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Inside Japan's Surprising But Thriving Jamaican Food Scene

Bob Marley’s 1979 tour of Japan sparked underground interest in Jamaican culture—and food. I met some of Japan’s reggae super fans who started their own Caribbean food spots.
Riaz Phillips
2.27.19
Munchies

Tokyo's New "Chicago Pizza" Trend Looks a Hell of a Lot Like Fondue

A gooey, cheesy dish called シカゴピザ, which translates to "Chicago pizza" or "Shikago Pizza," is all the rage in Tokyo.
Jelisa Castrodale
2.6.19
hangover cures

The Best Hangover Cures, According to Japanese Drinkers

I stayed out all night drinking to test them out.
Natalie B. Compton
6.25.18
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
seafood

Newark Airport Is Now Home to Some of the Best Sushi on the East Coast

A mini version of Japan's world-famous seafood market has opened in the New Jersey air travel hub.
Hilary Pollack
12.5.17
Booze

Tokyo Introduces ‘Rescue Bus’ to Save Drunk Party-Goers

Fell asleep on the last train home and missed your stop? Tokyo's "Oversleeping Rescue Bus" is here to help.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
11.28.17
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
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
10.5.17
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
8.20.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Thundercat Is the World's Most Joyous Weeb in "Tokyo" Video

"Gonna blow all my cash on anime (yes!)"
Phil Witmer
8.3.17
Booze

These Japanese Bars Infuse Their Booze with Snakes, Mushrooms, and Bugs

Japanese mixologists are reviving the ancient art of house-made spirits and infusions, some of which claim to help you look hotter, sleep better, or party without fear of a hangover.
Diana Hubbell
7.17.17
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