Turkish Prosecutor’s Document Suggests Turkey Spying on U.S. Soil

Turkish Prosecutor’s Document Suggests Turkey Spying on U.S. Soil by John Rossomando IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism A Turkish prosecution obtained by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) could offer the first public documentation showing Turkish spying on people in the United States. Turkey has cited information gathered in the 2017 document in a…

Japanese art and power concentration: Kano Sanraku (1559-1635)

Japanese art and power concentration: Kano Sanraku (1559-1635) Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times   Kano Sanraku (1559-1635) belongs to a time of major change in Japanese society. Hence, he witnessed the power processes of centralization under several warlords. This culminated with the emergence of the Tokugawa Period that lasted from 1603 to 1868. Therefore,…

The Japanese poet Yosa Buson in the shadow of art

The Japanese poet Yosa Buson in the 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. This reality means that his art is secondary despite being a distinctive artist. Therefore, while the art of Buson is…

Christians killed in church attack in Burkina Faso: Islamist threat in West Africa 

Christians killed in church attack in Burkina Faso: Islamist threat in West Africa  Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Suspected Islamists have killed 6 Christians, including the Protestant pastor, in the northern part of Burkina Faso. This latest suspected Islamist terrorist attack is a further sign of the growing problem facing Burkina…

Japanese art and the enigmatic Utamaro

Japanese art and the enigmatic Utamaro Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The distinguished art of Utamaro Kitagawa is known internationally based on his stunning art. This notably applies to the depiction of beautiful women (bijin-ga). However, while Utamaro is internationally famous, his life remains shrouded in mystery based on many areas remaining foggy. Therefore,…

Poetry: Virtue and hope crushed by this cold earth

Poetry: Virtue and hope crushed by this cold earth Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times   In this cold earth are times of my yesteryear Once signs of hope and passing the family key Never to know that the small patter of feet would be taken from thee   Age bedeviled my body and mind…

Sterilization of people deemed “unworthy and unfit” from conservative Japan to liberal Sweden 

Sterilization of people deemed “unworthy and unfit” from conservative Japan to liberal Sweden  Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan acknowledged the brutality of forced sterilizations that inflicted vast numbers of people between 1948 and 1996. Hence, compensation will now be given to victims who suffered greatly…

Suspected Islamist terrorist attack against Christian Churches and hotels kill at least 207 in Sri Lanka

Suspected Islamist terrorist attack against Christian Churches and hotels kill at least 207 in Sri Lanka Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It isn’t uncommon for Islamist terrorist attacks to kill Christian worshippers during holy periods including Easter and Christmas. Yesteryear was Egypt but today it is Sri Lanka. Hence, just like…

US and Japan affirm Cybersecurity ties: Japan’s non-Northeast Asian fixation and Russia

US and Japan affirm Cybersecurity ties: Japan’s non-Northeast Asian fixation and Russia Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan claims that he desires to solve the protracted territorial dispute with the Russian Federation. Yet, many within the corridors of power in Moscow dispute the sincerity of Japan.…

Forensic image of Tibetan leader held in Chinese captivity to be unveiled on BBC’s ‘The One Show’

Forensic image of Tibetan leader held in Chinese captivity to be unveiled on BBC’s ‘The One Show’ Free Tibet A new, forensically constructed image showing what Tibet’s missing Panchen Lama could look like twenty-four years after his abduction by the Chinese government will be unveiled on BBC’s The One Show. The short film will be…

Learning Without Fighting: New Developments in PLA Artificial Intelligence War-Gaming

Learning Without Fighting: New Developments in PLA Artificial Intelligence War-Gaming Publication: China Brief By: Elsa Kania The Jamestown Foundation   The Opportunities and Challenges of Intelligentization A lack of recent experience in combat is often characterized as a major liability and potential disadvantage for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in any future conflict scenario.…

Egypt backs counterterrorism measures in Libya: President El-Sisi meets Khalifa Hafter

Egypt backs counterterrorism measures in Libya: President El-Sisi meets Khalifa Hafter Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The government of Egypt under President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi openly backs counterterrorism measures in Libya. Indeed, with political convulsions emerging in Algeria and Sudan respectively, then Egypt seeks to keep Islamist terrorism and Muslim Brotherhood intrigues…