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Ocean Child: Reappraising Ono Yōko’s AchievementsKusumi Kiyoshi

For many years, Ono Yōko’s putative role in the breakup of the Beatles overshadowed her own achievements as an artist and activist. Now all that is changing. Art critic Kusumi Kiyoshi adds his own insights to the ongoing reappraisal of this much-misunderstood Japanese legend.
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Kitano Takeshi: Marching to His Own Creative “Beat”Uno Koremasa

Kitano Takeshi has established a unique position for himself, appearing as a popular comedian on Japanese TV while simultaneously winning international acclaim as a serious filmmaker. Meet the unique creator who has for many years lived a double life as mass entertainer and creative artist.
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Sakamoto Ryūichi: A Trailblazer Reshaping the Art of MusicAmatatsu Yasufumi

Sakamoto Ryūichi won global fame in the late 1970s and early 1980s as a member of Japanese techno-pop group Yellow Magic Orchestra. In the ensuing decades he has continued to carve out new musical possibilities with genre-crossing works.
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