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Tohoku Electric Power kicks up a stink about art display at publicity hall via The Asahi Shimbun

SENDAI–A solitary bulging black sandbag, a sprinkling of dirt on a solar panel and a dosimeter: As art installations go, the work on display at a venue here smacked more of a statement than anything else. And it got the … Continue reading

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Photographer Risked Radiation to Shoot Soviet Testing Sites via artnet news

Israeli-born, London-based photographer Nadav Kander, takes us into the desolate world of post-Soviet missile and nuclear testing sites—secret landscapes which are still closed to outsiders—in his new photographic series, “Dust.” Armed with his camera, Kander, who wore white overalls and … Continue reading

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[UPDATED] Composer Sakamoto has cancer, cancels engagements via Japan Times

Globally acclaimed composer and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto said Thursday he is suffering from cancer and is canceling all professional commitments to focus on treatment. In a written statement, the New York-based Sakamoto, 62, said he had noticed an unusual feeling … Continue reading

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Japanese Artist Uses Radiation’s Effects to Show Contamination Spread via NTD.TV

In the aftermath of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, one Japanese artist decided to show the invisible aftermath in a more potent way and paired up with a university professor to help print out the contamination that is normally unseen to … Continue reading

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Next Sunday (Nov 24) “Narrating the Nuclear” roundtable at AAA in Chicago

If you are in the Chicago area, or if you are coming to the Chicago area for the next weekend, please attend! Date & Schedule November 24 Part I “Nuclear Weaponry”: 8:00am-9:45am, As part of AAA Executive Program Committee (executive … Continue reading

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Shimpei Takeda was born in Japan and spent a lot of his youth in the Fukushima, hanging out in the shadow of the reactor that would later meltdown and cause one of the worst nuclear disasters of recent memory. Shimpei … Continue reading

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281_Anti Nuke: The Japanese street artist taking on Tokyo, TEPCO and the nation’s right-wing extremists via

More than two years after the triple disasters that included the meltdowns at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, between 160,000 and 300,000 Tohoku residents remain displaced, the power station teeters on the brink of further disaster, and large swathes of … Continue reading

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【exhibit】RadioActivity! Anti-nuclear movements from Three Mile Island to Fukushima via Todos Somos Japon

RadioActivity! Anti-Nuclear Movements from Three Mile Island to Fukushima October 4th-November 4th, 2012 Opening Reception: October 4th, 7-10pm Interference Archive, together with Todos Somos Japon presents an exhibition on the culture of anti-nuclear movements around the globe, past and present. … Continue reading

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Japan’s tsunami-hit towns fight to sustain folk arts via Reuters

(Reuters) – The Urahama district of this northeastern Japanese coastal city had for centuries marked religious ceremonies, and mourned their dead, with a dynamic sword dance by masked men, accompanied by drums and flutes. But everything changed after the March … Continue reading

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