Saitama tourism: Heirinji Buddhist Temple and adorable compound

Saitama tourism: Heirinji Buddhist Temple and adorable compound Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The adorable Buddhist compound of Heirinji (Heirin-ji) in the prefecture of Saitama is a real treat. This relates to the Heirinji Rinzai Buddhist Temple and the delightful woodlands that surround the ancient graveyard. Therefore, the sense of the…

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…

Biden and the Democrats Cold War mentality: The Russian Federation and Ukraine

Biden and the Democrats Cold War mentality: The Russian Federation and Ukraine Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The leadership of President Joe Biden is witnessing the Cold War mentality that exists within the ruling Democrats. This is similar to the neoconservatives of the Republicans outside of the views of Donald Trump.…

Imperial system in Japan based on revisionism concerning a female leader

Imperial system in Japan based on revisionism concerning a female leader Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japan is known for being a bastion of political family elites who dominate the ministerial system. Likewise, Japan ranks poorly in countless international benchmarks involving women. This concerns few female business leaders, limited political representation,…

Poetry of Japan: Fusions of cultural ideas in bygone days

Poetry of Japan: Fusions of cultural ideas in bygone days Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yamanoue no Okura (660-733?) lived a very fascinating life. Naturally, many areas of his life remain unknown and are open to interpretation. This is based on the passages of time. Therefore, his true nationality isn’t fully known alongside many…

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…

Japan utilizes America, Australia, and India to lambast China during the Quad summit

Japan utilizes America, Australia, and India to lambast China during the Quad summit Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan utilized the Quad summit with America, Australia, and India to lambast China. Indeed, this is a familiar tactic while all nations maintain strong economic ties with China…

Tokyo Olympic Committee shamelessly plugs the Olympics on March 11: Earthquake and tsunami

Tokyo Olympic Committee shamelessly plugs the Olympics on March 11: Earthquake and tsunami Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The tenth anniversary of the brutal Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011, took place today. However, the President of the Tokyo Organizing Committee, Seiko Hashimoto, shamelessly sought to exploit this tragic…

Tokyo News: Tokyo Olympics looks set to be held without overseas spectators

Tokyo News: Tokyo Olympics looks set to be held without overseas spectators Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times According to various sources, the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics look set to be held without overseas spectators. At the moment, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) isn’t confirming this. However, with the coronavirus (Covid-19) State…

Paraguay witnesses major Covid-19 political protests

Paraguay witnesses major Covid-19 political protests Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The coronavirus (Covid-19) convulsions are hitting countless nations in the realm of deaths, health care issues, limited to non-existent vaccination programs, poverty, unemployment, and other ills. Not surprisingly, these coronavirus convulsions are especially being felt in poorer nations that have…