Country: Japan

Divorcee destroys ex's $1m violin collection in Japan

(Japan)

BBC News (2017). Divorcee destroys ex's $1m violin collection in Japan. BBC News. 26 July.

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

(Japan; Australia)

Allison Meier (2017). In a Historic First, Australia Agrees to Return Ainu Remains to Japan. Hyperallergic. 15 June.

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

(Japan)

3Ders (2017). Japan preserves Buddhist statues and cultural artifacts with 3D scanning and 3D printing. 3Ders. 5 May.

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

(Japan)

The Japan Times (2017). Kanagawa officials turn to police after failing to locate Munakata woodblock print replaced with a photocopy. The Japan Times. 18 April.

First high court hearing on stolen Buddhist statue upcoming

(South Korea; Japan)

Yonhap News Agency (2017). First high court hearing on stolen Buddhist statue upcoming. Yonhap News Agency. 20 March.

Painting pincher gets the axe

(Thailand; Japan)

King-Oua Laohong (2017). Painting pincher gets the axe. Bangkok Post. 16 March.

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

(United States of America; Japan)

Kim Briggeman (2017). WWII vet hopes Japanese flag can be given to owner's family. The Daily Astorian. 13 March.

Sabah to probe whether UMS salvage work broke law

(Malaysia; Japan)

Avila Geraldine (2017). Sabah to probe whether UMS salvage work broke law. The Straits Times. 20 February.

Case of Japan painting theft to be concluded by early March

(Japan; Thailand)

The Nation (2017). Case of Japan painting theft to be concluded by early March. The Nation. 16 February.

World War II Shipwrecks Are Vanishing at a Disturbing Rate

(Malaysia; Netherlands; Japan)

George Dvorsky (2017). World War II Shipwrecks Are Vanishing at a Disturbing Rate. Gizmodo. 10 February.

Images reveal three more Japanese WWII shipwrecks torn apart for scrap

(Malaysia; Japan)

Oliver Holmes (2017). Images reveal three more Japanese WWII shipwrecks torn apart for scrap. The Guardian. 9 February.

Debate over statue highlights complexities of ownership

(South Korea; Japan)

Korea JoongAng Daily (2017). Debate over statue highlights complexities of ownership. Korea JoongAng Daily. 6 February.

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

(South Korea; Japan)

Yonhap News Agency (2017). Court approves stay of execution on return order for stolen Buddhist statue. Yonhap News Agency. 1 February.

'Art thief' hearing to finish quickly

(Japan; Thailand)

Phusadee Arumas (2017). 'Art thief' hearing to finish quickly. Bangkok Post. 31 January.

Official apologizes for painting theft, resigns

(Japan; Thailand)

Teeranai Charuvastra (2017). Official apologizes for painting theft, resigns. Khaoso. 31 January.

Art snatcher suspended

(Japan; Thailand)

Bangkok Post (2017). Art snatcher suspended. Bangkok Post. 30 January.

Campaigners call for sacking of official in Japan painting theft scandal

(Japan; Thailand)

The Nation (2017). Campaigners call for sacking of official in Japan painting theft scandal. The Nation. 28 January.

Thailand seeks freedom of official jailed in Japan for theft

(Japan; Thailand)

Teeranai Charuvastra (2017). Thailand seeks freedom of official jailed in Japan for theft. Khaoso. 27 January.

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

(South Korea; Japan)

Choe Sang-Hun (2017). South Korea Can Keep Buddha Statue Stolen From Japan, Court Says. The New York Times. 26 January.

Thai Official Arrested in Japan With 3 Paintings From Hotel

(Japan; Thailand)

Associated Press (2017). Thai Official Arrested in Japan With 3 Paintings From Hotel. Salon. 25 January.

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

(South Korea; Japan)

Sarah Cascone (2017). Japan Recalls South Korean Ambassador in Protest of 'Comfort Women' Memorial. ArtNet News. 12 January.

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

(Hong Kong; Japan)

Steven Gallagher (2016). Hong Kong lions Stephen and Stitt, Japanese looters and the legal battle to protect cultural property. South China Morning Post. 19 December.

