Wilderness of Tohoku
We Spent a Night Camping and Drinking Sake in Japan’s Wilderness
Our host Julian begins his journey through Japan’s stunning Tohoku region.
VICE Meets Hentai Manga Artist Toshio Maeda | The Godfather of Tentacle Porn
Toshio Maeda drew tentacles as a way to circumvent Japan's strict censorship, and unwittingly created an entirely new genre—tentacle porn.
VICE GUIDE TO SENDAI
Japanese Delicacies - What To Eat In Sendai
Eating and drinking are fundamental to living a good life. What better way to get to know Sendai then to taste its culinary offerings?
Drunk Eats: Japan
In this episode of 'Drunk Eats,' Ty and his friend Halloween explore the late-night drinking and dining scene around Toyko, Japan.
THE WRESTLERS / Clip
Being a Gay Wrestler in Japan’s DDT Promotion
Danshoku Dino is known for portraying a gay character in Japan’s DDT. Some criticize Dino’s provocative style of wrestling for relying on stereotypes, but Dino sees his character as a comedic element in DDT’s pastiche of American pro-wrestling.
How to Rent Friends in Japan
We hit up Family Romance, a company that specializes in “people for rent,” to help throw VICE’s Kumpei Kuwamoto a wild birthday party—or at least what looked like one online.
FLAVOURS OF TOHOKU
Into The Kingdom Of Sake And Mountain Spirits
Ramen-aficionado Bridie Shepherd travels deep into Tohoku to meet mountain priests, ward off evil spirits and find the best sake
The Woman Revving Motorcycles like Music in Japan
Shino Hashimoto is a 21-year-old rider from Tokyo, who is fighting to prove herself in Japan’s male-dominated motorbike competitions through one of her proudest skills: cutting calls.
FLAVOURS OF TOHOKU
Taking On The Wild Wanko Soba Challenge In Morioka, Japan
Join Bridie as she travels to Tohoku to meet battle-ready samurai, try fresh sashimi, and dive into an epic noodle eating challenge.
i-D Music Videos
rina sawayama - ordinary superstar (official video)
Rina Sawayama just teamed up with fashion pal Nicola Formichetti and yours truly on the music video for her poptastic single, Ordinary Superstar. We join Rina for a fabulous night of karaoke before she hits the town in some distinctly throwback looks
VICE News Tonight
North Korea kidnapped her 40 years ago. Her brother's still looking.
This man is fighting to get his kidnapped sister back from North Korea
i-D meets rina sawayama
Through her alternative take on Japanese beauty standards and "glittery cute" R&B sound, Rina Sawayama is the rising star redefining outdated ideas on what it means to be an East Asian model and musician today.