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Prizes

New Japanese art prize chooses inaugural emerging artist winners ahead of $1 million award

Chinese new media artist Cheng Ran and US artist Cameron Rowland receive $100,000 Nomura Emerging Artist Awards with world’s biggest art prize to be announced in October

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Van Gogh’s most important painting leaves Europe for the first time

National Gallery’s Sunflowers heads to Japan where it is likely to be seen by around a million people

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Vincent Van Gogh

National Gallery in London to send Van Gogh's Sunflowers to Japan

Exhibition with 60 other loans from the museum will help celebrate the Tokyo Olympics in 2020

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Adventures with Van Gogh

How Van Gogh's Starry Night was inspired by Hokusai’s Great Wave

A great admirer of Japanese prints, the whorls of brushstrokes in Vincent's night sky could have been partly suggested by a turbulent sea

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Discoveries

Painting of courtesan by Kitagawa Utamaro—who influenced the Impressionists—goes on show for first time

Hanging scroll by the shunga master will be displayed in the British Museum’s revamped Japanese galleries

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Museums

From armour to the A-bomb: British Museum's Japanese collection goes back on show

Japan galleries refurbished under new ten-year partnership with Mitsubishi Corporation

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Prizes

Pierre Alechinsky and Fujiko Nakaya win £100,000 Japanese Praemium Imperiale art prize

Cobra group co-founder and fog sculpture pioneer among five laureates given the prestigious annual award

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Van Gogh in Japan: research uncovers a two-way affair

Survey of Dutch master’s admiration for, and influence on, Japanese art is most ambitious yet