Japan Art and Sekka: Artistic Tranquillity despite Political Changes and Upheavals

Japan Art and Sekka: Artistic Tranquillity despite Political Changes and Upheavals Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If you view the sublime simplicity of art by Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) then it is difficult… Continue reading

ETA dies a Natural Death: Disarmament despite no Political Concessions from Spain

ETA dies a Natural Death: Disarmament despite no Political Concessions from Spain Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The ruling political elites in Spain refused any political concessions to the… Continue reading

America bombs Syria in Homs: Christians Cleansed in Homs by Sunni Islamists in the past

America bombs Syria in Homs: Christians Cleansed in Homs by Sunni Islamists in the past Murad Makhmudov, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America authorised the… Continue reading

Trump thinking of assisting al-Qaeda Linked Areas in Syria: Pity the Christians

Trump thinking of assisting al-Qaeda Linked Areas in Syria: Pity the Christians Murad Makhmudov, Kanako Itamae, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   It appears that one incompetent administration after another follows… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Kanae Yamamoto (Part Two): Impact of Europe and Socialism

Japanese Art and Kanae Yamamoto (Part Two): Impact of Europe and Socialism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In my first article about Kanae Yamamoto (1882-1946), the emphasis was on his childhood, areas… Continue reading

Former Islamic Sharia Judge in Malaysia hints at Child Marriage of 9 and Marrying your Rapist

Former Islamic Sharia Judge in Malaysia hints at Child Marriage of 9 and Marrying your Rapist Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The parliament of Malaysia heard a former Islamic… Continue reading

Germany in Draft Law to Outlaw Child Marriage after Surge of non-German Child Marriages

Germany in Draft Law to Outlaw Child Marriage after Surge of non-German Child Marriages Helmet Joachim Schmidt, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Germany is finally turning… Continue reading

Syria Denies the Gulf and Western Version of Khan Sheikhoun: Only Enemies of Syria gain

Syria Denies the Gulf and Western Version of Khan Sheikhoun: Only Enemies of Syria gain Ramazan Khalidov, Sawako Uchida, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Immediately after events occurred in Khan Sheikhoun… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Kanae Yamamoto (Part One): Difficult Early Years

Japanese Art and Kanae Yamamoto (Part One): Difficult Early Years Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Kanae Yamamoto (1882-1946) witnessed many momentous historical events throughout his lifetime. Yet, despite the waves… Continue reading

Looming Dangers One Year after Nagorno-Karabakh Escalation

Looming Dangers One Year after Nagorno-Karabakh Escalation Magdalena Grono Program Director, Europe & Central Asia International Crisis Group BAKU, Azerbaijan — The room housing refugees in the former Soviet sanatorium just outside Baku… Continue reading

Sunni Islamist Terrorism strikes St. Petersburg in the Russian Federation: A Global Reality

Sunni Islamist Terrorism strikes St. Petersburg in the Russian Federation: A Global Reality Murad Makhmudov, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sunni Islamist terrorism struck St. Petersburg just like other… Continue reading

America and Egypt to jointly erase the Appeasement of Obama towards the Muslim Brotherhood

America and Egypt to jointly erase the Appeasement of Obama towards the Muslim Brotherhood Boutros Hussein, Sawako Uchida, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Presidency of Barack Obama of America, who… Continue reading

Katsukawa Shunshō and Japanese Art (1726-1793): Major Influence in the Edo Period

Katsukawa Shunshō and Japanese Art (1726-1793): Major Influence in the Edo Period Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The Japanese artist called Katsukawa Shunshō isn’t particularly famous outside of Japan. Indeed, even… Continue reading

France and the Spirit of Le Pen: Or Macron and Tax Exile Funding, PC Media, and Elitist Institutions

France and the Spirit of Le Pen: Or Macron and Tax Exile Funding, PC Media, and Elitist Institutions Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The independent spirit of France who… Continue reading

Taiwan’s Search for Security Partners: Looking Beyond Washington

Taiwan’s Search for Security Partners: Looking Beyond Washington Publication: China Brief By: Lauren Dickey The Jamestown Foundation In November 2016, Hong Kong authorities seized nine Singaporean Terrex infantry carrier vehicles en route home… Continue reading

Turkey under Erdogan: Tens of Thousands Arrested but Turkey still not Expelled from NATO

Turkey under Erdogan: Tens of Thousands Arrested but Turkey still not Expelled from NATO Nuray Lydia Oglu and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Turkey is witnessing the relentless imprisonment of Kurdish political… Continue reading