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

(Japan)

Caroline Elbaor (2016). See Famous Artwork Missing for Over a Century at New Hokusai Museum. ArtNet News. 23 November.

Govt stopping sale at Japan auction raises hopes about looted artifacts

(Japan; China)

Shan Jie (2016). Govt stopping sale at Japan auction raises hopes about looted artifacts. Global Times. 8 November.

The foot of Zeus

(Afghanistan; Japan)

Llewelyn Morgan (2016). The foot of Zeus. Prospect Magazine. 3 August.

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

(Japan; South Korea)

Toru Higashioka (2016). Japan, S. Korea at odds over true ownership of stolen statue. The Asahi Shimbun. 26 July.

Japan Mint employee nabbed in theft of 15 kg gold bar

(Japan)

Tokyo Reporter (2016). Japan Mint employee nabbed in theft of 15 kg gold bar. Tokyo Reporter. 20 June.

Japanese vagina kayak artist found guilty of obscenity

(Japan)

Justin McCurry (2016). Japanese vagina kayak artist found guilty of obscenity. The Guardian. 9 May.

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

(South Korea; Japan)

Yonhap News Agency (2016). S. Korea unsure whether stolen Buddhist statue was previously plundered: broadcaster. Yonhap News Agency. 16 April.

Photographer Wins Suit Against Nikon Over 'Comfort Women' Exhibition

(Japan; South Korea; North Korea)

Michael Zhang (2015). Photographer Wins Suit Against Nikon Over 'Comfort Women' Exhibition. PetaPixel. 26 December.

Amazing journey: how China hid palace artefacts from Japanese invaders

(China; Japan)

Mark O'Neill (2015). Amazing journey: how China hid palace artefacts from Japanese invaders. South China Morning Post. 9 October.

Arbitration claim over Korean pagoda ends in failure

(North Korea; Japan)

The Japan Times (2015). Arbitration claim over Korean pagoda ends in failure. The Japan Times. 20 September.

Heritage group plans to return cultural assets to Afghanistan

(Japan; Afghanistan)

Yomiuri Shimbun (2015). Heritage group plans to return cultural assets to Afghanistan. The Japan News. 23 August.

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

(Japan)

Taro Mizoguchi (2015). Renowned blade stolen years ago to go on display in home area. The Asahi Shimbun. 23 August.

Monk jailed for Buddha statue theft

(Japan; South Korea)

AFP (2015). Monk jailed for Buddha statue theft. IOL. 13 August.

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

(Japan; South Korea)

The Japan Times (2015). South Korean monk gets six years in prison for stealing Japanese religious items. The Japan Times. 13 August.

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

(Japan; United States of America)

Anthony M. Amore (2015). A most brilliant art world con: A near-perfect scheme, barely unraveled, straight from Hollywood. Salon. 2 August.

Kinky Dolls Stolen from Japanese Sex Museum

(Japan)

Eric Stimson (2015). Kinky Dolls Stolen from Japanese Sex Museum. Anime News Network. 19 July.

S. Korea to return stolen Buddha statue to Japan

(South Korea; Japan)

Akihiko Kaise (2015). S. Korea to return stolen Buddha statue to Japan. The Asahi Shimbun. 15 July.

For preventing theft Japan temple worships 3D printed Buddha

(Japan)

Simon (2015). For preventing theft Japan temple worships 3D printed Buddha. EDers. 4 June.

Spate of vandalization hits Kyoto, Nara World Heritage sites

(Japan)

Japan Times (2015). Spate of vandalization hits Kyoto, Nara World Heritage sites. The Japan Times. 9 April.

Four South Koreans held over theft of Tsushima Buddhist statue

(Japan; South Korea)

The Japan Times (2014). Four South Koreans held over theft of Tsushima Buddhist statue. The Japan Times. 25 November.

28,000 Ancient Books Returned to China

(China; Japan)

CCTV (2014). 28,000 Ancient Books Returned to China. CCTV. 5 May.