japan

Photography

Photos of Japan's Office Workers During Their 60-Hour Weeks

Sleeping on the street is socially acceptable in Japan, where nightly overtime is normal.
Laura Woods
4.9.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Japanese Workers Are Very Upset About Their Upcoming 10-Day Holiday

"To be honest, I don’t know how to spend the time when we are suddenly given 10 days of holidays," said one worker.
Gavin Butler
4.4.19
Culture

How Tattoos Saved These Indonesian Women From Sexual Slavery In World War II

A local marriage tradition in the island of Timor helped these women escape from becoming comfort women during Japanese occupation.
Kathleen Malay
Rizky Rahad
1.11.19
Australia Today

Japan Is Giving Away Abandoned Houses for Free

There are more than 8 million vacant properties littered throughout Japan – and they're going dirt cheap.
Gavin Butler
12.4.18
modern love

The Story Behind That Guy Who Married an Anime Hologram in Japan

There's more going on here than a super strange wedding reception.
VICE Staff
11.15.18
Australia Today

Mysterious Boats Full of Corpses Keep Washing Up in Japan

It's believed the so-called "ghost ships" are coming from North Korea.
Gavin Butler
11.13.18
NORTH KOREA

A Guide to the Messy, Multi-Sided State of North Korean Diplomacy

As Trump and Kim Jong-un prepare to finally meet (or not), other Asian powers are watching – and working behind the scenes.
Mark Hay
5.29.18
Studio Ghibli

Behold the Glorious First Images of the Studio Ghibli Theme Park

Your chance to be inside a Hayao Miyazki film is coming soon.
Beckett Mufson
4.27.18
#Films

'Isle of Dogs' Is a White Man's Fantasy of Japan

Wes Anderson's latest film is funny, charming, and just straight up cultural appropriation.
Michael Sun
4.10.18
News

All the News You Need to Read Today

Read it here so you don't have to open Twitter.
VICE Staff
2.15.18
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
12.18.17
VICE Long Reads

I Went to the Karaoke World Championships as Soon as I Found Out It Was a Thing

The only time you’ll find people from around the globe coming together to wave flags at someone thrusting to "Pretty Fly For a White Guy".
Hannah Ewens
11.27.17
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