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The Japanese Sando King of Portland
Taiki Nakajima brought Japan to the Pacific Northwest with his Japanese sandos – composed sandwiches made with fluffy milk bread with fillings like egg salad and katsu chicken.
End of Death
The concept of living forever has lived in pop culture across generations and cultures, but have scientists in Japan finally cracked the code? In this episode of Future Tense, we discover more about the tech that could digitalise life as we know it.
Trouble in Paradise
The Dark Side of Japan's Paradise Island | Trouble in Paradise
Okinawa is known to many as a postcard perfect paradise. But despite mass tourism, Okinawa is also the poorest prefecture in Japan. VICE World News host Hanako Montgomery travels to Okinawa to find out why.
How I Managed to Shoot the Yakuza | Bad Blood
Seung-Woo Yang entered the universe of the Korean Yakuza in his teens. A personal tragedy made him start photographing the world, to cement his memories with his friends.
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.
DARK SIDE OF THE RING / Extra Scene
Dutch Mantell Wrestles a Bear
In this extra scene from DARK SIDE OF THE RING, Dutch Mantell recalls a special bond with one of his most memorable opponents. Don’t poke the bear, literally.
I Learned the Art of Test Cutting with a Katana
Tameshigiri is the ancient Japanese art of target test cutting. VICE's Raf Katigbak got a lesson in handling a katana and learned about the dark history of testing Japanese swords.
Practicing a Rare Japanese Sword Art
Niten ichi ryu is an ancient form of Japanese swordsmanship that features two wooden swords. We meet Canada's only officially recognized instructor to find out how dangerous the sword art can be and what it brings to those who practice it.
How to Handle a Japanese Sword
Jason Nip is an expert in ancient Japanese swordsmanship, including the art of target test cutting. We met him at the dojo to test his sword and learn about owning and maintaining a katana.