Art of Japan and the continuing flow of Rinpa

Art of Japan and the continuing flow of Rinpa art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Ishizaki Kōyō (1884-1947) was born into a wealthy family in the prefecture of Toyama. During his lifetime, he witnessed the modernization of the Meiji period, the liberalizing period of Taishō, and the nationalist period of Shōwa.…

Seriously ill Covid-19 cases reach a record high in Japan

Seriously ill Covid-19 cases reach a record high in Japan Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The number of seriously ill coronavirus (Covid-19) cases reached a record high in Japan. Hence, with 472 people deemed critical, it is clear that certain parts of Japan are witnessing a growing problem. Despite this, it…

Tokyo Covid-19 daily infections reach a new high again

Tokyo Covid-19 daily infections reach a new high again Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times Tokyo reached another new daily coronavirus (Covid-19) infection high of 570 people. Thus the continuing increase in new infections isn’t abating in Tokyo. Therefore, the local government needs to implement tighter restrictions and formulate new policies. At the…

Japan Covid-19 serious cases reach a new high

Japan Covid-19 serious cases reach a new high Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The number of serious coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in Japan reached a new high today. This is following on from recent fresh infection highs in several parts of the nation. Therefore, the national government and local governments hit hard…

Fast-tracking of Avigan is on the books in Japan

Fast-tracking of Avigan is on the books in Japan Kanako Mita and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times The fast-tracking of Avigan (favipiravir) in Japan for Coronavirus (Covid-19) appears to be on the books. This relates to the Japanese government seeking to approve Avigan for treatment in November. Avigan is used for influenza but the speed…

Japan poetry and the Buddhist monk Jien: The suffering world       

Japan poetry and the Buddhist monk Jien: The suffering world                                 Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Tendai Buddhist monk Jien (1155-1225) left behind a lasting legacy in the cultural and religious dynamics of Japan. This relates to his poems and historical accounts of the time alongside the Tendai Buddhist angle. Jien was born before…

Japan and its first wave of subsidies to help companies leave China: Covid-19 supply chain

Japan and its first wave of subsidies to help companies leave China: Covid-19 supply chain Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The coronavirus (Covid-19) economic convulsions will continue for a long-time to come. Of course, the size of the crisis depends on each individual nation. However, for Japan, it became apparent that…

Tokyo Governor and the nighttime coronavirus: Bars and restaurants can stay open until 8 pm

Tokyo Governor and the nighttime coronavirus: Bars and restaurants can stay open until 8 pm Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In recent weeks, in parallel with the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the coronavirus (Covid-19) is gradually spreading. Of course, cynical voices note the coronavirus entered Japan in the middle of January.…

Deaths in France, Italy, Spain, and the UK is 75,000 compared to 450 people in the modern Asia Pacific

Deaths in France, Italy, Spain, and the UK is 75,000 compared to 450 people in the modern Asia Pacific Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis emanated in Wuhan and then spread throughout China. In time, China got on top of the first wave of coronavirus. However, what is…

Greece coronavirus success but neighboring Turkey and the policies of Iran may jettison this

Greece coronavirus success but neighboring Turkey and the policies of Iran may jettison this Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In recent times the nation of Greece hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons. This notably applies to the economic crisis, debt problems, high unemployment, and issues related to mainly Muslim…

Japan to assist companies in leaving China: Coronavirus economic convulsions

Japan to assist companies in leaving China: Coronavirus economic convulsions Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to assist Japanese companies in leaving China. This new policy is part of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) convulsions. Therefore, from the European Union to Japan major…

State of Emergency in Japan to include Osaka, Tokyo, and five more prefectures

State of Emergency in Japan to include Osaka, Tokyo, and five more prefectures Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will declare a state of emergency after a recent spate of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases. Abe, extremely concerned about the economic angle, finally relented to growing pressure. Hence, the coronavirus…