Art of Japan and Edgar Degas: Fusions of Ideas

Art of Japan and Edgar Degas: Fusions of Ideas Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ukiyo-e inspired many artists in distant lands and this includes Edgar Degas, who came to admire this Japanese… Continue reading

Defense Minister Shoigu Promotes Russian Cyber Warfare Troops and Declares Victory in Syria

Defense Minister Shoigu Promotes Russian Cyber Warfare Troops and Declares Victory in Syria Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Pavel Felgenhauer The Jamestown Foundation Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu used the shortened workweek before Red… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Esaias Van De Velde: Christian Churches and Dutch Villages Through Japanese Eyes

Japanese Art and Esaias Van De Velde: Christian Churches and Dutch Villages Through Japanese Eyes Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The contemporary Japanese artist Sawako Utsumi adores the richness of Dutch Art… Continue reading

Coptic Christians Flee Sunni Islamists in North Sinai in Egypt

Coptic Christians Flee Sunni Islamists in North Sinai in Egypt Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The indigenous Coptic Christians of Egypt are fleeing parts of North Sinai based on… Continue reading

Race Attacks in South Africa: Indigenous Alienation, Immigration, and ANC Cronyism

Race Attacks in South Africa: Indigenous Alienation, Immigration, and ANC Cronyism  Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The abject failure of the African National Congress (ANC) continues because mass… Continue reading

Maryland Mosque in America Lauds Pakistan Assassin of Salman Taseer

Maryland Mosque Lauds Pakistan Assassin by IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism On Sunday, an American mosque glorified a terrorist responsible for killing a Pakistani governor who was critical of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws,… Continue reading

Samurai Taira no Tadamori and Art of Japan

Samurai Taira no Tadamori and Art of Japan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese art and folklore depict Taira no Tadamori (1096-1153) most favorably because this notable samurai feared nothing in this… Continue reading

Siege of Mecca and International Sunni Islamist Terrorism based on Gulf Petrodollars and Western Intrigues

Siege of Mecca and International Sunni Islamist Terrorism based on Gulf Petrodollars and Western Intrigues Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In the 1980s, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan,… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Yumeji Takehisa: No International Salvation in Death

Japanese Art and Yumeji Takehisa: No International Salvation in Death Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In all nations, you have elites which control and often abuse power based on “special interests” and… Continue reading

The ‘Khasavyurt Group’: A New Watershed of Islamic State Activity in Dagestan

The ‘Khasavyurt Group’: A New Watershed of Islamic State Activity in Dagestan Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Neil Hauer The Jamestown Foundation The discovery of what appears to be a sizeable Islamic State (IS) cell… Continue reading

Softbank, Saudi Arabia, and Mega Fund: Persecution of Women to Buddhism

Softbank, Saudi Arabia, and Mega Fund: Persecution of Women and Banning Buddhism Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The enormous internal debt of Softbank never ceases to amaze individuals, therefore,… Continue reading

Spirituality of Mountain Art in Japan: Buddhism, Shintoism, and Contemplation

Spirituality of Mountain Art in Japan: Buddhism, Shintoism, and Contemplation Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Mount Fuji in Japan is a national symbol that signifies many things to respective individuals. Yet, irrespective… Continue reading

Sunni Islamists Slaughter many in Iraq and Pakistan: Shia and Sufi Targeted

Sunni Islamists Slaughter many in Iraq and Pakistan: Shia and Sufi Targeted Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Another barbaric day in the annals of Sunni Islamic terrorism, whereby Shia… Continue reading

ISIS Terrorists Tapping Organized Crime to Infiltrate Europe

ISIS Terrorists Tapping Organized Crime to Infiltrate Europe IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism With the help of organized criminal elements, Islamic State terrorists reportedly are buying legitimate British passports that can evade… Continue reading

Russophobia is Running Riot in America based on Hardline Republicans, Democrats, and the Media

Russophobia is Running Riot in America based on Hardline Republicans, Democrats, and the Media Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Hardline Republicans and liberal Democrats who espouse Russophobia at the… Continue reading

Afghanistan and International Aid: Government to Taliban equates to Year Zero

Afghanistan and International Aid: Government to Taliban equates to Year Zero Ramazan Khalidov, Michiyo Tanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Once more many nations will pledge major financial support to the… Continue reading

