Yukio Mishima: The Ultimate Ubermensch and the Last Great Japanese Author

Yukio Mishima: The Ultimate Ubermensch and the Last Great Japanese Author Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The genius of Yukio Mishima remains vivid today, just like it did yesterday. Indeed, unlike the… Continue reading

Haiti and the UN: Over 130 Sri Lankan Peacekeepers involved in Child Sex Ring and other Nations

Haiti and the UN: Over 130 Sri Lankan Peacekeepers involved in Child Sex Ring and other Nations Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The United Nations (UN) brought cholera to… Continue reading

Syria and Khan al-Assal Massacre: A forerunner to False Chemical Flag in Khan Sheikhoun against Syria

Syria and Khan al-Assal Massacre: A forerunner to False Chemical Flag in Khan Sheikhoun against Syria Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In Khan al-Assal over 150 people were brutally… Continue reading

Venezuela: In a Hole, and Still Digging

Venezuela: In a Hole, and Still Digging Phil Gunson Senior Analyst, Andes International Crisis Group Images of the bloodied face of Venezuelan opposition MP Juan Requesens, a vicious, diagonal gash across his left… Continue reading

Kaita Murayama and Japanese Art: A flower cut down before blooming

Kaita Murayama and Japanese Art: A flower cut down before blooming Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist and writer Kaita Murayama faded from this earth at the young age of… Continue reading

Abu Sayyaf Islamist involved in beheading and butchering is killed in the Philippines

Abu Sayyaf Islamist involved in beheading and butchering is killed in the Philippines Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Philippines army killed Abu Rami (Muamar Askali) of the Abu… Continue reading

Trump offers China Economic Inducements if Beijing puts Pressure on North Korea

Trump offers China Economic Inducements if Beijing puts Pressure on North Korea Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It appears that President Donald Trump is offering economic inducements for China… Continue reading

China, Japan, and South Korea should unite to contain America’s approach to North Korea

China, Japan, and South Korea should unite to contain America’s approach to North Korea Ri Kuk-Chol, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The leadership of North Korea is predictable… Continue reading

Japanese Poetry of Kakinomoto no Hitomaro: Impact of the Asuka Period

Japanese Poetry of Kakinomoto no Hitomaro: Impact of the Asuka Period Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The Japanese waka poet Kakinomoto no Hitomaro belongs to the world of the seventh century… Continue reading

Coptic Christian Churches attacked by Sunni Islamists in Egypt: 45 killed and many injured

Coptic Christian Churches attacked by Sunni Islamists in Egypt: 45 killed and many injured Boutros Hussein, Sawako Uchida, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Coptic Christians have recently been cleansed in parts… Continue reading

Russian-Chinese Joint Ventures in Russia’s Far East, Arctic

Russian-Chinese Joint Ventures in Russia’s Far East, Arctic Publication: Eurasia Daily By: John C. K. Daly The Jamestown Foundation Since 2001, Russian-Chinese relations have been largely grounded in security issues, both military and… Continue reading

Sweden and the Predictable Sunni Islamist Terrorist Path in Europe: PC Collateral Damage

Sweden and the Predictable Sunni Islamist Terrorist Path in Europe: PC Collateral Damage Jibril Khoury, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sunni Islamist terrorism is a daily reality for Shia… Continue reading

Japan Art and Sekka: Artistic Tranquillity despite Political Changes and Upheavals

Japan Art and Sekka: Artistic Tranquillity despite Political Changes and Upheavals Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If you view the sublime simplicity of art by Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) then it is difficult… Continue reading

ETA dies a Natural Death: Disarmament despite no Political Concessions from Spain

ETA dies a Natural Death: Disarmament despite no Political Concessions from Spain Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The ruling political elites in Spain refused any political concessions to the… Continue reading

America bombs Syria in Homs: Christians Cleansed in Homs by Sunni Islamists in the past

America bombs Syria in Homs: Christians Cleansed in Homs by Sunni Islamists in the past Murad Makhmudov, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America authorised the… Continue reading

Trump thinking of assisting al-Qaeda Linked Areas in Syria: Pity the Christians

Trump thinking of assisting al-Qaeda Linked Areas in Syria: Pity the Christians Murad Makhmudov, Kanako Itamae, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   It appears that one incompetent administration after another follows… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Kanae Yamamoto (Part Two): Impact of Europe and Socialism

