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May 2, 2014

The Unmasking of “Japan’s Beethoven”

The man once dubbed “Japan’s Beethoven” is neither deaf nor a composer.
March 11, 2014

Japan’s Radioactive Nightmare

The documentary “Nuclear Nation” presents the ongoing horror in and around Fukushima.
December 31, 2013

Tomoko Sugimoto’s Monozukuri

Sugimoto’s work—a deceptively plain combination of embroidery and paint on canvas—is a triumph of craft over conceptualization.
October 1, 2013

An Interview with 281_Anti Nuke

The “Japanese Banksy” is a contemporary artist of dissent in a country that rarely tolerates protest and barely supports modern art.
August 6, 2013

The Details of Hiroshima

The first time I visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, I carried a notebook and a sense of dread.
May 9, 2013

Lost in Translation?

Haruki Murakami is a writer not only found in translation but one who found himself in translation…
October 16, 2012

The Harukists, Disappointed

The annual autumn buzz here in Tokyo for the Nobel Prize in Literature was more intense last week than in any years past. The Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami, whose global audience and literary stardom...
October 9, 2012

Pete Townshend’s War

Townshend would eventually tower over rock music, which he helped to create, successful in no small part because he smashed his instrument in an act of “auto-destructive art,” a concept championed by his former teacher, Gustav Metzger. But for Townshend, the guitar was not trashed, it was remade, transformed.
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