japan

straight ups

Black Japanese youth discuss BLM and their experiences of racism

The East Asian nation is home to a sizeable Black diaspora, but the experiences of its members are rarely represented in Japan's cultural mainstream.
Sogo Hiraiwa
10.8.20
Beauty

Tokyo model Megumu wants to help diversify Japan's beauty standards

Tired of the uniform industry she works in, Instagram fave Megumu shares her dreams of a business that respects the individuality of models.
MAKOTO KIKUCHI
10.8.20
Music

An interview with Kyoto rapper Daichi Yamamoto

The Japanese-Jamaican artist discusses the BLM movement in Japan and his new EP.
Yuho Nomura
10.6.20
News

Studio Ghibli have just revealed their new clothing line

The ultimate stan uniform is here!
Douglas Greenwood
7.22.20
Music

10 things you need to know about gummyboy

His debut album 'The World of Tiffany' reminds us that Tokyo’s school of emo rap does, in fact, bang.
John Buckley
7.10.20
Fashion

Inside the best cult vintage stores: Zen Source Clothing

Available by-appointment only, ZSC can be found somewhere between Tokyo's Harajuku and Shinjuku districts.
Eilidh Duffy
6.29.20
Photography

Harley Weir photographs Japan's host clubs

In this series from the archives of i-D Japan the British photographer captures Japanese nightclubs where women pay men for company.
Kazumi Asamura Hayashi
5.22.20
Fashion

From the archives: Mario Sorrenti captures Yuka Mannami

We're throwing back to 2016, when the acclaimed photographer captured the Japanese model on the verge of stardom.
i-D Staff
5.8.20
Film

Watch over 100 years of Japanese cinema with the BFI

Stream J-Horror, Anime and classic samurai movies as part of the BFI’s new digital season.
Frankie Dunn
5.4.20
Culture

How Japan's creative community is dealing with isolation

Kiko Mizuhara, CHAI, Yuka Mizuhara, Imma, and more reflect on how COVID-19 is affecting them and their industries.
i-D Team
4.28.20
Photography

Cailin Hill Araki's quarantine in photos

See the Tokyo lockdown through Cailin’s eyes.
Frankie Dunn
4.28.20
Fashion

A fashionable ode to the intimacy of friendship

Remember hugging and holding hands? This Chad Moore fashion story highlights the physical and emotional closeness of friendship.
i-D Team
4.17.20
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