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National Nov 20, 2008

U.S. collector donates famous ukiyo-e prints

LONDON — A world-class collection of color woodblock prints by Utagawa Kuniyoshi, one of the last great masters of the ukiyo-e school, has been donated to the American Friends of the British Museum in London by renowned U.S. legal scholar Arthur R. Miller. Miller began ...

National Sep 12, 2008

Pair in running for Dance '08

LONDON (Kyodo) Two London-based Japanese choreographers showcased their talent Wednesday night in Europe's biggest choreography competition, the Place Prize for Dance 2008. Saiko Kino, who studied dance at Ochanomizu University in Tokyo, and Chisato Minamimura, who trained at Yokohama National University, are up against 18 ...

National Aug 17, 2008

British gender issues group to visit Japan

A group of seven young people from Bristol, England, will travel to Japan to take part in an inaugural educational exchange program as members of a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth group called Freedom Youth. The Aug. 18 to 31 visit, predominantly to Tokyo ...

U.K. students to attend Hiroshima A-bomb memorial

National Aug 2, 2008

U.K. students to attend Hiroshima A-bomb memorial

A group of two dozen 17-year-old British students will visit Hiroshima to attend the annual August service marking the anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city, to gain a unique perspective on the issue of conflict. The students and four accompanying teachers are from ...

Preserved Gan Ku 'Tiger' scroll ready for British Museum

National Aug 1, 2008

Preserved Gan Ku 'Tiger' scroll ready for British Museum

One of the British Museum's most famous Japanese hanging scrolls, the Gan Ku "Tiger," has undergone an 18-month large-scale and delicate conservation project that has seen the precious painting remounted and preserved for future generations. Much to the delight of the many conservators, both British ...

Europe sees first major Isamu Noguchi exhibit

National Jul 21, 2008

Europe sees first major Isamu Noguchi exhibit

LONDON (Kyodo) The first major European exhibition of Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi's work is now being held at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in northern England. Encompassing more than 150 sculptures dating from 1928 to 1987 and spanning his extraordinary career, the exhibition was organized in ...

London likes Shibuya cater-corner crossings

Business Jul 12, 2008

London likes Shibuya cater-corner crossings

LONDON (Kyodo) Oxford Circus, one of the busiest traffic junctions in London's central business and shopping zone, looks set to undergo a dramatic remodeling based on the intersections in Tokyo's Shibuya district, council planners announced Thursday at the launch of a nine-week public consultation ...

Unseen photos of John Lennon, Yoko Ono auctioned in London

National Jun 24, 2008

Unseen photos of John Lennon, Yoko Ono auctioned in London

A collection of previously unseen photographs of deceased Beatles star John Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, taken in Paris, Amsterdam and London in 1969 by Brazilian photographer Luiz Garrido were auctioned last week but failed to reach the reserve price required for their ...

British Museum showcases the art of three postwar photographers

National Jun 11, 2008

British Museum showcases the art of three postwar photographers

LONDON — The British Museum in London is expanding the content of its already extensive Japanese Galleries with the showcase of three photo books by leading Japanese photographers from the postwar period — Shomei Tomatsu, Eiko Hosoe and Takashi Homma. The photo books went on ...