Tokyo museum to exhibit sex art, breaking 'shunga' taboo

May 22, 2015

Tokyo museum to exhibit sex art, breaking 'shunga' taboo

The nation’s first major exhibition of shunga (erotic art) will take place later this year at a museum in Tokyo following the success of a similar show recently held at the British Museum in London in late 2013, organizers said. Entry will be restricted ...

Drone-makers say demand will take off in Japan

May 20, 2015

Drone-makers say demand will take off in Japan

by Kazuaki Nagata

Despite a spate of headlines showing drone users to be reckless attention-seekers or outright dangerous, the industry believes the sky is the limit for demand for unmanned copters. Representatives attending Japan’s first major industry exhibition Wednesday said they expect the market for unmanned multirotor ...

Treasures of the Shoso-in hoard on display

Oct 25, 2014

Treasures of the Shoso-in hoard on display

by Eric Johnston

The 66th annual exhibition of important cultural artifacts from the Shoso-in treasure house opened to the public on Friday with 59 items on display, including over a half dozen appearing for the first time. Included in the displays of artifacts from the Nara Period ...

Noted Japanese war photographer goes on display

Sep 3, 2014

Noted Japanese war photographer goes on display

by Keiji Hirano

A collection of nearly 300 images captured by renowned photographer Akihiko Okamura are on display at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, chronicling a career that drew international attention following his critically acclaimed coverage of the Vietnam War over half a century ago. Okamura, ...

Tokyo 'comfort women' exhibition targets youths

Jul 23, 2014

Tokyo 'comfort women' exhibition targets youths

by Keiji Hirano

Following a series of remarks by influential people playing down Japan’s wartime sex slavery, a Tokyo museum has launched a five-month exhibition aimed at young people to provide a basic picture of the atrocity. Many panels in the “Exhibition of ‘Comfort Women’ for Junior ...

May 19, 2014

Tokyo ponders exhibition of GSDF military gear at Paris arms show

Tokyo is considering whether or not to allow domestic defense-related companies to participate in an international exhibition of defense and security equipment in Paris in June, a government source said Sunday. It would be the first full-fledged participation by Japanese companies in the trade ...

Exhibition focuses  on visually impaired

Apr 29, 2014

Exhibition focuses on visually impaired

by Keiji Hirano

A unique exhibition is underway at a human rights educational facility in Tokyo focusing on how to guarantee the “right to read” of people with visual impairments. The around 100 items on display at the Tokyo Metropolitan Human Rights Promotion Center include embossed art ...