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Japanese Art by Yamamoto Shoun from Kochi

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Japanese Art by Yamamoto Shoun from Kochi Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Meiji, Taisho and Showa periods of Japanese history were extremely dynamic and chaotic because you have many bright periods followed by dark moments in history. However, just like the phoenix rises, then in the final years of Yamamoto Shoun he witnessed […]

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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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Kukai and the impact of Shingon Buddhism in stunning Koyasan: Amazing beauty of Wakayama

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Kukai and the impact of Shingon Buddhism in stunning Koyasan: Amazing beauty of  Wakayama Michel Lebon and Walter Sebastian Modern Tokyo Times   Kukai is one of the most powerful individuals in Japanese history and religion. Today his legacy can be seen throughout Shingon Buddhism and this branch of Buddhism is still growing and developing […]

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Tokyo Fashion News: Contrasting Vibes of Aoyama and Daikanyama

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Tokyo Fashion News: Contrasting Vibes of Aoyama and Daikanyama Kanako Itamae and Sarah Deschamps Modern Tokyo Times Tokyo fashion is internationally famous and the fashion districts of Aoyama and Daikanyama highlight the vibrancy of this amazing city. Daikanyama is a magnet for people aged in their twenties and thirties. Likewise the prime Aoyama market is […]

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Tokyo Entertainment: 42 starring Chadwick Boseman, Nicole Beharie and Harrison Ford

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Tokyo Entertainment: 42 starring Chadwick Boseman, Nicole Beharie and Harrison Ford Modern Tokyo Times Laura Leiva Sports fans will appreciate the story told through 42, a biographical film about one of the most well known men in baseball, Jackie Robinson. The film stars Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson, Nicole Beharie as his wife, Rachel, and Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey. The film about Jackie Robinson […]

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Art, chaos and Meiji modernity in Japan: The world of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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Art, chaos and Meiji modernity in Japan: The world of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi  Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi literally lived in two worlds and this applies to not only the Edo Period and Meiji Period but also to a chaotic lifestyle. However, despite this, Yoshitoshi produced stunning art and he was […]

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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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English and Japanese Art: Stunning Landscapes and Shin Hanga

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English and Japanese Art: Stunning Landscapes and Shin Hanga Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times John Constable and Ito Shinsui lived in vastly different societies and the time period between both is enormous. However, both artists provide an image of “the national spirit” within tranquility, beauty, nature, and a world which some people still yearn for. […]

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Tokyo Fashion News: Stylish Aoyama and Daikanyama

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Tokyo Fashion News: Stylish Aoyama and Daikanyama Kanako Itamae and Sarah Deschamps Modern Tokyo Times Tokyo fashion is internationally famous and the fashion districts of Aoyama and Daikanyama highlight the vibrancy of this amazing city. Daikanyama is a magnet for people aged in their twenties and thirties. Likewise the prime Aoyama market is known to […]

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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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