japan

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
2 days ago
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

No. No. No no no no no no no.
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
Culture

How Tattoos Saved These Indonesian Women from Sexual Slavery in World War II

A local marriage tradition in the island of Timor helped these women escape becoming comfort women during Japanese occupation.
Kathleen Malay
Rizky Rahad
1.11.19
calender

Japan’s Hottest Calendar of 2019 Features Horny Pictures of Vladimir Putin

The calendar's rampant success has been attributed to young Japanese women calling themselves "Putin fans."
Gavin Butler
12.18.18
Australia Today

Japan Is Giving Away Abandoned Houses for Free

There are more than eight million vacant properties littered throughout Japan—and they're going dirt cheap.
Gavin Butler
12.4.18
modern love

A Man Just Married an Anime Hologram in Japan. Now Here's the Rest of the Story

There's more going on here than a super strange wedding reception.
VICE Staff
11.14.18
Australia Today

Mysterious Boats Full of Corpses Keep Washing Up in Japan

It's believed the so-called "ghost ships" are coming from North Korea.
Gavin Butler
11.13.18
The Nice Guide to Right Now

This Adorable Cat Mascot Thing Can Shred the Goddamn Drums

All hail Nyango Star.
River Donaghey
10.8.18
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