Art of Japan and Kume Keiichirō: Stability despite the change

Art of Japan and Kume Keiichirō: Stability despite the change Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Kume Keiichirō (1866-1934) belongs to the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa periods of history in… Continue reading

Myanmar should utilize its geopolitical importance: Positive ties with China, India, and Japan

Myanmar should utilize its geopolitical importance: Positive ties with China, India, and Japan Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Myanmar is far from isolated despite the efforts… Continue reading

Khashoggi, Muslim Brotherhood and opportune America, Turkey, and the UK: Land of political imprisonment

Khashoggi, Muslim Brotherhood and opportune America, Turkey, and the UK: Land of political imprisonment Nuray Lydia Oglu and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey is a supporter… Continue reading

French Say “Non” to Islamist Performer at Bataclan

French Say “Non” to Islamist Performer at Bataclan by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism On Nov. 13, 2015, a series of Islamist terrorist attacks shook the city… Continue reading

Contemporary Japanese artist and adorable landscape titled “Hakone in Natural Splendor”

Contemporary Japanese artist and adorable landscape titled “Hakone in Natural Splendor” Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The contemporary Japanese artist Sawako Utsumi recently produced another adorable art piece that focused on the… Continue reading

Russia accuses Japan of “megaphone diplomacy” over military drills in contested waters

Russia accuses Japan of “megaphone diplomacy” over military drills in contested waters Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan and President Vladimir Putin of the… Continue reading

Nations and charities encouraging migration to the EU should be charged: OIC free ride

Nations and charities encouraging migration to the EU should be charged: OIC free ride Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The European Union (EU) needs to consider indigenous taxpayers and… Continue reading

Japan and Mekong nations of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam to strengthen ties

Japan and Mekong nations of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam to strengthen ties Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker                   Modern Tokyo Times Japan and five nations connected to the Mekong Delta have… Continue reading

Ito Shinsui opened up the “old mirror” of Edo and early Meiji art

Ito Shinsui opened up the “old mirror” of Edo and early Meiji art Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times Ito Shinsui (1898-1972) is one of the greatest twentieth-century artists to emanate from Japan.… Continue reading

The Uncertain Road Ahead for Macedonia

The Uncertain Road Ahead for Macedonia Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Margarita Assenova The Jamestown Foundation The vast majority of voters who took part in Macedonia’s referendum on September 30 supported changing the… Continue reading

Art of Japan and the last Ukiyo-e knell of the Meiji Era: Western artists inspired

Art of Japan and the last Ukiyo-e knell of the Meiji Era: Western artists inspired Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ukiyo-e art is especially linked with the Edo Period (1603-1868) but while… Continue reading

PM Shinzo Abe of Japan says that the United Kingdom would be welcome to join the TPP

PM Shinzo Abe of Japan says that the United Kingdom would be welcome to join the TPP Noriko Watanabe and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan notified the… Continue reading

The Mass Media and the reciprocal Al-Qaeda: Afghanistan, Bosnia, Libya, Syria, and now Myanmar

The Mass Media and the reciprocal Al-Qaeda: Afghanistan, Bosnia, Libya, Syria, and now Myanmar Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The mass media corporations throughout the Northern Hemisphere that incorporate… Continue reading

Art of Buddhism in China and Japan: The shadow of Liang K’ai (1140-1210) on Kaihō Yūshō (1533-1615)

Art of Buddhism in China and Japan: The shadow of Liang K’ai (1140-1210) on Kaihō Yūshō (1533-1615) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The path of Buddhism in China and Japan knows many… Continue reading

Myanmar and the Yazidi shadow in Rakhine: Buddhists, Mro, Bengali Hindus, and others fled ARSA Islamists

Myanmar and the Yazidi shadow in Rakhine: Buddhists, Mro, Bengali Hindus, and others fled ARSA Islamists Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In Iraq and Syria it soon became apparent… Continue reading

Sugawara Mitsushige and Buddhism: Bodhisattva Kannon and the Middle Kingdom

Sugawara Mitsushige and Buddhism: Bodhisattva Kannon and the Middle Kingdom Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The passing of time never dampens the beauty of the thirteenth-century Japanese calligrapher Sugawara Mitsushige. Indeed, just… Continue reading

