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Bribery, Yakuza and Kamikaze

Mitsuyasu Maeno, ‘a Japanese actor who appeared in roman porno films. He died in an (unsuccessful) suicide attack on Yoshio Kodama, a multi-millionaire right-wing leader and leading figure in the Lockheed bribery scandals‘, part of a much wider system of … Continue reading

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Dark matter

Tokyo 1955-1970 at MoMA (via C-Monster). An exhibition about the avant-garde in post-war Japan, revealing an avant-garde set at ideological odds with the country’s outward expression of calm and conformity. Having declared its post-war reconstruction over just 9 years after … Continue reading

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