japan

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
Photography

Photos of Japan's Office Workers During Their 60-Hour Weeks

Sleeping on the street is socially acceptable in Japan, where nightly overtime is normal.
Laura Woods
4.9.19
Art

No Matter Your Flaws, This Artist Wants You To Embrace Your 'Pureness'

We spoke to Japanese comedian and artist Nikuguso Tarou as he gears up for Artexpo in New York
Yuichi Abiko
4.8.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Japanese Workers Are Very Upset About Their Upcoming 10-Day Holiday

"To be honest, I don’t know how to spend the time when we are suddenly given 10 days of holidays," said one worker.
Gavin Butler
4.4.19
japan

Disturbing Video Shows Clam Sushi Still Moving as it's Being Served

Behold the squirming surf clam that has divided Japanese Twitter.
Mayukh Sen
3.31.19
activism

Meet the Japanese Mums Running a Citizens' Lab to Track Nuclear Radiation

After the 2011 tsunami triggered a nuclear disaster in Fukushima, there were widespread fears about radiation leaking into the environment. Now a group of volunteers—who are mostly mothers—is tackling the issue head-on.
Bobbie van der List
3.12.19
mammoths

Scientists Reawaken Cells From a 28,000-Year-Old Mammoth

Yuka the woolly mammoth died a long time ago, but scientists gave her cells a short second life in mouse egg cells.
Becky Ferreira
3.12.19
japan

If You're Going Bald, Consider Rubbing Wasabi on Your Head

Apparently, that's what they're doing in Japan.
Gigen Mammoser
3.5.19
violent times

An Afternoon With the Yakuza: Japan’s Most Notorious Crime Syndicate

A group member reflects on their violent reputation and uncertain future as they face a public relations crisis in Japan.
Staff Vice
3.1.19
Film

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
2.21.19
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