Country: Japan

In a Historic First, Australia Agrees to Return Ainu Remains to Japan

(Japan; Australia)

Allison Meier, Hyperallergic, 15th Jun 2017.

Japan preserves Buddhist statues and cultural artifacts with 3D scanning and 3D printing


3Ders, 5th May 2017.

Kanagawa officials turn to police after failing to locate Munakata woodblock print replaced with a photocopy


The Japan Times, 18th Apr 2017.

First high court hearing on stolen Buddhist statue upcoming

(South Korea; Japan)

Yonhap News Agency, 20th Mar 2017.

Painting pincher gets the axe

(Thailand; Japan)

King-Oua Laohong, Bangkok Post, 16th Mar 2017.

WWII vet hopes Japanese flag can be given to owner's family

(United States of America; Japan)

Kim Briggeman, The Daily Astorian, 13th Mar 2017.

Sabah to probe whether UMS salvage work broke law

(Malaysia; Japan)

Avila Geraldine, The Straits Times, 20th Feb 2017.

Case of Japan painting theft to be concluded by early March

(Japan; Thailand)

The Nation, 16th Feb 2017.

World War II Shipwrecks Are Vanishing at a Disturbing Rate

(Malaysia; Netherlands; Japan)

George Dvorsky, Gizmodo, 10th Feb 2017.

Images reveal three more Japanese WWII shipwrecks torn apart for scrap

(Malaysia; Japan)

Oliver Holmes, The Guardian, 9th Feb 2017.

Debate over statue highlights complexities of ownership

(South Korea; Japan)

Korea JoongAng Daily, 6th Feb 2017.

Court approves stay of execution on return order for stolen Buddhist statue

(South Korea; Japan)

Yonhap News Agency, 1st Feb 2017.

'Art thief' hearing to finish quickly

(Japan; Thailand)

Phusadee Arumas, Bangkok Post, 31st Jan 2017.

Official apologizes for painting theft, resigns

(Japan; Thailand)

Teeranai Charuvastra, Khaoso, 31st Jan 2017.

Art snatcher suspended

(Japan; Thailand)

Bangkok Post, 30th Jan 2017.

Campaigners call for sacking of official in Japan painting theft scandal

(Japan; Thailand)

The Nation, 28th Jan 2017.

Thailand seeks freedom of official jailed in Japan for theft

(Japan; Thailand)

Teeranai Charuvastra, Khaoso, 27th Jan 2017.

South Korea Can Keep Buddha Statue Stolen From Japan, Court Says

(South Korea; Japan)

Choe Sang-Hun, The New York Times, 26th Jan 2017.

Thai Official Arrested in Japan With 3 Paintings From Hotel

(Japan; Thailand)

Associated Press, Salon, 25th Jan 2017.

Japan Recalls South Korean Ambassador in Protest of 'Comfort Women' Memorial

(South Korea; Japan)

Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, 12th Jan 2017.

Hong Kong lions Stephen and Stitt, Japanese looters and the legal battle to protect cultural property

(Hong Kong; Japan)

Steven Gallagher, South China Morning Post, 19th Dec 2016.

See Famous Artwork Missing for Over a Century at New Hokusai Museum


Caroline Elbaor, ArtNet News, 23rd Nov 2016.

Govt stopping sale at Japan auction raises hopes about looted artifacts

(Japan; China)

Shan Jie, Global Times, 8th Nov 2016.

The foot of Zeus

(Afghanistan; Japan)

Llewelyn Morgan, Prospect Magazine, 3rd Aug 2016.

Japan, S. Korea at odds over true ownership of stolen statue

(Japan; South Korea)

Toru Higashioka, The Asahi Shimbun, 26th Jul 2016.

Japan Mint employee nabbed in theft of 15 kg gold bar


Tokyo Reporter, 20th Jun 2016.

Japanese vagina kayak artist found guilty of obscenity


Justin McCurry, The Guardian, 9th May 2016.

S. Korea unsure whether stolen Buddhist statue was previously plundered: broadcaster

(South Korea; Japan)

Yonhap News Agency, 16th Apr 2016.

Photographer Wins Suit Against Nikon Over 'Comfort Women' Exhibition

(Japan; South Korea; North Korea)

Michael Zhang, PetaPixel, 26th Dec 2015.

Amazing journey: how China hid palace artefacts from Japanese invaders

(China; Japan)

Mark O'Neill, South China Morning Post, 9th Oct 2015.

Arbitration claim over Korean pagoda ends in failure

(North Korea; Japan)

The Japan Times, 20th Sep 2015.

Heritage group plans to return cultural assets to Afghanistan

(Japan; Afghanistan)

Yomiuri Shimbun, The Japan News, 23rd Aug 2015.

Renowned blade stolen years ago to go on display in home area


Taro Mizoguchi, The Asahi Shimbun, 23rd Aug 2015.

Monk jailed for Buddha statue theft

(Japan; South Korea)

AFP, IOL, 13th Aug 2015.

South Korean monk gets six years in prison for stealing Japanese religious items

(Japan; South Korea)

The Japan Times, 13th Aug 2015.

A most brilliant art world con: A near-perfect scheme, barely unraveled, straight from Hollywood

(Japan; United States of America)

Anthony M. Amore, Salon, 2nd Aug 2015.

Kinky Dolls Stolen from Japanese Sex Museum


Eric Stimson, Anime News Network, 19th Jul 2015.

S. Korea to return stolen Buddha statue to Japan

(South Korea; Japan)

Akihiko Kaise, The Asahi Shimbun, 15th Jul 2015.

For preventing theft Japan temple worships 3D printed Buddha


Simon, EDers, 4th Jun 2015.

Spate of vandalization hits Kyoto, Nara World Heritage sites


Japan Times, The Japan Times, 9th Apr 2015.

Four South Koreans held over theft of Tsushima Buddhist statue

(Japan; South Korea)

The Japan Times, 25th Nov 2014.

28,000 Ancient Books Returned to China

(China; Japan)

CCTV, 5th May 2014.