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ART

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WORLD
Apr 9, 2023
The camera never lied ... until AI told it to
AI can now do all the things photographers used to labor over without the user ever knowing. It can also transform backgrounds or wipe away people from the image entirely.
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BUSINESS / Tech
Apr 2, 2023
Humans versus machines: The fight to copyright AI art
Many artists and companies that own creative content fiercely oppose granting copyrights to AI owners or users.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 31, 2023
China's 'art factory' painters turn from fakes to originals
Home to more than 8,000 artists, southern China's Dafen has been producing near-perfect copies of timeless masterpieces for years.
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JAPAN
Mar 23, 2023
‘Great Wave’ print sells for $2.76 million, setting new record for Hokusai
The work, formally titled 'Under the Wave off Kanagawa,' sold during a live auction featuring Japanese and Korean art at Christie’s auction house.
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JAPAN
Mar 21, 2023
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art reopens after renovations
The building is now equipped with barrier-free bathrooms and nursing rooms to make the museum more accessible.
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JAPAN
Jan 18, 2023
Japan firm defends Van Gogh ownership after lawsuit
The artwork was purchased by the predecessor of insurance firm Sompo Holdings at Christie's in London for $40 million, making it briefly the world's most expensive painting.
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JAPAN
Jan 11, 2023
Samurai swords and ancient scrolls hit by global energy crisis
The Tokyo National Museum expects utility costs to more than double the budget allocated for this year ending in March.
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COMMENTARY / World
Jan 8, 2023
In defense of the art-targeting climate activists
The eco-activists targeting masterpieces can claim that civil disobedience is justified by the failure of our democracies to show sufficient concern about future generations.
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CULTURE / Art
Jan 7, 2023
Ukiyo-e art brings Chinese literary heroes to life
The new exhibition at the Ota Memorial Museum of Art showcases playful renderings of rogues and warriors from historical stories.
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LIFE
Dec 1, 2022
Lodge owner turns to artists in fight to protect environment
Jiro Ito started the program two years ago, prompted by his concern that the concept of environmental protection has yet to take hold in Japanese society.
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CULTURE / Art
Nov 8, 2022
Notes from Setouchi: At Naoshima, three giants of Japanese art wrestle for attention
In spaces that opened earlier this year on Naoshima, the severe architecture of Tadao Ando brings a new edge to the art of Yayoi Kusama and Hiroshi Sugimoto.
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JAPAN / Society
Nov 1, 2022
Man with ADHD builds career through art
On the advice of a kindly teacher, Shoichi Nakajima poured his energy and vision into artistic pursuits, leading to his own business and a range of locally inspired products.
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COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Oct 29, 2022
Koichi Yamashita: ‘My art is about expressing the reality beyond emotion and thought’
A critic told Koichi Yamashita to 'use color,' but the artist prefers to reflect the 'dignity and strictness' of Japan's mountains through black-and-white representations.
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CULTURE / Art
Oct 28, 2022
Notes from Setouchi: An autumnal spectacle of light and shadow
Artworks in abandoned houses play with the natural light found on the islands in the Seto Inland Sea.
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LIFE / Travel
Oct 28, 2022
Notes from Setouchi: The art of loss brings lesser-known islands to life
Honjima, Takamijima, Awashima and Ibukijima open for the fall season of Setouchi Triennale 2022.
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COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Oct 22, 2022
Peter Liedberg: ‘It’s rare for businesses in Japan to even know about sign painting’
A Swedish graphic designer and sign painter finds that if you have a genuine interest in what you're doing, then it's less painful trying to become better at it.
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LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Oct 21, 2022
Designart Tokyo 2022 envisions a more sustainable future
Through Oct. 30, Tokyo abounds with functional and fantastical designs.
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CULTURE / Art
Oct 8, 2022
Halvor Skiftun Digernes finds a new life's calling crafted from clay
The former mixologist and Tokyo cafe co-founder is combining his creative interests with a new passion — ceramic arts.
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CULTURE / Art
Sep 21, 2022
Japanese folk art opens a door to Black American identity
American artist Theaster Gates introduces 'Afro-mingei,' an aesthetic that combines Black identity and Japanese craft art, to the Aichi Triennale.
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BUSINESS / Women at Work
Sep 20, 2022
Working with a belief that art has the power to change the world
First as curator and now as director of the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Mami Kataoka has aimed to shape a society that respects individuals by using contemporary art as her medium.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on