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 

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

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

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

Various venues, Seto Inland Sea, Japan

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

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

Joan Jonas, Reading Dante (2008). Documentation of performance.

Various Venues, Yokohama, Japan