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IDEMITSU

Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jan 3, 2017
'50th Anniversary Exhibition: Iwasa Matabei and Genji-e — Challenging the Classics'
Jan. 8-Feb. 5
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Sep 20, 2016
The Grand Sengai Exhibition: Spirit of Zen Assembled
Oct. 1-Nov. 13
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 9, 2016
Idemitsu scion's defiance imperils $1.7 billion refinery merger
In Japan's carefully choreographed corporate world, public power struggles are generally frowned upon. Shosuke Idemitsu, 89, apparently doesn't roll that way.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 4, 2016
Idemitsu son buys Showa Shell stake in bid to stop merger
The son of the founder of Idemitsu Kosan Co. has begun buying shares in rival refiner Showa Shell Sekiyu KK in a bid to block a proposed merger between the two companies.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 17, 2016
Japan's Idemitsu Kosan and Showa Shell to merge on April 1
Japanese refiner Idemitsu Kosan Co and smaller rival Showa Shell Sekiyu will merge on April 1 next year, the two companies said on Friday.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Dec 29, 2015
'Power of Characters, Power of Calligraphy III: Styles of Calligraphy'
Jan. 9-Feb. 14
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Aug 11, 2015
'Energy and Revival: The Art of Momoyama'
Aug. 8-Oct. 12
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 30, 2015
Shell to sell Japan refiner stake for ¥169 billion to Idemitsu
Royal Dutch Shell also announced it plans to cut 6,500 jobs this year and reduce capital investment by $7 billion as it prepares for a 'prolonged downturn.'
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jan 8, 2015
'Monogatari-e Illustrated Narrative Painting: Words and Forms'
It's been 24 years since the Idemitsu Museum of Arts held its last major exhibition on monogatari-e — illustrated narrative paintings that depict important scenes from Japanese traditional literature and Buddhist myths.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Aug 14, 2014
'National Treasures of the Munakata Shrine'
The location of the city of Munakata, on the coast of northern Kyushu and close to Oshima and Okinoshima islands, helped it become a historical cultural hub that welcomed incoming crafts shipped from Korea, China and Persia.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Dec 25, 2013
Best of the West tops this year's major shows
Japan occupies an odd niche in the art world. Its own indigenous artistic traditions are balanced against an almost fanboy fascination with certain aspects of the canon of Western art, while there is an often half-hearted attempt to stay plugged into the global contemporary art scene with its various trends and attempts at relevance.
BUSINESS
Sep 20, 2013
10 firms plan to cooperate on geothermal plant project
Ten companies including Idemitsu Kosan Co. and Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. will kick off a study this month on building one of Japan's largest geothermal power plants, government officials said Friday.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Sep 18, 2013
'Sengai and the World of Zen'
During his life as a monk, Sengai Gibon (1750-1837) was admired for not only his artistic ability but also his modesty and simplistic way of life. Despite his social status, he chose to don an everyday black robe instead of one of distinguished purple silk, and his beliefs were reflected in what is now one of the most extensive collections of Zen ink paintings and calligraphy in Japan.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
May 23, 2013
'Kosometsuke and Shonzui: The Blue and White Tea Ceramics of Japanese Admiration'
Tea ceramics have long been a symbol of traditional Asian art. The ko-sometsuke and shonzui styles, or Chinese blue-and-white tea ceramics popular at the end of the Ming period were often used in Japan for a tea ceremony known as wabi-cha.

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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