Cross-Dressing, J Pop and Death Metal: A Day In The Life Of Aussie Wrestler Ladybeard
Ladybeard is a cross-dressing J Pop and death metal performer who has become famous in Japan for his weird and wonderful approach to cabaret. VICE Sports spent time with him to discover what he gets up to when he's not being awesome.
Photos of the Australian Woman Trying to Make It in Japan’s Rope Bondage Scene
Milla Reika is the rare woman in the male-dominated world of 'shibari.'
VICE vs Video games
We Visited the World’s First Real-Life Pokémon 'Gym' in Osaka, Japan
It's called a 'gym,' but don't show up expecting to get a workout.
IMPRINTS: Abstract Architecture
For label owner Satoshi Tomiie, it’s about the right balance between letting go and concentration.
Ryoma Furutani’s World Is Bright, Shiny, and Totally Impenetrable
Like his work, the photographer is friendly but totally illusive.
Exploring Japan's Secluded Grime Scene
It's hard to progress when radio won't play your music and clubs won't let you dance.
Nick Chester, Photos: Yuji Fuki
Dance Lawyers Are Fighting Japan's Club Crackdown
A grassroots group of lawyers, DJs and journalists are fighting for their right to do the Harlem Shake.
Interview: Magical Mistakes
We talked to Osaka's Magical Mistakes about the lack of PR in Japan, as well as his bring your own music party.