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24 May
Sunni Islamists Slaughter Many in Syria after Targeting Alawites: Russian Federation and ISIS Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sunni Islamists in Syria target predominantly Alawite areas in Tartous and Jableh. Immediately, ISIS (Islamic State – IS) claimed responsibility for the suicide and car bombing attacks that have left at least 78 […]
23 May
Recent Attacks Illuminate the Islamic State’s Europe Attack Network By: Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Nathaniel Barr The Jamestown Foundation The recent major terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels represent a watershed moment not just for the Islamic State (IS), but for the entire jihadist movement. The attacks mark the first time that a single jihadist network has […]
22 May
Japanese Tourism: Nara is the Cradle of High Culture in the Land of the Rising Sun Tomoko Hara and Sarah Deschamps Modern Tokyo Times Nara is the birthplace where Japanese high culture began to flourish. In time, this would equally become embodied within the environment of Kyoto after the capital was moved to this imperial […]
21 May
Rinpa and Art of Japan: Nichiren Buddhism, Kyoto, and Modern Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese historical art is blessed with many forms inspired internally and from the richness of ancient China and Korea. At the same time, religious and philosophical influence naturally flowed within the historical legacy of Japanese art. Therefore, it […]
20 May
FSA-linked Commander Threatens Kurdish Civilians by John Rossomando Investigative Project on Terrorism A radio transmission between the commander of an Islamist brigade with ties to the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) and a Kurdish man contained a chilling message threatening to slaughter Kurdish civilians in Syria. “My fighters are just like lions, and you know […]
19 May
Air Flight from Paris to Cairo Crashes into the Mediterranean Sea Boutros Hussein and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times Civil aviation authorities in Egypt have announced that an EgyptAir Airbus A320 is missing after plunging into the Mediterranean Sea. It is believed that 66 passengers and crew were on board the flight leaving Paris to […]
18 May
Shia Muslims Killed by ISIS Sectarian Terrorists in Iraq: Shia Cleric Sayyid Muqtada al-Sadr Ramazan Khalidov, Takeshi Hasegawa, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In the last two weeks, hundreds of mainly Shia Muslims have been killed in the capital of Iraq by brutal Sunni Takfiris. This applies to many different sectarian terrorist attacks […]
18 May
Light of Sendai to Northern English Reality: L.S. Lowry and Sawako Utsumi Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times L.S. Lowry (1887-1976) and Sawako Utsumi come from two very different cultures that have been shaped by the respective faiths of Buddhism, Christianity, and Shintoism. Of course, in modern day Japan and the United Kingdom then secularism […]
17 May
Implementing Peace and Security Architecture (III): West Africa International Crisis Group This report is also available in: français EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), now in its 41st year, has a formidable record, both in its efforts to enhance regional economic integration, its initial mandate, and to promote peace […]
16 May
Japanese Art and Gyoshu Hayami: High Culture, Modernity, and Individuality Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Gyoshu Hayami (1894-1935) sadly passed away at a relatively young age. However, despite this, the power of history and momentous changes influenced his artistic soul. Indeed, Gyoshu Hayami highlights much about the history of Japanese art based on the […]
15 May
Alawites Massacred in al-Zara by Sunni Takfiris: Alawites to the grave, Christians to Beirut Murad Makhmudov, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sunni Islamist Takfiris from Ahrar al-Sham and al-Nusra overran a mainly Alawite village in central Syria several days ago. Since then, reports stress that many Alawite civilians have been butchered. […]
14 May
INF Treaty Increasingly in Danger, as Russia Balks at New Missile Defense Base in Romania Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Pavel Felgenhauer The Jamestown Foundation The United States missile defense (MD) base near the Romanian town of Deveselu, west of Bucharest, became operational this week, armed with 24 SM-3 Block IB interceptors, guided by a […]
13 May
President Obama in non-Political visit to Hiroshima: Abe and Obama in Dignified Approach Kanako Itamae, Michiyo Tanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Barack Obama of the United States of America will pay a poignant visit to the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima. Given the devastating nuclear attack that killed vast numbers of […]
12 May
Art of Japan and Keisai Eisen: Tenaciousness in Adversity Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) matured quickly based on many deaths within his family. This reality meant that Eisen was extremely brave to focus on art because of the enormous uncertainty of making a living in this field. Eisen also […]
11 May
Tunisia: Transitional Justice and the Fight Against Corruption International Crisis Group The full report is available in: Français The executive summary is also available in: العربية EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Political tensions between supporters and opponents of Tunisia’s transitional justice process and of its application in the economic realm are delaying the implementation of policies necessary to stimulate […]
10 May
Christian Refugees in Germany Suffer Discrimination in Camps by Muslims: Mirror of Pakistan Jibril Khoury, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Open Doors Germany, and others, continuously report attacks and open discrimination against Christians and other non-Muslim minorities including the Yazidis in various refugee/economic migrant housing centers. The perpetrators in these […]
9 May
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 […]
8 May
Yoshu Chikanobu (1838-1912) and Japanese Art: New Japan Emerges Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yoshu Chikanobu (Toyohara Chikanobu) lived between 1838 and 1912, therefore, much of his art highlights the changing nature of Japan. The opening up of Japan after the Meiji Restoration provided many new dreams for Japanese citizens. However, it also was […]
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