Afghanistan in Army Offensive in Kunduz: US, Taliban, ISIS, and usual Chechen and Turkish Jihadists

Afghanistan in Army Offensive in Kunduz: US, Taliban, ISIS, and usual Chechen and Turkish Jihadists Murad Makhmudov, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The former leader of America, George Bush… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Cultural Impact of Oda Nobunaga: Kano Eitoku

Japanese Art and Cultural Impact of Oda Nobunaga: Kano Eitoku Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In modern Japan the importance of Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582) and his legacy remains extremely strong even today.… Continue reading

France and Petrodollars: Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen, Killing the Shia and Christianity

France and Petrodollars: Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen, Killing the Shia and Christianity Ramazan Khalidov, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Syria once was a land of unhindered Christian churches just… Continue reading

Land of the Rising Sun and Paul Gauguin: Artistic Soul and Poverty

Land of the Rising Sun and Paul Gauguin: Artistic Soul and Poverty Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The art of Paul Gauguin is extremely rich in quality and when viewing his art… Continue reading

BND Helped NSA to Spy on France and German Companies: Merkel Sprouts National Security

BND Helped NSA to Spy on France and German Companies: Merkel Sprouts National Security Helmet Joachim Schmidt, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is difficult to believe that Chancellor… Continue reading

Wakayama Tourism and Kukai: Koyasan, the Richness of Buddhism and Old Japan

Wakayama Tourism and Kukai: Koyasan, the Richness of Buddhism and Old Japan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Kansai region is extremely diverse because you have countless places to visit and enjoy… Continue reading

ISIS Slaughter Yazidis in Iraq while Gulf and NATO Powers Weaken Syria and Shia Houthis in Yemen

ISIS Slaughter Yazidis in Iraq while Gulf and NATO Powers Weaken Syria and Shia Houthis in Yemen Murad Makhmudov, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is abundantly clear that… Continue reading

Japanese Art, Buddhism and Influence of China in 15th Century Japan: Tensho Shubun

Japanese Art, Buddhism and Influence of China in 15th Century Japan: Tensho Shubun Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Tensho Shubun was an important figure in Japanese art in the 15th century because… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Yoshitoshi: Endless Bouts of Depression

Art of Japan and Yoshitoshi: Endless Bouts of Depression Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi literally lived in two worlds and this applies to not only the Edo Period… Continue reading

Russia’s Game in Southeast Asia

Russia’s Game in Southeast Asia Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Stephen Blank The Jamestown Foundation The Ukraine crisis has brought Russia and China much closer together (see EDM, April 3). But Russian Prime… Continue reading

Russia and Iran Need to Fully Support Syria: Gulf States, Turkey and US

Russia and Iran Need to Fully Support Syria: Gulf States, Turkey and US Ramazan Khalidov, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The estranged administration of President Obama is still working… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Power of France: Henri Rousseau and Oka Shikanosuke

Japanese Art and Power of France: Henri Rousseau and Oka Shikanosuke Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Oka Shikanosuke (1898-1978) took a familiar path for many Japanese artists in this period by moving… Continue reading

Geopolitics of Japan: A New Warrior Benkei Spirit is Needed to Move Closer to China and Russia

Geopolitics of Japan: A New Warrior Benkei Spirit is Needed to Move Closer to China and Russia Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Since the post-World War Two period it is abundantly obvious… Continue reading

Nuclear Agreement with Iran: Remarkably Good Deal

Nuclear Agreement with Iran: Remarkably Good Deal By Vojin Joksimovich Modern Tokyo Times The April 2nd Lausanne framework agreement between the six world powers and Iran represents a remarkably good deal from the… Continue reading

Al-Qaeda Terrorists Enter Syria from NATO Turkey: NATO and US Silence

Al-Qaeda Terrorists Enter Syria from NATO Turkey: NATO and US Silence Nuray Lydia Oglu, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Turkey, under the leadership of Erdogan, is nothing more than… Continue reading

Nepal Hit by Devastating 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake: At Least 1,450 People Killed

Nepal Hit by Devastating 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake: At Least 1,450 People Killed Hiroshi Saito and Walter Sebastian Modern Tokyo Times It is known that at least 1,450 people in Nepal have been killed… Continue reading

