Over 500,000 deaths from Covid-19: Americas and Southeast Asia under strain

Over 500,000 deaths from Covid-19: Americas and Southeast Asia under strain Kanako Mita and Chika Mori  Modern Tokyo Times The grim milestone of 500,000 deaths from coronavirus (Covid-19) was surpassed officially in the last few hours. It remains to be seen what the final death toll will be. However, the signs are ominous for many…

K-Pop, BLM, and amnesia: Commercial savvy (Tibet, Xinjiang, and West Papua) 

K-Pop, BLM, and amnesia: Commercial savvy (Tibet, Xinjiang, and West Papua)  Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times K-Pop emanates from South Korea and is a very popular music style that is followed in many parts of Asia and further afield. However, recently many powerful K-Pop groups are involving themselves in Blacks Lives…

Tokyo tourism and Akihabara: Anime, electronic goods, otaku, and maid cafe

Tokyo tourism and Akihabara: Anime, electronic goods, otaku, and maid cafe Kanako Mita and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo News In Tokyo, the district of Akihabara is extremely independent and caters for a different experience. This relates to cosplay shopping, electronic products, maid cafe, otaku culture, and working space cafes to formulate new ideas. If your…

Tokyo lifts Covid-19 business restrictions and people can travel freely in Japan

Tokyo lifts Covid-19 business restrictions and people can travel freely in Japan Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, lifted all business restrictions. Similarly, travel restrictions throughout Japan have been lifted. In other words, Japan is seeking to return to normal from the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. More…

Japan is pragmatic about Hong Kong: China versus Australia, Canada, US, and the UK

Japan is pragmatic about Hong Kong: China versus Australia, Canada, US, and the UK Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nations of America, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom have rebuked China over Beijing’s proposed security law in Hong Kong. Thus some voices have been raised by the pragmatic approach of…

Another ethnic massacre in Mali and political tensions

Another ethnic massacre in Mali and political tensions Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Political tensions, ethnic massacres, Islamist terrorism, poverty, and other forces are putting enormous strains on Mali. Thus many people demonstrated in the capital against President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. Mali is reeling from ethnic and religious extremism. Hence, like…

Japan to experiment with Covid-19 antibody testing in Miyagi, Osaka, and Tokyo 

Japan to experiment with Covid-19 antibody testing in Miyagi, Osaka, and Tokyo  Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan will focus on coronavirus (Covid-19) antibody testing in June. The regions of Miyagi, Osaka, and Tokyo have been chosen because Miyagi prefecture escaped largely unscathed. However, Tokyo witnessed the highest…