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Overview: In The Aftermath

The fifth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, on March 11, and the subsequent tsunami and Fukushima nuclear meltdown has come and gone as I write this. It was a full-time job running aroun…

New Priorities in Japan

It's hard to think about art in the face of nightmarish human tragedy. As Japan attempts to get back on its feet after the Mar. 11 earthquake and tsunami, news on the nation's contemporary structures…

Bye Bye Little Boy

Was Takashi Murakami's 2005 "Little Boy" exhibition too cloying? "Bye Bye Kitty!!!," a new survey of contemporary Japanese art, presents a darker, more disillusioned view of the nation's cultural mood…

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