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WRESTLING

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.
VICE Sports
7.21.16
NSFW

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.'
Paul Hillier
7.19.16
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.
Louise Saul
11.23.15
imprints

IMPRINTS: Abstract Architecture

For label owner Satoshi Tomiie, it’s about the right balance between letting go and concentration.
Julia Martineau
6.1.15
Photo

Ryoma Furutani’s World Is Bright, Shiny, and Totally Impenetrable

Like his work, the photographer is friendly but totally illusive.
Ryoma Furutani
4.16.15
Music

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
8.12.14
Words

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.
VICE Thump
12.28.13
Interviews

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.
Daniel Dorsa
4.11.13