Tourist treat based on culture, history, and stunning landscapes on the doorstep of Tokyo

Tourist treat based on culture, history, and stunning landscapes on the doorstep of Tokyo Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Hakone is a very popular tourist destination because you have… Continue reading

Contemporary Japanese artist inspired by Alfred Sisley: Japanese eyes and cultural warning

Contemporary Japanese artist inspired by Alfred Sisley: 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, to… Continue reading

Japan needs to listen to the people of Okinawa: U.S. base and Central Government threat

Japan needs to listen to the people of Okinawa: U.S. base and Central Government threat Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The majority of the United States military bases in… Continue reading

Japan’s Foreign Policy: China and Russia are essential because no warrior Benkei in sight

Japan’s Foreign Policy: China and Russia are essential because no warrior Benkei in sight Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Since the post-World War Two period, it is abundantly obvious that America predominates… Continue reading

Russian Federation increases its military power on the Crimean Peninsula: S-400 surface-to-air missiles

Russian Federation increases its military power on the Crimean Peninsula: S-400 surface-to-air missiles Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation is increasing its military hardware in Crimea based… Continue reading

Short poem – The kingfisher dies

Short poem – The kingfisher dies I walked around this world in a haze Not knowing, nor seeking, the falsehood of another faith or culture After all, the kingfisher flew and dived Then… Continue reading

Trump to enact more measures against Turkey for holding “our wonderful Christian pastor”

Trump to enact more measures against Turkey for holding “our wonderful Christian pastor” Nuray Lydia Oglu, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America is warning President… Continue reading

Sunni Islamists in Afghanistan butcher many in a mainly Shia part of Kabul: Islamophobia?

Sunni Islamists in Afghanistan butcher many in a mainly Shia part of Kabul: Islamophobia? Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The politically correct and the Islamist agenda are equally served… Continue reading

Contemporary Japanese Art and Shintoism: The spirit of Sawako Utsumi and the Kano School

Contemporary Japanese Art and Shintoism: The spirit of Sawako Utsumi and the Kano School Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sawako Utsumi is a contemporary Japanese artist who hails from the land of… Continue reading

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt: Current Crisis and Future Directions

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt: Current Crisis and Future Directions Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Alison Pargeter The Jamestown Foundation   In July 2018, the Congressional Subcommittee on National Security held a hearing to… Continue reading

Millions of Japanese Children face Poverty: Yet, Japan supports $1 Billion for International Children

Millions of Japanese Children face Poverty: Yet, Japan supports $1 Billion for International Children Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan pledged $1 billion dollars to support… Continue reading

Syria appeals to Western Nations to lift sanctions and help the nation to stabilize

Syria appeals to Western Nations to lift sanctions and help the nation to stabilize Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The brutal conflict in Syria supported by Sunni Muslim led… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Kiyoo: Social and political convulsions but artistic continuity

Art of Japan and Kiyoo: Social and political convulsions but artistic continuity Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Kawamura Kiyoo (1852-1934) created many amazing pieces of art during a period… Continue reading

Arab League and Palestinian cause on the ashes of killing each other and persecuting non-Arabs

Arab League and Palestinian cause on the ashes of killing each other and persecuting non-Arabs Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Arab League, an organization based on the Arab… Continue reading

US Tariffs and political pressure is tipping the Turkish lira over the edge in Turkey

US Tariffs and political pressure is tipping the Turkish lira over the edge in Turkey Nuray Lydia Oglu, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey… Continue reading

Sunni Muslim led Saudi alliance kills many children on a bus in Yemen: Hypocrisy of OIC

Sunni Muslim led Saudi alliance kills many children on a bus in Yemen: Hypocrisy of OIC Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Sunni Muslim alliance led by Saudi Arabia… Continue reading

Japanese culture and literature: A female tale that lasts the centuries

Japanese culture and literature: A female tale that lasts the centuries Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Murasaki Shikibu (Lady Murasaki) is the most famous Japanese lady in history because she wrote The… Continue reading

Returning Uighur Fighters and China’s National Security Dilemma

Returning Uighur Fighters and China’s National Security Dilemma Publication: China Brief V By: Joseph Hope The Jamestown Foundation In early 2017, CCP Secretary General President Xi Jinping announced his desire to build a… Continue reading

Fresh hope in South Sudan after agreement on power-sharing between Kiir and Machar

Fresh hope in South Sudan after agreement on power-sharing between Kiir and Machar  Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The people of South Sudan deserve real hope after suffering at… Continue reading

Sharia Islamic law and female dress code: Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the dark shadow

Sharia Islamic law and female dress code: Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the dark shadow Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Iran and leading Shia Muslim clerics should… Continue reading

Japanese art and the stunning artistic beauty of Totoya Hokkei (1780-1850)

Japanese art and the stunning artistic beauty of Totoya Hokkei (1780-1850) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Totoya Hokkei (1780-1850) was born during the Edo Period and while he passed away well before… Continue reading

Japan continues to support the efforts of Iran to implement the nuclear deal: US and Japan

Japan continues to support the efforts of Iran to implement the nuclear deal: US and Japan Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan reiterated its support of… Continue reading

Japan and its military air-launched missiles upgrade : North Korea and China

Japan and its military air-launched missiles upgrade : North Korea and China Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The Defense Ministry of Japan is seeking to upgrade its military capability… Continue reading

Islamization and Bengali Muslim migration: Indigenous of Assam, the Chittagong Hill Tracts, and Rakhine

Islamization and Bengali Muslim migration: Indigenous of Assam, the Chittagong Hill Tracts, and Rakhine Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The international media is negating the serious issue of Bengali… Continue reading

Japan art and the window of Nagasaki in the Edo period: Chinese Artist Shen Quan (Nanpin)

Japan art and the window of Nagasaki in the Edo period: Chinese Artist Shen Quan (Nanpin) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The window of Nagasaki in Japan enabled the Chinese artist, Shen… Continue reading

Myanmar is hoping to attract more tourists from China, Japan, and South Korea: Eco-tourism

Myanmar is hoping to attract more tourists from China, Japan, and South Korea: Eco-tourism Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Myanmar is hoping to increase the numbers… Continue reading

Russia Makes Further Gains in Syria After Helsinki

Russia Makes Further Gains in Syria After Helsinki Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Pavel Felgenhauer The Jamestown Foundation In the past several days, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the first deputy defense… Continue reading

Japanese art and the exile of a holy Buddhist priest

Japanese art and the exile of a holy Buddhist priest Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Nichiren (1222-1282) was born during a very unstable period in Japan because of internal political convulsions, the… Continue reading

Trump administration warns NATO Turkey to end its persecution of a Christian pastor

Trump administration warns NATO Turkey to end its persecution of a Christian pastor Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America and other powerful members of his… Continue reading

Mexico in an endless nightmare of homicides: Who needs a civil war?

Mexico in an endless nightmare of homicides: Who needs a civil war? Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Mexico resembles a nation blighted by civil war because the homicide rate… Continue reading

At least 94 dead from the brutal heat wave gripping Japan: Precautions for children

At least 94 dead from the brutal heat wave gripping Japan: Precautions for children  Kanako Itamae and Chika Mori  Modern Tokyo Times The death rate in Japan keeps on growing because of the… Continue reading

Japan art of the twelfth century: Annual rites and ceremonies

Japan art of the twelfth century: Annual rites and ceremonies Lee Jay Walker   Modern Tokyo Times The twelfth-century Japanese artist, Tokiwa Mitsunaga, resided in a world of power politics related to blood… Continue reading