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Japan Has an Awesome Subculture of Gundam-Style Bikes

Unfortunately, these over-the-top bikes are becoming pretty rare.
VICE Japan
8.2.17
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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
6.13.17
VICE INTL

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 organized crime.
VICE Japan
5.20.15
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Die Antwoord Performs “Happy Go Sucky Fucky"

It's almost like disappearing down a VHS rabbit hole to 80s Tokyo.
VICE Japan
4.30.15
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Watch St. Vincent Tear Up "Every Tear Disappears" in Tokyo

Aw, yeah.
VICE Japan
3.25.15
VICE INTL

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
12.30.14
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Watch Erykah Badu Perform "On & On" in Japan

Our Japanese counterparts caught the MC performing her hit from 'Baduizm.'
VICE Japan
12.2.14
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Whose World Is This? Watch Nas Perform "The World Is Yours" A Cappella

20 years later, we're all still looking for dead presidents.
VICE Japan
11.4.14
VICE Specials

The King of Hosts

The philosophy behind Japan's Host club, Club Fantasy is that customers are offered the opportunity to spend time with "pop idols that you can actually meet." VICE Japan visits the alleged "King of Hosts" and gets a look behind the scenes.
VICE Japan
5.1.14
VICE Specials

The Battle for Medical Marijuana in Japan

While the West carries on its steady course toward legalization, piggybacking on the ever-increasing awareness of marijuana's medicinal properties, Japan's cannabis laws remain steadfastly harsh.
VICE Japan
5.1.14
VICE Specials

Street Racers in Okinawa

Recently, most of Okinawa's racetracks have been shut down, which leaves drag racers just one option—to compete on the streets of Okinawa.
VICE Japan
2.18.14
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Chanmomo

We hung out with reality TV star Chanmomo (who appears on a <i>Real World</i>–esque Japanese show called <i>Terrace House</i>) and discussed her blossoming art career. We visited an under-the-radar restaurant called Uoken, which has some of the...
VICE Japan
2.11.14
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