Japan and India support a free and open Indo-Pacific region: China isn’t boosting allies

Japan and India support a free and open Indo-Pacific region: China isn’t boosting allies Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of China isn’t creating further divisions in Northeast Asia or the Asia Pacific region. However, Japan is constantly upping the ante by endless bi-lateral – and multi-lateral – power plays…

Ebola deaths and infections are increasing in the DRC

Ebola deaths and infections are increasing in the DRC Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The eleventh outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is spreading throughout the Equateur province. This outbreak emerged with the ending of the tenth outbreak in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri. Sadly,…

Fresh Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Fresh Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker¬† Modern Tokyo Times Another fresh outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was announced with the deaths of five people in Mbandaka. This comes at a time of new ethnic and religious massacres in eastern areas. Meanwhile,…

Contradictory US Entanglements in the Middle East: Anti-Shia Forces, Iran, and Saudi Arabia

Contradictory US Entanglements in the Middle East: Anti-Shia Forces, Iran, and Saudi Arabia Ramazan Khalidov, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Foreign policy in America under President Obama is certainly one of mass estrangement, confusion and assisting in failed states. In Egypt the Obama administration favored a new Muslim Brotherhood regional order…

Alexis Tsipras of Greece Faces Political Convulsions Despite Good Intentions of France

Alexis Tsipras of Greece Faces Political Convulsions Despite Good Intentions of France Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The nation of France enabled Greece to find breathing space because Germany desired even harsher terms during intense talks about the bailout plan. Despite this, the Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras faces…

Obama, Estrangement, Iran, and Syria: US Assisting anti-Shia Saudi Arabia in Yemen

Obama, Estrangement, Iran, and Syria: US Assisting anti-Shia Saudi Arabia in Yemen Ramazan Khalidov, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Foreign policy in America under President Obama is certainly one of mass estrangement, confusion and assisting in failed states. In Egypt the Obama administration favored a new Muslim Brotherhood regional order that…

Takfiri Islamists in Yemen Slaughter over 140 People: ISIS, Operatives or Al-Qaeda?

Takfiri Islamists in Yemen Slaughter over 140 People: ISIS, Operatives or Al-Qaeda? Boutros Hussein, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The one constant theme in Egypt, Kosovo, Libya, Syria, Ukraine, and probably now in Yemen, is that certain massacres and events appear to have a hidden hand involved. This includes utilizing various…

Turkmenistan and the Geopolitical Tightrope between Russia/Iran and NATO/EU Powers

Turkmenistan and the Geopolitical Tightrope between Russia/Iran and NATO/EU Powers Nuray Lydia Oglu, Hiroshi Saito and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Turkmenistan is of major geopolitical significance because of its shared borders with Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Of equal significance is the coastal area that links Turkmenistan to the Caspian…