Japan and China take small steps to prevent air and sea clashes in territorial areas of overlap

Japan and China take small steps to prevent air and sea clashes in territorial areas of overlap Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan is extremely concerned by the intentions of China in areas of dispute with China. Alternatively, China, just like in the South China Sea,…

China, Israel, and non-interference: Heavy investments and high technology

China, Israel, and non-interference: Heavy investments and high technology Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel is increasingly focused on major Asian powers. Of major significance are China and India but other regional powers like Australia are equally being targeted along with Japan. Yet, the flow of…

Japan wants India to assist Myanmar to a higher degree: Confused by Trump administration

Japan wants India to assist Myanmar to a higher degree: Confused by Trump administration Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yohei Sasakawa, the Special Envoy of Japan to Myanmar, is alarmed by the increasing role of China in the internal affairs of Myanmar and the aloofness of America under President Donald Trump.…

America and China in Signs of a Joint Approach to North Korea: THAAD and Double Freeze

America and China in Signs of a Joint Approach to North Korea: THAAD and Double Freeze Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, spoke with calmness and a sense that a breakthrough was possible based on ongoing initiatives behind the scenes with China. Of course,…

Swarms at War: Chinese Advances in Swarm Intelligence

Swarms at War: Chinese Advances in Swarm Intelligence Publication: China Brief Volume: 17 Issue: 9 By: Elsa Kania The Jamestown Foundation The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) anticipates that future warfare will be “unmanned, invisible, and silent” (“无人、无形、无声”战争), with ever higher degrees of “intelligentization” (智能化). [1] PLA strategists expect that future, autonomous combat involving unmanned…

Israel Focuses more on China: High Technology and Heavy Investment

Israel Focuses more on China: High Technology and Heavy Investment Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Israel under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is increasingly focused on major Asian powers. Of major significance are China and India but other regional powers like Australia are being targeted. Yet, the flow of…

China Seeking to Prevent America, North Korea, and South Korea from Colliding Head On

China Seeking to Prevent America, North Korea, and South Korea from Colliding Head On Sawako Uchida, Ri Kuk-Chol, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of China is trying to quell militant voices in the respective governments of America, North Korea, and South Korea. This is based on the ongoing militarization and political…

Japan needs to Re-Align with China: Legacy of Buddhism, Confucianism, History, and Taoism

Japan needs to Re-Align with China: Legacy of Buddhism, Confucianism, History, and Taoism Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The ancient Middle Kingdom of China impacted greatly on the culture of Japan and this notably applies to the legacy of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism, that all altered the landscape of Japan…

China’s Counter-Terrorism Calculus

China’s Counter-Terrorism Calculus Publication: China Brief Volume: 16 Issue: 2 By: Jacob Zenn The Jamestown Foundation China’s growing global footprint, escalating conflicts and the spread of terrorism in theaters ranging from Syria to Afghanistan and Southeast Asia have created openings for non-state actors to target Chinese interests and citizens overseas. Accompanying China’s growing global footprint…

China and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Japan Outfoxing Itself to Appease America

China and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Japan Outfoxing Itself to Appease America Kanako Itamae, Shuchun Zhang and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears to be outfoxing itself in order to appease America. This is clearly visible because the newly created Asian Infrastructure Bank (AIIB) is…

Japan must consider Regional Bank with China like South Korea irrespective of US pressure

Japan must consider Regional Bank with China like South Korea irrespective of US pressure Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan must remind America that economic, political and geopolitical areas are not dependent on the desires of Washington. This applies to the Obama administration questioning the possibility that Japan…