US Marine Admits to Trying to Rape a Woman in Japan. His Lawyer Said He Was Drunk and Lonely.
“We’ve come to understand that if there’s an American base, then these crimes are bound to happen.”
Japan Has an Omicron Surge. And This Governor Is Blaming US Troops.
Of the 100,000 U.S. military personnel stationed in Japan, 80,000 are on Okinawa, the epicenter of the country’s most recent outbreak.
Japan’s Paradise Island is Rife With Poverty
Locals are worried that if untreated, poverty will become ingrained in the prefecture’s cultural identity.
We Went Fishing with Japan's Shark Hunters
Okinawa's fishermen took VICE along on their annual shark hunt, and we met the scientists who study their haul once it's brought to shore.
The Japanese Shark Hunters Catching the Ocean's Fiercest Predators
We follow a group of fishermen off the coast of Okinawa as they gear up for a hunt.
Photographing Punks, Dropouts, and Biker Gangs In Okinawa
"Okinawan society is so distorted because of inequality, and we are all affected by that distortion in one way or another."
How to get everyone to live to 100
Scientists are studying why Okinawans are living longer
American sailors are allowed to drink alcohol in Japan again
A ban was imposed on June 6 after American personnel were implicated in a series of crimes and other incidents, heightening existing tension over the US military's ongoing presence in the country.
Tens of thousands protest against the US military presence on Okinawa after woman's murder
The US and Japan agreed to close the same base in 1996 after three American military personnel raped a 12-year-old school girl. Plans to relocate, however, never came to fruition.
The US Navy Just Banned Drinking for Sailors in Japan
The ban comes after a series incidents involving American personnel that heightened longstanding resentment against the US military's presence in the country.
Surrealistiske billeder fra et kinesisk krydstogtskib
Livet på et kinesisk krydstogtskib blandt 4000 glade, ikke-engelsktalende medpassagerer.
Japanese Researchers Want to Row to Taiwan on Rafts to Solve an Ancient Mystery
In the age of high-speed transport, Japanese researchers are turning to some vintage methods to find the origins of the Japanese people.