Tokyo News and Covid-19: Japanese political voices raise doubts about the Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo News and Covid-19: Japanese political voices raise doubts about the Tokyo Olympics Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics are scheduled for later this year after being postponed last year. However, the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis in Japan is increasing in severity. This relates to infections and…

Two million Covid-19 deaths internationally and little sign of ending

Two million Covid-19 deaths internationally and little sign of ending Sawako Utsumi and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times The grim milestone of two million deaths from coronavirus (Covid-19) occurred in the last few hours. Hence, while hope is being put on vaccines that haven’t been fully trialed for long-term effects – nor is the longevity…

Japan News: The Japanese government does little to contain Covid-19 so anti-foreign nuance

Japan News: The Japanese government does little to contain Covid-19 so anti-foreign nuance Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The growing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis in Japan is overwhelmingly internal. Despite this, an increasing anti-foreign nuance is happening among politicians and the media. Hence, it appears that by clamping down on foreign nationals,…

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…

Russians allegedly hack United States agencies: FBI and SVR

Russians allegedly hack United States agencies: FBI and SVR Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The United States government confirmed that major institutions have been hacked by highly efficient hackers. It is believed that a state entity is behind the latest cybersecurity threat. Hence, like the recent hacking of FireEye, suspicions are…

Major cybersecurity firm FireEye likely hacked by Russian SVR: FBI investigates

Major cybersecurity firm FireEye likely hacked by Russian SVR: FBI investigates Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It appears that Cozy Bear (APT29) has hacked into FireEye. Thus the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in America is assisting FireEye with this sophisticated breach. Therefore, the Russian Federation angle of the Foreign Intelligence…

Over 170 dead from Yellow Fever in Nigeria

Over 170 dead from Yellow Fever in Nigeria Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yellow Fever is responsible for over 170 deaths in Nigeria since an outbreak was confirmed last month. The death toll is high because only 530 suspected cases have been reported. Therefore, the fear is that the crisis will…

Japan Covid-19 serious cases reach a new high

Japan Covid-19 serious cases reach a new high Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The number of serious coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in Japan reached a new high today. This is following on from recent fresh infection highs in several parts of the nation. Therefore, the national government and local governments hit hard…

Austria, Czechia, and Slovakia in possible border openings: Covid-19 crisis

Austria, Czechia, and Slovakia in possible border openings: Covid-19 crisis Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The coronavirus (Covid-19) devastated parts of Europe including Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. However, others throughout the Baltics, Nordic nations, and Visegrad Group have dealt with the crisis to a higher degree. Sweden…

Coronavirus deaths over 30,000 in Europe: Lessons from developed Asia ignored

Coronavirus deaths over 30,000 in Europe: Lessons from developed Asia ignored Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis emanating from Wuhan in China is devastating nations in Europe. This obviously applies to the number of deaths. However, the economic angle, utter over-stretch of countless health care systems, unemployment, collapsing…