Ebola Nearing 1,000 Deaths and Fear Factor Increasing

Ebola Nearing 1,000 Deaths and Fear Factor Increasing Noriko Watanabe and Paul Joseph Nzeribe Modern Tokyo Times The Ebola crisis looks set to soon surpass 1,000 people dying and sadly the dire situation isn’t showing signs of abating. Indeed, the economic and health care strains on nations like Liberia are clearly visible. At the same…

Syria Needs Strengthening in Order to Strike ISIS: Iraq and US Schizophrenia

Syria Needs Strengthening in Order to Strike ISIS: Iraq and US Schizophrenia Jibril Khoury and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad continues to fight bravely against sectarian and terrorist forces that are sponsored by outside nations. After several years of a brutal conflict sponsored by Gulf and NATO…

Tourism in Japan and Stunning Fukushima: Ura-Bandai, Abukuma Cave and Koriyama

Tourism in Japan and Stunning Fukushima: Ura-Bandai, Abukuma Cave and Koriyama Tomoko Hara and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times Fukushima is a stunning prefecture in Japan which is awash with amazing landscapes where people can escape the stresses of life. Koriyama is the commercial capital of Fukushima prefecture and for many tourists this city is…

Art of Japan and Bunjinga (Nanga): Edo Period and Influence of China and Korea

Art of Japan and Bunjinga (Nanga): Edo Period and Influence of China and Korea Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Bunjinga school of thought ran deep within the literati of Japan during the Edo period. Bunjin (literati) artists trace their artistic roots to the literati of China during the Song Dynasty (960-1267). However, the differences between the Japanese…

Syria and the Armenian Issue: Turkey, Takfiris and Erdogan

Syria and the Armenian Issue: Turkey, Takfiris and Erdogan Nuray Lydia Oglu and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Turkey is a dangerous shadow under the leadership of Prime Minister Erdogan. This notably applies to the intrigues being played out in Syria by Turkey and how Erdogan is on the side of the Muslim Brotherhood…

Hezbollah Condemns Takfiri Instability in Lebanon

Hezbollah Condemns Takfiri Instability in Lebanon Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Hezbollah fully understands the need to preserve the delicate Christian, Muslim and Druze balance throughout the Levant. Indeed, within the strands of Christianity and Islam you have many different sects throughout the Levant. This reality means that the influence of…

Tokyo Tourism and Lifestyle: Chinzan-so Garden, Fashion in Ikebukuro and Canal Cafe

Tokyo Tourism and Lifestyle: Chinzan-so Garden, Fashion in Ikebukuro and Canal Cafe Sarah Deschamps and Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times Tokyo is a very intriguing city which caters for so many different lifestyles. Also, within such a short space of time you can visit a wealth of diversity. This article provides a glimpse into the…

Gulf Sponsored Sectarianism and Iraq: Western Intrigues and Syria

Gulf Sponsored Sectarianism and Iraq: Western Intrigues and Syria Boutros Hussein, Ramazan Khalidov and Joachim de Villiers Modern Tokyo Times Another day in Iraq and once more many people have been killed by brutal Islamist terrorists who slaughter and persecute the Shia while cleansing other minorities like the Christian community. Of course, for al-Qaeda affiliates and…

Hezbollah Leader Nasrallah Warned Christians about the Dangers of Gulf and Western Meddling

Hezbollah Leader Nasrallah Warned Christians about the Dangers of Gulf and Western Meddling Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is ironic that Hezbollah (Hizbullah) in Lebanon under His Eminence, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, is more concerned about the plight of Christians and other religious minorities, rather than the so-called democratic West. Indeed,…

Art, the Paris connection and Impressionism: Alfred Sisley and Fujishima Takeji

Art, the Paris connection and Impressionism: Alfred Sisley and Fujishima Takeji Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Alfred Sisley and Fujishima Takeji were both born in the nineteenth century and their common factors apply to the stunning art they produced and the richness of Paris which influenced both artists. They both also studied at the Ecole…

