Lights, camera ... cut! Japan soul-searching over freedom of expression

National Nov 9, 2019

Lights, camera ... cut! Japan soul-searching over freedom of expression

Withdrawn endorsements for films and art exhibitions are re-igniting a debate in Japan over self-censorship, exposing a struggle to balance freedom of expression with a cultural penchant for avoiding conflict. The latest controversy arose when Japan last week canceled its endorsement of an art exhibition ...

Display of 'comfort women' artwork canceled in Japan

National Nov 1, 2019

Display of 'comfort women' artwork canceled in Japan

The city government of Ise, Mie Prefecture, has decided against displaying a piece of artwork that features an image of a statue of a girl symbolizing "comfort women" at an ongoing exhibition, it was learned Thursday. The city board of education, which hosts the art ...