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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
7 hours ago
Vice Guide to Right Now

Women in Japan are Fighting to Save their Own Last Names After Marriage

An age-old law in Japan reinforces that husbands and wives must have the same last name – but women are fighting back.
Meera Navlakha
a day ago
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Fire Breaks Out at Japanese Animation Studio, with 10 Presumed Dead

Authorities are suspecting a possible arson attack at a three-story studio of Kyoto Animation Co.
Gavin Butler
7.18.19
Booze

Man in Japan Faces Charges After Selling $3 North Korean Beer for $148

The seemingly innocent grift of reselling a beer allegedly violated Japan's Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act.
Bettina Makalintal
7.17.19
Culture

Japan’s Biggest Manga Pirate Was Arrested in Manila

His website, Mangamura, apparently cost the Japanese publishing industry $2.93 billion.
Lex Celera
7.10.19
japan

People in Japan Are Renting Cars to Charge Phones, Nap and Practise Rapping

A few others are choosing to watch TV, get dressed for Halloween, and do facial stretches, instead of drive.
Dhvani Solani
7.8.19
lifestyle

Western Australia Is Lonely Planet’s Best Place to Visit in the Asia Pacific

Other top contenders include New Zealand, Japan, and Fiji.
Meera Navlakha
7.5.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Here’s Why Commercial Whaling in Japan Might Actually Be A Good Thing

Japanese fishermen have been killing whales for "scientific purposes" for years. Now that they're doing it commercially, they'll have to downsize their operation.
Gavin Butler
7.1.19
News

Japan Is Willing To Take Southeast Asia’s Trash

Japan has a plan for the region’s waste, which involves producing power from trash.
Lex Celera
6.26.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Japan's Sacred Deer Keep Dying After Eating Plastic Bags Thinking They're Snacks

This came to light when a female deer died in May and 4.3 kgs of plastic waste and snack wrappers were found in its stomach.
Shamani Joshi
6.24.19
News

Say Hello To Rui Hachimura, The First Japanese National Drafted in The NBA

The 21-year-old made history.
Lex Celera
6.24.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

People in Japan Are Racing Office Chairs on the Streets to Win Free Rice

That’s how they roll.
Shamani Joshi
6.12.19
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