Murakami’s influence continues to prevail

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If Japan’s artists were aware of the largely meaningless meanderings of government arts policy during the noughties, and the gradual rebuilding of art-world infrastructure laid waste by the bursting of the bubble economy in the early 1990s, then they didn’t let it distract them from their work.

Like any other period of 10 years you care to take from history, this one has its champions.