Japan to welcome State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar and discuss bilateral issues

Japan to welcome State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar and discuss bilateral issues Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan invited State Counsellor… Continue reading

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s nearly all-male Cabinet doesn’t look good for a modern society

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s nearly all-male Cabinet doesn’t look good for a modern society Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The new Japanese Cabinet is like a virtual all male… Continue reading

Trump highlights the threat of tariffs that forced a U-turn by Japan unlike the weakness of Obama

Trump highlights the threat of tariffs that forced a U-turn by Japan unlike the weakness of Obama Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America is highlighting… Continue reading

Soga Shōhaku went against the grain in the eighteenth century: Art of the Muromachi Period

Soga Shōhaku went against the grain in the eighteenth century: Art of the Muromachi Period Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781) went against the grain in the… Continue reading

Earthquake and tsunami toll reaches 844 people in Indonesia: 34 Christian children at Bible camp die

Earthquake and tsunami toll reaches 844 people in Indonesia: 34 Christian children at Bible camp die Sawako Uchida and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times The brutal 7.5 magnitude earthquake that triggered a tsunami… Continue reading

Myanmar to allow visa-free visitors from Hong Kong and Macau following on from Japan and South Korea

Myanmar to allow visa-free visitors from Hong Kong and Macau following on from Japan and South Korea Sawako Utsumi and Chika Mori Modern Tokyo Times Political leaders in Myanmar are keen to open… Continue reading

Yemen: Clashes Between Islamic State and AQAP Emblematic of Broader Competition

Clashes Between Islamic State and AQAP Emblematic of Broader Competition   Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 16 Issue: 18 By: Brian M. Perkins The Jamestown Foundation The Islamic State’s (IS) global network is far… Continue reading

Brutal tsunami devastates Palu in Indonesia after a magnitude 7.5 earthquake

Brutal tsunami devastates Palu in Indonesia after a magnitude 7.5 earthquake Sawako Uchida and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times A brutal tsunami hit the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia after a magnitude 7.5… Continue reading

Kanzan Shimomura and art of Japan: The flows of Buddhist art, Kano, Rinpa, and the school of Tosa

Kanzan Shimomura and art of Japan: The flows of Buddhist art, Kano, Rinpa, and the school of Tosa Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Kanzan Shimomura (1873 to 1930) is a… Continue reading

Myanmar is bullied by Western and Islamic states that seek to gloss over Yemen and other ill deeds

Myanmar is bullied by Western and Islamic states that seek to gloss over Yemen and other ill deeds Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Western and Islamic nations that have… Continue reading

Bilateral talks on tariffs between America and Japan agreed by Trump and Abe

Bilateral talks on tariffs between America and Japan agreed by Trump and Abe Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan agreed to enter bilateral talks… Continue reading

Ireland is on par with poorer nations in the area of allowing Trafficking sites America

Ireland is on par with poorer nations in the area of allowing Trafficking sites America Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The United States State Department has put on notice… Continue reading

Japanese poet of bygone years: Kakinomoto no Hitomaro

Japanese poet of bygone years: Kakinomoto no Hitomaro Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The Japanese waka poet Kakinomoto no Hitomaro belongs to the world of the seventh century and the very… Continue reading

The richness of Japanese art during the warring times: Kano Eitoku (1543-1590)

The richness of Japanese art during the warring times: Kano Eitoku (1543-1590) Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Kano Eitoku (1543-1590) says much about the various dynamics of the Azuchi-Momoyama… Continue reading

NSC Meets Lobbyist Who Backed Syrian Jihadists

NSC Meets Lobbyist Who Backed Syrian Jihadists by John Rossomando IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism A Syrian-American lobbyist who pushed the Obama administration to support Syrian jihadists met with National Security Council… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Kano Michinobu (1730-1790)

Art of Japan and Kano Michinobu (1730-1790) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Kano school of art blessed Japan for many centuries after the founding fathers were born in the fifteenth century.… Continue reading