Utamaro Kitagawa and Art of Japan: The Beauty of Women

Utamaro Kitagawa and Art of Japan: The Beauty of Women Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The exact date of the birth of Utamaro Kitagawa and strong details about his parents remain shrouded… Continue reading

Amid US Retreat From Region, Mongolia Seeks Closer Ties to China and Russia

Amid US Retreat From Region, Mongolia Seeks Closer Ties to China and Russia Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Alicia J. Campi The Jamestown Foundation The United States’ muted profile in mineral-rich, landlocked Mongolia… Continue reading

Shia Houthi Forces in Yemen Seek Greater Representation

Shia Houthi Forces in Yemen Seek Greater Representation Salma Zribi, Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Gulf powers continue to play their geopolitical games in the Levant, Iraq, North Africa,… Continue reading

Syria: Japan Should Focus on Turkey and Qatar in Self-Induced Hostage Crisis

Syria: Japan Should Focus on Turkey and Qatar in Self-Induced Hostage Crisis Hiroshi Saito and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rightly condemned the threat by ISIS to kill… Continue reading

Art of Japan: Sorrow of the Final Years of Yumeji Takehisa

Art of Japan: Sorrow of the Final Years of Yumeji Takehisa Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Yumeji Takehisa was born in 1884 and this amazing artist died in 1934 at the… Continue reading

South Sudan: Jonglei – “We Have Always Been at War”

South Sudan: Jonglei – “We Have Always Been at War” International Crisis Group EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Jonglei state’s combustible mix of armed political opposition, violent ethnic militias and dysfunctional political system were part of… Continue reading

Muslims in Niger attack Christian Churches over French Magazine: People Killed

Muslims in Niger attack Christian Churches over French Magazine: People Killed Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The massacre in France by Islamist terrorists is clearly ringing hollow in many… Continue reading

Fujishima Takeji and Art of Japan: Famous Son from Kagoshima

Fujishima Takeji and Art of Japan: Famous Son from Kagoshima Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Fujishima Takeji was born in (1867-1943) Kagoshima and during his informative years he studied brushwork techniques in… Continue reading

Uzbekistan’s Unrealized Potential in Cross-Border Trade

Uzbekistan’s Unrealized Potential in Cross-Border Trade Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Umida Hashimova The Jamestown Foundation Uzbekistan is conveniently located at the center of Central Asia and borders on all Central Asian countries… Continue reading

Political Correct are anti-Pegida: anti-Christian and anti-Shia Massacres Continue

Political Correct are anti-Pegida: anti-Christian and anti-Shia Massacres Continue Helmet Joachim Schmidt and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The political correct and staunch multi-culturists brigade are berating Pegida in Germany, just like… Continue reading

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese animation is rich and varied and Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa… Continue reading

Konishi Hirosada and Japanese Art: Folklore and Ghost of Koheiji

Konishi Hirosada and Japanese Art: Folklore and Ghost of Koheiji Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The power of the Shinto faith runs deep throughout the fabric of Japanese religion, folklore, culture and… Continue reading

The Rise of ADF-NALU in Central Africa and Its Connections with al-Shabaab

The Rise of ADF-NALU in Central Africa and Its Connections with al-Shabaab Terrorism Monitor Volume: 13 Issue: 1 By: Sunguta West The Jamestown Foundation A series of massacres in eastern parts of the… Continue reading

Japan Art and Kiyochika: Artist Fighting on the Wrong Side of History

Japan Art and Kiyochika: Artist Fighting on the Wrong Side of History Tomoko Hara and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915) fought on the wrong side of history, if you… Continue reading

Charlie Hebdo: Martyrs for the Truth

Charlie Hebdo: Martyrs for the Truth by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism   With the massacre of Charlie Hebdo magazine’s editors and cartoonists in Paris by Islamic… Continue reading

MI5 and MI6 and Death of al-Liby in America: UK, Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabaab and Lee Rigby

MI5 and MI6 and Death of al-Liby in America: UK, Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabaab and Lee Rigby Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times MI5 and MI6 in the United Kingdom will be… Continue reading

