Japanese Art and the Harsh Reality of Life: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japanese Art and the Harsh Reality of Life: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi literally lived in two worlds and this applies to not only the Edo… Continue reading

Election in Germany witnesses the same Chancellor Merkel but new indigenous AfD reality

Election in Germany witnesses the same Chancellor Merkel but new indigenous AfD reality Helmet Joachim Schmidt, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The election in Germany witnessed the same Chancellor… Continue reading

Poetry – The kingfisher dies

Poetry – The kingfisher dies I walked around this world in a haze Not knowing, nor seeking, the falsehood of another faith or culture After all, the kingfisher flew and dived Then a… Continue reading

China hints that Japan should focus on Dialogue towards North Korea: China and Russia

China hints that Japan should focus on Dialogue towards North Korea: China and Russia Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times China and the Russian Federation are increasingly concerned by the… Continue reading

English Landscape Art by Japanese Artist: Nature, Old Christian Church, and Spirit of Shinto

English Landscape Art by Japanese Artist: Nature, Old Christian Church, and Spirit of Shinto Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sawako Utsumi is a Japanese contemporary artist who fuses aspects of Japanese art… Continue reading

Myanmar anti-Buddhist Propaganda in Full Flow: Media, Syria, and Organization of Islamic Cooperation

Myanmar anti-Buddhist Propaganda in Full Flow: Media, Syria, and Organization of Islamic Cooperation Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The irony couldn’t be more ironic based on the reality of… Continue reading

Tunisian Religious Reforms Challenge Egypt’s Al Azhar

Tunisian Religious Reforms Challenge Egypt’s Al Azhar by Hany Ghoraba Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi marched straight into a battle with Egypt’s highest Sunni authority,… Continue reading

Poet Saigyō and Japanese Buddhism: Light of the Buddha, Nature, and Shintoism

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

Burundi nationals killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Inquiry Opened

Burundi nationals killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Inquiry Opened  Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is known that 37 nationals from Burundi were killed in the Democratic… Continue reading

South Korea rightly provides Humanitarian Aid to the poor in North Korea: Japan is irked

South Korea rightly provides Humanitarian Aid to the poor in North Korea: Japan is irked Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The current leader of South Korea, President Moon Jae-in,… Continue reading

Strategic War Game Zapad 2017 Has Begun

Strategic War Game Zapad 2017 Has Begun Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor  By: Pavel Felgenhauer The Jamestown Foundation Last November, in Minsk, at a session of the joint Russian-Belarusian “defense collegium,” Russia’s minister of… Continue reading

Jakushitsu Genkō (1290-1367) and Buddhist Poetry in old Japan

Jakushitsu Genkō (1290-1367) and Buddhist Poetry in old Japan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Jakushitsu Genkō (1290-1367) is a famous Japanese Rinzai Buddhist preacher who became the first abbot of the Eigen-ji… Continue reading

North Korea is upping the ante via missile tests over Japan: China, Russia, and South Korea

North Korea is upping the ante via missile tests over Japan: China, Russia, and South Korea Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Northern Japan is now a growing part of… Continue reading

Mali and Niger seek International Funding for Anti-Terrorist Forces in the Sahel

Mali and Niger seek International Funding for Anti-Terrorist Forces in the Sahel Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The nations of Mali and Niger – part of the G5 Sahel… Continue reading

Tokyo Garden and the Fusion of Faiths and Ideas: Chinzan-so

Tokyo Garden and the Fusion of Faiths and Ideas: Chinzan-so Kanako Itamae and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo News The history of Chinzan-so (Chinzanso) is fascinating because you have many historic remains, therefore, you… Continue reading

IVF accounts for roughly 5 percent of all births in Japan: Room for Improvement

IVF accounts for roughly 5 percent of all births in Japan: Room for Improvement Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The extremely low birth rate in Japan is a worrying… Continue reading

Anti-Myanmar Agenda and Hypocrisy of Malaysia and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

