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South Koreans Are Turning Away From Japanese Beer Amid Trade War

Koreans are boycotting popular Japanese products like beer, ramen, and seasoning sauces.
Meera Navlakha
9.5.19
LGBTQ

Japan Grants Long-Term Residency Permit to a Transgender Woman for the First Time

This visa is typically only granted to foreigners who marry Japanese citizens.
Meera Navlakha
9.5.19
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Japanese Stamps That Identify Gropers Sold Out in Minutes

About 70 percent of Japanese women have reported being groped on public transport.
Meera Navlakha
8.29.19
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Elementary School Girls Compete in Japan’s National Sumo Competition for the First Time

“It’s not only boys who can practice or enjoy sumo.”
Meera Navlakha
8.27.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Tokyo Bar is Run By Virtual Anime Characters

The pop-up bar bar is set to have eight virtual stars in charge, who speak to guests and keep them engaged.
Meera Navlakha
8.26.19
Culture

Virgil Abloh’s Fave Japanese Streetwear Kid Is All Grown Up

At just 16, Yoshi has released a debut album and bagged his first movie lead.
Frankie Dunn
8.26.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Thousands of Japanese Kids Are Still Learning Math on the Abacus

Other countries have abandoned the ancient calculating tool but Japan still holds national math competitions with it.
Meera Navlakha
8.23.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Japanese Millennials are Apparently Buying Second-Hand Makeup

The new trend sees young people turning to second-hand products to save money and avoid waste.
Meera Navlakha
8.21.19
Vice Guide to Right Now

Japanese Boys’ Top Career Choice Is Professional YouTuber, New Survey Finds

YouTube creator did not make it to the list of top choices for young Japanese girls.
Meera Navlakha
8.20.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Look Inside Tokyo’s New Tapioca Theme Park For Boba Lovers

Pre-ticket sales were completely sold out and Japanese influencers are now flooding Instagram with photos of the park.
Meera Navlakha
8.20.19
Photography

This Japanese Artist Vacuum-Seals Couples. Now He Includes Their House.

Haruhiko Kawaguchi aka Photographer Hal, hopes to capture a couple's relationship with society through his latest project.
Yuichi Abiko
8.19.19
Culture

How We Stan Differently: Japanese Harry Styles Fans Discuss

An exclusive extract from 'Fangirls,' a new book by Hannah Ewens.
Hannah Ewens
8.19.19
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