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MEDIA

Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Sep 18, 2013
'Arakawa Africa 4'
Although the Arakawa district of Tokyo and Africa are thousands of kilometers apart, the two locations do, perhaps surprisingly, share some commonalities in their culture and landscape.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Sep 18, 2013
'Light and Illumination'
Light is an integral aspect of all forms of artistic expression, whether it's portrayed in paintings, captured in ceramic glazes or created as man-made illuminations. This exhibition displays some of the most famous artistic expressions of light by many of the world's most-respected artists.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Sep 11, 2013
Real-world validations of our digital realm
"We are now living in a super, hyper-extended information society," says curator Masafumi Fukugawa, "and that idea was the starting point for our new exhibition."
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Sep 4, 2013
Japanese collectors take a conceptual turn
Echoing the choice of Koki Tanaka — a conceptual artist — for the Japanese pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale this year, "Why Not Live For Art? II: 9 collectors reveal their treasures" at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery suggests that art collecting in Japan has taken a conceptual turn.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Sep 4, 2013
'Illusion of light: Museum of the Magic, Art in Wonderland'
"Museum of the Magic, Art in Wonderland" has already visited 18 locations across Japan, drawing in a total of more than 500,000 visitors. Due to popular demand, it was even repeated at some of its venues. This is the 23rd showing of the exhibition and its first time in Tokyo. An interactive show, the artworks make use of light, shadows and reflections, allowing visitors to participate through watching, touching and "joining in," making this a particularly good show for kids.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Aug 28, 2013
Art fiction that keeps our thinking adept
What is the connection between Kampala in Uganda, Fukushima in Japan and New Orleans in America? Tsuyoshi Ozawa links these seemingly disparate places in his ongoing series "Vegetable Weapons". The shape of a gun is formed out of local vegetables and photographed, before it's taken apart and the same vegetables become the ingredients for a dinner party.
BUSINESS / Tech / FOCUS
Aug 22, 2013
Dr. Phil learns the dangers of erasing tweets
On Tuesday, Dr. Phil, drawling psychologist to the masses, posted a tweet that some interpreted as, at best, tone-deaf and, at worst, a tacit encouragement for date rape. "If a girl is drunk, is it okay to have sex with her?" someone from his account tweeted at 5:49 p.m. "Reply yes or no to @drphil #teensaccused."
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Aug 21, 2013
'Shinjuku Creators Festa 2013'
Tokyo celebrates all things creative at the "Shinjuku Creators Festa," a 17-day art event being held around the city's Shinjuku Station. World-famous names, such as Yayoi Kusama and CG-artist Yoichiro Kawaguchi will be displaying works, while student submissions, including film projects and installations, are also being featured.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Aug 20, 2013
Unemployed Web developer hacks Zuckerberg's Facebook page
An unemployed Palestinian developer named Khalil Shreateh tried several times to report a bug to Facebook's security team. When no one got back to him, he took the (dubiously) logical next step: exploited the bug to leave a public comment on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's wall.
JAPAN
Aug 18, 2013
Mobile phones, SNS data to the rescue in Nankai Trough scenario
Some 18 years after the Great Hanshin Earthquake mangled Kobe and just two years after the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami required U.S. help to save Tohoku, the land ministry is still making grand plans to counter the next natural disaster.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Aug 14, 2013
'Aichi Triennale 2013'
The theme of this second Aichi Triennale is "Awakening — Where Are We Standing?" and it aims to make us rethink the role of art as Japan continues to recover from the Great East Japan Earthquake and following disasters.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 13, 2013
The scoop on print media tragedies
The effect of the digital revolution is uneven. While China seems to launch newspapers almost weekly, in the U.S. they seem to be folding or changing ownership.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Aug 7, 2013
Can Amazon's Bezos save the newspaper business?
Amazon.com founder Jeffrey Bezos' purchase of The Washington Post promises not just an ownership change for the 135-year-old institution but a potential transformation of the fusty mechanics of the newspaper business.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Aug 7, 2013
'The 15th Entertainment Art Exhibition'
The first "Entertainment Art Exhibition" began as a charity project in 1999, and it has held exhibitions in museums and cultural centers around Japan ever since. For its 15th year, the exhibition aims to help support areas recovering from the Great East Japan Earthquake by displaying works based on "Human Dignity," a theme to show celebrities' solidarity with those suffering from the aftermath of the disaster.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Aug 6, 2013
Grahams shepherded Post through tumultuous eight decades
It began with a bankruptcy sale in 1933, when a Republican businessman and presidential confidant reinvented himself as a newspaper publisher in the nation's capital. It ended with an announcement that his descendants had sold the newspaper to an Internet wizard who lives in the Washington on the other side of the country.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / ANALYSIS
Aug 6, 2013
Purchase harks back to age of newspaper titans
The Graham family's decision to sell The Washington Post to Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos underscores the re-emergence of wealthy individuals at the helm of major metro dailies as newspapers seek a refuge from the battering they have experienced on Wall Street.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 1, 2013
Queen's secret speech for WWIII revealed
British government files from 1983, opened to the public for the first time Wednesday, include an official's view of the message Queen Elizabeth II would have broadcast to the nation in the event of World War III.
Japan Times
Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Jul 25, 2013
Hentai animation night at YCAM
The word "hentai" has two meanings in Japanese, referring both to "metamorphosis" and "abnormality/perversion." On Saturday, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media will screen a series of 13 hentai films — covering the wackiest, weirdest animated shorts in which the characters also undergo various kinds of metamorphosis.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media
Jul 20, 2013
Social media becomes stalkers' tool
The first man who knocked on the Fauquier County, Va., woman's door told her they had been emailing and he was there for sex. Shocked and perplexed because they hadn't corresponded, the woman sent him away.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Jul 15, 2013
Trolls or media watchdogs?: Japan's foreign-born defenders
Have the foreign media got it in for Japan? Do they unduly focus on, and sensationalize, Fukushima radiation leaks, alleged racial intolerance and the self-aggrandizing policy pronouncements of the reborn Liberal Democratic Party?

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