Belarus athlete Timanovskaya wants asylum in Europe: Asking IOC for help in Tokyo

Belarus athlete Timanovskaya wants asylum in Europe: Asking IOC for help in Tokyo Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times According to various reports, the Belarusian athlete Kristina Timanovskaya (Krystsina Tsimanouskaya) fears being sent back to Belarus. Thus, Timanovskaya asked Japanese police for help at Haneda Airport in Tokyo. Belarus is under the perennial leadership of…

Tokyo homeless kicked out for the privileged Olympics: Taking the knee and ignoring the locals and region

Tokyo homeless kicked out for the privileged Olympics: Taking the knee and ignoring the locals and region Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times The Tokyo Olympics is to commence in front of privileged spectators. Hence, ordinary people in Japan and foreign spectators are banned from attending Olympic venues.  However, for the homeless in Tokyo,…

Japan reaches 15,000 Covid-19 deaths: IOC President Bach astonishingly thanks the Chinese!

Japan reaches 15,000 Covid-19 deaths: IOC President Bach astonishingly thanks the Chinese! Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Japan reached the grim milestone of 15,000 coronavirus deaths (Covid-19) deaths today. Sadly, this figure will gradually increase because of the slowness of the vaccination program and the casual approach to the…

Daiichi Sankyo to launch important Covid-19 trial: mRNA, Covid-19, and cancer 

Daiichi Sankyo to launch important Covid-19 trial: mRNA, Covid-19, and cancer  Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese pharmaceutical sector is slow off the mark compared with several nations where mRNA coronavirus vaccines and non-mRNA vaccines are already being used. However, the Japanese companies of AnGes, Daiichi Sankyo, KM Biologics, and Shionogi…

Israel Supreme Court approves LGBTQ surrogacy rights for same-sex couples

Israel Supreme Court approves LGBTQ surrogacy rights for same-sex couples Sawako Utsumi and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Israel is multi-ethnic and multi-religious. Judaism is the largest faith in Israel followed by Islam, Christianity, and the Druze. However, other smaller religious communities that suffer persecution in Muslim-dominated nations throughout the Middle East also…

4 deaths confirmed from Shizuoka mudslides: Many still missing

4 deaths confirmed from Shizuoka mudslides: Many still missing Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times Search and rescue teams are still looking for many missing people in the city of Atami, in Shizuoka. This concerns the mudslides that hit Atami after torrential rainfall on Saturday. Chiba and Kanagawa also witnessed torrential rain that…

Tokyo Covid-19 daily week-on-week increase reaches 14 days

Tokyo Covid-19 daily week-on-week increase reaches 14 days Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times The daily week-on-week increase of coronavirus (Covid-19) in Tokyo reached 14 consecutive days. This is extremely worrying for the Tokyo Olympics that set to commence later this month. Yuriko Koike, the Tokyo Governor, recently returned to work after health…

Tokyo Olympics and dithering: Covid-19 increasing again in Tokyo

Tokyo Olympics and dithering: Covid-19 increasing again in Tokyo Sawako Utsumi and Kanako Mita Modern Tokyo Times The unpopular Tokyo Olympic countdown is three weeks away. However, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, the Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, and the International Olympics Committee (IOC) can’t decide if any internal spectators are allowed. Therefore, despite coronavirus (Covid-19) cases…

Ethiopia announces unilateral ceasefire in Tigray: Armed forces pull out of Mekelle

Ethiopia announces unilateral ceasefire in Tigray: Armed forces pull out of Mekelle Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The armed forces of Ethiopia have pulled out of Mekelle, the capital of Tigray. This rapid development happened after the government of Ethiopia declared a unilateral ceasefire that coverts the region of Tigray. Irrespective…

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…

Hungary says EU must enlarge in the Western Balkans: Albania, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia

Hungary says EU must enlarge in the Western Balkans: Albania, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Hungary is concerned about protecting the Christian and common European values that have shaped this continent through good times and dark periods. In time, Islamic Ottoman armies, nationalism,…

Hunger stalks vast numbers in Madagascar

Hunger stalks vast numbers in Madagascar Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Madagascar continues to face an enormous humanitarian crisis where hunger blights untold numbers. According to the World Food Program, over one million people in southern areas are “marching toward” the horrendous result of starvation. This includes hundreds of thousands of…