Fighting Boko Haram in Chad: Beyond Military Measures

Fighting Boko Haram in Chad: Beyond Military Measures International Crisis Group Since early 2015, attacks in Chad by the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram have killed hundreds, displaced more than 100,000 and damaged… Continue reading

China Seeking to Prevent America, North Korea, and South Korea from Colliding Head On

China Seeking to Prevent America, North Korea, and South Korea from Colliding Head On Sawako Uchida, Ri Kuk-Chol, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of China is trying to quell… Continue reading

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan and Early Steps

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan and Early Steps Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The long rule of Islam Karimov in Uzbekistan ended after he passed away in September 2016.… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Dutch Art: Altered Reality of Hiroshige by Van Gogh

Japanese Art and Dutch Art: Altered Reality of Hiroshige by Van Gogh Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ando (Utagawa) Hiroshige (1797-1858) is one of the most famous Japanese ukiyo-e artists to have… Continue reading

Burundi needs International Support to Fight against Malaria

Burundi needs International Support to Fight against Malaria Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Burundi needs greater international support to fight against the terrible consequences of malaria.… Continue reading

Poetry of Old Japan: Yamabe no Akahito

Poetry of Old Japan: Yamabe no Akahito Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese poet Yamabe no Akahito belongs to the Nara period of history in the eighth century. In truth, much… Continue reading

China Tolerating Vietnam’s South China Sea Activities, For Now

China Tolerating Vietnam’s South China Sea Activities, For Now Publication: China Brief Volume: 17 Issue: 3 By: Derek Grossman The Jamestown Foundation China’s expanding military presence in the South China Sea has prompted… Continue reading

PM Abe of Japan Grovels to the anti-Human Rights nation of Saudi Arabia

PM Abe of Japan Grovels to the anti-Human Rights nation of Saudi Arabia Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Cabinet officials including Chief Cabinet Secretary… Continue reading

Myanmar needs International Support: Fighting on the Border with China and anti-Buddhist Media

Myanmar needs International Support: Fighting on the Border with China and anti-Buddhist Media Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The situation in Myanmar remains critical because ethnic, religious, and political… Continue reading

High Peak Art by Japan Artist: Castleton and other Villages of the Peak District

High Peak Art by Japan Artist: Castleton and other Villages of the Peak District Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The contemporary Japanese artist, Sawako Utsumi, feels at home when viewing the… Continue reading

Remembering the March 11 Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011: Brave Fire Brigade Heroes of Otsuchi to Fleeing Embassies

Remembering the March 11 Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011: Brave Fire Brigade Heroes of Otsuchi to Fleeing Embassies Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times March 11, 2011, will forever be… Continue reading

Trump’s America Focused on Helping US Workers: Japan Urged to Change at WTO

Trump’s America Focused on Helping US Workers: Japan Urged to Change at WTO Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America was elected on the premise of… Continue reading

Legendary Japanese Female Warrior: Tomoe Gozen and the Female Samurai Class

Legendary Japanese Female Warrior: Tomoe Gozen and the Female Samurai Class Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese legendary female warrior, Tomoe Gozen, is a prime example that the compliant image of… Continue reading

Islamic State Kill Over 30 after Attacking a Military Hospital in Afghanistan

Islamic State Kill Over 30 after Attacking a Military Hospital in Afghanistan Amina Qamar, Sawako Uchida, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The growing menace of ISIS (Islamic State) in Afghanistan is… Continue reading

Japan Tourism and Stunning Wakayama: Ticking Clock of Buddhism in Koyasan and Negoro-Ji

Japan Tourism and Stunning Wakayama: Ticking Clock of Buddhism in Koyasan and Negoro-Ji Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If visitors to Japan have time to connect with spirituality, then… Continue reading

China and Saudi Arabia Solidify Strategic Partnership Amid Looming Risks

China and Saudi Arabia Solidify Strategic Partnership Amid Looming Risks Publication: China Brief Volume: 17 Issue: 3 By: Chris Zambelis The Jamestown Foundation While the wider Middle East remains convulsed by conflict and… Continue reading

