Tomo Kosuga

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Articles by Tomo Kosuga

  • VICE Australia is 10

    Meow Meow Meow

    Cat cafes are huge in Japan right now. As the name suggests, these are coffee shops where cat lovers go to sip overpriced lattes and hang out with an adorable smoosh pile of kitties.

  • Radioactive Man

    Today marks the second anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Japan and caused one of the most serious nuclear disasters in world history. The surrounding towns were evacuated in a rush, leaving empty homes and uncared-for animals. In the small town of Tomioka, however, le…

  • Meow Meow Meow

    Cat cafes are huge in Japan right now. As the name suggests, these are coffee shops where cat lovers go to sip overpriced lattes and hang out with an adorable smoosh pile of kitties.

  • Armageddon Party

    As if there were ever any cause for doubt, Japan’s absolute cultural superiority over America is by 1994 a total given.

  • FLOWERS OF FLESH AND BLOOD

    For many critics and movie-lovers great filmmakers can be separated into one of two groups: Hollywood directors who make great, artful cinema for a popular audience despite commercial demands...

  • A Twitch In Time

    Daito Manabe is a Japanese video artist who sticks half a dozen electrodes onto his face, synchs them all up to a blippy homemade soundtrack, and proceeds to electrocute himself into a choreography of grimaces and twitches.

  • Hair Hats

    When the Japanese hairstylist Shinji Konishi first molded wigs into the likenesses of assorted animals for a gallery show in Tokyo in 2008, he hoped repulsion would trump all else.

  • You Do Have To Live Like A Refugee

    In that age-old contest, that heroic battle of champions to decide which country has the world’s premier internet cafés, none can truly compete with Japan and its facilities.

  • Comfort Food

    As with everything else they do, the girls in Japan take it just that little bit too far, right up to the point where it’s basically obsessive-compulsive disorder.

  • SHOHEI

    Vice: I hear you only draw with ballpoint pens and permanent markers.