On an all new episode of Black Market: Dispatches, we travel to Japan to meet the gangs of young men trying to break free from the older Yakuza.
"When the last trains in Tokyo are gone, along with the businessmen and women, students, and the workers of restaurants and bars, Tokyo is deserted, and the 'other face of Tokyo' emerges," writes photographer Masatoshi Naito about his photo book.
One-third of voters say the debates will influence how they'll vote, the mayor lifts the curfew in Charlotte as protests continue, golf legend Arnold Palmer has died at 87, and more.
Colin Powell called Donald Trump a "national disgrace" in leaked private emails, emergency aid to Syria could arrive soon if a ceasefire holds, New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman opens inquiry into the Trump Foundation, and more.
Donald Trump will travel to Mexico to meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto, President Obama grants clemency to 111 prisoners, the top ISIS strategist has been killed in Syria, and more.
In most of Asia, the practice of illegal bombing has been around for less than a decade. Tokyo, however, is an exception. I went out with one of the city's longest-active and most prominent vandals to get an inside look at Japanese graff.
Twenty-one-year-old Bonz Atron is living a glamorous double life: When he's not the receptionist for a log cabin complex outside Boulder, Colorado, he's a superstar kendama player in Japan.
In this VICE Gaming documentary, host Nick Norton examines Tokyo's loyal 'DDR' scene, meeting key members of its fan base, the creators behind the game, and its new generation of players.
The organizations that assign game ratings don't usually explain themselves, but one game publisher took us behind-the-scenes.
In 2015, almost 50 percent of Asian Americans felt they weren't satisfyingly depicted in video games. Has this situation improved since?
Eighteen-year-old Izumi Miyazaki cites a number of surrealists as her inspiration in her thoughtful, wry, and precise work on identity stereotypes, setting cultural clichés alongside grotesque or awkward elements.
The horrific spree came amid a national dialogue about moving away from pacifism and the welfare state.
Mike Pence defends Trump over Khan family comments, Tokyo elects its first female governor, Jon Stewart to return with an animated series, and more.
This morning, Hillary Clinton makes history as the first female presidential nominee of a major US political party, President Obama says he couldn't rule out Russia's involvement in the DNC email leak, and more.
Jul 26, 2016
Satoshi Uematsu gave multiple warnings that he planned to go through with one of the biggest mass murders in Japanese history.
Donald Trump promises to make America safe from violence in his speech at the RNC, an Indian military plane goes missing, a Colorado town finds THC in the drinking water, and more.
Milla Reika is the rare woman in the male-dominated world of 'shibari.'
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New Japan Pro Wrestling has been Japan's leading pro wrestling company for over 40 years, but its overseas reach has been limited until recently. Now, the promotion is selling out massive shows in NYC and elevating the art to a new level of intensity.
In Spain, matador vs bull often ends in at least one gory death. Japan's centuries-old tradition sees two bulls peacefully wrestling one another.
This morning, an attack at Istanbul's airport kills dozens, the long-awaited Benghazi report finds no wrongdoing on Hillary Clinton's part, House Democrats will spend the day campaigning for gun control, and more.
This morning, a man claims he was the Orlando shooter's lover, North Korea launches more missile tests, protesters gather outside Donald Trump's golf course in Scotland, and more.
"When I hear about people who own fifteen assault weapons, I think, Why do you need that?"
On the first episode, we head underground to check out a 700-year-old Polish salt mine before it plays host to Kraków's legendary Unsound festival.