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Bad Blood
25:15

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.
Censored
11:32

Thai Academic Exiled for Criticising the Government | Censored

Academic Pavin Chachavalpongpun, is a fierce critic of the Thai government. VWN speaks to him to find out why he challenges the most revered institutions in Thai society.
VICE World News APAC
12:58

Why it's Hard to be a Queer Athlete in Japan

VWN speaks to former National fencer, Fumino Sugiyama, and National rugby team player, Airi Murakami, to find out why it’s hard to come out as a queer athlete in Japan.
VICE World News APAC
12:52

The Stereotypes Clouding "Amejo" Culture in Okinawa, Japan

VWN Host Hanako Montgomery travels to Okinawa, a former American territory, to find out why the term “Amejo” sparks controversy among Japanese women.
What in the World
13:15

A Japanese Man is Buying Faces to Make Creepy Masks And More | What In The World

A guy in Japan is getting paid to do nothing and another is getting people to sell him their face. This and much more on our latest episode of "What in the World"
VICE World News APAC
23:45

Japan's Worst Nuclear Disaster Still Haunts Fukushima

VICE World News reporter Hanako Montgomery visits Fukushima and speaks with local residents to see what has changed since the tsunami in 2011.
VICE World News APAC
37:47

Inside Japan's Global Dolphin Trade

In Taiji, Japan, the dolphin hunting industry has shifted from killing dolphins for their meat to a more lucrative, but equally controversial industry— "dolphin shows."
VICE World News APAC
17:19

Japan's Country Towns Were Dying, Then COVID Happened.

Rural Japan has been on a long, steady decline for decades, but the pandemic now has some plotting an escape from the cities.
VICE World News APAC
12:43

Serving Drinks at the Center of Japan's Pandemic | COVID-19 Hits Hostess Bars Hard

Hostess bars have been singled out as one source of Japan’s still spreading COVID-19 pandemic.
VICE World News APAC
5:31

The Black Lives Matter Movement Is Growing in Japan

On Sunday, thousands took to the streets of Tokyo's Shibuya ward in Japan's largest Black Lives Matter protest to date.
VICE Meets
8:03

VICE Meets Hentai Manga Artist Toshio Maeda | The Godfather of Tentacle Porn

Toshio Maeda, the creator of hit manga series "Urotsukidoji", drew tentacles as a way to circumvent Japan's strict censorship, unwittingly creating - tentacle porn.
VICE INTL
7:23

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.
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