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?
2 Chainz experiences some next-level culture in San Francisco’s Japantown.
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 Craziest Wrestling in Japan
Invisible wrestlers and blow-up dolls, the strange world of Japanese wrestling.
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.
Japan's Finest Wrestlers
Damian heads to Tokyo to meet the world's best female wrestlers.
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.
DARK SIDE OF THE RING
The Killing of Bruiser Brody
Fellow wrestlers relive the night they witnessed the death of Bruiser Brody.
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.
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.