Will the Pope raise the plight of Buddhists and Hindus in Bangladesh? Crisis in the Chittagong Hill Tracts

Will the Pope raise the plight of Buddhists and Hindus in Bangladesh? Crisis in the Chittagong Hill Tracts Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The international media in certain Western… 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

Terrorists, Victims, or Both? The Children of ISIS Return

Terrorists, Victims, or Both? The Children of ISIS Return by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism They learn to count by attending public lashings. By the age of… Continue reading

Japan Artist and the Frailty of Life: Yuko Saeki and his one-sided love affair with France

Japan Artist and the Frailty of Life: Yuko Saeki and his one-sided love affair with France Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yuzo Saeki is one of the most intriguing artists to have… Continue reading

Myanmar and Bangladesh sign an accord but Buddhists, Hindus, and others need protecting

Myanmar and Bangladesh sign an accord but Buddhists, Hindus, and others need protecting Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nations of Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed a tentative accord… Continue reading

Sunni Islamists in Egypt butcher 235 Muslims in Mosque attack in the Sinai Region

Sunni Islamists in Egypt butcher 235 Muslims in Mosque attack in the Sinai Region Boutros Hussein, Sawako Uchida, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sunni Islamists in Egypt have butchered at least… Continue reading

Political elites in Germany may shore each other up: Nation deserves more than Merkel clinging on

Political elites in Germany may shore each other up: Nation deserves more than Merkel clinging on Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Many people in Germany are bewildered by endless… Continue reading

Japan Artist inspired by Alfred Sisley: Tranquility through Japanese eyes and cultural warning

Japan Artist inspired by Alfred Sisley: Tranquility through Japanese eyes and cultural warning Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Alfred Sisley painted many adorable landscapes through the medium of impressionism. Yet,… Continue reading

UK to help ISIS on return: Reward for butchering Alawites, Christians, Yazidis, and the Shia

UK to help ISIS on return: Reward for butchering Alawites, Christians, Yazidis, and the Shia Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In the United Kingdom, the madness of tolerating the… Continue reading

Zimbabwe in transition or merely maintaining the rule of Zanu-PF?

Zimbabwe in transition or merely maintaining the rule of Zanu-PF? Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Robert Mugabe finally stepped down from ruling Zimbabwe but the stranglehold of Zanu-PF remains.… Continue reading

Bengali Muslim land grab is crushing Buddhism in the Chittagong Hill Tracts and Rakhine

Bengali Muslim land grab is crushing Buddhism in the Chittagong Hill Tracts and Rakhine Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Bengali migrants are being manipulated in order to impose Islamization… Continue reading

Sugawara Mitsushige and Bodhisattva Kannon: Buddhism, Japanese Culture, and the Middle Kingdom

Sugawara Mitsushige and Bodhisattva Kannon: Buddhism, Japanese Culture, 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.… 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

Zimbabwe to re-instate Emmerson Mnangagwa and dismiss President Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe to re-instate Emmerson Mnangagwa and dismiss President Robert Mugabe  Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times According to various sources, the ruling Zanu-PF will reinstate the sacked Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa,… Continue reading

Power Flows Downstream: Sino-Vietnamese Relations and the Lancang-Mekong River

Power Flows Downstream: Sino-Vietnamese Relations and the Lancang-Mekong River Publication: China Brief Volume: 17 Issue: 14 By: Emily Walz The Jamestown Foundation China’s international rivers are becoming a focal point for contests over… Continue reading

Japanese Art: Bridge in the Rain by Van Gogh based on the Altered Reality of Hiroshige

Japanese Art: Bridge in the Rain by Van Gogh based on the Altered Reality of Hiroshige Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist, Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858), is one of the most… Continue reading

Confusion abounds in Zimbabwe: Military Coup or preventing the planned takeover by Grace Mugabe?

Confusion abounds in Zimbabwe: Military Coup or preventing the planned takeover by Grace Mugabe? Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Zimbabwe remains tense after the military stepped in and seized… Continue reading

Myanmar Army is protecting Buddhists, Hindus, and Tribal groups from ARSA Terrorists: The Tripartite

Myanmar Army is protecting Buddhists, Hindus, and Tribal groups from ARSA Terrorists: The Tripartite Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The armed forces of Myanmar are risking everything in order… Continue reading

Japanese Folklore, Shintoism, and Ghost Themes in Art

Japanese Folklore, Shintoism, and Ghost Themes in Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Shintoism runs throughout the fabric of religion in Japan despite the powerful role of Buddhism within society. After all,… Continue reading

Migrant Crisis in Italy via Libya: NGOs, Smugglers, and Arab Slavery of Black Africans

Migrant Crisis in Italy via Libya: NGOs, Smugglers, and Arab Slavery of Black Africans Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Carmelo Zuccaro, an Italian prosecutor, claims to have major evidence… Continue reading

Egyptian Islamist Uses New Jersey Base to Stoke Christian Hatred

Egyptian Islamist Uses New Jersey Base to Stoke Christian Hatred by Hany Ghoraba Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Inciting sectarian strife against Egypt’s Coptic Christians is not a novelty. Islamist… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915)

Art of Japan and Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915) Tomoko Hara and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915) fought on the wrong side of history if you happen to be a pro-Meiji… Continue reading

Timeless Japanese Animation Classic: Princess Mononoke

Timeless Japanese Animation Classic: Princess Mononoke Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese anime film Princess Mononoke is a timeless classic. Indeed, aspects of the Muromachi period (approximately 1336… Continue reading

President Trump tells APEC that the United States will no longer tolerate “Chronic trade abuses”

President Trump tells APEC that the United States will no longer tolerate “Chronic trade abuses” Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America said that his nation… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Power Dynamics: Tosa School, Buddhism, and Richness of Culture

Art of Japan and Power Dynamics: Tosa School, Buddhism, and Richness of Culture Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times One of the most famous schools of art in Japan applies to the Tosa… Continue reading

Dangerous times in Myanmar for Buddhists, Hindus, and Tribal people in Rakhine

Dangerous times in Myanmar for Buddhists, Hindus, and Tribal people in Rakhine Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Myanmar faces untold pressure to accept Bengali Muslims back… Continue reading

Tigers in the Haze: Chinese Troops on the Border with North Korea in the “April Crisis”

Tigers in the Haze: Chinese Troops on the Border with North Korea in the “April Crisis” Publication: China Brief Volume: 17 Issue: 13 By: Adam Cathcart The Jamestown Foundation While China is frequently… Continue reading

President Trump of America reminds Japan that he is irked by Trade Issues

President Trump of America reminds Japan that he is irked by Trade Issues Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The meeting between President Donald Trump of America and Prime Minister… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781)

Art of Japan and Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The Japanese artist, Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781), was born into a wealthy household during the Edo Period. Yet, the comfort… Continue reading

Re-Alignment of China and Japan: Rich Cultural, Historical, and Religious Legacy

Re-Alignment of China and Japan: Rich Cultural, Historical, and Religious Legacy Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The ancient Middle Kingdom of China impacted greatly on the culture of… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Fusions of Sekka: Nightfall and the Allure of Buddhist Monks and Shintoism

Japanese Art and Fusions of Sekka: Nightfall and the Allure of Buddhist Monks and Shintoism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese Shinto Shrine and Isolated Buddhist Monk Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) utilized part… Continue reading

Saudi-led coalition kills many people at a market in Yemen: Sunni Muslim outcry?

Saudi-led coalition kills many people at a market in Yemen: Sunni Muslim outcry? Boutros Hussein, Sawako Uchida, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Another day in Yemen and yet another brutal Saudi-led… Continue reading