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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
5 days ago
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
Anime

This Touching Anime Nails Growing Up with a Single Parent

I saw myself and my relationship with my mother in the anime series 'sweetness and lightning.'
Arimeta Diop
10.4.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Japanese Company’s Prank Knives Were Just Regular Knives

What could go wrong?
Mack Lamoureux
9.5.18
Travel

Inside the Incredibly Bizarre World of Japanese Mascots

From sentient douches to hepatitis elephants, Japan has a mascot for every occasion.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
8.28.18
Photo

This Insta-Famous 89-Year-Old Japanese Woman Takes Amazing Self-Portraits

Kimiko Nishimoto's short photography career has yielded astonishing results.
Nicole Clark
5.29.18
NORTH KOREA

A Guide to the Messy, Multi-Sided State of North Korean Diplomacy

As Trump and Kim Jong-un prepare to finally meet (or not), other Asian powers are watching—and working behind the scenes.
Mark Hay
5.29.18
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