japan

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
4 days ago
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
VICE INTL

We Went Fishing with Japan's Shark Hunters

Okinawa's fishermen took VICE along on their annual shark hunt, and we met the scientists who study their haul once it's brought to shore.
VICE Staff
5.7.18
japan

The Japanese Shark Hunters Catching the Ocean's Fiercest Predators

We follow a group of fishermen off the coast of Okinawa as they gear up for a hunt.
VICE Staff
5.7.18
Studio Ghibli

Behold the Glorious First Images of the Studio Ghibli Theme Park

Your chance to be inside a Hayao Miyazaki film is coming soon.
Beckett Mufson
4.26.18
entertainment

'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
4.9.18