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30 May
ISIS and US Phony War in Syria: ISIS growing since US Involvement and Rand Paul Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS – Islamic State IS) and America appear to be having a phony war. After all, if ISIS is all over the show in […]
29 May
Wakayama Tourism, Buddhism and Negoro-ji: Japanese History, Religion and Culture Tomoko Hara and Sarah Deschamps Modern Tokyo Times Japan is blessed with amazing nature and the historical and cultural reality of this unique nation means that you have so many stunning places to visit. Wakayama prefecture is located in the Kansai region and throughout this […]
28 May
Obama Rewards NATO Turkey Despite Clear ISIS Connection: Syria is Fighting Terrorism Nuray Lydia Oglu, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is abundantly clear that Shia militias in Iraq and the policies of Iran are bailing out America in this country. Despite this, the reward that Tehran gets is virtually nothing […]
27 May
Tokyo Fashion: The Delightful Districts of Aoyama and Daikanyama Kanako Itamae and Sarah Deschamps Modern Tokyo Times The fashion scene in Tokyo is extremely vibrant based on so many amazing districts. Internationally, the buzzing districts of Harajuku, Ginza and Shibuya stand out with Shinjuku and Ikebukuro also belonging to the major fashion areas of Tokyo. […]
26 May
Enemies of Syria are boosting ISIS and other Sectarian Forces: Palmyra Massacre Murad Makhmudov, Mitsuyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Gulf powers and NATO Turkey are the conduits of enormous terrorist and sectarian ratlines that need to be curtailed. Of course, their deeds were especially encouraged in the early part against Syria […]
25 May
Mali: An Imposed Peace? International Crisis Group EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS  After eight months of negotiations between Malian parties, the government and some armed groups signed an agreement on 15 May 2015 in Bamako. Fighting has resumed, however, in the north and centre of Mali. Crucially, the Azawad Movements Coalition (CMA) has still not signed […]
24 May
China and Japan through the Artistic Prism of Josetsu: “Catching a Catfish with a Gourd” Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times China and Japan have so much in common based on the richness of Buddhism, Confucianism, the arts, culture, gardens, Zen, and a plethora of areas related to high culture. Yet, relations in recent history […]
23 May
Shia Muslims Killed inside a Mosque in Saudi Arabia: ISIS Claims Responsibility Jibril Khoury, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Shia Muslims in Saudi Arabia were targeted while inside the holy mosque of Imam Ali in the governorate of Qatif. Currently it is known that twenty Shia Muslims have perished and […]
21 May
America, China and Russia are Paper Tigers: Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen are Fighting for Survival Murad Makhmudov, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nations of America, China and the Russian Federation are “little mice” that embroil themselves in various intrigues. Of course, each nation doesn’t want to confront the other […]
20 May
Tokyo and Osaka Fashion Vibes:  The Trends of Gyaru, Pa Gal and Gal Mama Kanako Itamae and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times Gyaru is a subculture based on a girly-glam image which became extremely popular in the 1990s in major cities like Tokyo and Osaka. This style in turn influenced many regional prefectures in surrounding […]
20 May
Turkish-Iranian Competition in the Middle East Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Orhan Gafarli The Jamestown Foundation Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a formal visit to Iran on April 7, 2015. The trip was designed to try to repair bilateral relations after their severe breakdown linked to the crisis in Yemen. Indeed, the conservative wing […]
19 May
Impact of US Autistic Foreign Policies in the Balkans and Ukraine: (Part I) Croatia By Vojin Joksimovich Modern Tokyo Times Former US ambassador to Moscow Jack Matlock, in his February 20 National Press Club presentation, cautioned against the crazed propagandistic attack on Russia and said that we have an autistic foreign policy. “Autism is characterized […]
18 May
Japanese Culture and Waka Poetry: Art, Myths and Ono no Komachi 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 […]
16 May
US Anti-Terrorism Should Focus on Internal Issues, Qatar, Turkey and Saudi Arabia: Syria is Fighting Terrorism Murad Makhmudov, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Syrian armed forces and National Defense Force in Syria are killing more international terrorists than any other nation on this planet. At the same time, the mosaic […]
16 May
Osaka and Tokyo Fashion Vibes: Impact of Spain Hiroshi Saito and Jay Doggett Modern Tokyo Times Japan is internationally famous for luxury fashion and being accessible to a whole array of fashion trends. Mega cities like Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe and Nagoya, and many others, are blessed with many buzzing fashion districts. The fashion angle from […]
16 May
Ethnic Albanian Foreign Fighters and the Islamic State Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Ebi Spahiu The Jamestown Foundation In recent years, several hundred foreign fighters from the Balkans are believed to have joined the ranks of the Islamic State group (Institute for the Centre for Study of Radicalization and Political Violence, December 17, 2013). Although a […]
15 May
Buddhist Art in Japan: Complex Realities of Sesshu Toyo and Sengai Gibon Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sesshu Toyo (1420-1506) and Sengai Gibon (1750-1837) are two famous individuals in Japanese history. However, despite belonging to the same Rinzai school of Buddhism both individuals had hugely different views of art and the faith they shared. […]
14 May
Takfiri Islamists Slaughter Ismaili Shia Muslims in Pakistan: Barbaric Bus Attack Michiyo Tanabe, Amina Qamar and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In Pakistan it is clear that the cleansing of Hindus and the systematic persecution of Christians isn’t enough for Sunni Takfiri Islamist groups therefore the slaughter of other Muslim sects is relentless. Indeed, […]
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