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.
Hunting Natural Highs in the Mountains of Japan
VICE’s Fernando Perez traveled to Japan to immerse himself in Shugendo, an ancient spiritual practice centered on finding peace through nature.