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30 Nov
Art of Japan and Utagawa Kuniyoshi Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Utagawa Kuniyoshi is among the crème de la crème of ukiyo-e artists because his artwork is truly amazing and so powerful.  Kuniyoshi, just like other famous Japanese artists like Ando Hiroshige and Katsushika Hokusai, was very diverse. This is because the window of […]
29 Nov
Sino-Nepalese Relations: Handshake Across the Himalayas Publication: China Brief Volume: 15 Issue: 22 By: Sudha Ramachandran The Jamestown Foundation A landmark agreement signed in October saw China extend “emergency fuel assistance” to Nepal in the wake of the serious fuel shortage there. It is expected to pave the way for greater bilateral cooperation. The fuel […]
28 Nov
BND and Merkel enabled NSA to Spy on German and French Companies Helmet Joachim Schmidt, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is difficult to believe that Chancellor Angela Merkel believes her own words because sprouting the international terrorist card and national security, in relation to spying on France, EU targets, and […]
27 Nov
Art of Japan and Utamaro: Bijin-ga and Impressionism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Utamaro Kitagawa is internationally famous because of his stunning art and this notably applies to the art of beautiful women (bijin-ga). Despite this, the life of Utamaro is shrouded in mystery because many areas remain foggy. Therefore, it is the art […]
26 Nov
Belgian Breeding Ground Fuels New Terror Wave by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Time was, thoughts of Belgium led to thoughts of rich, dark chocolate, of Old Master painters and delicate, handmade lace. Now it brings a different image: of Islamic jihad and men armed with Kalashnikovs, and of […]
26 Nov
Japanese Art and the Richness of Folklore: Samurai Taira no Tadamori 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 […]
25 Nov
Turkey and Accomplices of Terrorism: Turkey Downs Russian Federation Su-24 Fighter Jet Nuray Lydia Oglu, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Turkey according to President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation is an accomplishment in supporting terrorism. Putin is not alone in stressing this. Indeed, even the Vice President […]
24 Nov
China, US, South China Sea and Russia’s Irk towards Japan: Naval Patrols should be based on Regional States Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It appears that the Japanese government is seriously thinking about joining naval military patrols with America in the South China Sea. Yet, if military patrols only involve America […]
23 Nov
China and the Quiet Kingdom: An Assessment of China-Oman Relations Publication: China Brief By: Chris Zambelis The Jamestown Foundation China’s foreign policy toward the wider Middle East rests on advancing numerous objectives. Foremost among these priorities is China’s need to assure domestic energy security. As the world’s largest consumer of energy overall and second largest […]
22 Nov
Japanese Art and Narashige Koide: Nudes, Portraiture and Still Life Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yoga (Western-style) portraiture art and expressions of still life by Narashige Koide remain deeply embedded when thinking about this artist. Koide continued to develop through his relatively short life because he died at the age of 43. Near the […]
21 Nov
Kuwait Arrests Members of ISIS Cell: Action Taken after Massacre of Shia Muslims Murad Makhmudov, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Kuwait was visibly shocked when ISIS (Islamic State – IS) attacked a Shia Mosque in June. This brutal event led to the deaths of 27 people and once […]
19 Nov
Yemen and the Anti Shia Alliance Aided by Western Powers: Saudi Arabia, AQAP and ISIS 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 crushing the […]
18 Nov
Kenya’s Somali North East: Devolution and Security International Crisis Group OVERVIEW Devolved government in Kenya’s newly formed north-eastern counties, designed to address decades of political marginalisation and underdevelopment, has been undermined by dominant clans monopolising power and growing corruption. Violent clan competition and antipathy between elected county elites and the remaining national administrative structures have […]
17 Nov
Japan Art and Fusions of Sekka by Sawako Utsumi: Buddhist Monks, Shinto and Nightfall 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 can create […]
16 Nov
ISIS Kill Older Yazidi Women while Enslaving Younger Yazidis: Alawite and Christian Persecution Ramazan Khalidov, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The utter depravity of ISIS (Islamic State – IS) knows no boundaries therefore the discovery of around 80 female Yazidis in a mass grave isn’t a shock. This sad reality is […]
14 Nov
Islamists Slaughter at least 120 people in Paris: France on the Wrong Side of History in Libya and Syria Murad Makhmudov, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The last two political leaders in France supported intrigues against Libya and Syria that have clearly boosted various Sunni Islamist groups. At the same time, […]
14 Nov
Winning the War on Polio in Pakistan International Crisis Group EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS As the world marks Polio Day on 24 October, Pakistan remains the greatest impediment to a polio-free world. It has more cases than any other country, reflecting dual policy failures: to prioritise citizens’ health and to curb violent extremism. Despite signs […]
13 Nov
Japan Artist and Derbyshire Landscapes: Bamford and Edale Christian Churches in Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Edale Church and Beautiful Landscape in Derbyshire Edale in the High Peak is a very beautiful place to visit in this part of Derbyshire. The small size community in the central location further adds to the […]
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