Japan

What it’s like to live as a black person in Japan
Film

What it’s like to live as a black person in Japan

Lost in Tokyo — A new, short documentary from Amarachi Nwosu – titled Black in Tokyo – reveals what it’s really like to live as a black foreigner in a racially homogenous society.

Written by: HUCK HQ

Photos that explore the juxtapositions of modern Japan
Photography

Photos that explore the juxtapositions of modern Japan

Tokyo is yours — In her latest project, photographer Meg Hewitt travels to Tokyo to capture the bewildering aftermath of the 2011 tsunami.

Written by: Miss Rosen

Documenting the diversity of LGBT Japan
Photography

Documenting the diversity of LGBT Japan

Edges of the Rainbow — Photographer Michel Delsol and journalist Haruku Shinozaki focus their lenses on the queer world behind the closed doors of modern Japanese society.

Written by: Michael Segalov

The Travel Diary: Exploring Japan’s mystical northern island
Activism

The Travel Diary: Exploring Japan’s mystical northern island

What you see along the way — New York-based street photographer Hiroyuki Ito returns to his native Japan to discover the island of Hokkaido by train, hoping to capture an element of Japan’s future in traces of its past.

Written by: Hiroyuki Ito

The ghostly aftermath of Japan's nuclear disaster
Culture

The ghostly aftermath of Japan's nuclear disaster

The Fallout — Five years on from Fukushima, its people are still fending for themselves – but photographer Dominic Nahr is making sure they're not forgotten, seeking answers in a cloud of confusion.

Written by: Dominic Nahr

The Japanese cyclists seeing their city differently
Culture

The Japanese cyclists seeing their city differently

More than the average Mamachari — After a law against fixed-gear bikes threatened to shut the culture down in 2011, the Tokyo bike scene is flourishing in unexpected ways. We catch up with the key guys at the forefront of progressive cycling in Japan’s capital.

Written by: Sophie Knight

A surfer’s cultural dispatch from Japan
Reportage

A surfer’s cultural dispatch from Japan

Blood, Sex and Tears — To celebrate 10 years of Huck, we're digging through the archives to unearth stories that feel as relevant as ever. In 2008, writer and former pro-surfer Jamie Brisick guided us on a gonzo tour through surf culture, knife attacks and Japanese porn.

Written by: Jamie Brisick

The Travel Diary: Blood, sweat and tears inside a Japanese Sumo stable
Photography

The Travel Diary: Blood, sweat and tears inside a Japanese Sumo stable

What you see along the way — The life of a Sumo wrestler is gruelling and arduous, the tradition-steeped sport requires total dedication. When in Tokyo, photographers Pearce Leal and Woody Gooch took a look inside a stable where they live, eat, train and sleep.

Written by: Pearce Leal // Woody Gooch

Snowboarders carve deep lines into Asia’s hidden cultures
Culture

Snowboarders carve deep lines into Asia’s hidden cultures

Riding off the beaten track — In Loose Change, snowboarders Niels Schack and Sparrow Knox set out to ride through four countries off snowboarding’s radar: Turkey, India, Kazakhstan and Japan.

Written by: Robin Nierynck

A total non-interview with Japan's quirkiest artist
Culture

A total non-interview with Japan's quirkiest artist

Shutdown by a wizard of whimsy — Given a chance to speak with cartoonish mastermind Misaki Kawai, we were keen to learn more. The only problem? Her answers are as blunt as they are bizarre...

Written by: Cian Traynor

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