EU coronavirus fault lines over Italy’s demand for a “European recovery bond” 

EU coronavirus fault lines over Italy’s demand for a “European recovery bond”  Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The coronavirus crisis is highlighting the deep divisions that exist inside the European Union (EU). This reality will likely set off new EU convulsions based on the limited response of this bloc. Therefore, during…

Sikhs killed by Islamists in Afghanistan after a brutal terrorist attack against a holy place

Sikhs killed by Islamists in Afghanistan after a brutal terrorist attack against a holy place Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times ISIS (Islamic State – IS) claimed responsibility for a brutal terrorist attack against Sikh worshippers in the capital of Afghanistan. One-minute Sikh worshippers were praying and then suddenly another brutal terrorist…

Russia sends help against coronavirus during Italy’s hour of need: EU is where?

Russia sends help against coronavirus during Italy’s hour of need: EU is where? Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The death toll from the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis in Italy is currently 5,500 people and growing. Equally troubling for Italy, coronavirus is spreading to all parts of the nation in increasing numbers. Therefore,…

President Trump utters that the Tokyo Olympic Games would be better to be canceled

President Trump utters that the Tokyo Olympic Games would be better to be canceled Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times President Donald Trump of America pointedly suggested that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics should be canceled for one year. The leader of America is suggesting this based on the continuing international coronavirus (Covid-19)…

Northeast Asian powers of China, Japan, and South Korea face major economic coronavirus problems

Northeast Asian powers of China, Japan, and South Korea face major economic coronavirus problems Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nations of China, Japan, and South Korea have respective issues related to territorial disputes. Despite this, all three nations are part of an integrated economic chain that accounts collectively for just…

Poetry, religion, and high culture in sixteenth-century Japan

Poetry, religion, and high culture in sixteenth-century Japan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In time, the poet Arakida Moritake (1473-1549) became the symbolic head Shinto priest of the prestigious Inner Ise Shrine. Hence, with the Shinto faith meaning so much to Moritake, one can only imagine the inner-peace this provided. After all, the rigors…

Christian pastor and many civilians killed after another Islamist attack in Burkina Faso

Christian pastor and many civilians killed after another Islamist attack in Burkina Faso Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Burkina Faso is blighted by an increasingly bloody Sunni Islamist insurgency that is showing no signs of abating. In the latest attack against a Protestant Christian church, it is known that at least…

The first death in Japan from coronavirus (Covid-19) while internal infections increase

The first death in Japan from coronavirus (Covid-19) while internal infections increase Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan is witnessing the gradual increase in internal cases of coronavirus (Covid-19), with thirty-three know cases. Of course, for individuals stranded on the cruise ship Diamond Princess in Yokohama, then currently…