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30 Apr
Art of Japan and Kiyonaga: Areas of High Culture Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815) was an extremely stylish Japanese woodblock (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 […]
28 Apr
Photography of Japan in the Meiji and Taisho Periods of History: Non-Modernism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The photography of Ogawa Kazumasa (1860-1929) provides an alternative glimpse into the changing reality of Japan but not from a modernist point of view. This esteemed photographer was born in the late Edo era but his childhood […]
27 Apr
Japan Loses Out to France in Major Submarine Contract with Australia: US Reliance Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is waking up to the geopolitical reality that over-reliance on America isn’t always positive. In this sense, it appears reasonable for Australia to choose France over […]
27 Apr
Putin’s Secret Force Multiplier: Special Operations Forces Publication: Eurasia Daily By: Roger McDermott The Jamestown Foundation One in three questions posed to President Vladimir Putin during his recent annual live phone-in show covered issues of national security. Public interest in events in Donbas has apparently shrunk substantially, and the only concerns expressed about the Islamic […]
26 Apr
Nationalist Party Tops First Round Election in Austria: Mass Immigration and Political Alienation Helmet Joachim Schmidt, Michiyo Tanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The first round Austrian presidential elections witnessed a resounding rebuke of the two main political parties. This reality is based on Norbert Hofer, the Freedom Party of Austria, obtaining approximately […]
25 Apr
Paul Gauguin and L.S. Lowry: Passion and Love of Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times L.S. Lowry (1887-1976) became one of the greatest artists in Britain during the twentieth century despite facing many obstacles related to his artistic style. After all, his style was very individualistic alongside being extremely broad. Northern English people can […]
24 Apr
Gulf Petrodollars, France, and Intrigues in Syria and Yemen: Christian and Shia Persecution Ramazan Khalidov, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Syria once was a land of unhindered Christian churches just like Iraq prior to outside meddling. However, the Christian faith now in Syria is facing the Gulf petrodollar abyss that is […]
23 Apr
Art of Japan and Fusions of Kamisaka Sekka: Nightfall and the Allure of Buddhist Monks and Shintoism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese Shinto Shrine and Isolated Buddhist Monk Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) utilized part of his art by focusing on simplicity but within the realm of sophistication based on hidden meanings. Of course, individuals […]
23 Apr
How Radicalization Was Allowed to Fester in Belgium by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism These are the numbers, the hard facts: Twenty months. Three terrorist attacks. One hundred seventy dead. And almost all the killers grew up in or at one time lived in Belgium. Squeezed into a corner […]
22 Apr
Turkey and US in Dispute over ISIS and Kurds in Syria: NATO and Rogue State Ramazan Khalidov, Michiyo Tanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Erdogan of Turkey is going against the international grain because he and the current ruling party of this nation are focused on containing the Kurds at any cost. […]
21 Apr
Ike No Taiga (1723-1776) and Japanese Art: Impact of China and Issues of Stratification Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Edo Period is famous for isolating Japan from the outside world and equally known for stratification. This applies notably to events prior to the last few decades of the demise of the Edo Period […]
20 Apr
Japanese and Dutch Art: Hiroshige and the Altered Mirage by Van Gogh Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ando (Utagawa) Hiroshige (1797-1858) is one of the most famous Japanese ukiyo-e artists to have impacted greatly internationally. This reality came to the attention of Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) and other European artists of high distinction. Therefore, […]
20 Apr
The Zerkani Network: Belgium’s Most Dangerous Jihadist Group Terrorism Monitor By: Guy Van Vlierden The Jamestown Foundation In recent months, there have been key developments and insights regarding the notable number of Belgians fighting in Syria and Iraq. A recruitment organization whose existence was unearthed during a series of trials turned out to be one […]
19 Apr
Devastating Earthquake in Ecuador: Over 350 Dead and Many Buried Under Rubble Kanako Itamae and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times The brutal 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Ecuador is now known to have killed over 350 people. This figure will most likely rise because many people are still missing and reports stress that people remain buried […]
17 Apr
Art of Japan and Yorozu Tetsugoro: Creativity and Freedom Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yorozu Tetsugoro was born in 1885 and died of tuberculosis in 1927 after severe complications from pneumonia that finally took its toll. Sadly, all too often many artists in this period died young and the same fate awaited this genius […]
17 Apr
Report Suggests Radical Islamists Infiltrating German Military to Receive Training by IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism A growing number of Islamist radicals are infiltrating Germany’s military, the Bundeswehr, with an estimated 30 former soldiers later joining international terrorist organizations, reports German press agency DPA International. Germany’s military counterintelligence service (MAD) says 65 active soldiers […]
15 Apr
Earthquake Kills 9 in Southern Japan and Hundreds Injured Takeshi Hasegawa and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times It is known that at least nine people have perished after a potent earthquake struck southern Japan. On top of this, hundreds have been injured and it is possible that the final death toll may increase. Therefore, search […]
15 Apr
Japanese Buddhism and Tourism in Wakayama: Stunning Koyasan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Kansai region is extremely diverse because you have countless places to visit and enjoy the uniqueness of Japan in this amazing prefecture.  Therefore, it is nigh impossible to pick one special gem because you have so many. Despite this, if […]
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