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Adam Minter
For Adam Minter's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
COMMENTARY
Feb 28, 2014
China uses Ukraine unrest as argument for stability
China's Communist Party-controlled media appear to be using the unrest in Ukraine as a teaching moment to point out the pitfalls of clamoring for more rapid reforms in a large, multi-ethnic society — one like China's.
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 21, 2014
China's Xi wasting time trying to eradicate vice
Despite what may be the best of intentions, President Xi Jinping almost certainly is not going to succeed in ending prostitution in Dongguan, much less China.
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 28, 2014
China makes sure Putin knows who his friends are
The scale of a Chinese reporter's pained obsequiousness in front of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi last week was a visible reminder of just how important Russia has become to Chinese policymakers, and how few risks the Chinese media will take in covering the country.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 26, 2013
Christmas Grinch in China
The extension of Chinese President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption and anti-extravagance campaigns is blamed for creating a Grinch responsible for diminishing Chinese holiday cheer this year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Aug 16, 2013
War anniversary may irk China; why doesn't it honor fallen?
At 9:35 a.m. Thursday, Shanghai's state-owned Xinmin Evening News newspaper tweeted a reminder to its 1.8 million followers on the Sina Weibo microblogging service: "The Japanese surrendered 68 years ago today!"

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Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
Why is the most exciting art in Japan so hard to get to?