japan

Games Features

An Online Feud Killed a Gaming Oddity People Had Waited 21 Years For

The strange world of fan localizations—a land of eternal hope and broken promises—dashed the excitement of fans ready to play this obscure 'Twin Peaks'-inspired game.
Patrick Klepek
8.6.19
food news

This Tokyo Pop-Up Promises Boba Fans the 'Tapioca Land of Your Dreams'

New York's Boba Room was a disappointing mess, but this Harajuku event promises you'll "experience tapioca with your whole body."
Jelisa Castrodale
7.22.19
food news

Japanese Lawmaker Asked to Resign for Suggesting War While Drunk on Cognac

After 10 glasses of cognac, Hodaka Maruyama also claimed to be "immune from arrest," and said, "I want to go out to grope breasts."
Bettina Makalintal
6.6.19
food news

All Burgers Should Have Entire Deep-Fried Crabs Instead of Buns

A new burger in Japan sandwiches a crab patty between two soft-shell crabs, which should be the new standard.
Bettina Makalintal
6.4.19
food-features

Enter Thrash Zone, a Japanese Metal Bar Where 'Extreme Beer' Is Everything

In 2006, there was nowhere in Japan to listen to face-melting riffs while drinking beer that tastes like Hell's bongwater. Then Koichi Katsuki came along.
Hilary Pollack
5.29.19
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 University 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
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
4.4.19
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
The VICE Guide to Right Now

These Disturbing, Hyperrealistic Pet Masks Are Truly the Stuff of Nightmares

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River Donaghey
2.28.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A 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
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