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Japan's borders may still be closed, but inaugural Art Week Tokyo aims to open up city's dynamic art scene to outside world (eventually)

The event, featuring 50 of the Japanese capital’s galleries and museums, soft launches this November

Is Art Basel eyeing up a new fair location?

Art Basel has lent expertise to Art Week Tokyo, but does this indicate further involvement?

Watch retired BMW robots draw athletes’ movements at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The installation by Jason Bruges Studio creates unique performances and images based on different sports, from swimming to shooting, sprinting to skateboarding

Tokyo’s treasure house of Impressionist painting reopens as Artizon Museum

Former Bridgestone Museum of Art will have new focus on creativity through the ages after a three-year renovation

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Murakami to launch art fair Geisai in Basel next year

The Japanese art festival's new edition will be well placed to offer exposure to emerging stars

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How the Pentagon is (indirectly) helping restore Chinese cave paintings

American engineers are preparing to introduce the latest military espionage equipment to Dunhuang

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Shinwa auction house plans expansion into Impressionist market

Leading “open” auction house seeks financing, wants to sell major paintings

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Hara Museum of Contemporary Art: A great private enterprise

Aristocrat Toshio Hara is admired by museum directors, such as Nick Serota of the Tate, for his contemporary art museum

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Techno-art in Tokyo with two new institutions focusing on new media

Japan’s technological expertise and interest in media art on display at the Inter Communication Centre and the Image and Technology Gallery

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Edo-period art at the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum

From the ukiyo-e prints popular culture to the armour of the Shogun, this exhibition delves into the many strands of Edo period art and culture

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Collectors dormant at first edition of the Tokyo International Art Fair due to limping economy

Stock market crashes and earthquakes shake but collectors were not so lively