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Tokyo Fashion and Lifestyle: Ikebukuro Fashion and Amazing District to Reside

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Tokyo Fashion and Lifestyle: Ikebukuro Fashion and Amazing District to Reside Sarah Deschamps and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Time Tokyo fashion is internationally famous but while Aoyama, Ginza, Harajuku, Omotesando, Shibuya and Shinjuku often hog the limelight, it is equally true that other buzzing fashion districts are far from being in the shadows. This especially […]

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Sukenobu and Japanese Art: Women in Imperial Kyoto

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Sukenobu and Japanese Art: Women in Imperial Kyoto Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The printmaker Nishikawa Sukenobu (1671-1750) was unusual by ukiyo-e standards because he was based in the imperial city of Kyoto and therefore he was an “outsider” in some ways. However, this fact also gave him more freedom to focus on his […]

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Japan-South Korea-US Trilateral – Breaking Ice in East Asia?

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Japan-South Korea-US Trilateral – Breaking Ice in East Asia? Mr. Rajaram Panda Chennai Centre for China Studies The third Nuclear Security Summit that concluded at The Hague on 25 March may have achieved its purpose of strengthening nuclear security, reducing the continuing threat of nuclear terrorism and assessing the progress made since the Washington summit […]

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Islamist Fifth Column in Gaza based on Gulf and Western Strings: Egypt and Syria

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Islamist Fifth Column in Gaza based on Gulf and Western Strings: Egypt and Syria Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If individuals want to see the dead end path of radical Takfiri Islam then look no further than the mantra of hatred and discord in Gaza because this estranged reality says everything […]

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From Syria to Sulawesi: Could Mujahideen Indonesia Timor become an ISIS Ally?

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From Syria to Sulawesi: Could Mujahideen Indonesia Timor become an ISIS Ally? Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 12 Issue: 7 By: Jacob Zenn The Jamestown Foundation A schism emerged among Syrian jihadist groups after al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri announced on February 3 that al-Qaeda has “no connection” to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) […]

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Tokyo Fashion News: Kawaii Culture, Cute Cube Harajuku and Monki

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Tokyo Fashion News: Kawaii Culture, Cute Cube Harajuku and Monki Michel Lebon and Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times Kawaii culture in Harajuku is internationally famous because of the unique vibes of this independent reality in the heart of Tokyo. Therefore, the opening of Cute Cube Harajuku  in 2013 enhanced this angle within the fashion environment […]

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Japanese Art and Takehisa: Kotoku and Radical Political Forces

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Japanese Art and Takehisa: Kotoku and Radical Political Forces Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yumeji Takehisa produced many stunning pieces of art but just like Shusui Kotoku, the revolutionary anarchist, and friend, he was caught up in the world of political intrigues and clashes of culture. His friendship with Shusui Kotoku meant that “within […]

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Tokyo and Osaka Fashion News: A Slice of Spain

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Tokyo and Osaka Fashion News: A Slice of Spain Hiroshi Saito and Jay Doggett Modern Tokyo Times Japan is internationally famous for luxury fashion and being accessible to a whole array of fashion trends. Mega cities like Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe and Nagoya, and many others, are blessed with many buzzing fashion districts. The fashion angle […]

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Armenian Christians and Syria Crisis: Turkey is a Dangerous Shadow under Erdogan

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Armenian Christians and Syria Crisis: Turkey is a Dangerous Shadow under Erdogan Nuray Lydia Oglu and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Turkey is a dangerous shadow under the leadership of Prime Minister Erdogan. This notably applies to the intrigues being played out in Syria by Turkey and how Erdogan sides with the Muslim Brotherhood […]

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