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People in Japan Are Renting Cars to Charge Phones, Nap and Practise Rapping

A few others are choosing to watch TV, get dressed for Halloween, and do facial stretches, instead of drive.
Dhvani Solani
7.8.19
lifestyle

Western Australia Is Lonely Planet’s Best Place to Visit in the Asia Pacific

Other top contenders include New Zealand, Japan, and Fiji.
Meera Navlakha
7.8.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Here’s Why Commercial Whaling in Japan Might Actually Be A Good Thing

Japanese fishermen have been killing whales for "scientific purposes" for years. Now that they're doing it commercially, they'll have to downsize their operation.
Gavin Butler
7.1.19
News

Japan Is Willing To Take Southeast Asia’s Trash

Japan has a plan for the region’s waste, which involves producing power from trash.
Lex Celera
6.26.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

People in Japan Are Racing Office Chairs on the Streets to Win Free Rice

That’s how they roll.
Shamani Joshi
6.12.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Japan is Bringing Back Commercial Whaling Next Month

After a 30-year hiatus, Japanese whalers will soon start openly killing for meat again.
Gavin Butler
6.12.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

#KuToo Is The Japanese Movement Against Wearing High Heels

Referencing #MeToo, this women's movement combines the Japanese words for shoes (kutsu) and pain (kutsuu).
Shamani Joshi
Edoardo Liotta
6.5.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Mass Stabbing Near Tokyo Injures At Least 15 People, Including Schoolchildren

A man wielding a knife attacked commuters and schoolchildren as they lined up at a bus stop in Kawasaki City this morning. At least one child and one adult are believed to have died.
Gavin Butler
5.28.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This App Is Helping to Stop Sexual Harassment on Japan's Trains

With 237,000 downloads to date, "Digi Police" has highlighted the prevalence of sexual assault on the nation's public transport network.
Edoardo Liotta
5.27.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Someone Illegally Drove A Real-Life Mario Kart Over Tokyo’s Rainbow Bridge

Police are still on the lookout for the driver, who had disappeared into the night by the time they arrived.
Gavin Butler
4.24.19
Drugs

A Japanese Uni Professor Allegedly Taught Students How to Make Ecstasy

The 61-year-old could face 10 years in prison for showing students how to manufacture MDMA.
Gavin Butler
4.18.19
Technology

This Medical School in Japan Uses Facial Recognition for Attendance

Students take turns using tablets to take photos of themselves to confirm attendance.
Lex Celera
4.15.19
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