Dangerous Time for Religious Minorities

Pakistani Law Makes Ramadan a Dangerous Time for Religious Minorities By Ammar Anwer Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism The unconscious man rushed to a Pakistani hospital was covered in filth.… Continue reading

U.K. Election Result highlights a Complex Picture: Terrible Night for PM May and SNP

U.K. Election Result highlights a Complex Picture: Terrible Night for PM May and SNP Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The general election in the United Kingdom witnessed two strong… Continue reading

Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902) and Japanese Poetry: In the Shadow of Death

  Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902) and Japanese Poetry: In the Shadow of Death Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The famous Japanese poet Masaoka Shiki was born in 1867 just one year before the… Continue reading

Terrorists Attack the Tomb of Khomeini and Parliament of Iran: e-Khalq, ISIS, Jundallah, Jaish, or Operatives?

Terrorists Attack the Tomb of Khomeini and Parliament of Iran: e-Khalq, ISIS, Jundallah, Jaish, or Operatives? Nawal Soueif, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Terrorists have attacked the revered tomb… Continue reading

Russia’s Syria Resupply Route Through the Turkish Straits: Vulnerable to Terrorist Attack?

Russia’s Syria Resupply Route Through the Turkish Straits: Vulnerable to Terrorist Attack? Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: John C. K. Daly The Jamestown Foundation Since Moscow’s military intervention in the Syrian civil war… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Remembering Bahukutumbi Raman who was a true Counter-Terrorist and Security Expert: India and Pakistan

Remembering Bahukutumbi Raman who was a true Counter-Terrorist and Security Expert: India and Pakistan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It was with great sadness in June 2013 that Modern Tokyo Times heard… Continue reading

Sunni Islamists Kill again in the United Kingdom: 7 Die in London Terrorist Attack

Sunni Islamists Kill again in the United Kingdom: 7 Die in London Terrorist Attack Nuray Lydia Oglu, Sawako Uchida, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sunni Islamist terrorists have killed at least… Continue reading

Afghanistan Police Kill Protesters who lambast the Government, Taliban, and Pakistan

Afghanistan Police Kill Protesters who lambast the Government, Taliban, and Pakistan Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times After a barbaric terrorist attack killed vast numbers of people in the capital… Continue reading

Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781) and Japanese Art: Intriguing Approach to Artistic Convention

Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781) and Japanese Art: Intriguing Approach to Artistic Convention Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The Japanese artist, Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781), was born into a wealthy household during the Edo… Continue reading

Putin says Kurile is an Ideal Place to Check the United States in the Far East: Independent Japan?

Putin says Kurile is an Ideal Place to Check the United States in the Far East: Independent Japan? Galina Zobova, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation is… Continue reading