japan

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
a day ago
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
schoolies

I Built the Longest Beer Bong in the History of the World

Why not.
David Allegretti
11.21.17
Inside Outsider

The Yakuza's Favourite Tattooist Explains Why Tattoos Should Never Be Seen

"When something becomes a fashion, it isn’t fascinating any more."
Mahmood Fazal
11.15.17
politics

Big Boy Trump Proves He’s Not a Liddle Baby Any More on Japan Trip

"I never knew we had so many countries," the president, who is definitely not a baby, remarked.
Eve Peyser
11.7.17
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
11.2.17
southeast asia

Will North Korea Drive Japan to Remilitarise?

Thanks to the legacy of American occupation, Japan hasn't had much in the way of a military since World War II. An election this past weekend might help change that.
Allie Conti
10.25.17