These Invincible 'Super Rats' Are Genetically Resistant to Poison
VICE Japan met up with a handful of experts studying super rats—genetically mutated rodents humans can't seem to kill.
Japan Has an Awesome Subculture of Gundam-Style Bikes
Unfortunately, these over-the-top bikes are becoming pretty rare.
Scenes from a Japanese Drag Queen Rap Battle
Where Tokyo's finest queens spit dirty jokes to an enthralled crowd.
the bpm festival
The Best and Worst Things About Electronic Music Today, According to Gorgon City, Todd Edwards, and More
In our latest THUMP Short, a vast selection of producers contemplate the best and worst parts of the dance music scene.
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.
Taking Down Tokyo's Corrupt Diamond Syndicate
VICE Japan follows Kyoji Sasaki on his mission to revolutionize an industry dominated by corrupt middlemen.
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.
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.
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.
Watch This Japanese YouTube Superstar Feast on Salamanders and Hot Peppers
VICE Japan caught up with online sensation Megwin and treated him to feast of culinary delights.
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.
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.