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Chinese ‘wolf warrior’ diplomat blasted for sharing distasteful meme using Japanese art

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese diplomat known for his “wolf warrior”-style remarks has drawn the ire of Japanese for tweeting a controversial meme. Zhao Lijian (趙立堅), an outspok...

Actors connect in 'subconscious' to play young, old Hokusai

TOKYO (AP) — A new film portraying the life of Edo-era painter and printer Hokusai features the artistry of two modern-day Japanese actors. Yuya Yagira, who won a Cannes Best Actor ...

Photo of the Day: Digital reconstruction of 'Koxinga Hunting the Tiger'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A young Mexican artist has seamlessly digitally reconstructed a 19th century woodblock print of the 17th century leader of Taiwan Koxinga (Cheng Cheng-kung, 鄭成功) hunting a tige...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA: JAPAN-EARTHQUAKE — At first, it was 2011 all over again. "It really came back. And it was so awful," Kazuhiro Onuki said after northeastern Japan was jolted by a magnitude-7.4 ...

Museum dedicated to woodcut artist Hokusai opens in Tokyo

TOKYO (AP) — A museum dedicated to Japanese woodblock print artist Katsushika Hokusai, creator of some of the most iconic art of the genre, opened Tuesday in the neighborhood he lived in some two cent...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA: INDONESIA-BLASPHEMY INVESTIGATION — Police name the Christian governor of the Indonesian capital as a suspect in a blasphemy investigation in a major test of the Muslim-majorit...

Woodblock prints decorate Japanese license plates

TOKYO (AP) — World-famous Japanese woodblock print artist Hokusai's art is on exhibit in Tokyo — on the license plates of scooters. The design, by a local student, blends old and new...