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 ...

Mar 28, 2014

Down Syndrome exhibit underway

by Tomohiro Osaki

Almost a year since the introduction of a controversial prenatal screening test, a photo exhibition is underway in Tokyo to dispel misunderstandings about children with Down Syndrome. Originating in Britain, the exhibition titled “Daun-sho: Kazoku no Manazashi” (“Down Syndrome: The Family View”), features 80 ...

Nov 17, 2013

Chinese fans flock to 'Evangelion' show in Shanghai

A long line developed at the entrance to the first large exhibition in China to feature the popular Japanese anime “Neon Genesis Evangelion” as it opened in Shanghai on Saturday. Among the items on display are a model of the head of the Evangelion ...

Exhibit highlights plight of death-row inmates

Sep 28, 2013

Exhibit highlights plight of death-row inmates

by Tomohiro Osaki

A two-day exhibition showcasing an array of paintings by death-row inmates kicked off Saturday in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo. Organized by Amnesty International, the display is an attempt to draw public attention to the veiled agony of prisoners awaiting execution and who the human rights ...

St. Petersburg cops seize Putin-in-lingerie art

Aug 29, 2013

St. Petersburg cops seize Putin-in-lingerie art

Russian police said Wednesday they had raided an exhibition and confiscated a painting that portrayed President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev lounging together in women’s lingerie. Police said they confiscated four paintings by artist Konstantin Altunin and closed down the exhibition of ...

Artists use underwater show to showcase ocean's beauty

Aug 8, 2013

Artists use underwater show to showcase ocean's beauty

A unique underwater exhibition titled “Aquart” was held on Amami Oshima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture last weekend, allowing visitors to appreciate works surrounded by the coral reef. Among the objects displayed were works created using tree branches to represent the beauty of the woods ...