Japan and Political Stability: Rule Change to Enable Prime Minister Abe to Stay in Power for 9 Years

Japan and Political Stability: Rule Change to Enable Prime Minister Abe to Stay in Power for 9 Years Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan… Continue reading

Hakone Tourism: Buddhism, Shintoism, Hakone Jinja, Yamabushi, and the historical Treasure Museum

Hakone Tourism: Buddhism, Shintoism, Hakone Jinja, Yamabushi, and the historical Treasure Museum Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Hakone is a very popular tourist destination because you have so many… Continue reading

Japanese Poetry and Shintoism: Arakida Moritake (1473-1549)

Japanese Poetry and Shintoism: Arakida Moritake (1473-1549) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The poetry of Arakida Moritake (1473-1549) was inspired by the flows of the past, the reality of nature, and the… Continue reading

Erdogan Critics Beware: Turkey Probably is Watching

Erdogan Critics Beware: Turkey Probably is Watching IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism For some Americans, concerns about Russian spying and interference in its elections are growing, with new reports emerging nearly every… Continue reading

Transgender Nationals from Pakistan Killed by Police in Saudi Arabia: Why No Pariah Status?

Transgender Nationals from Pakistan Killed by Police in Saudi Arabia: Why No Pariah Status? Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times According to reports in The Express Tribune in Pakistan and… Continue reading

Art of Japan and the Mysterious Reality of an Artist from a Samurai Background

Art of Japan and the Mysterious Reality of an Artist from a Samurai Background Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Isoda Koryusai is a man of mystery even today because much remains up… Continue reading

Austria to Tighten Up against Failed Asylum Seekers: Visegrad Logic

Austria to Tighten Up against Failed Asylum Seekers: Visegrad Logic Boutros Hussein, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Austria is moving closer to the logic of the… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Edgar Degas: Fusions of Ideas

Art of Japan and Edgar Degas: Fusions of Ideas Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ukiyo-e inspired many artists in distant lands and this includes Edgar Degas, who came to admire this Japanese… Continue reading

Defense Minister Shoigu Promotes Russian Cyber Warfare Troops and Declares Victory in Syria

Defense Minister Shoigu Promotes Russian Cyber Warfare Troops and Declares Victory in Syria Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Pavel Felgenhauer The Jamestown Foundation Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu used the shortened workweek before Red… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Esaias Van De Velde: Christian Churches and Dutch Villages Through Japanese Eyes

Japanese Art and Esaias Van De Velde: Christian Churches and Dutch Villages Through Japanese Eyes Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The contemporary Japanese artist Sawako Utsumi adores the richness of Dutch Art… Continue reading

Coptic Christians Flee Sunni Islamists in North Sinai in Egypt

Coptic Christians Flee Sunni Islamists in North Sinai in Egypt Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The indigenous Coptic Christians of Egypt are fleeing parts of North Sinai based on… Continue reading

Race Attacks in South Africa: Indigenous Alienation, Immigration, and ANC Cronyism

Race Attacks in South Africa: Indigenous Alienation, Immigration, and ANC Cronyism  Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The abject failure of the African National Congress (ANC) continues because mass… Continue reading

Maryland Mosque in America Lauds Pakistan Assassin of Salman Taseer

Maryland Mosque Lauds Pakistan Assassin by IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism On Sunday, an American mosque glorified a terrorist responsible for killing a Pakistani governor who was critical of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws,… Continue reading

Samurai Taira no Tadamori and Art of Japan

Samurai Taira no Tadamori and Art of Japan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese art and folklore depict Taira no Tadamori (1096-1153) most favorably because this notable samurai feared nothing in this… Continue reading

Siege of Mecca and International Sunni Islamist Terrorism based on Gulf Petrodollars and Western Intrigues

Siege of Mecca and International Sunni Islamist Terrorism based on Gulf Petrodollars and Western Intrigues Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In the 1980s, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan,… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Yumeji Takehisa: No International Salvation in Death

Japanese Art and Yumeji Takehisa: No International Salvation in Death Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In all nations, you have elites which control and often abuse power based on “special interests” and… Continue reading