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The VICE Guide to Right Now

Japan’s Menstrual Comic Book Hero Is Getting a Live-Action Film

Seiri-chan visits female characters once a month to take their blood and "menstrual punch" bad guys.
Gavin Butler
5 hours ago
Art

Japanese Artist Mr. Celebrated Anime Before It Went Mainstream

The artist, who got his start as an assistant to Takashi Murakami, takes his inspiration from the streets of Tokyo.
Nadja Sayej
14 hours ago
politics

Atomic Divorce: How Japan's Nuclear Disaster Is Breaking Up Marriages

Five years after the deadly Japan tsunami, married couples in the country are breaking up over disagreements about radiation safety. The phenomenon has led to a trend known as "atomic divorce," or genpatsu rikon.
Mari Shibata
2 days ago
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Japanese Couple Are Urging Thieves to Water Their Stolen 400-Year-Old Bonsai

The tree is estimated to be worth $127,700, and the owners are worried that it won't be taken care of.
Gavin Butler
2.14.19
video

How to Cook a Meal From Tokyo's Vending Machines

Our host Ty Demura takes on a whiskey-fueled journey to Tokyo's wackiest vending machines and uses their bounty to make banana milkshakes and a stinky rice bowl.
Munchies Staff
2.12.19
japan

People are Freaking Out Over Sea Serpent Creatures Washing Up On Japan's Shores

Many believe that they're a sign a tsunami is coming.
Mustika Hapsoro
2.1.19
japan

Japan Refuses to Overrule Their Trans Sterilization Law

A missed opportunity.
Frankie Dunn
1.28.19
ADVERTISING

Ramen Company Pulls Ad Featuring Naomi Osaka with Pale Skin

Backlash over the tennis star's skin tone prompted Nissin to cancel the anime ad campaign.
Bettina Makalintal
1.25.19
robots

Robots Are On the Way to a City Hall In Japan to Help People Have More Fun With Bureaucracy

By 2020, applying for a driver's license will be a lot different to Ogaki's residents.
Mustika Hapsoro
1.24.19
japan

Tokyo Train Company Offers Noodles, Tempura to Commuters Who Skip Rush Hour

This isn't the first creative attempt to reduce overcrowding on the world's busiest metro system.
Bettina Makalintal
1.23.19
Appetite

Best Food Destinations | Where to Go for the Best Dining Experiences in 2019

Our guide on what to do, where to go, and what to eat, across the world this year
Kieran Morris
1.22.19
Film

'Shoplifters' Is the Film to Warm You During the Cold Weather

It’s the first non-anime Japanese film to gross over $2 million internationally in over 20 years.
Jack Sunnucks
1.21.19
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