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3 Sep
Nepal: Conflict Alert International Crisis Group Spiralling protests against a draft constitution have left 23 dead and hundreds injured in Nepal in two weeks. An over-militarised security reaction and inadequate political response from the centre threaten to fuel deep-seated ethnic, caste and regional rivalries less than a decade after the civil war’s end. The major […]
1 Sep
ISIS and the Sham of Gulf and NATO Powers: Hezbollah, Iraq and Syria Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Obama and other leaders in France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the United Kingdom, should all be held accountable for the re-destabilization of Iraq alongside the destabilization of Libya and Syria. Indeed, […]
31 Aug
Art of Japan During the Edo Period: Tani Buncho and Culture of China 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. […]
30 Aug
Kamisaka Sekka and Art of Japan: Rimpa and Creativity of New Ideas Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) lived in a very fascinating period of history in Japan and likewise his art encompasses much about the inner-struggles of this nation. He was only two years old when the Meiji Restoration of 1868 […]
29 Aug
Mongolia’s Place in China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ Publication: China Brief By: Alicia J. Campi The Jamestown Foundation Although the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has been active in promoting its ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) Eurasian and maritime initiative during the last two years, to the north in Mongolia there has been doubt as […]
28 Aug
Deaths of Lee Rigby and Anas al-Liby: Murky Roles of MI5 and MI6 in Relation to Al-Qaeda and Islamists Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times MI5 and MI6 in the United Kingdom were deeply relieved by the fortunate death of Anas al-Liby in America earlier this year. His death therefore was met […]
27 Aug
Kiyochika and Art of Japan: Adapts to Sweeping Changes in Society Tomoko Hara and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915) fought on the wrong side of history, if you happen to be a pro-Meiji modernizer during his early years. The alternative view is that he fought on the side that desired to […]
25 Aug
Japanese Nikkei 225 Nosedives on Economic Uncertainty from China Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The economic crisis in China is hitting global stock indexes therefore the Nikkei 225 in Japan fell by 4.61 per cent yesterday. This reality highlights the importance of China internationally and internally for the Japanese economy. Therefore, […]
25 Aug
Iraq: Conflict Alert International Crisis Group A wave of protests has brought Iraq to the edge of yet more serious conflict. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has introduced sweeping reforms to halt the deterioration but in a manner that may make things worse. An important course correction is needed if he is to survive politically and […]
24 Aug
Tokyo Tourism and Chinzan-so: Fusion of Faiths and Stunning Garden Kanako Itamae and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo News The history of Chinzan-so (Chinzanso) is fascinating because you have many historic remains therefore you feel like you are entering a different world that is far from modern Tokyo.  This applies to the pre-Meiji period and the […]
23 Aug
Art of Japan and Yoshitaki: Oni Demon, Namazu and Japanese Culture Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Utagawa Yoshitaki (1841-1899) produced several stunning pieces of art related to the oni demon. In the main image in this article called the Oni Demon and Catfish you have two very powerful forces at play. Therefore, the individual in this image faces […]
22 Aug
India Faces Up to Growing Islamic State Threat Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Animesh Roul The Jamestown Foundation One of the first indications of the Islamic State’s potential appeal in India occurred in late 2014, when Aarif Majeed, a youth from the state of Maharashtra, returned to the country from Iraq, where he had reportedly received […]
21 Aug
Caucasus and Chechen Islamists Continue to Butcher in Syria: NATO Turkey and Intrigues Ramazan Khalidov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Obama of America and the leaders of France, Turkey, and the United Kingdom, continue to support a mythical “moderate third force” in Syria, despite many past failures. One intriguing source of collective […]
20 Aug
Art of Japan and Bijinga: Torii Kiyonaga and Torii School Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815) was an extremely stylish ukiyo-e artist who belonged to the Torii school. His rise to the top of this school highlights many aspects of Japanese culture within the art world because he wasn’t related to the Torii family. […]
19 Aug
Sri Lanka Between Elections International Crisis Group EXECUTIVE SUMMARY A half year after Maithripala Sirisena’s stunning defeat of President Mahinda Raja­paksa raised hopes for democratic renaissance, the complexities of partisan politics, and Rajapaksa himself, have returned to centre stage. Sirisena’s initial months with a minority government led by the United National Party (UNP) have opened […]
18 Aug
Japanese Artist in Paris: Yuzo Saeki and Isolation in a Land he Adored Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The artist Yuzo Saeki gave much to the Japanese art world despite dying at the age of 30. Yuzo Saeki was born in 1898 and passed away in 1928. However, despite his time on this earth […]
17 Aug
Libya is Fueling Wars Based on the Intrigues of NATO and Gulf Powers: UN and War Crimes Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times European Union powers and America are currently lambasting the Russian Federation over actions taken in the Ukraine yet people are dying daily in Afghanistan, Libya, Pakistan, Syria – and […]
16 Aug
Tianjin Death Toll Reaches 104: Government of China and Rampant Capitalism Shuchun Zhang and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times   The giant explosions that ripped through the port of Tianjin in China continue to take more lives. Currently, the death toll is 104 people but this total looks likely to increase. At the same time, […]
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