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1 Aug
Japanese Folklore and Art: Samurai Tadamori and Taira Clan 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 dark mysteries. […]
1 Aug
A Call to Formally Label ISIS Attacks on Christians, Yezidis as Genocide by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism They buy and sell the women, using them as slaves. They kidnap children, even infants, and detonate them as bombs. As the Islamic State tightens its grip on Syria and Iraq, […]
31 Jul
Japanese Art and Utamaro Kitagawa: Beautiful Ladies 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 […]
30 Jul
PM Abe and a New Confident Japan: Realistic Approach to Geopolitics Hiroshi Saito, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times It appears that aspects of the media in Japan are beset by Western “gilt trips” and the trappings of “multi-cultural apologetics.” This certainly applies to the English speaking media on a whole in […]
29 Jul
Islamists are Butchering in Kenya and Nigeria: Indigenous Islam and Christianity must Counter Attack Lielit Kebede, Nuray Lydia Oglu and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Takfiri Islamists keep on butchering in Kenya and Nigeria and clearly central forces in Nigeria can’t contain Boko Haram. Kenya currently isn’t on the level of daily massacres like […]
28 Jul
The Libyan Political Dialogue: An Incomplete Consensus International Crisis Group The preliminary political agreement that emerged from UN-led talks between Libyan rival factions at a signing ceremony in the Moroccan coastal resort town of Skhirat last week was a critical first step toward ending the Libyan civil war. Yet one side’s refusal to come on […]
27 Jul
Islamists Threaten Christians in Northeast Kenya: Somalia and Al-Shabaab Islamist Inquisition Murad Makhmudov, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Kenya must do more to protect Christians in parts of the country where al-Shabaab (al-Shabab) holds sway. After all, hundreds of Christians have been killed by Takfiri Islamists in northeast […]
26 Jul
Art of Japan and Bunjin Ideas in the Edo Period: Richness of China, Japan and Korea Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Bunjinga school of thought ran deep within the literati of Japan during the Edo period. Bunjin (literati) artists trace their artistic roots to the literati of China during the Song Dynasty (960-1267). However, the differences between […]
25 Jul
Burundi and Election Victory of President Nkurunziza Marred by Boycott Paul Joseph Nzeribe, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Nkurunziza was re-elected in Burundi but given the opposition boycott then clearly the result is marred to the full. It remains to be seen if fresh violence will erupt in this country […]
24 Jul
Remembering the Algeria Hostage Crisis and Deaths of Japanese Nationals: Time for Japan to Listen to Russia Jibril Khoury, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The hostage crisis in Algeria in 2013 led to the deaths of ten Japanese nationals along with many other individuals from different nations. Sadly, it was […]
23 Jul
The Greek Crisis: Financial and Political Risks to the Balkans Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Margarita Assenova The Jamestown Foundation Although the Greek banks reopened on July 20, and Athens repaid some of its debt to the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank, unease about the Greek crisis continues in the Balkans. The […]
22 Jul
Yorozu Tetsugoro and Japanese Art: Impact of Iwate and Tokyo 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 very young and the same fate awaited […]
21 Jul
Socialist Youth Killed by Darkness of Islamist ISIS in Turkey: Syria and Ankara’s Takfiri Ghosts Nuray Lydia Oglu, Toshiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Davutoglu and President Erdogan of Turkey have collectively conspired against Syria by supporting various terrorist and sectarian forces against this nation. Indeed, when Kurds were openly […]
20 Jul
ISIS Lures Shia Muslims to their Death in Iraq Murad Makhmudov, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In Nigeria the Takfiri Islamist group Boko Haram killed countless Muslims that were doing late shopping for the festival of Eid in northeastern Nigeria. ISIS, in Iraq, following the same Takfiri Islamist logic, slaughtered over […]
19 Jul
Fallout From Greece’s Financial Crisis May Negatively Impact Azerbaijan’s European Energy Strategy Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Zaur Shiriyev The Jamestown Foundation The Greek government’s wide-ranging efforts to prevent the country’s financial collapse finally culminated in an agreement with the European Union, on July 13 (see EDM, July 14). The bailout deal provides new concessions […]
18 Jul
Yokoyama Taikan and Art of Japan: Intellect and Nationalism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yokoyama Taikan (1868-1958) was born in the prefecture of Ibaraki but he moved to Tokyo in 1878. This period of history in Japan would witness many events because time didn’t stand still during the Meiji, Taisho and Showa periods of […]
17 Jul
Boko Haram Islamists Kill Muslims in Nigeria: Eid Shoppers Targeted Paul Joseph Nzeribe, Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Boko Haram Takfiri Islamists in Nigeria targeted last-minute Muslim shoppers who were preparing for the festival of Eid. It is known that at least 49 people have perished and the final death […]
16 Jul
Japan and Military Normalization: Real Issue is Regional Relations and Utilizing Russia Takeshi Hasagawa, Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is paving the way for gradual military normalization. Of course, the internal liberal agenda will be based on irrational anti-Japanese militarization based on […]
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