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13 Oct
Algeria and Its Neighbours International Crisis Group EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Algeria is emerging as an indispensable broker of stability in North Africa and the Sahel. Where insecurity, foreign meddling and polarisation are on the rise across the region, it has at key moments promoted dialogue and state-building as the best means for lifting neighbours out of […]
12 Oct
Japanese Warlord and Art: Nobunaga, Centralization, Innovation and Art in the late 16th Century Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The warlord Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582) was extremely multi dimensional despite his harsh reputation. This single figure in Japanese history laid the foundation stone for the centralization of Japan based on his tenacity, creativity, openness to […]
11 Oct
Turkey Suffering because of Internal and External Policies of Erdogan and Davutoglu: Kurds and Socialists Nuray Lydia Oglu, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Turkey is reeling from another barbaric terrorist attack that is aimed at shackling all progressive Turkish and Kurdish forces in this nation. In Pakistan, this nation destabilized itself […]
10 Oct
China and Russia Multiply Efforts in Global Agenda-Setting Publication: China Brief By: Vitaly Kozyrev The Jamestown Foundation At the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly in late September, the leaders of China and Russia condemned western unilateralism (Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, September 28; UN.org, September 28). Chinese President Xi Jinping launched his week-long […]
9 Oct
Saudi Arabia Threatens to Supply Surface-To-Air-Missiles to Terrorists in Syria: Russia Should Play Checkmate Murad Makhmudov, Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Saudi Arabia is the most despotic nation in the world because not one single Buddhist temple or Christian church is tolerated. Similarly, women face being whipped if they are not […]
8 Oct
Japan Art and Yuzo Saeki: Gem of an Artist who Died of Tuberculosis in his Beloved France Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yuzo Saeki was born in 1898 and died in 1928 at the tender age of 30 but despite his short time on this earth he left a rich legacy. He was born […]
7 Oct
Japanese Art and Hokkei: The Illumination of Simplicity Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese ukiyo-e artist Totoya Hokkei studied under the internationally famous Hokusai Katsushika. He was born in 1780 and passed away in 1850 during the Edo era. This period of Japanese history would witness many dynamics in the later part of […]
7 Oct
Somaliland: The Strains of Success International Crisis Group OVERVIEW Somaliland’s hybrid system of tri-party democracy and traditional clan-based governance has enabled the consolidation of state-like authority, social and economic recovery and, above all, relative peace and security but now needs reform. Success has brought greater resources, including a special funding status with donors – especially […]
6 Oct
Snowden says GCHQ in the UK can Obtain Total Control Over Smartphones: UK and Terrorist Ratlines Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Edward Snowden warns about the role of big government in the United Kingdom (UK) and how the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) can literally control smartphones at the drop of a […]
5 Oct
Japanese Art and the Revolutionary Flow that Inspired Asai Chu Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Meiji Restoration of 1868 led to many social convulsions and like all revolutionary periods you had many winners and losers. This applies to individuals who could adapt to the rapid changes in society and the art world was […]
4 Oct
The New Baku International Seaport: A Nexus for the New Silk Road Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Vusal Gasimli The Jamestown Foundation  Snaking across Eurasia—from China, through Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Georgia, and on to Turkey—the first test container train arrived at the new Baku International Sea Trade Port complex, located in the town of Alyat […]
3 Oct
Anonymous takes on Saudi Arabia in Order to Help Ali Mohammed al-Nimr Ramazan Khalidov, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Saudi Arabia is being targeted by Anonymous because of the genuine threat against the life of Ali Mohammed al-Nimr. Anonymous, a network of highly intelligent and dedicated hackers, is […]
2 Oct
UN Human Rights Chair given to Saudi Arabia: Non-Muslim Faiths Banned and Child Marriage Omar Abdullah Ismail, Hiroshi Saito and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is abundantly clear that the United Nations (UN) is anything but being united and similarly it is clear that religious persecution doesn’t enter into the equation to any […]
2 Oct
Japanese Art and the One Legged Umbrella Ghost: Mischievous Spirit of Kasa-Obake Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese folklore is full of fascinating spirits that have a wide variety of power. Some spirits and ghosts may be extremely dangerous, while others may be much less harmless.  Thereby they are represented in many different art […]
2 Oct
Women Also Kill For Honor: Phyllis Chesler Study by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism There was a time when most people believed that honor killings – if they had even heard of them – took place far away, in places like Afghanistan and Algeria and Iran. These days, we […]
1 Oct
Impact of US Autistic Foreign Policies on the Balkans: Part III Kosovo and Plight of the Serbs By Vojin Joksimovich Modern Tokyo Times In part I of this series the writer explained that the term “autistic” comes from the former US ambassador to Moscow Jack Matlock who used that word to characterize US foreign policy. […]
30 Sep
Japanese Art with Ronin Gallery in New York: Edo Art to Contemporary Tomoko Hara and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The rich traditions of Japanese art during the Edo period to contemporary artists can be viewed at the Ronin Gallery in New York. Equally appealing, the Ronin Gallery utilizes modern technology therefore adorable art […]
30 Sep
Tokyo Fashion News: Vibes of Young Tokyo Ladies in Harajuku and Omotesando Sarah Deschamps and Hiroshi Saito Modern Tokyo News Fashion lovers all over the world know the power of Tokyo because this sector is ultra-competitive and vast sums are spent every year in order to get a piece of the “Tokyo apple pie.” The […]
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