Murakami go to Versailles, 2010:
“Reports came in to Japan of petitions which sought to shut us down. The media ran with the story, playing it up as a clash of cultures, of national pride. Bloggers around the world expressed their skepticism and disgust. None of this surprised me and in the end, I have come to view it as very part and parcel of the role which art and artists now play in society.”
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