japan

The VICE Guide to Right Now

These Disturbing, Hyperrealistic Pet Masks Are Truly the Stuff of Nightmares

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River Donaghey
2.28.19
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 becoming comfort women during Japanese occupation.
Kathleen Malay
Rizky Rahad
1.10.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Men's Magazine in Japan Under Fire over Story Listing Campuses Where Drunk Women Were 'Easy'

The story also included "tips" on how to "coax" intoxicated women into having sex.
VICE Staff
1.9.19
Australia Today

Japan Is Giving Away Abandoned Houses for Free

There are more than eight million vacant properties littered throughout Japan—and they're being sold for dirt cheap.
Gavin Butler
12.3.18
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
11.14.18
Australia Today

Mysterious Boats Full of Corpses Keep Washing Up in Japan

The "ghost ships" are believed to be coming from North Korea.
Gavin Butler
11.12.18
The Nice Guide to Right Now

This Adorable Cat Mascot Thing Can Shred the Goddamn Drums

All hail Nyango Star.
River Donaghey
10.8.18
Anime

This Touching Anime Nails Growing Up with a Single Parent

I saw myself and my relationship with my mother in the anime series 'sweetness and lightning.'
Arimeta Diop
10.4.18
Travel

Inside the Incredibly Bizarre World of Japanese Mascots

From sentient douches to hepatitis elephants, Japan has a mascot for every occasion.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
8.28.18
movies

'Bleach' Proves It's Possible to Make Good Live-Action Anime Movies

'Bleach' premiered in the US last weekend, and it could pave the way forward for better representation of anime on the big screen.
Beckett Mufson
8.3.18
Photo

This Insta-Famous 89-Year-Old Japanese Woman Takes Amazing Self-Portraits

Kimiko Nishimoto's short photography career has yielded astonishing results.
Nicole Clark
5.29.18
NORTH KOREA

The North Korea Situation Is a Total Mess Right Now

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
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