After MH17, the Real Problem Remains War in Eastern Ukraine

After MH17, the Real Problem Remains War in Eastern Ukraine James George Jatras Deputy Director, AIU AIU American Institute in Ukraine Washington must stop insisting on a military solution Within hours, perhaps minutes, of the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 over Donetsk oblast, western commentators broke into chorus that the catastrophe would be a…

Saudi Arabia should be Snubbed by UN based on Child Marriage, Religious Persecution, Terrorism and Female Rights

Saudi Arabia should be Snubbed by UN based on Child Marriage, Religious Persecution, Terrorism and Female Rights Murad Makhmudov and Boutros Hussein Modern Tokyo Times If the United Nations had any principles based on religious freedom, gender equality, protecting little girls from pedophile marriages and supporting the rights of women; then Saudi Arabia would rightly…

Jihadist Sectarians are Poodles for Gulf Elites and Pakistan: Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Terrorism

Jihadist Sectarians are Poodles for Gulf Elites and Pakistan: Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Terrorism Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Al-Qaeda affiliates and a plethora of Sunni Islamic jihadist movements in Syria are highlighting the ultra-reactionary reality that exists wherever jihadists are based because of sinister forces throughout the Gulf region. In…

Modern Tokyo News and Fashion: Adorable Style Arena Website

Modern Tokyo News and Fashion: Adorable Style Arena Website Michel Lebon and Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo News The website called Style Arena (http://www.style-arena.jp) is awash with the latest fashion styles which are impacting on the fashion scene of Tokyo. Internationally, Tokyo is one of the most vibrant fashion scenes on this planet because of the fantastic diversity…

Syria is not going to Sacrifice its Independence to a Foreign and Terrorist Diktat

Syria is not going to Sacrifice its Independence to a Foreign and Terrorist Diktat Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is worth recalling that this week is a normal week in the ravages of a chaotic world unleashed by powerful Gulf and Western powers. Turkey and Pakistan are equally responsible in…

Henri Rousseau and Oka Shikanosuke: France, Influence and Similarity

Henri Rousseau and Oka Shikanosuke: France, Influence and Similarity Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Oka Shikanosuke (1898-1978) took a familiar path for many Japanese artists in this period by moving to France in 1924. The impression of Paris and the French cultural scene must have enchanted Oka Shikanosuke during this period of his life…

US-Saudi Rift: Divorce Good for American Taxpayers and Christians

US-Saudi Rift: Divorce Good for American Taxpayers and Christians Vojin Joksimovich, PhD Modern Tokyo Times This is Part III of my essay on Obama’s War with Assad. In Part II I asserted that the Russian president Vladimir Putin, having learned what happened in Libya and having experienced his own battle with Chechen insurgents, in the…

Tokyo Beauty at Keio Department Store in Shinjuku: Esthederm and Exqusite Skin Care

Tokyo Beauty and Esthederm: Cosmetics and Skin Care at Keio Department Store in Shinjuku Tomoko Hara and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times Keio Department Store in Shinjuku is located in the heart of buzzing Tokyo. Shinjuku is awash with amazing department stores that cater for fashion, lifestyle, cosmetics and an array of other products. This…

US is losing Jordan to the reality of Syria under President Bashar al-Assad

US is losing Jordan to the reality of Syria under President Bashar al-Assad Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Jordan is finally waking up to the reality of supporting the geographic integrity of Syria. Of course, this reality is based on the changing sands throughout the region. After all, sectarianism and Takfiri…

Japanese Tourism in Stunning Koyasan in Wakayama: Kukai and Shingon Buddhism

Japanese Tourism in Stunning Koyasan in Wakayama: Kukai and Shingon Buddhism Olivier LeCourt and Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times Wakayama prefecture in Japan is blessed with stunning scenery throughout this adorable part of Japan. Equally important is the power of history, religion and culture in Wakayama because you have many national and regional treasures which…