Saitama tourism and Buddhism: Delightful Chichibu

Saitama tourism and Buddhism: Delightful Chichibu Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Chichibu is a great place to visit. This concerns refreshing the soul, connecting with nature, walking in the mountains, enjoying outdoor sports, shopping for cultural items, and browsing around this lovely part of Saitama. Also, the landscape, irrespective of whether…

UNHCR calls for support to end Sahel conflicts: Libya, Nigeria, and Islamists 

UNHCR calls for support to end Sahel conflicts: Libya, Nigeria, and Islamists Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Sahel and Lake Chad region faces many ethnic and religious issues. Hence, Islamic terrorism blights countless nations throughout the region. Ethnic tensions and fragile political systems also persist. Therefore, al-Qaeda and…

Japan hits 25,000 Covid-19 daily infections

Japan hits 25,000 Covid-19 daily infections Kanako Mita and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times The rebound in daily coronavirus (Covid-19) infections in Japan continues unabated since the New Year period. Hence, 25,744 new daily infections were announced today. Reports from South Africa to the United Kingdom indicate that the Omicron coronavirus variant is milder than…

Dutch winter landscapes based on Hendrick Avercamp by Japanese artist 

Dutch winter landscapes based on Hendrick Avercamp by Japanese artist Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The contemporary Japanese artist Sawako Utsumi adores Dutch art. This concerns the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries because this period was a Golden Age concerning the number of esteemed Dutch artists with unique styles (all inspired by Dutch and Flemish Renaissance…

Japan maintains tight border controls concerning the Omicron variant

Japan maintains tight border controls concerning the Omicron variant Sawako Utsumi and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan is maintaining tight border controls concerning the Omicron Covid-19 (coronavirus) variant that is highly infectious. Hence, Kishida said Japan would preserve its policy until late February and then review the situation. Since…

Tokyu Railways serving the Tokyo area wants to hike prices by 12.9 percent 

Tokyu Railways serving the Tokyo area wants to hike prices by 12.9 percent Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi  Modern Tokyo Times  The economic coronavirus (Covid-19) convulsions are especially hitting railway companies throughout Japan. This notably concerns the worst-hit areas, for example, Osaka and Tokyo. Hence, Tokyu Railways, a major private operator serving the Tokyo region,…

Japan welcomes in 2022 with grimmer demographic news

Japan welcomes in 2022 with grimmer demographic news Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times  Japan will welcome 2022 with grimmer demographic news regarding the next generation. This concerns the lowest number of adults aged 20 since the government began to take records in 1968. According to the Internal Affairs Ministry, the number of…

Buddhism and the Japanese calligrapher Sugawara Mitsushige: Bodhisattva Kannon

Buddhism and the Japanese calligrapher Sugawara Mitsushige: Bodhisattva Kannon Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The inscription of the Japanese calligrapher Sugawara Mitsushige dates the scroll to 1257. Thus the start of the brief Shoka era. Also, in this period of Japanese history, the famous Buddhist monk Nichiren (1222-1282) spread new ideas and reinvigorated Buddhism…

Japan poetry and a life blighted by ill-health: Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902)

Japan poetry and a life blighted by ill-health: Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The final years of the life of Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902) were filled with pain and long-lasting suffering. Ultimately, his life was cut short from the ravages of tuberculosis and other ailments that stemmed from this.  Shiki understood the frailty…

Islamists kill many in Burkina Faso and Niger

Islamists kill many in Burkina Faso and Niger Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Islamic terrorists have killed many once more in Burkina Faso and Niger. Recently, Burkina Faso and Niger launched military operations against Islamist forces. Apparently, during these military operations, they killed approximately 100 terrorists.  However, Sunni Islamic terrorists affiliated…

Russia condemns NATO and US: You expanded NATO to the east – Japan and South Korea

Russia condemns NATO and US: You expanded NATO to the east – Japan and South Korea Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation under President Vladimir Putin is increasingly agitated by the United States and nations that are blindly following Washington – from Japan to the United Kingdom. China also is increasingly…

Japan art and culture: Kaihō Yūshō (1533-1615), Buddhism, and China 

Japan art and culture: Kaihō Yūshō (1533-1615), Buddhism, and China  Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Kaihō Yūshō (1533-1615) lived and breathed Buddhism, high culture, the arts, and the richness of Chinese culture. Yūshō was a lay Buddhist priest who fused the arts, ethics, faith, philosophy, and other aspects of Japanese high…

Burkina Faso and Niger kill roughly 100 Islamist terrorists

Burkina Faso and Niger kill roughly 100 Islamist terrorists Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In two weeks of military operations between Burkina Faso and Niger, it is reported that they have killed roughly 100 Islamist terrorists. Hence, the recent joint initiative will increase anti-terrorist operations between both nations. Sunni Islamist terrorists…