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Japan boosts its military option: The Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigad

Japan boosts its military option: The Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade  Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese government under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is focused on the modernization of the armed forces. This is based on the changing geopolitical landscape and having various territorial disputes with several regional nations in Northeast […]

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Japan warns about tit-for-tat trade tariffs between America and China

Japan warns about tit-for-tat trade tariffs between America and China Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times Japan is focused on a “quietist approach” to tariffs being put on many nations by America. This is despite Japan being far from impressed by certain comments made by President Donald Trump of America towards the […]

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Japan and military revamp to meet a changing geopolitical landscape: US estrangement

Japan and military revamp to meet a changing geopolitical landscape: US estrangement Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is intent on developing the armed forces of this nation, in order to face a changing geopolitical and military landscape. Hence, a new military base […]

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a possible meeting with Kim Jong-un of North Korea

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a possible meeting with Kim Jong-un of North Korea  Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times Tentative reports are stressing that a possible meeting may take place between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan and the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un. Of course, nothing is concrete at […]

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Japan remains cautious over talks between America and North Korea

Japan remains cautious over talks between America and North Korea Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Events on the Korean Peninsula seem to be moving quickly based on the prospect of President Donald Trump meeting Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea. This prospect comes after many months of hostile rhetoric between […]

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Myanmar and Japan to hold the third Joint Economic Conference: Participation of Keidanren

Myanmar and Japan to hold the third Joint Economic Conference: Participation of Keidanren Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan is intent on working closely with Myanmar in order to build-up greater economic links between both nations. Hence, the third economic business initiative will be held under the Myanmar-Japan […]

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Japan to increase investments in Myanmar and boost trade: JCCM and UMFCCI agreement

Japan to increase investments in Myanmar and boost trade: JCCM and UMFCCI agreement Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan understands the geopolitical importance of Myanmar and that China is seeking to increase its leverage in this nation. Equally, in many areas of the economy of Myanmar, it is […]

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Japan wants India to assist Myanmar to a higher degree: Confused by Trump administration

Japan wants India to assist Myanmar to a higher degree: Confused by Trump administration Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yohei Sasakawa, the Special Envoy of Japan to Myanmar, is alarmed by the increasing role of China in the internal affairs of Myanmar and the aloofness of America under President Donald Trump. […]

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan in a strategic visit to Serbia

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan in a strategic visit to Serbia Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan arrived in Serbia during his European tour of parts of Europe. The visit of the leader of Japan is hugely welcomed by the political elites of Serbia, who […]

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Anti-refugee Japan should refrain from playing the “Bengali Muslim card” against Myanmar

Anti-refugee Japan should refrain from playing the “Bengali Muslim card” against Myanmar Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Myanmar needs international support based on mutual friendship and without political strings attached. Hence, it is extremely unfortunate that the Foreign Minister of Japan, Taro Kono, involved himself in the internal affairs of Myanmar. […]

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