Iran Should Utilize the Nuclear Issue for the Shia Houthis and Syria: US and Gulf States

Iran Should Utilize the Nuclear Issue for the Shia Houthis and Syria: US and Gulf States Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Iran must utilize the talks… Continue reading

Pierre Bonnard and Japanese Art: Le Nabi Tres Japonard

Pierre Bonnard and Japanese Art: Le Nabi Tres Japonard Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artistic genius of Pierre Bonnard was far from the mind of his father because he had hoped… Continue reading

Hezbollah Rebukes anti Shia Forces in Yemen: Saudi Arabia and US Meddling

Hezbollah Rebukes anti Shia Forces in Yemen: Saudi Arabia and US Meddling Omar Abdullah Ismail and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The balance of power is changing in Yemen because the… Continue reading

Marginalization of Tajikistan’s Political Opposition Could Threaten Security

Marginalization of Tajikistan’s Political Opposition Could Threaten Security Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Mark Vinson The Jamestown Foundation On March 1, Tajikistan held parliamentary elections. The Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT) officially… Continue reading

Utagawa Kuniyoshi and Japanese Art: Natural Beauty in a Changing World

Utagawa Kuniyoshi and Japanese Art: Natural Beauty in a Changing World Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Utagawa Kuniyoshi is amongst the crème de la crème of ukiyo-e artists because his artwork was… Continue reading

Christian Survival in Syria Relies on President Assad: Ghosts of Cyprus, Kosovo and Iraq

Christian Survival in Syria Relies on President Assad: Ghosts of Cyprus, Kosovo and Iraq Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The demise of Orthodox Christianity in Northern Cyprus and Kosovo… Continue reading

Syria is the Terrorist Graveyard of NATO Turkey: Obama and Ten Steps Back

Syria is the Terrorist Graveyard of NATO Turkey: Obama and Ten Steps Back Nuray Lydia Oglu, Hiroshi Saito and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The secular government of Syria continues to hold… Continue reading

Ginza Fashion, Cosmetics and Technology: Shiseido The Ginza

Ginza Fashion, Cosmetics and Technology: Shiseido The Ginza Kanako Itamae and Sarah Deschamps Modern Tokyo Times Tokyo is famous for exquisite boutiques and where high fashion flourishes throughout this mega-city. Not surprisingly, Shiseido… Continue reading

The New Silk Road and Latin America: Will They Ever Meet?

The New Silk Road and Latin America: Will They Ever Meet? Publication: China Brief By: Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga The Jamestown Foundation Chinese President Xi Jinping’s New Silk Road stretches over 8,000 miles from China… Continue reading

Ike No Taiga and Japan Art: Rich Legacy of China and Shattering the Myths of the Edo Period

Ike No Taiga and Japan Art: Rich Legacy of China and Shattering the Myths of the Edo Period Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese art is very distinctive and contrasts greatly with… Continue reading

Takfiri Islamists in Yemen Slaughter over 140 People: ISIS, Operatives or Al-Qaeda?

Takfiri Islamists in Yemen Slaughter over 140 People: ISIS, Operatives or Al-Qaeda? Boutros Hussein, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The one constant theme in Egypt, Kosovo, Libya, Syria, Ukraine,… Continue reading

Woman with Mental Health Problems Lynched in Afghanistan for Burning the Koran

Woman with Mental Health Problems Lynched in Afghanistan for Burning the Koran Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, a woman with mental health problems… Continue reading

Terrorists Kill Many in Tunisia: The Ongoing Arab Winter

Terrorists Kill Many in Tunisia: The Ongoing Arab Winter Nawal Soueif, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   It is known that at least nineteen innocent people have been butchered… Continue reading

Utagawa Toyokuni and Japan Art: My pictures – they are merely something that I draw!

