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Statue of a Korean Girl Causes Meltdown at Aichi Triennale

by Kaori Shoji It’s 35 degrees Celsius in Nagoya City and the mercury is expected to rise even further. Maybe the recent incident at the Aichi Triennale has something to…

“My pussy (まんこ) is not indecent!” Japanese artist fights sexist obscenity laws

Rokudenashiko is a slightly eccentric artist—this is certainly true. She has written an entire comic book about her obsession with her genitalia with wild surrealistic drawings. In the book, she…

“Comfort Women” Show Makes Nikon Uncomfortable But Not Tokyo Courts

The “Comfort Women” Photo Exhibition makes Japanese historical revisionists and right-wingers uncomfortable. Nikon cancelled the showing but relented after Tokyo District Court ordered them to hold the show. “I cannot…