japan

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A Japanese Company’s Prank Knives Were Just Regular Knives

What could go wrong?
Mack Lamoureux
9.5.18
Photography

photography that explores coming of age in japan by francesca allen

Francesca Allen's new photo book 'AYA' documents a blossoming friendship with Japanese musician Aya Gloomy that traverses language barriers and warms the heart.
Frankie Dunn
9.5.18
travel

Inside the Incredibly Bizarre World of Japanese Mascots

From sentient douches to hepatitis elephants, Japan has a mascot for every occasion.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
8.28.18
horses

Melting Permafrost Reveals Gnarly 30,000-Year-Old Baby Horse

“This is the first find in the world of a prehistoric horse of such a young age and with such an amazing level of preservation.”
Becky Ferreira
8.26.18
adventure

The Five Best Motorcycle Trips on the Planet

From Iceland to Ethiopia, these are the greatest road trips you can take on two wheels
Kieran Morris
8.24.18
Pizza

Japan’s First Pizza Vending Machine Opens in Hiroshima

From button to box in five minutes or less - is this the future of fast food?
Amuse Team
8.20.18
movies

'Bleach' Proves It's Possible to Make Good Live-Action Anime Movies

'Bleach' premiered in the US last weekend, and it could pave the way forward for better representation of anime on the big screen.
Beckett Mufson
8.3.18
Design

Appreciating the Amazingly Tacky Aesthetics of 80s East Asian Pop Cassettes

Rediscovering the pastel-hued albums of yesterday.
Adi Renaldi
7.15.18
japan

Japan's World Cup-Predicting 'Psychic' Octopus Killed and Sold as Food

Rest in power, brother.
Jelisa Castrodale
7.10.18
hangover cures

The Best Hangover Cures, According to Japanese Drinkers

I stayed out all night drinking to test them out.
Natalie B. Compton
7.2.18
robots

Check Out These Creepy Crawling Insect Robots from Japan

The University of Tokyo's Parametric Move Conference pushes the limits of the ways robots get around.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.19.18
FOOD

We Spoke to a Guy from the Restaurant That Serves Poo-Flavoured Curry

Japanese porno god Ken Shimizu’s Curry Shop Shimizu restaurant serves nothing but shit-flavoured curry. We called one of his disciples to find out why and how—but mostly just: what the fuck was he thinking?
David Whelan
6.6.18