The anime auteur bridged the gap between adult and kids' cinema without patronizing grown-ups or children.
Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi used the 3-D mold to create the world's first "vagina kayak." Now she's facing obscenity charges for it.
Love. Angel. Music. Baby. is simultaneously a racist mess, a lyrical car crash, and a treasure chest containing champagne kisses.
Sixty-year-old Jimmy Ho opened his first tattoo shop in Hong Kong at the age of 14 and has spent the last 40 years tattooing everyone from movie stars to local gangsters.
VICE Japan traveled to Malica, where 4,600 Japanese soldiers and 3,200 American soldiers were killed on the battlefield, and where local "bone hunters" are still searching for the soldiers' remains.
Heather Lighton's pictures of cute kids and hilarious pets from the world capital of kawaii.
Japan recently repealed a law that banned dancing after midnight, but punters and club owners have already spent the past three years ignoring it.
Nov 12, 2014
The pickup artist Julien Blanc who got kicked out of Australia also has a petition to prevent him from entering Canada with over 7,000 signatures. Now we've discovered a video of his business partner bragging about forcible sex with a woman he dated.
"The G-20 is a very important meeting where the world's most vital matters are to be discussed, and I'm here to tell you that Australia is going to win."
Justin Blanc, a well-known "dating coach," has come under fire for using his seminars to talk about how he physically harasses women on the street.
Is the country's famous workaholic culture finally changing?
In the wake of yesterday's sad day of racing, we look back at the sad and weirdly engineered lives of Admire Rakti and Araldo.
Photographer Dan Wilton sent us some of the photos he took while wandering around Tokyo's Roppongi district on Friday night.
Yoshitomo Imura, was arrested in May after posting a video of himself assembling his very illegal firearm to YouTube.
Mount Ontake erupted without warning on Saturday, trapping more than 200 people and killing at least 36.
The country's obsession with bags and wrappers and disposable items is likely bad for the environment—is there any way to change people's deeply ingrained habits? I spoke with an expert in consumer behavior to find out.
The "Ninja Schoolgirl" videos have gone viral in Japan. In them, a couple of young, uniformed girls pull moves that are half parkour and half Chow Yun-Fat from Crouching Tiger. VICE Japan tracked down the new internet stars to get a behind-the-scen…
When I look back at those naked Lara Croft pictures from 1997, I can't understand why anyone would bother. They seem like an actual obstacle to jerking off. Thankfully, we've gotten a little better at this shit as time's gone by.
Jealousy, adultery, and demonic forces come together in Kaneto Shindo's 1964 film Onibaba. We reviewed it for the latest installment of the VICE Movie Club.
It's hard to progress when radio won't play your music and clubs won't let you dance.
New Yorkers, come check out the wildest movie event of the summer. Rooftop Films 2014 Summer Series is hosting a screening of R100, a Japanese S&M comedy with a taste for ultraviolence, in Sunset Park this Friday.
Professional sumotoris weigh about 330 pounds. Here, no one even gets to 200 pounds. These guys don't dream of becoming professional sumo wrestlers either—they work in bookstores or in IT services.
The toilets that we sit on today are nearly identical to the ones that our grandparents sat on. If we spent as much time on the crapper thinking about the pitiful state of our toilet technology instead of thumbing through the Victoria's Secret catalogue,
She recently spoke with me about how she obtained permission to photograph, despite the place's no-photo policy, and how she got used to men in underwear being walked on a leash, among other things.