Anti-Myanmar Agenda and Hypocrisy of Malaysia and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Salma Zribi, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is widely known that Gulf petrodollars from Saudi Arabia… Continue reading

Tokiwa Mitsunaga and Art in Twelfth Century Japan: High Culture of A Clouded Sky

Tokiwa Mitsunaga and Art in Twelfth Century Japan: High Culture of A Clouded Sky Lee Jay Walker   Modern Tokyo Times The twelfth-century Japanese artist, Tokiwa Mitsunaga, resided in a world of power… Continue reading

Western Encroachment and Japanese Art: Yokohama-e and Sadahide

Western Encroachment and Japanese Art: Yokohama-e and Sadahide Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Utagawa Sadahide (Gountei Sadahide) witnessed the first years of modernization in Japan that emerged after the 1868 Meiji Restoration.… Continue reading

President Trump responds quickly to Hurricane crisis: $15 billion in Hurricane related aid

President Trump responds quickly to Hurricane crisis: $15 billion in Hurricane related aid  Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump is sometimes a bit of a maverick whereby… Continue reading

U.S. Nuclear Weapons could be deployed in Japan claims Former Secretary-General Ishiba

U.S. Nuclear Weapons could be deployed in Japan claims Former Secretary-General Ishiba Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The highly respected former Secretary-General of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and… Continue reading

Al-Qaeda’s Quiet Resurgence in India

Al-Qaeda’s Quiet Resurgence in India Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Animesh Roul The Jamestown Foundation Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), the official South Asian branch of the transnational al-Qaeda network, has spread its… Continue reading

Art and Cultural Impact of Tomoe Gozen: Female Warrior

Art and Cultural Impact of Tomoe Gozen: Female Warrior Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese legendary female warrior, Tomoe Gozen, is a prime example that the compliant image of females in… Continue reading

Al-Qaeda to reciprocate the Mass Media: Afghanistan to Bosnia to Libya to Syria to Myanmar

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

Art of Japan: Kanae Yamamoto Overcame Economic Adversity (Part

Art of Japan: Kanae Yamamoto Overcame Economic Adversity (Part One) 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

Hindus and the Buddhist Mro Tribe are fleeing ARSA Islamists in Myanmar: Eye of Yazidis

Hindus and the Buddhist Mro Tribe are fleeing ARSA Islamists in Myanmar: Eye of Yazidis Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The mass media is adept at mass generalizations and… Continue reading

Russia says America must open dialogue with North Korea: Japan and South Korea

Russia says America must open dialogue with North Korea: Japan and South Korea Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation warned ominously that a… Continue reading

Contemporary Japanese Artist and L.S. Lowry: Distance, Light, and Ideas

Contemporary Japanese Artist and L.S. Lowry: Distance, Light, and Ideas Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sawako Utsumi hails from northern Japan and she is a contemporary Japanese artist, who equally adores art… Continue reading

Belgium: 119 Islamic Institutions Investigated for Extremism in 2016

Belgium: 119 Islamic Institutions Investigated for Extremism in 2016 By IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Belgian authorities investigated 58 mosques and 61 Islamic associations in 2016 in an effort to counter the… Continue reading

Trump and Mattis not on the same Hymn Sheet over North Korea: South Korea and Japan

Trump and Mattis not on the same Hymn Sheet over North Korea: South Korea and Japan Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It appears that North Korea is intent on… Continue reading

China and Russia take a nuanced approach to North Korea after missile flew over Japan

China and Russia take a nuanced approach to North Korea after missile flew over Japan Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times North Korea was rebuked rapidly by America, Japan, and… Continue reading

Hindus killed in Myanmar after ARSA attack: Army evacuates 4,000 Buddhists and Hindus

Hindus killed in Myanmar after ARSA attack: Army evacuates 4,000 Buddhists and Hindus Boutros Hussein, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The armed forces of Myanmar have evacuated approximately 4,000… Continue reading