Libya’s Descent into Chaos: Warring Clans and Its Impact on Regional Stability

Libya’s Descent into Chaos: Warring Clans and Its Impact on Regional Stability Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Dario Cristiani The Jamestown Foundation Since the outbreak of the Libyan revolution in 2011 and the collapse… Continue reading

Egypt and President El-Sisi: Strengthening the Nation State in 2015

Egypt and President El-Sisi: Strengthening the Nation State in 2015 Boutros Hussein and Salma Zribi Modern Tokyo Times President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi of Egypt fully understands the difficult road ahead for Egypt. This reality… Continue reading

Bunjinga and Japanese Art: Cultural Influence of China and Korea in the Edo Period

Bunjinga and Japanese Art: Cultural Influence of China and Korea in the Edo Period Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Bunjinga school of thought ran deep within the literati of Japan during the Edo… Continue reading

Congo: Ending the Status Quo

Congo: Ending the Status Quo International Crisis Group OVERVIEW The November 2013 defeat of the M23 armed group raised the hope that, after almost two decades of conflict, fundamental change and stabilisation were… Continue reading

Lebanon and Nasrallah: Hezbollah is Breaking Down the Shia-Sunni Divide

Lebanon and Nasrallah: Hezbollah is Breaking Down the Shia-Sunni Divide Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The conflict in Syria remains unresolved because the United States wants to bleed everyone… Continue reading

Yumeji Takehisa and Japanese Art: Complexity of Life

Yumeji Takehisa and Japanese Art: Complexity of Life Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In all nation states you have elites which control and often abuse power based on “special interests” and “secrecy.”… Continue reading

Mexico: Upheaval and Paralysis

Mexico: Upheaval and Paralysis By Mary Speck | @speckmary International Crisis Group “Mexico cannot go on like this”, President Enrique Peña Nieto said on 27 November, addressing the country from the National Assembly.… Continue reading

Japan Should Strengthen Ties with the Russian Federation

Japan Should Strengthen Ties with the Russian Federation Galina Zobova, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan should implement a major policy shift based… Continue reading

Keisai Eisen and Art of Japan: Shogetsu Pond and the Mirage of Life

Keisai Eisen and Art of Japan: Shogetsu Pond and the Mirage of Life Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If one views the stunning image of the View of Shogetsu Pond by Keisai… Continue reading

Boko Haram, Islamic State and the Archipelago Strategy

Boko Haram, Islamic State and the Archipelago Strategy Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 12 Issue: 24 By: Jacob Zenn The Jamestown Foundation This paper will explain how in northeast Nigeria, Boko Haram can be… Continue reading

FARC is Putting Pressure on President Santos of Colombia

FARC is Putting Pressure on President Santos of Colombia Michiyo Tanabe and Helmet Joachim Schmidt Modern Tokyo Times FARC have announced a very important unilateral ceasefire thereby putting more pressure on President Juan… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Ito Shinsui: A Foot in Both Worlds

Art of Japan and Ito Shinsui: A Foot in Both Worlds Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Ito Shinsui (1898-1972) is a notable twentieth century artist from the land of the… Continue reading

Azerbaijani-Serbian Relations Booming Thanks to Mutual Interests

Azerbaijani-Serbian Relations Booming Thanks to Mutual Interests Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 11 Issue: 223 December 15, 2014 06:25 PM Age: 6 hrs By: Huseyn Aliyev The Jamestown Foundation On December 10, a… Continue reading

PM Abe of Japan Obtains A Perfect Parliamentary Result

PM Abe of Japan Obtains A Perfect Parliamentary Result Kanako Itamae and Pierre Leblanc Modern Tokyo Times The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, called for a snap election based on strengthening his… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Samurai Taira no Tadamori

Japanese Art and Samurai Taira no Tadamori Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Taira no Tadamori (1096-1153) is depicted in a prestigious way in Japanese art because this notable samurai was widely respected… Continue reading

Finland Points the Way Ahead for Japan towards Russia: Remember Kosovo?

Finland Points the Way Ahead for Japan towards Russia: Remember Kosovo? Galina Zobova, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The government of Japan should focus on the stance taken… Continue reading