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Tokyo Fashion and Gardens: Kyu-Furukawa, Rikugien and Exquisite Styles in Omotesando

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Tokyo Fashion and Gardens: Kyu-Furukawa, Rikugien and Exquisite Styles in Omotesando Sarah Deschamps and Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times The beauty of Tokyo is that this mega-modern city caters for various lifestyles and areas change quickly. If you adore fashion then Tokyo is an amazing city because you have a plethora of choices. Therefore, each […]

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Tokyo Tourism and Stunning Gardens: Kiyosumi and Rikugien

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Tokyo Tourism and Stunning Gardens: Kiyosumi and Rikugien Sarah Deschamps and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times Tokyo is an enormous city which attracts Japanese tourists, international tourists and business people all year round. This ultra-modern city means many things to different people because for some it is all about modernity but to others they want to dig […]

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Japan Tourism in Wakayama: Koyasan, Kukai and Shingon Buddhism

Japan Tourism in Wakayama: Koyasan, Kukai and Shingon Buddhism Olivier LeCourt and  Hiroshi Saito Modern Tokyo Times Koyasan is located in Wakayama Prefecture and the stunning nature throughout the year is extremely beautiful. The rich legacy of culture and religion is still alive and Mount Koya provides amazing views. Therefore, you can understand why Kukai […]

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Tunisia and the Assassination of Chokri Belaid: Algeria, Syria and Islamist Militancy

Tunisia and the Assassination of Chokri Belaid: Algeria, Syria and Islamist Militancy Olivier LeCourt, Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The brutal assassination of Chokri (Shokri) Belaid is yet another indication that Islamist terrorism and indoctrination is running riot following the so-called “Arab Spring.” Chokri Belaid was a politician who was known […]

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Shingon Buddhism and Kukai: Natural Beauty of Mount Koya and Spirituality

Shingon Buddhism and Kukai: Natural Beauty of Mount Koya and Spirituality Olivier Lecourt and Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times Kukai (774-835) who became known as Kobo Daishi established a lasting legacy because this religious leader believed in a unique form of Buddhism. According to Kukai an individual could attain enlightenment in one lifetime and this was […]

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Green Tea Ceremony in Japan: History, Culture and Tradition

Green Tea Ceremony in Japan: History, Culture and Tradition Olivier LeCourt and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese green tea ceremony is internationally famous because of the many angles to this rich cultural tradition. In historical terms this ceremony dates back to the ninth century and once the spiritual angle became associated then new dimensions […]

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Japanese General Election: More mundane stuff like America, France and United Kingdom

Japanese General Election: More mundane stuff like America, France and United Kingdom Kanako Itamae, Olivier LeCourt and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese general election will take place on December 16. However, just like the current political situation in France, the United Kingdom and United States, it appears to be a very mundane […]

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Wakayama tourism: Wakayama Castle, stunning nature and rich in culture

Wakayama tourism: Wakayama Castle, stunning nature and rich in culture Olivier LeCourt and Sarah Deschamps Modern Tokyo Times     When people think about Japan then images of Kyoto, Tokyo, and Nara, spring to mind. Obviously these places in Japan are rich in history, culture and so much more.  In Kyoto and Nara you can easily […]

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Japan tourism and Koyasan in Wakayama: Kukai, stunning scenery and Shingon Buddhism

Japan tourism and Koyasan in Wakayama: Kukai, stunning scenery and Shingon Buddhism Olivier LeCourt and  Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Wakayama prefecture in Japan is blessed with stunning scenery throughout this adorable part of Japan. Equally important is the power of history, religion and culture in Wakayama because you have many national and regional treasures […]

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Egypt and increasing tensions in northern Sinai leads to many deaths

Egypt and increasing tensions in northern Sinai leads to many deaths Murad Makhmudov, Olivier LeCourt and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The destabilization of vast areas of the Middle East and North Africa continues because so many “hornets” have been awakened by outside meddling. Egypt in the last few days is witness to this […]

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