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As the taboo-busting comic Joan Rivers used to say after pressing her audience’s buttons, “Can we talk?”

On the evidence of this year’s Aichi Triennale, one of the largest art festivals in Japan, if it’s about World War II atrocities (other than the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki) or Emperor Showa in any way that may be less than respectful — the answer seems to be “no.”

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