Does ‘Provoke’ still push back today?

Aug 20, 2016

Does ‘Provoke’ still push back today?

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The year 1968 saw a wide range of actions directed against the Japanese government: Universities were occupied, protesters demonstrated en masse against Japan’s complicity in the Vietnam War and students mobilized to stop the transportation of Vietnam-bound jet fuel through Shinjuku Station. A quieter, ...

'Daido Moriyama Photo Exhibition'

Jan 19, 2016

'Daido Moriyama Photo Exhibition'

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Jan. 23-Feb. 20 Daido Moriyama’s gritty photography, which often showed the darker side of urban life in postwar Japan, has won him many awards, including the International Center of Photography in New York’s Inifinity Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2012. This exhibition is divided ...

What provoked Japan's contemporary photography?

Jun 27, 2013

What provoked Japan's contemporary photography?

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In 1968, as the world reeled from The Prague Spring, the turbulent union and student strikes in France, and the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Japan, like so many other nations, found itself in the midst of social unrest. Citizens questioned ...

Observing the present and past is to see into the future

Jun 13, 2013

Observing the present and past is to see into the future

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For the past 48 years, Daido Moriyama has followed his photographic instinct, drawn to subjects whose characters appear as vibrant as they are tragic while leaving the question of which for us to decide. The act of exhibiting, through the unraveling of images, has ...

May 27, 2007

Still can't say where the money went

The Lower House Budget Committee had an intensive deliberation on the issue of money and politics last week, with the opposition concentrating on a dubious report by Agriculture Minister Toshikatsu Matsuoka’s political fund management organization. The committee scene was a re-enactment of what happened ...