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…

Kim Jong-un of North Korea deems America to be the main enemy: Japan and President Trump

Kim Jong-un of North Korea deems America to be the main enemy: Japan and President Trump Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times North Korea is making its posture known to Joe Biden, the President-elect of America. Of course, tensions between America and North Korea are decades old. Thus, irrespective of the rocky…

Tokyo News: Minimalistic State of Emergency in Tokyo and surrounding prefectures

Tokyo News: Minimalistic State of Emergency in Tokyo and surrounding prefectures Kanako Mita and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times Tokyo and the three neighboring prefectures of Chiba, Kanagawa, and Saitama have been put under a minimalistic State of Emergency. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga stated that the emergency period will last from January 8 to February…

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,…

Japan and India support a free and open Indo-Pacific region: China isn’t boosting allies

Japan and India support a free and open Indo-Pacific region: China isn’t boosting allies Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of China isn’t creating further divisions in Northeast Asia or the Asia Pacific region. However, Japan is constantly upping the ante by endless bi-lateral – and multi-lateral – power plays…

Rinpa art and freestyle: Nineteenth-century Japanese artist

Rinpa art and freestyle: Nineteenth-century Japanese artist Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The life of Ikeda Koson (1803-1868) is difficult to put together because many areas remain unknown. Yet, he was blessed to study under the renowned Sakai Hôitsu (1761-1828). Hôitsu firmly belonged to a very different Japan that was steeped by the traditions…

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…