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Hungary Defends Poland against EU Inquisition: Orban says, “Will Europe be inhabited by Europeans?”

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Japanese Art and Tosa School: Buddhism, Culture, and Power Dynamics

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Japanese Art and Depicting Kabuki: Two Contrasting Styles

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3.5 Million Japanese Children face Poverty: Japan Announces $1 Billion for International Children

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North Korea should Open Up to the New Leader of South Korea: Military Talks Proposed

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Utamaro and Japanese Art: Mystery and Bijin-ga

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Children in Japan Betrayed by Bureaucracy: Only Half of Fatal Child Abuse Cases Reviewed

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Jaish al-Adl’s Reemergence Threatens Iran-Pakistan Relations

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Former Secretary-General Ishiba of the LDP questions Prime Minister Abe of Japan

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President Macron of France Impresses President Trump of America in Paris: European Breathing Space

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Japanese Art, Culture, and the Shadow of Shintoism in Modern Japan

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Islamic Radicalization in the U.S. Military Surfaces Again

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Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani and the Defeat of ISIS in Mosul: Holy Shia Cleric and Resistance

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Ukiyo-e Art of the Meiji Era is Undervalued

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Anti-Erdogan Rally Ends in Turkey: Kilicdaroglu Opposes the “Second Coup”

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Torrential Rain, Floods, and Landslides hit Northern Kyushu in Japan

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Art of Japan and Kyoto: Nichiren Buddhism and Rinpa

Art of Japan and Kyoto: Nichiren Buddhism and Rinpa Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese historical art is blessed with many forms inspired internally and from the richness of ancient China and… Continue reading

Swarms at War: Chinese Advances in Swarm Intelligence

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Japan and the European Union sign biggest Open Economic Area in the World: America and Trump

Japan and the European Union sign biggest Open Economic Area in the World: America and Trump Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The European Union (EU) and Japan have agreed… Continue reading

Child Abduction in Japan and Parental Alienation Syndrome: Foreign Parents still Suffer

Child Abduction in Japan and Parental Alienation Syndrome: Foreign Parents still Suffer Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The issue of child abduction is international and based on the growing… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Hiroshige: A Different Mirror

Art of Japan and Hiroshige: A Different Mirror Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ando Hiroshige is deemed to be one of the finest artists to bless the country of Japan. On top… Continue reading

Japanese Financial Institutions are boosting Frankfurt over London: Daiwa, Nomura, and SMFG

Japanese Financial Institutions are boosting Frankfurt over London: Daiwa, Nomura, and SMFG Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The political situation in the United Kingdom (UK) remains unclear with regards… Continue reading

Tokyo Assembly Election to set Political Ripples: LDP Defeat to Increase Pressure on PM Abe

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Germany to Silence Diverse Opinions by Holding Social Media to Ransom: Merkel, GDR, and Sharia

Germany to Silence Diverse Opinions by Holding Social Media to Ransom: Merkel, GDR, and Sharia Helmut Joachim Schmidt, Amina Qamar, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The mirror of the German Democratic… Continue reading

Holy Buddhist Warrior Monk and Japanese Art: Benkei (1155-1189)

Holy Buddhist Warrior Monk and Japanese Art: Benkei (1155-1189) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The legendary Saito no Musashibo Benkei (1155-1189) is a sublime Japanese warrior monk who remained loyal to the… Continue reading

Mavis the Magic Dog: Sakura the Squirrel and the Terrible Storm (Magic, Shinto, and Japanese culture)

Mavis the Magic Dog: Sakura the Squirrel and the Terrible Storm (Magic, Nature, Shinto, and Japanese culture) Tomoko Hara and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times The second book of the series about Mavis… Continue reading