Iraq assassination attempt against PM al-Kadhimi fails

Iraq assassination attempt against PM al-Kadhimi fails Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  The Prime Minister of Iraq, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, survived a sophisticated assassination attack. It is known that an armed drone laden with explosives tried to kill him.  Seven security guards protecting al-Kadhimi were injured in this brazen assassination attempt. Immediately,…

Poland decries EU threat of economic blackmail: Endless Visegrad disrespect

Poland decries EU threat of economic blackmail: Endless Visegrad disrespect Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  Poland is adamant that its dispute with the European Union (EU) should be discussed in a democratic approach and not a diktat. This diktat, implied by the behavior of the European Commission, concerns the non-approval of €57…

Nigeria cholera death toll reaches over 2,000 people

Nigeria cholera death toll reaches over 2,000 people Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times The cholera death toll in Nigeria is unrelenting and widespread. Henceforth, by early September, the death toll from cholera reached over 2,000 people. Therefore, the death toll will continue to flow at a time of endless ethnic and religious…

Pockets of resistance in Kunduz in Afghanistan: Taliban increases pressure

Pockets of resistance in Kunduz in Afghanistan: Taliban increases pressure Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Taliban is increasing pressure on several cities throughout Afghanistan. Some agencies are claiming that Kunduz is in the hands of the Taliban. However, pockets of government resistance continue in their own military base and the…

Cholera deaths in Nigeria surpass 650 people

Cholera deaths in Nigeria surpass 650 people Kanako Mita and Noriko Watanabe  Modern Tokyo Times Cholera deaths have surpassed 650 people in Nigeria. Reports claim that the crisis is intensifying even if the north remains the current epicenter. Therefore, urgent internal assistance is needed to quell the ongoing crisis. In the last few weeks, a…

Belarus athlete leaves Tokyo and will travel to Poland after humanitarian visa

Belarus athlete leaves Tokyo and will travel to Poland after humanitarian visa Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Belarusian athlete Kristina Timanovskaya (Krystsina Tsimanouskaya) left Tokyo after obtaining help from the embassy of Poland in Japan. Hence, once reaching Austria, it is believed that she will take up residence in Poland…

Taliban are closing in on Lashkar Gah in Afghanistan: Ghani blames the speed of the US pullout

Taliban are closing in on Lashkar Gah in Afghanistan: Ghani blames the speed of the US pullout Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Afghanistan is facing the growing threat of the Taliban. Thus President Ashraf Ghani is looking increasingly anxious. Ghani, clearly unhappy about the speed of the US military pullout under…

Belarus athlete Timanovskaya wants asylum in Europe: Asking IOC for help in Tokyo

Belarus athlete Timanovskaya wants asylum in Europe: Asking IOC for help in Tokyo Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times According to various reports, the Belarusian athlete Kristina Timanovskaya (Krystsina Tsimanouskaya) fears being sent back to Belarus. Thus, Timanovskaya asked Japanese police for help at Haneda Airport in Tokyo. Belarus is under the perennial leadership of…

Curfew at night in Afghanistan to provide more security in areas held

Curfew at night in Afghanistan to provide more security in areas held Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The pull-out of American forces in Afghanistan under President Biden of America is witnessing fresh Taliban momentum. Nerves are obviously fraying within government-controlled areas because the Taliban supports a strict and draconian Islamic Sharia…

UN pained by the growth of Islamist terrorism in Africa: Obama and Libya debacle

UN pained by the growth of Islamist terrorism in Africa: Obama and Libya debacle Murad Makhmudov and Lee jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times A panel of experts concerning terrorism and geopolitical issues notified the United Nations (UN) about their concerns for Africa. In the first six months of this year, al-Qaida, ISIS (Islamic State), and other…

Tokyo homeless kicked out for the privileged Olympics: Taking the knee and ignoring the locals and region

Tokyo homeless kicked out for the privileged Olympics: Taking the knee and ignoring the locals and region Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times The Tokyo Olympics is to commence in front of privileged spectators. Hence, ordinary people in Japan and foreign spectators are banned from attending Olympic venues.  However, for the homeless in Tokyo,…

President Moon of South Korea cancels planned visit to Tokyo Olympics because of undiplomatic language

President Moon of South Korea cancels planned visit to Tokyo Olympics because of undiplomatic language Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The rude comment by Hirohisa Soma, the Deputy Ambassador of the Japanese Embassy in South Korea, aimed at President Moon Jae-in of South Korea scuppered his planned visit to the Tokyo…

Japan reaches 15,000 Covid-19 deaths: IOC President Bach astonishingly thanks the Chinese!

Japan reaches 15,000 Covid-19 deaths: IOC President Bach astonishingly thanks the Chinese! Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Japan reached the grim milestone of 15,000 coronavirus deaths (Covid-19) deaths today. Sadly, this figure will gradually increase because of the slowness of the vaccination program and the casual approach to the…

Communist Cuba hit by rare political protests

Communist Cuba hit by rare political protests Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Thousands of protesters hit the streets of Havana and others cities throughout Cuba. Thus, despite the relatively small size of the protests, this will still worry the communist government of Cuba.  According to opposition forces against communist rule in…