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28 Feb
France is Re-thinking its anti-Syria Stance: Hezbollah or Takfiri and Sectarian Barbarity? Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of President Hollande in France sadly joined the anti-Syria alliance against secular Syria. This witnessed secular France allying itself with sectarian and Takfiri sponsoring nations, most notably this applies to Qatar, Saudi […]
28 Feb
Attackers Kill American Writer at Bangladesh Book Fair by IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism A Bangladeshi-American writer who endured threats from Islamists over his secular views was hacked to death in Dhaka late Thursday, reports say. Avijit Roy, 42, was a naturalized American living in Georgia. He was a frequent critic of radical Islamic […]
27 Feb
Japanese Art in the Meiji Period Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Meiji Period (1868-1912) was very dynamic in many ways because new thinking, modernization, radical change, and a plethora of other factors, altered the cultural landscape in all major cities. However, the countryside often ticked to a different beat despite important reforms and […]
26 Feb
Egypt’s President Calls for Arab Coalition Against ISIS Investigative Project on Terrorism Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi wants a unified Arab front to combat ISIS terrorists. “The need for a unified Arab force is growing and becoming more pressing every day,” said Sisi in a televised speech on Sunday. He acknowledged that Jordan and the […]
25 Feb
Tani Buncho and Japanese Art: Impact of Chinese Culture Despite Isolation Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In the history books it is stated that Japan in the Edo period was cut off from the outside world but the old ways persisted and certain daimyo maintained aspects of past trade depending on geography. Therefore, culture, […]
23 Feb
Ikebana and the Richness of Japanese History and Culture Sarah Deschamps and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times The history of ikebana (living flowers) is extremely fascinating because it tells us a lot about aspects of Japanese culture and how the different thought patterns can be seen in art. Ikebana is also known by the name […]
23 Feb
Without Lips Teeth Feel the Cold? Chinese Support for Russia in the Ukraine Crisis Publication: China Brief By: Clark Edward Barrett The Jamestown Foundation Since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis, China has been remarkably forthright in its consistent opposition to the imposition of sanctions against Russia following the country’s annexation of Crimea in March […]
22 Feb
America and Turkey to Train another Terrorist Force against Syria: Iran must Counter in Iraq Ramazan Khalidov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times America knows full well that international jihadists and various terrorist forces have utilized NATO Turkey in order to kill in Syria. Not content with this, NATO powers now support financing another proxy […]
21 Feb
PM Abe of Japan Shames Dead Japanese Nationals by Welcoming Qatar Noriko Watanabe, Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe appears to be mocking the Japanese nationals that were beheaded by ISIS (IS – Islamic State) because he welcomed Qatar with open arms. However, it is […]
19 Feb
Art of Japan and Keisai Eisen: Sorrow and Strength at a Tender Age Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) learned to be independent from an early age and he chose a path which was fraught with economic danger. In a sense, Keisai Eisen represents aspects of “the real Edo period” for individuals […]
18 Feb
China’s “Server Sinification” Campaign for Import Substitution: Strategy and Snowden (Part 2) Publication: China Brief By: Clark Edward Barrett The Jamestown Foundation Since 2009, the Chinese government, in cooperation with state-run and private firms, has conducted an import substitution campaign in its computer server market, which is currently dominated by U.S. information technology (IT) companies […]
17 Feb
President El-Sisi of Egypt Orders Strikes Against ISIS after Christians Killed in Libya Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt immediately met the leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church after hearing about the barbaric murders of 21 Coptic Christians. El-Sisi expressed his deep sorrow to Pope Tawadros […]
16 Feb
Samurai Taira no Tadamori: Art and Folklore in Japan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese art and folklore depicts Taira no Tadamori (1096-1153) most favorably because this notable samurai feared nothing in this world. Likewise, within the rich world of Japanese folklore and spirituality Tadamori also didn’t fear the unseen world of dark mysteries. […]
15 Feb
Sweden Grapples with Rising Extremism Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: John C. K. Daly The Jamestown Foundation Placid constitutional monarchy Sweden used to be perceived as largely immune from Islamist terrorism; even Osama bin Laden, in a videotaped speech in November 2004, said: “Before I begin, I say to you that security is an indispensable pillar […]
14 Feb
Chad Attacked by Boko Haram Terrorists: Nigeria and Roles of Chad and France Paul Joseph Nzeribe, Lielit Kebede and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Regional nations are now helping Nigeria in its war against the Takfiri Islamist group called Boko Haram. However, true to the nature of Boko Haram then this terrorist organization is […]
13 Feb
Japanese Art and Nationalism: The World of Yokoyama Taikan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yokoyama Taikan (1868-1958) was born in the prefecture of Ibaraki but he moved to Tokyo in 1878. This period of history in Japan would witness many events because time didn’t stand still during the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa periods of […]
12 Feb
Burkina Faso: Nine Months to Complete the Transition International Crisis Group   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS Blaise Compaoré’s resignation on 31 October 2014, the day after a historic insurrection, came as no surprise. Growing old and out of touch with reality, his regime has given way to an uncertain transition, led by a military-civilian government […]
10 Feb
Oda Nobunaga and Cultural Impact in pre-Edo Period: Kano Eitoku Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In modern Japan the importance of Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582) and his legacy remains extremely strong even today. After all, he laid the foundation stone for the future centralized Japan despite certain limitations during the Tokugawa period. However, often the […]
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