Japan election result: Clear mandate for PM Kishida

Japan election result: Clear mandate for PM Kishida Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Liberal Democratic Party (LPD) was fearing its strongest opposition challenge since 2009. However, despite having three leaders of the ruling LDP in the last 13 months, the party won the endorsement of the Japanese electorate…

China and Russia in joint navy patrol: the Sea of Japan, Western Pacific, and the East China Sea

China and Russia in joint navy patrol: the Sea of Japan, Western Pacific, and the East China Sea Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times China and the Russian Federation completed their first joint naval patrol that entailed the East China Sea, the Western Pacific, and the Sea of Japan. The joint patrol…

PM Viktor Orbán of Hungary says, “We’re David who Goliath is best off steering clear of”

PM Viktor Orbán of Hungary says, “We’re David who Goliath is best off steering clear of” Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Viktor Orbán of Hungary waved to vast numbers of supporters in Budapest. The mass rally in support of Orbán and the Hungarian government was also reminded how Hungary…

MP Amess stabbed to death by Islamist inside a church in England: Apostates face death in Somalia

MP Amess stabbed to death by Islamist inside a church in England: Apostates face death in Somalia Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times A serving Member of Parliament (MP), Sir David Amess of the United Kingdom, was brutally murdered by an Islamist in a Christian Church in eastern England. According to sources,…

Austria and political order despite Chancellor Sebastian Kurz resigning 

Austria and political order despite Chancellor Sebastian Kurz resigning  Kanako Mita and Noriko Watanabe  Modern Tokyo Times  Chancellor Sebastian Kurz of Austria resigned after a breach of trust was reported. Kurz denies any involvement in the alleged bribery scandal. However, the Green Party, the junior political partner of the coalition government, insisted that Kurz should…

Peru and election uncertainty remains despite the small socialist majority

Peru and election uncertainty remains despite the small socialist majority Sawako Utsumi and Kanako Mita Modern Tokyo Times According to international monitors, the election in Peru was extremely transparent. Indeed, the U.S. State Department deemed the presidential election as being a “model of democracy.” However, despite the official result giving Pedro Castillo a 50.13 percent…

Tokyo News: New fresh Covid-19 daily high reaches 822

Tokyo News: New fresh Covid-19 daily high reaches 822 Kanako Mita and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times The coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis witnessed a daily high of new infections today in Tokyo. Hence, with 822 new infections, it is clear that further strains on the health care system will occur. However, ordinary people need to know…

High daily Covid-19 deaths continue unabated in Europe

High daily Covid-19 deaths continue unabated in Europe Sawako Utsumi and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times The coming festive period in Europe remains tainted by high daily deaths from the coronavirus (Covid-19). Indeed, despite the optimism surrounding new vaccines, it is abundantly clear that deaths will continue to flow for many months – at the…

Tokyo News: Fresh Covid-19 daily infections high in Tokyo

Tokyo News: Fresh Covid-19 daily infections high in Tokyo Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) announced a new daily high of coronavirus (Covid-19) infections. However, under the Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike little is expected to change. Therefore, it looks like many regional governments are in alignment with…