japan

Film

punks, bikers, and legends — welcome to japan in 1995

In the 90s, three young Australian filmmakers set out to document the exceptional, extreme, and unseen counter culture of Japan. Their efforts became the bonkers time capsule, ‘Hell Bento.'
VICE Staff
4.11.17
Fashion

ten things you need to know about i-D japan's new cover girl

​Meet Manami Kinoshita, the superstar gracing the cover of i-D Japan's third issue — out now!
Bojana Kozarevic
4.6.17
Culture

why juergen teller is working with students

As the photographer's new show creates a stir in Tokyo, i-D Japan caught up with Juergen to talk about what's driving him to work with the next gen (and it's not just because they call him Professor Teller).
Nozomi Kinoshita
3.16.17
Music

otoboke beaver, the all-female japanese punk band named after a love hotel

We premiere 'Love Is Short' from the Kyoto four-piece's second EP, ahead of their U.S. debut at SXSW.
Ilana Kaplan
3.14.17
Culture

the japanese magazine celebrating creative collaborations

Featuring Juergen Teller and his son, "PARTNERS" is a touching tribute to the relationships that keep on giving.
Frankie Dunn
3.14.17
punk

nisennenmondai is the japanese punk rock trio turning pop music on its head

We spoke to the band about where it all began and what’s in store next for the three musicians and best friends. As taken from The Fifth Sense, a partnership with Chanel.
Shin Francis Miyagi
3.2.17
Fashion

we doubly love japanese streetwear label doublet

As the brand hits UK shores for the first time, at Dover Street Market exclusively, we sat down with its founder Masayuki Ino.
Lynette Nylander
2.17.17
Music

meet radwimps, the band who soundtracked coming-of-age anime 'your name'

Rocketing to the top of Japan's chart, we caught up with the Japanese trio to discuss the film's impact on their careers.
Oliver Lunn
2.17.17
Culture

celebrating 40 years of beams, the guiding light of tokyo youth culture

A new book charts the Japanese retailer-cum-design-collective’s unique legacy by compiling four decades of its most exciting collaborative efforts (plus, interviews with Sofia Coppola, Nigo, and Sacai’s Chitose Abe).
Emily Manning
2.15.17
Fashion

what the closure of 'fruits' magazine means for japanese street style

The legendary magazine publishes its last issue, citing a lack of stylish individuals to photograph. Where does this leave the state of street fashion in Japan?
Ashley Clarke
2.6.17
Culture

new genuary: introducing ko-ta shouji

Another year, another fresh batch of exciting young talent. Throughout the month of January we will be introducing the photographers set to define 2017. Capturing the world around them and interpreting it through the prism of their own experiences...
i-D Staff
1.26.17
Film

‘your name,’ the extremely popular anime film about body-swapping teens, gets u.s. release date

In just six months following its theatrical release, ‘Your Name’ has overtaken every ‘Harry Potter’ installment to become Japan’s fourth highest grossing film of all time. This April, you can see it for yourself.
Emily Manning
1.17.17