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Stephen Posen Knows How to Fashion a Line. So Does His Son, Zac Posen. - New York Times

May 2, 2018 - 07:18

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Stephen Posen Knows How to Fashion a Line. So Does His Son, Zac Posen.
New York Times
For the artist Stephen Posen, the 1960s were promising indeed. He was a kid from St. Louis who went to Yale and impressed people with his painting ability, coming of age alongside schoolmates who were future art stars: Richard Serra, Chuck Close and ...

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What did the Korean leaders talk about on those park benches? Trump, mainly. - Washington Post

May 2, 2018 - 05:22

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What did the Korean leaders talk about on those park benches? Trump, mainly.
Washington Post
TOKYO — What exactly were the two Korean leaders talking about for that half-hour they spent sitting on park benches in the sunshine during their summit last Friday? Well, we don't exactly know, but thanks to some South Korean lip-readers and some ...

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Jhoon Rhee, who helped popularize taekwondo in the United States, dies at 86 - Washington Post

May 1, 2018 - 18:29

Washington Post

Jhoon Rhee, who helped popularize taekwondo in the United States, dies at 86
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7, 1932. The country was occupied by Japan until the close of World War II, when traditional martial arts academies — long barred by the occupying forces — began to reopen and teach a new style of fighting. Championed by the Korean military, it ...

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Matthew Kenney's Latest, Nodding to Japan, Opens in the East Village - New York Times

May 1, 2018 - 13:33

New York Times

Matthew Kenney's Latest, Nodding to Japan, Opens in the East Village
New York Times
ARATA The chef Matthew Kenney's stock-in-trade is vegan cooking, though he prefers the term plant based. His latest restaurant, his 14th globally and fifth in New York, looks to Japan. It sits next door to the vegan pizzeria Double Zero, and the ...

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Asia shapes two art shows at the AU Museum - Washington Post

April 26, 2018 - 09:00

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Asia shapes two art shows at the AU Museum
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East and West converge in different ways in the work of Miya Ando and Jiha Moon, two Asia-rooted female artists who have shows in adjacent galleries at the American University Museum. While Moon's art includes some conspicuous American ingredients ...

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#MeToo Japan: What happened when women broke their silence - BBC News

April 24, 2018 - 20:15

#MeToo Japan: What happened when women broke their silence
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The vast majority of Mr Araki's models appear to have been more than happy to take part in the shoots, but one model did share a Facebook post which accused Mr Araki of behaving inappropriately during a photo shoot, an experience which she told the BBC ...

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After Disaster, Japan Seals Itself Off From the World in 'The Emissary' - New York Times

April 17, 2018 - 13:09

New York Times

After Disaster, Japan Seals Itself Off From the World in 'The Emissary'
New York Times
It's a moment of cultivated eccentricity, to be sure, but also something of an artist statement. To Tawada — the acclaimed author of tender, screwy parables about outsiderdom — we are clad in language. It is a second skin; it determines the limits of ...

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'Civilizations' is the most ambitious story about art ever told on television - Washington Post

April 16, 2018 - 15:27

Washington Post

'Civilizations' is the most ambitious story about art ever told on television
Washington Post
They are: Simon Schama, a historian, art critic and veteran presenter of culture on TV; David Olusoga, a British Nigerian historian; and Mary Beard, an author and classics professor. All three play a bigger role in the U.K. version of “Civilizations ...

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In Homogeneous Japan, an African-Born University President - New York Times

April 13, 2018 - 16:11

New York Times

In Homogeneous Japan, an African-Born University President
New York Times
KYOTO, Japan — On a beautiful spring Sunday during cherry blossom season, the new president of Kyoto Seika University welcomed students for the start of the Japanese school year. “You have left your home,” he told the 770 first-year and graduate ...
All travellers leaving Japan to pay 1000-yen 'sayonara tax' from January 2019The Straits Times

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Looming Ivory Ban Will Create a Mountain of Unsellable Antiques - New York Times

April 12, 2018 - 17:43

New York Times

Looming Ivory Ban Will Create a Mountain of Unsellable Antiques
New York Times
Like many in the British art and antiques trade, Ms. Finch thinks the 10 percent maximum for ivory-decorated antiques is too low and would like to know how the criterion “rarest and most important” will, in practice, be applied. “A whole load of stuff ...

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