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Meet the Teenage Boy Trying to Keep Japan's Insane 'Dekochari' Bike Culture Alive

Over-the-top bikes like these are nearly extinct in Japan.
VICE Japan
8.1.17
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Scenes from a Japanese Drag Queen Rap Battle

Where Tokyo's finest queens spit dirty jokes to an enthralled crowd.
VICE Japan
6.14.17
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Life Inside Japan's Aging Biker Gangs

VICE Japan followed some of the country's most infamous bikers to hear about their violent pasts and dying subculture.
VICE Staff
11.17.15
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Taking Down Tokyo's Corrupt Diamond Syndicate

VICE Japan follows Kyoji Sasaki on his mission to revolutionize an industry dominated by corrupt middlemen.
VICE Staff
10.11.15
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The Philippines' Cemetery Slums

VICE Japan visited a massive slum on the outskirts of Manila where an estimated 6,000 people currently live and work amid graves and human bones.
VICE Staff
7.22.15
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The Sacred Art of the Japanese Tattoo

We sat down with legendary tattoo artist Horiyoshi the Third as he explained his work and the philosophies behind it.
VICE Staff
7.14.15
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The Yakuza's Ties to the Japanese Right Wing

VICE Japan talked to Masaya Kudo, a Japanese right-wing activist, about his philosophies and concerns about the movement's ties to organised crime.
VICE Japan
5.21.15
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Alone in the Zone

Four years since the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant went into full meltdown and the resulting 12-mile evacuation zone was enforced, one farmer still remains – braving high levels of radiation and loneliness to tend to abandoned animals.
VICE Staff
2.13.15
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Japanese Female Erotica

​Over the past few years, female-friendly pornography has made a big splash in Japan. Our friends over at the Japanese VICE office decided to check out this new world of adult entertainment.
VICE Staff
1.23.15
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Subtropical Solitude

78-year-­old Masafumi Nagasaki is the sole resident of a tropical island located at the southern tip of Okinawa, Japan. We decided to go and find out exactly what kind of lifestyle he's leading, and why he chooses not to wear clothes.
VICE Japan
1.2.15
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Watch Erykah Badu Perform "On & On" in Japan

Our Japanese counterparts caught the MC performing her hit from 'Baduizm.'
Noisey Staff
12.3.14
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Watch Nas Perform "The World Is Yours" A Cappella

An exclusive video for our friends at VICE Japan.
11.4.14
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