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30 Jun
ISIS, AQAP and Saudi Arabia in anti Shia Tripartite Attack against Yemen: US, UK and France Supports? Murad Makhmudov, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The tripartite sectarian nature of ISIS (Islamic State), Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and the Saudi Arabia led coalition is in full swing and aimed at […]
30 Jun
China and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Japan Outfoxing Itself to Appease America Kanako Itamae, Shuchun Zhang and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears to be outfoxing itself in order to appease America. This is clearly visible because the newly created Asian Infrastructure Bank (AIIB) is […]
29 Jun
Japanese Art: Mount Fuji and Power of Mystery Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Mount Fuji in Japan means many things to different individuals because of the symbolic importance of this highly impressive and unique mountain. Internationally, Mount Fuji is famous and for individuals flying to Japan for the first time, then the view is […]
28 Jun
Tunisia and Sousse Massacre: Destruction of Libya and Destabilization of Syria Ramazan Khalidov, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Tunisia must do some soul searching because two terrorist attacks since March 2015 highlight the threat from within. It is known that vast numbers of Tunisians have flocked to Syria […]
28 Jun
Tourism in Japan: Amazing Toyama and Stunning Landscape of Kurobe Lake Hiroshi Saito and Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo News Japan is blessed (http://www.alpen-route.com/english/) with so many amazing places to visit that tourists are literary spoilt for choice. Familiar names for international tourists will apply to Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Kamakura, and countless other places like beautiful […]
27 Jun
Shia Massacred Inside a Mosque in Kuwait by ISIS: Syria and Gulf Support of Sectarianism Murad Makhmudov, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Shia Muslims in Kuwait have been slaughtered in a mosque by Sunni Takfiri Islamists that deem the Shia to be apostates. Immediately ISIS (Islamic State – IS) claimed responsibility […]
27 Jun
Taliban Seeks Better Relations with Surging Islamic State in Afghanistan by John Rossomando Investigative Project on Terrorism The Taliban reached out to Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi calling for unity between the two jihadist factions, a letter posted online Tuesday by a Taliban supporter shows. IS victories have translated into increasing appeal for […]
26 Jun
Japanese Art and Mirage of Shogetsu Pond by Keisai Eisen Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If one views the stunning image of the View of Shogetsu Pond by Keisai Eisen, then only images of tranquility, order and a nation at peace comes to mind. It appears that nature, order and a majestic rural life […]
25 Jun
Ogawa Kazumasa and Japanese Photography (1860-1929): Mirage and Ghosts of the Past Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The photography of Ogawa Kazumasa (1860-1929) provides a glimpse into the changing reality of Japan. After all, he was born in the late Edo era but his childhood belongs to the revolutionary period of the Meiji period […]
24 Jun
Heatwave Kills 700 in Pakistan Amid Power Cuts and Government Inaction Amina Qamar, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The devastating heatwave in southern Sindh is known to have killed at least 700 people in this part of Pakistan. At the same time, the government of Pakistan responded slowly to the […]
23 Jun
The Jihadist Threat in Italy Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Stefano Maria Torelli The Jamestown Foundation In recent months, a number of incidents have brought attention to the possible threat to Italy from cells or individuals linked to the Islamic State. For instance, since mid-April, some pictures of self-proclaimed Islamic State supporters have been circulating on […]
22 Jun
Japanese Art by Sawako Utsumi: Buddhism, Shintoism and the Gradual Fading of Kamisaka Sekka Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The highly esteemed Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) produced stunning pieces of art during rapid changes in the land of the rising sun. These changes in Japan equally apply to times of openness and modernity, to times […]
21 Jun
South Carolina Christian Church Massacre: Media Should Stop Publishing Images of Deranged Killer Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The derange killer who massacred innocent people inside a Christian church in America should have his name obliterated from the face of this earth. Instead, you have a media frenzy of publishing images […]
20 Jun
Tokyo Tourism and Culture: Mountains and Spirituality Olivier LeCourt and Hiroshi Saito Modern Tokyo Times Japanese tourism is internationally famous because of many different angles. This applies to the rich traditions of Japanese culture which can be found throughout this nation. Therefore, images of the Japanese tea ceremony, kabuki, ukiyo-e, Buddhism, Shintoism, Japanese gardens, kimono […]
19 Jun
North Korea: Beyond the Six-Party Talks International Crisis Group EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS The Six-Party Talks were established in 2003 as a multilateral forum to achieve the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. However, the parties (China, Japan, North Korea, Russia, South Korea and the U.S.) have not met since December 2008, when the talks stalled […]
18 Jun
ISIS Killers Target Shia Mosques in Yemen while Saudi Arabia Kills from the Sky Murad Makhmudov, Toshiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times ISIS (Islamic State –IS) once more attacked Shia Houthi mosques while people were preparing for evening prayers in the capital of Yemen. Currently, it is known that over 30 people […]
17 Jun
Ogata Korin and Japanese Art: Fading Light to High Culture Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The art of Ogata Korin remains potent because of clarity and his own unique ways. However, at one point it appeared that the winds of time would threaten his legacy. If this had happened then Japanese art would have […]
16 Jun
Japanese Art: Impact of Paris Upon Yasui Sotaro Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yasui Sotaro (1888-1955) was born in Kyoto and he is famous for yoga (Western-style) portraiture. It is clear that this talented individual understood his vocation because he pursued a career in art despite his family desiring a more commercial career. Therefore, from an […]
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