Calligrapher Sugawara Mitsushige and Bodhisattva Kannon: Buddhism and Culture

Calligrapher Sugawara Mitsushige and Bodhisattva Kannon: Buddhism and Culture Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sugawara Mitsushige is a Japanese calligrapher of the thirteenth century who naturally focused on Buddhism in this period… Continue reading

Rural China and the Asian Methamphetamine Trade: a Case Study of Lufeng

Rural China and the Asian Methamphetamine Trade: a Case Study of Lufeng Publication: China Brief Volume: 17 Issue: 2 By: Zi Yang The Jamestown Foundation East Asia is in the midst of an… Continue reading

America and Japan: Trump should be aware of “Abe bearing Financial Incentives”

America and Japan: Trump should be aware of “Abe bearing Financial Incentives” Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are holding… Continue reading

Brazil and Deaths Reaching Nearly 100 since Military Police went on Strike in Vitoria

Brazil and Deaths Reaching Nearly 100 since Military Police went on Strike in Vitoria Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The crisis in Vitoria, just like beheadings in several prisons… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Influence of Confucius: Tanomura Chikuden

Art of Japan and Influence of Confucius: Tanomura Chikuden Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Tanomura Chikuden (1777-1835) lived during the Edo period in the land of the rising sun.… Continue reading

Ethiopia Must Continue to Help Stabilize South Sudan

Ethiopia Must Continue to Help Stabilize South Sudan Rashid Abdi Project Director, Horn of Africa International Crisis Group Ethiopia’s commitment to peace-making in South Sudan has been critical for regional stability. It has… Continue reading

Marine Le Pen Promises to Restore Hope and Fight Globalization in France Election Bid

Marine Le Pen Promises to Restore Hope and Fight Globalization in France Election Bid Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The passionate and intellectual politician Marine Le Pen of the… Continue reading

Sendai Artist Inspired by Maurice Utrillo: Yuzo Saeki and Inner Passion

Sendai Artist Inspired by Maurice Utrillo: Yuzo Saeki and Inner Passion Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The French artist Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955), just like the British artist L.S. Lowry (1887-1976), are two… Continue reading

Sunni Terrorism is Killing Internationally but America Blames Iran: Christians and Hezbollah

Sunni Terrorism is Killing Internationally but America Blames Iran: Christians and Hezbollah Boutros Hussein, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America was elected based on promises… Continue reading

Dubai Security Chief Backs Trump Immigration Order

Dubai Security Chief Backs Trump Immigration Order by John Rossomando Investigative Project on Terrorism A prominent figure in the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) security apparatus is endorsing President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning… Continue reading

Protests in Romania Grow based on Leftist Government Seeking to Free Corrupt Officials

Protests in Romania Grow based on Leftist Government Seeking to Free Corrupt Officials Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu of Romania is under pressure because vast… Continue reading

Rinpa and Japanese Art: Kyoto and Nichiren Buddhism

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

Pakistan Christians Get No Justice: Muslims who Burnt Christian Homes and Churches are Acquitted

Pakistan Christians Get No Justice: Muslims who Burnt Christian Homes and Churches are Acquitted Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Religious minorities in Pakistan were once more betrayed by a… Continue reading

Shia Muslims bare the brunt of Sunni Terrorism so why is Iran on America’s Immigration Hit List?

Shia Muslims bare the brunt of Sunni Terrorism so why is Iran on America’s Immigration Hit List? Jibril Khoury and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The administration of President Donald Trump is… Continue reading

China’s Lukewarm Response to Indian Military Modernization

China’s Lukewarm Response to Indian Military Modernization Publication: China Brief By: Oriana Skylar Mastro The Jamestown Foundation Between September 14–27, the United States and India conducted a joint military training exercise in Uttarakhand,… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Western Encroachment: Utagawa Sadahide (Gountei Sadahide) and Yokohama-e

Art of Japan and Western Encroachment: Utagawa Sadahide (Gountei Sadahide) and Yokohama-e Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Utagawa Sadahide (Gountei Sadahide) witnessed the first years of modernization in Japan that emerged after… Continue reading