Lunar New Year events guide 2023
Celebrate a special Lunar New Year with two fluffy zodiacs at these arts festivals and events across Australia.
Curating in COVID: challenges and wins
From Zoom installations to virtual media calls, curator Natalie King talks about curating an international exhibition mid-pandemic.
Yoko Ono sued over fashion copyright
Yoko Ono is being sued by Brooklyn designer Haleh Nematzadeh for allegedly stealing her fashion designs.
Japan reopens kabuki theatre with high-tech makeover
Thousands of people gathered in Tokyo to celebrate the reopening of the Kabukiza Theatre.
Japan prints the world’s smallest book
Japan has broken the Guinness World Record for the world’s smallest book, creating a book with pages the size of…
Maestro Seiji Ozawa makes a comeback
Legendary Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa has chosen the Saito Kinen Festival to return to the stage after a 12-month absence.
Japanese town wants underwear on David statue
Residents in a Japanese town are calling for underwear to be placed on a replica of Michelangelo’s David sculpture.
Japanese Literature awards split between generations
This year Japan's two highest literary honours were given to the oldest and youngest recipients.
Japanese artist fights tattoo discrimination
In Japan, tattoos are most commonly associated with the dark and dangerous criminal underworld, but one Japanese tattooist hopes to…