Japan touts national security in a spat with South Korea after high-tech restrictions

Japan touts national security in a spat with South Korea after high-tech restrictions Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan is issuing national security concerns in the latest spat with South Korea. While, in the opposite direction, South Korea once more is using historical war-time issues that need to…

PM Abe to ignore the voice of Okinawa and increase tensions based on placating America

PM Abe to ignore the voice of Okinawa and increase tensions based on placating America Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is intent on dismissing the voice of Okinawa in order to placate America’s geopolitical concerns. In truth, the shortsightedness and meekness of many past Japanese leaders enabled…

Japan government should listen to Okinawans after 72 percent reject US base move

Japan government should listen to Okinawans after 72 percent reject US base move Sawako Uchida and Chika Mori Modern Tokyo Times The central government of Japan under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe must listen to the people of Okinawa. If not, then resentment will further grow because it is overwhelmingly clear that the majority oppose the…

Sanctions against Myanmar are “Nonsense” claims the Ambassador of Japan

Sanctions against Myanmar are “Nonsense” claims the Ambassador of Japan Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar, Ichiro Maruyama, is adamant that international sanctions against this country are “utter nonsense.” Hence, Japan believes, like other regional nations, that supporting Myanmar is the best process to solving the situation…

Russia accuses Japan of “megaphone diplomacy” over military drills in contested waters

Russia accuses Japan of “megaphone diplomacy” over military drills in contested waters Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan and President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation have extremely cordial relations based on friendship. However, elements inside the Japanese Foreign Ministry remain negative towards the Russian Federation,…

PM Shinzo Abe of Japan says that the United Kingdom would be welcome to join the TPP

PM Shinzo Abe of Japan says that the United Kingdom would be welcome to join the TPP Noriko Watanabe and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan notified the United Kingdom that this nation would be welcomed to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) after leaving the European Union (EU). This will…

Japan to welcome State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar and discuss bilateral issues

Japan to welcome State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar and discuss bilateral issues Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan invited State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar to discuss important issues between both nations. At the same time, the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit will…

Bilateral talks on tariffs between America and Japan agreed by Trump and Abe

Bilateral talks on tariffs between America and Japan agreed by Trump and Abe Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan agreed to enter bilateral talks with America based on economic pressure from President Donald Trump. The tradeoff, so to speak, is that proposed high tariffs on auto…

Japan continues to support the efforts of Iran to implement the nuclear deal: US and Japan

Japan continues to support the efforts of Iran to implement the nuclear deal: US and Japan Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan reiterated its support of Iran to fully implement the international nuclear deal. Hence, during the meeting between the Foreign Ministers of Iran and Japan in Singapore,…

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan should be upfront to President Donald Trump

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan should be upfront to President Donald Trump Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan should be upfront towards President Donald Trump of America during their current meeting in America. This noticeably applies to the Korean Peninsula because Japan is being sidelined…

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a possible meeting with Kim Jong-un of North Korea

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a possible meeting with Kim Jong-un of North Korea  Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times Tentative reports are stressing that a possible meeting may take place between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan and the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un. Of course, nothing is concrete at…

China must refrain from intrigues in the territorial waters of Japan: The Korean Peninsula

China must refrain from intrigues in the territorial waters of Japan: The Korean Peninsula Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of China should refrain from military intrigues and the expression of emboldened statements about territorial waters that belong to Japan. Indeed, with tensions showing positive signs on the Korean Peninsula…

China and Russia heartened by Tillerson’s remark that America is ready to talk to North Korea

China and Russia heartened by Tillerson’s remark that America is ready to talk to North Korea Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The crisis on the Korean Peninsula is worrying China and the Russian Federation because of extremely strong rhetoric from America and North Korea. At the same time, South Korea seeks…

China hints that Japan should focus on Dialogue towards North Korea: China and Russia

China hints that Japan should focus on Dialogue towards North Korea: China and Russia Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times China and the Russian Federation are increasingly concerned by the bellicose rhetoric and actions of the leaders of the United States and North Korea. Equally, political elites in Beijing seek Japan to…

North Korea is upping the ante via missile tests over Japan: China, Russia, and South Korea

North Korea is upping the ante via missile tests over Japan: China, Russia, and South Korea Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Northern Japan is now a growing part of North Korea’s missile tests and this reality, while nothing new in spits and spats, is now reaching a new scale under the…

Trump and Mattis not on the same Hymn Sheet over North Korea: South Korea and Japan

Trump and Mattis not on the same Hymn Sheet over North Korea: South Korea and Japan Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It appears that North Korea is intent on upping the ante against the policies of America and South Korea, in relation to Washington’s geopolitical objectives on the Korean Peninsula. This…

China and Russia take a nuanced approach to North Korea after missile flew over Japan

China and Russia take a nuanced approach to North Korea after missile flew over Japan Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times North Korea was rebuked rapidly by America, Japan, and South Korea after a missile flew over Hokkaido in northern Japan. However, China and the Russian Federation, while condemning North Korea’s approach…

China, Japan, Russia, and South Korea need to stem North Korea and the United States

China, Japan, Russia, and South Korea need to stem North Korea and the United States Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times China, Japan, the Russian Federation, and South Korea need to work together in order to contain saber rattling and endless militarization of the Korean Peninsula. Of course, militant rhetoric emanating out…

Former Secretary-General Ishiba of the LDP questions Prime Minister Abe of Japan

Former Secretary-General Ishiba of the LDP questions Prime Minister Abe of Japan Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The reverberations of the terrible showing of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election continues to usher in internal political discontent. This notably applies to Shigeru Ishiba, the former…

Russian Federation and Japan seek all Parties to Defuse Tensions on the Korean Peninsula

Russian Federation and Japan seek all Parties to Defuse Tensions on the Korean Peninsula Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation and Japan called for the need to defuse tensions on the Korean Peninsula. This call was made during a meeting between President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation and…

Trump and Abe seek a Bilateral Trade Agreement between America and Japan to Replace TPP

Trump and Abe seek a Bilateral Trade Agreement between America and Japan to Replace TPP Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan is optimistic of cementing an even closer relationship with America under President Donald Trump. This is based on the backdrop of changing…

Russia needs Caution towards Japan based on the American Question: Analogy of China

Russia needs Caution towards Japan based on the American Question: Analogy of China Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation will visit Japan in order to hold a summit with the leader of this nation. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan appears more open towards the…

PM Shinzo Abe of Japan says “Great Confidence” after meeting President-elect Donald Trump

PM Shinzo Abe of Japan says “Great Confidence” after meeting President-elect Donald Trump Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan became the first foreign political leader to meet President-elect Donald Trump since he beat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election. Despite the substance of the talks remaining…

Shinzo Abe of Japan Congratulates Donald Trump: Japan and Russian Federation Relations

Shinzo Abe of Japan Congratulates Donald Trump: Japan and Russian Federation Relations Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The victory of Donald Trump in America took many people by surprise because international predictions had pointed to a victory for Hillary Clinton. Yet, just like the election in the United Kingdom that seemed…