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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
doomsday

Japan Just Executed the Leaders of an LSD-Fueled Doomsday Science Cult

The wild story of Aum Shinrikyo, a religious cult steeped in science and high technology that carried out a deadly sarin attack in Tokyo in 1995.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.8.18
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
Photos

Photographing Japanese Schoolgirls, Without the Stereotypes

Everyday images of an all-girls high school in Tokyo where life doesn't imitate anime.
Katherine Gillespie
12.17.17
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
11.1.17
Drugs

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
10.4.17
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
9.28.17
politics

What It's Like to Own a Business with 'Trump' in the Name

More small business owners getting screwed by Trump.
Justin Caffier
8.31.17
Health

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
8.19.17
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
8.8.17
VICELAND

Eddie Huang Explores Japanese Culture and Cuisine

The VICELAND host heads to Tokyo to see how identity, race, and history intersect with food on 'HUANG'S WORLD.'
VICE Staff
7.21.17
The Other Side

Comic Artist Toby Morris on Tintin and Taking Inspiration from Japan

"There's no reason to be snobby or look down on comics. Snobbery in general just makes no sense­—if you're too cultured to enjoy a great story, it's your loss."
Beatrice Hazlehurst
11.25.16