Nippon now

By Steve Braunias In Culture

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20th March, 2004
It was an accident. Like any other visitor to Tokyo wanting the ultimate rubbernecked view of the city at night - look, there's the Eiffel Tower - I went to Tokyo's tallest building at the Roppongi Hills centre, but ended up seeing something even more fantastic: really, I think it was the greatest art exhibition I've seen in my life. A word about the sponsor. Roppongi Hills was developed by real estate tycoon Minoru Mori. In shorthand, you can call him the Donald Trump of Japan, except that he has a hell of a lot more taste - he collects paintings by the architect Le Corbusier - and ...

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