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Tokyo Fashion News: Fashion Diversity in Tokyo

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Tokyo Fashion News: Fashion Diversity in Tokyo Sarah Deschamps and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times   The fashion vibes of Tokyo never cease to amaze because each season throughout the year witnesses new changes and styles to meet the natural elements. On top of this are new trends hitting the vibrant fashion scene and the […]

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Record Trade Deficit in Japan and Nuclear Reality: Is Japan Losing its Independence?

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Record Trade Deficit in Japan and Nuclear Reality: Is Japan Losing its Independence? Noriko Watanabe and Walter Sebastian Modern Tokyo Times The anti-nuclear lobby in Japan and the mass media in this nation on a whole continue to focus on the negative side of nuclear power stations. Not surprisingly, the government of Japan is dithering […]

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Tokyo and Osaka Lifestyle: Malene Birger and Flying Tiger Copenhagen from Denmark

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Tokyo and Osaka Lifestyle: Malene Birger and Flying Tiger Copenhagen from Denmark Takeshi Hasegawa and Sarah Deschamps  Modern Tokyo Times Flying Tiger Copenhagen and Malene Birger are providing a touch of Denmark in Japan. Malene Birger is a delightful fashion brand that decided on opening up in Tokyo recently. While Flying Tiger Copenhagen first moved […]

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Hezbollah is a stabilizing factor in the Levant unlike Saudi Arabia and Qatar

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Hezbollah is a stabilizing factor in the Levant unlike Saudi Arabia and Qatar Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Gulf and Western intrigues in the Levant are collectively creating chaos and spreading sectarianism. In Lebanon the Hezbollah movement is trying to contain these dark forces by maintaining strong relations with powerful Christian […]

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Japan and Early Photography: Ogawa Kazumasa and Japanese Ladies

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Japan and Early Photography: Ogawa Kazumasa and Japanese Ladies Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times The photography of Ogawa Kazumasa in this article is based on images of Japanese ladies in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. In each image you will find nothing revolutionary nor will you find a “hidden mystery.” However, the […]

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South Sudan leader supports a truce: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, and IGAD

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South Sudan leader supports a truce: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, and IGAD  Paul Joseph Nzeribe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times East African nations are extremely worried about events in South Sudan therefore major regional powers like Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda, have stepped up to the plate. Obviously, regional black African nations know full well […]

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China’s East China Sea ADIZ: Framing Japan to Help Washington Understand

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China’s East China Sea ADIZ: Framing Japan to Help Washington Understand By: Peter Mattis The Jamestown Foundation  On November 23, Beijing announced that a new Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) would go into effect over the East China Sea, overlapping existing Japanese and South Korean ADIZ, requiring all air traffic passing through the zone to file […]

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Japanese Culture: Ebisu the God of Fortune and Gentle Spirit of the Ainu

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Ebisu the God of Fortune and the Gentle Spirit of the Ainu Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times Ebisu in old Japan was known by the name of Hiruko which means “leech child” and it is clear that during his early childhood he faced many severe problems. According to Japanese mythology Ebisu came into the world […]

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Japan Fashion: Michael Kors is Continuing to Blossom

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Japan Fashion: Michael Kors is Continuing to Blossom  Kanako Itamae and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times Michael Kors is continuing to flourish in the Japanese luxury fashion market. The first venture in Japan occurred a few years ago and since then this fashion company continues to expand throughout this nation. Therefore, with new stores being […]

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South Sudan and a Perennial Problem in Parts of Africa: Nation State and Instability

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South Sudan and a Perennial Problem in Parts of Africa: Nation State and Instability  Pierre Leblanc and Jay Doggett  Modern Tokyo Times South Sudan is on the verge of a major internal conflict whereby only the enemies of this new entity will gain. Yet events in South Sudan are all too familiar in parts of […]

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