Japanese Art and Kanae Yamamoto (Part Two): Impact of Europe and Socialism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In my first article about Kanae Yamamoto (1882-1946), the emphasis was on his childhood, areas… Continue reading

Former Islamic Sharia Judge in Malaysia hints at Child Marriage of 9 and Marrying your Rapist

Former Islamic Sharia Judge in Malaysia hints at Child Marriage of 9 and Marrying your Rapist Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The parliament of Malaysia heard a former Islamic… Continue reading

Germany in Draft Law to Outlaw Child Marriage after Surge of non-German Child Marriages

Germany in Draft Law to Outlaw Child Marriage after Surge of non-German Child Marriages Helmet Joachim Schmidt, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Germany is finally turning… Continue reading

Syria Denies the Gulf and Western Version of Khan Sheikhoun: Only Enemies of Syria gain

Syria Denies the Gulf and Western Version of Khan Sheikhoun: Only Enemies of Syria gain Ramazan Khalidov, Sawako Uchida, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Immediately after events occurred in Khan Sheikhoun… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Kanae Yamamoto (Part One): Difficult Early Years

Japanese Art and Kanae Yamamoto (Part One): Difficult Early Years Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Kanae Yamamoto (1882-1946) witnessed many momentous historical events throughout his lifetime. Yet, despite the waves… Continue reading

Looming Dangers One Year after Nagorno-Karabakh Escalation

Looming Dangers One Year after Nagorno-Karabakh Escalation Magdalena Grono Program Director, Europe & Central Asia International Crisis Group BAKU, Azerbaijan — The room housing refugees in the former Soviet sanatorium just outside Baku… Continue reading

Sunni Islamist Terrorism strikes St. Petersburg in the Russian Federation: A Global Reality

Sunni Islamist Terrorism strikes St. Petersburg in the Russian Federation: A Global Reality Murad Makhmudov, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sunni Islamist terrorism struck St. Petersburg just like other… Continue reading

America and Egypt to jointly erase the Appeasement of Obama towards the Muslim Brotherhood

America and Egypt to jointly erase the Appeasement of Obama towards the Muslim Brotherhood Boutros Hussein, Sawako Uchida, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Presidency of Barack Obama of America, who… Continue reading

Katsukawa Shunshō and Japanese Art (1726-1793): Major Influence in the Edo Period

Katsukawa Shunshō and Japanese Art (1726-1793): Major Influence in the Edo Period Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The Japanese artist called Katsukawa Shunshō isn’t particularly famous outside of Japan. Indeed, even… Continue reading

France and the Spirit of Le Pen: Or Macron and Tax Exile Funding, PC Media, and Elitist Institutions

France and the Spirit of Le Pen: Or Macron and Tax Exile Funding, PC Media, and Elitist Institutions Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The independent spirit of France who… Continue reading

Taiwan’s Search for Security Partners: Looking Beyond Washington

Taiwan’s Search for Security Partners: Looking Beyond Washington Publication: China Brief By: Lauren Dickey The Jamestown Foundation In November 2016, Hong Kong authorities seized nine Singaporean Terrex infantry carrier vehicles en route home… Continue reading

Turkey under Erdogan: Tens of Thousands Arrested but Turkey still not Expelled from NATO

Turkey under Erdogan: Tens of Thousands Arrested but Turkey still not Expelled from NATO Nuray Lydia Oglu and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Turkey is witnessing the relentless imprisonment of Kurdish political… Continue reading

Nichiren Buddhism and Japanese Artist: Sado Island and Exile in the Snow

Nichiren Buddhism and Japanese Artist: Sado Island and Exile in the Snow Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Buddhist holy man called Nichiren (1222-1282) was exiled to Sado Island in his native… Continue reading

China Needs to Re-evaluate the Independence of Taiwan: America and Japan

China Needs to Re-evaluate the Independence of Taiwan: America and Japan Hiroshi Saito and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) of China needs to re-evaluate its relationship with… Continue reading

London Terrorist Followed the Jihadist’s Twisted Path From Prison to Terrorist

London Terrorist Followed the Jihadist’s Twisted Path From Prison to Terrorist by Patrick Dunleavy IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Before he drove violently into the crowd on Westminster Bridge, before plunging the… Continue reading

African Nationals Attacked in India after Locals Site Drugs and Criminality: Complex Causes

African Nationals Attacked in India after Locals Site Drugs and Criminality: Complex Causes Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The death of a local youth in Greater Noida is igniting… Continue reading