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.
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.
Waiting For Fukushima
The forgotten victims of Fukushima (2011), who are still living in matchbox-sized temporary accommodation 7 years on, speak out for the first time on camera, about their experience with the Japanese government, TEPCO and radiation.
Inside Tokyo’s Dildo Bar
Slutever’s Karley Sciortino pays a visit to Vibe Bar - Japan’s one-stop-shop for cocktails and sex toys.
Japan's Hooters for Women
Slutever’s Karley Sciortino gets served by the men of Macho 29 - a Japanese bar specializing in burley male servers and grilled meats.
Japan’s Female-Focused Porn Industry
Slutever’s Karley Sciortino explores Japan’s female-focused porn industry with the founder of La Covulina Productions, a successful porn production studio that specializes in ‘how-to’ porn videos for women.
Inside ‘Total Ultra-Violent Disaster,’ Mexico’s Most Extreme Wrestling League
Where luchadores use blades, fluorescent lightbulbs, chairs, and barbed wire to leave their opponents as bloodied and battered as possible.