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
art world

Japan's most famous avant-garde artist banned us from her studio

Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors exhibition visits Toronto in March.
Dexter Thomas

Photographing Japanese Schoolgirls, Without the Stereotypes

Everyday images of an all-girls high school in Tokyo where life doesn't imitate anime.
Katherine Gillespie
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

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The VICE Guide to Right Now

Cops Say Japanese Serial Killer Used Twitter to Lure Suicidal Victims

Takahiro Shiraishi​ reportedly admitted to killing nine people since August after police found multiple severed heads and bodies in his apartment.
Allie Conti

This Guy Makes Bootleg Ayahuasca from Traditional Japanese Herbs

A part-time "shaman" on the outskirts of Tokyo is offering hallucinatory experiences he hopes will help treat depression and spark innovation throughout Japan.
Justin Caffier
Your 2017 Guide to Cults and Fringe Religions

Did a Japanese Cult Detonate a Nuclear Bomb in the Australian Desert?

We get to the bottom of what Aum Shinrikyo was and wasn't doing in Western Australia.
Royce Kurmelovs

Japanese Adult Swaddling Therapy Put Me Back in the Womb

Otonamaki is a Japanese physical therapy trend that's half-hammock, half-horror movie.
Justin Caffier
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Haruo Nakajima, the First Actor to Play Godzilla, Has Died

Japan's kaiju industry icon passed away Monday at the age of 88.
Drew Schwartz
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Thundercat Is the World's Most Joyous Weeb in "Tokyo" Video

"Gonna blow all my cash on anime (yes!)"
Phil Witmer

This 82-Year-Old Dumpling DJ's Story Is Stranger Than Fiction

"When I die, it’s going to be in the kitchen of my restaurant, the DJ booth, or the dancefloor."
Alisa Yamasaki
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Ease Your Morning Commute with Hank Youngman's Japanese Train-Inspired "Shinkansen"

The Adelaide artist, who is one-half of Warren Raww, prepares his debut ‘Wabi-Sabi’ EP under the new alias.
Krystal Rodriguez