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Japan

At the Centre Pompidou-Metz, the past year has seen the most extensive survey of contemporary Japanese art outside of the country in 17 years 

By Edward Ball

Japan’s growing number of art festivals tread a precarious path between state-sponsored leisure-culture and soft-power machinery

By Andrew Maerkle
Taro Okamoto, Sun God, installed in Osaka

A recent show traces the creative legacies of an artist and an architect who helped shape Japan’s futurist aspirations

By Philip Brophy

An image of the sole survivor tree after the 2011 tsunami in Japan 

By Philip Brophy

Various venues, Seto Inland Sea, Japan

By Edward Ball
Jiro Takamatsu, Three Shadows of a Man, 1997, acrylic on canvas, 3.3 × 2.5 m

London, UK

Michinao Takamizawa, Portrait of a Foreigner’s Mistress (cover image), Mavo, issue 3, 1 September 1924, reissued 1991

The anarchic 1920s Tokyo art movement Mavo and the internationalism of the Japanese Avant-garde

By Andrew Maerkle
A photograph taken by a Miyako City official on 11 March 2011 of the tsunami breaching an embankment and flowing into the  city of Miyako in Iwate prefecture, Japan

After the tsunami: the role of disaster in Japan’s artistic psyche

By Philip Brophy and Kyoji Maeda
Joan Jonas, Reading Dante (2008). Documentation of performance.

Various Venues, Yokohama, Japan

By Jennifer Higgie