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Korea Demands Tokyo’s Return of Chosun Prince Armor

May 3, 2012


The Tokyo National Museum has acknowledged it holds a set of armor and headpiece worn by a Chosun prince, which Korean civil organizations allege was illegally exported during Japan’s rule of Korea. The Museum has  argued that the 1,100 Korean antiquities in the Okura collection should not be returned because they were privately owned before […]

“THE Stonehenge megaliths have been stolen!?”

September 15, 2010


So begins a comic strip — a manga comic strip mind you — in which a nutty professor seeks to solve archaeological mysteries. In the 15-years-running “The Case Records of Professor Munakata,” the professor has finally paid a visit to the west. The Economist explains: In the current adventure Professor Munakata is the first to […]

Cultural Property Law on March 10, 2010: Bullfighting, Shaolin Monks, Shipwrecks, et al.

March 10, 2010


I’m going to try a new format, only a little bit inspired from Derek Fincham’s occasional “Footnotes” format.  It is also inspired by my seeing all these great news bites when I go through my reader in the morning and not having the time to give you witty commentary on them all.  Without further adieu, […]