Nichiren Buddhism and Japanese Artist: Sado Island and Exile in the Snow

Nichiren Buddhism and Japanese Artist: Sado Island and Exile in the Snow Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Buddhist holy man called Nichiren (1222-1282) was exiled to Sado Island in his native… Continue reading

China Needs to Re-evaluate the Independence of Taiwan: America and Japan

China Needs to Re-evaluate the Independence of Taiwan: America and Japan Hiroshi Saito and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) of China needs to re-evaluate its relationship with… Continue reading

London Terrorist Followed the Jihadist’s Twisted Path From Prison to Terrorist

London Terrorist Followed the Jihadist’s Twisted Path From Prison to Terrorist by Patrick Dunleavy IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Before he drove violently into the crowd on Westminster Bridge, before plunging the… Continue reading

African Nationals Attacked in India after Locals Site Drugs and Criminality: Complex Causes

African Nationals Attacked in India after Locals Site Drugs and Criminality: Complex Causes Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The death of a local youth in Greater Noida is igniting… Continue reading

Japanese Buddhist Poet Saigyō (1118-1190): Nature, Shintoism, and the Light of the Buddha

Japanese Buddhist Poet Saigyō (1118-1190): Nature, Shintoism, and the Light of the Buddha Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese Buddhist poet Saigyō Hōshi (birth name Satō Norikiyo) was born in 1118… Continue reading

Tochigi Ski Resort hit by Tragedy: Children Perish in Nasu after Avalanche in Japan

Tochigi Ski Resort hit by Tragedy: Children Perish in Nasu after Avalanche in Japan Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times A tragic avalanche in Tochigi Prefecture killed seven high school… Continue reading

Kamuina Nsapu Insurgency Adds to Dangers in DR Congo

Kamuina Nsapu Insurgency Adds to Dangers in DR Congo Hans Hoebeke International Crisis Group   The Kamuina Nsapu insurgency arose last year as a locally rooted conflict in the Kasai-Central province of the… Continue reading

Japan pulls the Self-Defense Forces out of South Sudan under a Self-Created Cloud

Japan pulls the Self-Defense Forces out of South Sudan under a Self-Created Cloud Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If Japan is serious about becoming a stabilizing international power then… Continue reading

Japanese Folklore and Samurai Tadamori: Power Concentration and Taira Clan

Japanese Folklore and Samurai Tadamori: Power Concentration and Taira Clan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The folklore of Japan is extremely rich and not surprisingly art, culture, fables, history, and myths focus… Continue reading

CIA and Apple: iPhones and MacBooks Infiltrated for 8 Years but Sincerity or Duplicity?

CIA and Apple: iPhones and MacBooks Infiltrated for 8 Years but Sincerity or Duplicity? Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is reported by WikiLeaks that the CIA has infiltrated… Continue reading

Arunachal Pradesh: Cultural and Strategic Flashpoint For Sino-Indian Relations

Arunachal Pradesh: Cultural and Strategic Flashpoint For Sino-Indian Relations Publication: China Brief Volume: 17 Issue: 1 By: Sudha Ramachandran The Jamestown Foundation Sino-Indian relations are likely to become strained in early 2017. The… Continue reading

Japanese Artist and Landscapes of Manchester: Blackley Forest, Heaton Park, and River Irk

Japanese Artist and Landscapes of Manchester: Blackley Forest, Heaton Park, and River Irk Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The contemporary Japanese artist, Sawako Utsumi, fuses the art world of Japan and Europe… Continue reading

Sunni Islamist Terrorist Kills 3 People in London before being Shot Dead

Sunni Islamist Terrorist Kills 3 People in London before being Shot Dead Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Reports say one known Takfiri Islamist killed three people prior to being… Continue reading

Syrian Government Remains Steadfast against Sectarianism and Terrorism: Christian Survival

Syrian Government Remains Steadfast against Sectarianism and Terrorism: Christian Survival Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian government remain steadfast in the need to preserve… Continue reading

Israel Focuses more on China: High Technology and Heavy Investment

Israel Focuses more on China: High Technology and Heavy Investment Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Israel under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is increasingly focused on major… Continue reading

Japanese Buddhist Poetry by Jakushitsu (1290-1367): Why pursue words, when one truly seeks silence?

Japanese Buddhist Poetry by Jakushitsu (1290-1367): Why pursue words, when one truly seeks silence? Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Jakushitsu Genkō (1290-1367) is a famous Japanese Rinzai Buddhist preacher who became the… Continue reading