Japan art: Cultural art during momentous political changes

Japan art: Cultural art during momentous political changes Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Ishizaki Kōyō (1884-1947) hails from the prefecture of Toyama in Japan. He was the fifth born son of a merchant family. Therefore, from a very early age, his path was set and secure. Kōyō studied under Yamamoto Koichi when…

China sends India Covid-19 assistance despite frosty relations

China sends India Covid-19 assistance despite frosty relations Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Increased territorial tensions between China and India have been put aside because of the severity of the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis in India. Hence, President Xi Jinping of China reiterated to Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India that China…

Covid-19 ravaging India with daily high infections and deaths

Covid-19 ravaging India with daily high infections and deaths Kanako Mita and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times India is witnessing a new surge in coronavirus (Covid-19) infections and deaths. The pattern of crisis varies depending on which part of the country. However, in places hit hardest, hospitals are under enormous pressure and oxygen supplies are…

Israel suspected of Natanz cyberattack against Iran: Biden and Iran

Israel suspected of Natanz cyberattack against Iran: Biden and Iran Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Iran is claiming that Israel unleashed a cyberattack against the uranium enrichment plant of Natanz. Sources in Israel seemed unusual in confirming the attack on the Iranian nuclear facility. Therefore, given Iran’s hatred of Israel along…

Biden and the Democrats Cold War mentality: The Russian Federation and Ukraine

Biden and the Democrats Cold War mentality: The Russian Federation and Ukraine Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The leadership of President Joe Biden is witnessing the Cold War mentality that exists within the ruling Democrats. This is similar to the neoconservatives of the Republicans outside of the views of Donald Trump.…

Imperial system in Japan based on revisionism concerning a female leader

Imperial system in Japan based on revisionism concerning a female leader Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japan is known for being a bastion of political family elites who dominate the ministerial system. Likewise, Japan ranks poorly in countless international benchmarks involving women. This concerns few female business leaders, limited political representation,…

Flash floods kill many in Indonesia and Timor Leste

Flash floods kill many in Indonesia and Timor Leste Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times Flash flooding is known to have killed at least 50 people in Indonesia and Timor Leste (East Timor). The severity of the situation and threat to livestock means the final death toll is likely to be higher. Landslides,…

Poetry of Japan: Fusions of cultural ideas in bygone days

Poetry of Japan: Fusions of cultural ideas in bygone days Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yamanoue no Okura (660-733?) lived a very fascinating life. Naturally, many areas of his life remain unknown and are open to interpretation. This is based on the passages of time. Therefore, his true nationality isn’t fully known alongside many…

Taiwan train derailment kills at least 48: Tomb Sweeping Day tourists

Taiwan train derailment kills at least 48: Tomb Sweeping Day tourists Kanako Mita and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times Tragedy hit Taiwan after a train derailment killed at least 48 people. Reports are still sketchy, but it is believed that over 70 remain trapped after the derailment carrying approximately 470 passengers. Apparently, many passengers were…

Japan bypasses Emergency: Parts of Hyogo, Osaka, and Miyagi under new measures

Japan bypasses Emergency: Parts of Hyogo, Osaka, and Miyagi under new measures Sawako Uchida and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times Daily infections of coronavirus (Covid-19) are increasing in parts of Japan once more. However, unlike past declarations of a State of Emergency, new measures have been announced outside this declaration. Therefore, fresh confusion abounds concerning…

Japan Health Minister apologizes for the large party despite Covid-19

Japan Health Minister apologizes for the large party despite Covid-19 Kanako Mita and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese minister in charge of Health, Labor, and Welfare apologized deeply for 23 officials enjoying a late-night farewell party despite the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. Thus Tamura Norihisa apologized profusely for betraying the trust of the…