U.S. Nuclear Weapons could be deployed in Japan claims Former Secretary-General Ishiba

U.S. Nuclear Weapons could be deployed in Japan claims Former Secretary-General Ishiba Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The highly respected former Secretary-General of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and former Defense Minister, Shigeru Ishiba, believes Japan should discuss the merits of stationing nuclear weapons from the United States (U.S.). Of course,…

Russian Federation declares a Special Economic Zone in Disputed Area with Japan

Russian Federation declares a Special Economic Zone in Disputed Area with Japan Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of the Russian Federation signed an important economic document in an area that Japan disputes. Of course, for the Russian Federation, the document that designates a special economic zone that…

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…

Mercosur Nations Suspend Venezuela and Request an Immediate Political Transition

Mercosur Nations Suspend Venezuela and Request an Immediate Political Transition Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times South American nations are putting pressure on Venezuela because of the authoritarian tendencies of President Nicolas Maduro who rules this country. Hence, Mercosur, a powerful trade bloc in South America, suspended Venezuela after recent political events.…

Sunni Islamists butcher the Shia inside a Mosque in Afghanistan: Massacre in Herat

Sunni Islamists butcher the Shia inside a Mosque in Afghanistan: Massacre in Herat Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In countless nations, various Sunni Islamist Takfiri terrorist groups are butchering non-Muslims and Muslims alike. Of course, in the mindset of Sunni Islamists, they deem the Shia to be non-Muslims and worthy of…

Trump administration in fresh anti-Russia rhetoric: Russian Federation and the Baltics

Trump administration in fresh anti-Russia rhetoric: Russian Federation and the Baltics Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation under President Vladimir Putin is increasingly disillusioned by the posturing of elements within the administration of President Donald Trump. Indeed, not only is anti-Russian Federation rhetoric a reality within parts of the…

Russia and Iran should demand Turkey to leave Syria: Erdogan the Megalomaniac

Russia and Iran should demand Turkey to leave Syria: Erdogan the Megalomaniac Nuray Lydia Oglu, Michiyo Tanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation needs to focus on the ulterior motives of President Erdogan of Turkey in relation to Syria. In recent months the Russian Federation and Turkey…

Japan says TPP is “Meaningless” without America after Trump Announcement

Japan says TPP is “Meaningless” without America after Trump Announcement Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The President-elect of America, Donald Trump, announced that he would quit the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) immediately after taking office. Not surprisingly, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan was quick to stress that the TPP is “meaningless”…

Southern Thailand: Dialogue in Doubt

Southern Thailand: Dialogue in Doubt International Crisis Group The south Thailand insurgency has grown less lethal over the past year, but there are worrying indications militants may have expanded operations beyond the traditional conflict zone of the four southernmost provinces. Malay-Muslim rebels have been fighting against Thai rule for more than a decade in what…

US Ambassador caught in the “Eye of the Japanese Political Storm” in Okinawa

US Ambassador caught in the “Eye of the Japanese Political Storm” in Okinawa  Michiyo Tanabe and Helmet Joachim Schmidt  Modern Tokyo Times The American ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy, entered the “eye of the Japanese political storm” in Okinawa. Indeed, while great emphasis is being put on America, it is clear that the finger should…