Utagawa Toyokuni and Japan Art: My pictures – they are merely something that I draw! Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Utagawa Toyokuni was born in 1769 and died in 1825 during the… Continue reading

Islamic State Loots Archaeological Sites for Cash

Islamic State Loots Archaeological Sites for Cash Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: John C. K. Daly The Jamestown Foundation By late 2013, more than 90 percent of Syria’s cultural sites lay in regions affected… Continue reading

Heirinji Zen Temple in Saitama: Buddhism and Tourism on the Fringe of Tokyo

Heirinji Zen Temple in Saitama: Buddhism and Tourism on the Fringe of Tokyo Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If you adore history, culture, and the rich legacy of Buddhism, then a visit… Continue reading

Turkmenistan and the Geopolitical Tightrope between Russia/Iran and NATO/EU Powers

Turkmenistan and the Geopolitical Tightrope between Russia/Iran and NATO/EU Powers Nuray Lydia Oglu, Hiroshi Saito and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Turkmenistan is of major geopolitical significance because of… Continue reading

President Obama Condemned by Regional Nations over Venezuela

President Obama Condemned by Regional Nations over Venezuela Joachim de Villiers, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   President Obama was on the wrong side of history when America plugged… Continue reading

Ando Hiroshige and Japanese Art: Complexity of Culture and Powerful Mirage

Ando Hiroshige and Japanese Art: Complexity of Culture and Powerful Mirage Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ando Hiroshige is deemed to be one of the finest artists to bless the country of… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Gyoshu Hayami: Northern Renaissance to Bunjinga

Japanese Art and Gyoshu Hayami: Northern Renaissance to Bunjinga Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Gyoshu Hayami (1894-1935) was born in the Meiji era whereby Japan entered a period of rapid… Continue reading

China’s Tacit Approval of Moscow’s Ukraine Policy

China’s Tacit Approval of Moscow’s Ukraine Policy Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Roger McDermott The Jamestown Foundation Since Moscow initiated military operations in Ukraine in February 2014, China has seemingly adopted an ambiguous… Continue reading

March 11 Earthquake and Tsunami: Fire brigade Heroes of Otsuchi and Fleeing Embassies

March 11 Earthquake and Tsunami: Fire brigade Heroes of Otsuchi and Fleeing Embassies Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times March 11, 2011, will forever be etched in the consciousness of… Continue reading

Former Leader of Japan visits Crimea: Japan and Russian Federation Relations

Former Leader of Japan visits Crimea: Japan and Russian Federation Relations Takeshi Hasegawa, Galina Zobova and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation is a pivotal nation for Japan in the… Continue reading

Japan Tourism in Nara: The Cradle of Japanese High Culture

Japan Tourism in Nara: The Cradle of Japanese High Culture Tomoko Hara and Sarah Deschamps Modern Tokyo Times Nara is the birthplace where Japanese high culture began to flourish. In time, this would… Continue reading

Chad and Niger Launch Military Offensive against Boko Haram in Nigeria

Chad and Niger Launch Military Offensive against Boko Haram in Nigeria Paul Joseph Nzeribe, Lielit Kebede and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Chad and Niger have sent their respective armed forces into… Continue reading

FARC and Government of Colombia to Remove Landmines Together

FARC and Government of Colombia to Remove Landmines Together Olivier LeCourt and Helmet Joachim Schmidt Modern Tokyo Times   The government of Colombia and FARC rebels are cementing the trust obtained between both… Continue reading

Katsushika Hokusai and Richness of Japanese Art

Katsushika Hokusai and Richness of Japanese Art Modern Tokyo Times Lee Jay Walker Japanese art in all its elegance and richness can be viewed in abundance by the lifework of Katsushika Hokusai.  Hokusai was… Continue reading

Christian Cleansing after Gulf and Western Meddling in Kosovo, Libya, Iraq and Syria

Christian Cleansing after Gulf and Western Meddling in Kosovo, Libya, Iraq and Syria Murad Makhmudov, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Recent interventions by America, France and the United Kingdom… Continue reading

Al-Nusra Sectarian Terrorist Leaders Killed in Syria in Special Operation

Al-Nusra Sectarian Terrorist Leaders Killed in Syria in Special Operation Murad Makhumudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The secular government of Syria is on the frontline against international terrorism, while America… Continue reading

Asai Chu and New Wave of Japanese Art

Asai Chu and New Wave of Japanese Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Meiji Restoration of 1868 led to many social convulsions and like all revolutionary periods you had many winners… Continue reading

U.S. Suggestion For Japanese Patrols in South China Sea Prompts ADIZ Threat

U.S. Suggestion For Japanese Patrols in South China Sea Prompts ADIZ Threat Publication: China Brief By: Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga The Jamestown Foundation A recent U.S. suggestion for Japanese patrols in the South China Sea… Continue reading

Edgar Degas and Ideas of Reality: Distant Japanese Art

Edgar Degas and Ideas of Reality: Distant Japanese Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese ukiyo-e inspired many artists in distant lands and Edgar Degas was one of the many international artists… Continue reading