Tokyo News: Japanese lawmakers enjoy Tokyo nightlife while people suffer from Covid-19 anguish

Tokyo News: Japanese lawmakers enjoy Tokyo nightlife while people suffer from Covid-19 anguish Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Tokyo and other parts of Japan are currently under the State of Emergency because of the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. However, several lawmakers – despite knowing that thousands of people are awaiting hospital care…

Tokyo News: Japan seeks 10,000 medical staff for the Olympics while Covid-19 hospital waiting list grows

Tokyo News: Japan seeks 10,000 medical staff for the Olympics while Covid-19 hospital waiting list grows Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis in Japan is at a critical juncture based on increasing deaths and the health care system being unable to cater to all patients. Indeed, the waiting…

Anti-lockdown Covid-19 protests erupt into violence in the Netherlands

Anti-lockdown Covid-19 protests erupt into violence in the Netherlands Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times Anti-lockdown measures to the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis in the Netherlands erupted into violence. Thus protesters and the police clashed in several parts of the country including Amsterdam, Eindhoven, and Rotterdam. The Netherlands, unlike the United Kingdom, took…

Art of Japan and wisdom of Watanabe Kazan (1793-1841): Covid-19, economic struggles, and Confucianism

Art of Japan and wisdom of Watanabe Kazan (1793-1841): Covid-19, economic struggles, and Confucianism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The wisdom of Confucius impacted enormously on the Japanese artist Watanabe Kazan (1793-1841). Hence, this esteemed artist helped the marginalized in the Tahara Domain (the environs of Aichi Prefecture in modern-day Japan) during the Tenpo…

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…

Tokyo News: Osaka Covid-19 deaths higher than Tokyo despite fewer infections

Tokyo News: Osaka Covid-19 deaths higher than Tokyo despite fewer infections Sawako Utsumi and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times The speed of each 1,000 deaths from coronavirus (Covid-19) in Japan is increasing. Similarly, the speed of each 100,000 news infections is increasing compared to the first ten months. Therefore, several parts of Japan are under…

Japan continues to welcome Western military support in East Asia aimed at China: UK strike group

Japan continues to welcome Western military support in East Asia aimed at China: UK strike group Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If you view history through the prism of longevity then China wasn’t a threat to Japan. Nor did this nation endanger the sovereignty of Japan. On the contrary, for over…

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 art and the window of Nagasaki: Impact of China

Japan art and the window of Nagasaki: Impact of China Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Edo Period (1603-1868) is known for keeping foreign people out and gradually closing the country. However, the past cultural bonds that shaped Japanese high culture preserved. Hence the small window of Nagasaki enabled a limited opportunity for Shen…

United Kingdom Covid-19 daily infections hit over 60,000

United Kingdom Covid-19 daily infections hit over 60,000 Kanako Mita and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times The coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis in the United Kingdom is at a perilous stage, despite vaccinations being done every day. Thus in the last 24 hours, another 60,000 people were infected. Therefore, the endless strain on the health care system…

Japan Art: Cut down before his artistic prime of life

Japan Art: Cut down before his artistic prime of life Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Suzuki Reitan (1792-1817) died before his art could bloom like a beautiful flower. Equally, belonging to the world of rinpa (rimpa) art, his focus was on learning past art and techniques while being schooled. Reitan died…

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,…