America and Japan in usual anti-China mantra under Biden and Suga

America and Japan in usual anti-China mantra under Biden and Suga Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The former leader of Japan, Shinzo Abe, could contain anti-China hawks during his leadership. However, it is noticeable under Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga that the Japanese Foreign Ministry is enacting a hawkish policy aimed at…

Tokyo News and Olympics: 3 million Covid deaths but Koike says “wonderful games”

Tokyo News and Olympics: 3 million Covid deaths but Koike says “wonderful games” Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The belated 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are scheduled later this year. However, with the international coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis worse now, than this time last year; then the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the…

Israel suspected of Natanz cyberattack against Iran: Biden and Iran

Israel suspected of Natanz cyberattack against Iran: Biden and Iran Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Iran is claiming that Israel unleashed a cyberattack against the uranium enrichment plant of Natanz. Sources in Israel seemed unusual in confirming the attack on the Iranian nuclear facility. Therefore, given Iran’s hatred of Israel along…

Flash floods kill many in Indonesia and Timor Leste

Flash floods kill many in Indonesia and Timor Leste Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times Flash flooding is known to have killed at least 50 people in Indonesia and Timor Leste (East Timor). The severity of the situation and threat to livestock means the final death toll is likely to be higher. Landslides,…

Taiwan train derailment kills at least 48: Tomb Sweeping Day tourists

Taiwan train derailment kills at least 48: Tomb Sweeping Day tourists Kanako Mita and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times Tragedy hit Taiwan after a train derailment killed at least 48 people. Reports are still sketchy, but it is believed that over 70 remain trapped after the derailment carrying approximately 470 passengers. Apparently, many passengers were…

Japan Health Minister apologizes for the large party despite Covid-19

Japan Health Minister apologizes for the large party despite Covid-19 Kanako Mita and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese minister in charge of Health, Labor, and Welfare apologized deeply for 23 officials enjoying a late-night farewell party despite the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. Thus Tamura Norihisa apologized profusely for betraying the trust of the…

Japan in recent Covid-19 upturn again

Japan in recent Covid-19 upturn again Kanako Mita and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times The ebb and flow of coronavirus (Covid-19) in Japan is showing another upturn after coming down from highs earlier in the year. At the moment, apart from Sendai, the figures aren’t alarming to the sense of the previous few months. However,…

Increasing suicide among schoolchildren in Japan

. Increasing suicide among schoolchildren in Japan Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The number of schoolchildren committing suicide in Japan increased once more to 479 deaths in 2020. Thus a familiar depressing statistic was announced concerning childhood deaths in 2020. Yet, despite recent years witnessing new increases, it appears that little…

Japan mimicking America and following the China containment policy

Japan mimicking America and following the China containment policy Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japan is mimicking America to the extreme when it comes to Washington’s containment policy of China. Hence, the recent meetings between senior American and Japanese officials in Japan resulted in the same anti-China mantra. Security talks in…

Tokyo tourism: Todoroki Valley and the natural flow of Buddhism and Shintoism

Tokyo tourism: Todoroki Valley and the natural flow of Buddhism and Shintoism Sawako Utsumi and Kanako Mita Modern Tokyo Times The Todoroki Valley in Tokyo is a nice quaint walk to connect with nature. Indeed, the close proximity to Jiyugaoka and Futako Tamagawa means budding tourists can enjoy the amazing contrasts with the Todoroki Valley.…

Biden should negate internal Saudi mechanisms: Mohammed bin Salman or the Muslim Brotherhood narrative?

Biden should negate internal Saudi mechanisms: Mohammed bin Salman or the Muslim Brotherhood narrative? Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Biden of the United States of America appears to be involving himself over the Jamal Khashoggi affair. Hence, it seems that pressure will be put on Saudi Arabia to sideline Crown…

Myanmar violence disturbs Japan and calls for reinstalling democracy

Myanmar violence disturbs Japan and calls for reinstalling democracy Kanako Mita and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan is increasingly disturbed by the use of violence by the security apparatus in Myanmar. Hence, unlike Western nations that failed to support Myanmar during the democratic path under State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi,…