Folklore and Art of Japan: Kintaro the Mysterious and Powerful Golden Boy

Folklore and Art of Japan: Kintaro the Mysterious and Powerful Golden Boy Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kintaro remains extremely popular in modern Japan because of the power of animation and other… Continue reading

1,000 Killed in Yemen by Saudi Arabia and Allies: America, Iran, Syria and the Shia

1,000 Killed in Yemen by Saudi Arabia and Allies: America, Iran, Syria and the Shia Ramazan Khalidov, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times America, Iran, the Russian Federation, and other… Continue reading

Uzbekistan Could Seek Foreign Assistance Against Islamic State

Uzbekistan Could Seek Foreign Assistance Against Islamic State Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: John C. K. Daly The Jamestown Foundation The increasing presence of Islamic State (IS) militants in Afghanistan has raised fears… Continue reading

Is the BBC anti-Japan and marginalizing this nation?

Is the BBC anti-Japan and marginalizing this nation? Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japan is still the most powerful nation in the Asia Pacific (among the elites internationally) in… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Folklore: Tengu and World of Spirits in the Art of Kawanabe Kyosai

Japanese Art and Folklore: Tengu and World of Spirits in the Art of Kawanabe Kyosai Lee Jay Walker and Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Kawanabe Kyosai is extremely fascinating because of his… Continue reading

Narashige Koide and Art of Japan: Portraiture Art, Still Life and Vibrant Nudes

Narashige Koide and Art of Japan: Portraiture Art, Still Life and Vibrant Nudes Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yoga (Western-style) portraiture art and expressions of still life by Narashige Koide remain deeply… Continue reading

Christians Killed by ISIS while Western States that Defeated Gaddafi just Watch: Gulf States and Turkey

Christians Killed by ISIS while Western States that Defeated Gaddafi just Watch: Gulf States and Turkey Lielit Kebede, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times ISIS (Islamic State – IS) Takfiri… Continue reading

Sublime Japanese Artist Yasui Sotaro: Environment of Kyoto to Western Style Portraiture

Sublime Japanese Artist Yasui Sotaro: Environment of Kyoto to Western Style Portraiture Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The sublime Japanese artist Yasui Sotaro (1888-1955) lived during a time of momentous changes. He… Continue reading

Indonesia must do more to Protect Nationals from Mistreatment in Saudi Arabia

Indonesia must do more to Protect Nationals from Mistreatment in Saudi Arabia Preeya Wattana and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times The government of Indonesia must do more to protect migrants from this country… Continue reading

More of Georgia’s Muslims Try to Join Islamic State

More of Georgia’s Muslims Try to Join Islamic State Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 12 Issue: 71 By: Vasili Rukhadze The Jamestown Foundation On April 2, two high school boys from Georgia’s Pankisi… Continue reading

Saudi Arabia bombing the Shia benefits Al-Qaeda after Airport Falls: America, France and Hezbollah

Saudi Arabia bombing the Shia benefits Al-Qaeda after Airport Falls: America, France and Hezbollah Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Saudi Arabia and its brutal interference into the internal affairs… Continue reading

Racial Attacks in South Africa Witnesses Malawi Evacuating its Citizens: ANC Ineptness

Racial Attacks in South Africa Witnesses Malawi Evacuating its Citizens: ANC Ineptness Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The ultimate failure of the African National Congress (ANC) from changing society… Continue reading

Fujishima Takeji, Alfred Sisley and Art: Impressionism, Landscapes and Paris Connection

Fujishima Takeji, Alfred Sisley and Art: Impressionism, Landscapes and Paris Connection Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Alfred Sisley and Fujishima Takeji were both born in the nineteenth century and their common factors… Continue reading

US and France Support Saudi Arabia against the Shia in Yemen: Al-Qaeda, ISIS and Syria

US and France Support Saudi Arabia against the Shia in Yemen: Al-Qaeda, ISIS and Syria Nawal Soueif, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The governments of America and France… Continue reading

Race Attacks in South Africa and ethnic issues throughout the continent

Race Attacks in South Africa and ethnic issues throughout the continent Olivier Lecourt, Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Racial politics blighted the old South Africa because apartheid imprisoned,… Continue reading