Japan poetry and the female poet Komachi: Heartfelt passion from the distant past

Japan poetry and the female poet Komachi: Heartfelt passion from the distant past                                              Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese female poet, Ono no Komachi, was born in the ninth century. It is widely reported that she was born in 825 and passed away from this cold earth in the year 900. However, the…

Waka Poetry in Old Japan: Ono no Komachi and Myths

Waka Poetry in Old Japan: Ono no Komachi and Myths Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The waka poet, Ono no Komachi, is a noted poet in Japan. This reality is abundantly clear because Komachi is numbered within the Thirty-six Poetry Immortals in the land of the rising sun. Komachi, according to tradition, was born…

Siege of Mecca, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Syria: US and Gulf Destabilization Policies

Siege of Mecca, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Syria: US and Gulf Destabilization Policies Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In the 1980s the United States, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, the United Kingdom and some other nations began to fund Sunni Islamic terrorism in Afghanistan. This meddling came hot on the heels of the…

US Ambassador caught in the “Eye of the Japanese Political Storm” in Okinawa

US Ambassador caught in the “Eye of the Japanese Political Storm” in Okinawa  Michiyo Tanabe and Helmet Joachim Schmidt  Modern Tokyo Times The American ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy, entered the “eye of the Japanese political storm” in Okinawa. Indeed, while great emphasis is being put on America, it is clear that the finger should…