Art Aug 17, 2021

Online art auctions gaining popularity in Japan

Auctions of artworks are becoming popular in Japan as opportunities to participate online are increasing amid the coronavirus pandemic. As part of infection prevention measures, SBI Art Auction Co. limits the number of on-site auction participants to 30 people, or a fifth of the usual ...

Art event featuring 'comfort women' statue postponed due to protests

National Jun 24, 2021

Art event featuring 'comfort women' statue postponed due to protests

Organizers of an art exhibition in Tokyo featuring a statue symbolizing "comfort women" who suffered under Japan’s military brothel system before and during World War II decided Thursday to postpone the upcoming event due to disruptions caused by protestors in vehicles using loudspeakers. The exhibition, ...