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.
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.
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.
Writer and former pro-surfer Jamie Brisick guides on a gonzo tour through surf culture, knife attacks and Japanese porn.
The life of a Sumo wrestler is gruelling and arduous, the tradition-steeped sport requires total dedication. Take a look inside the stable where they eat, train and sleep.
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.
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.
Skaters Ishod Wair, Peter Ramondetta, Raven Tershy and Kevin Terpening rip through three cities with little sleep and plenty of confusion.
Five Japanese hip hop dancers share their experience of trying to make it in Los Angeles in a beautiful short documentary from Dani Fortuny and Igor Kosenko.
The Atkinson Galleries, Southport presents the first major exhibition of Japanese Shojo Manga in the UK.
Motherboard and KAYAK check in to Japan’s robot-staffed Henn-na Hotel. Are they in a for a great night’s sleep or a nightmare vision of the future?
Artist Clet Abraham’s mischievously modified signage subverts authorities’ attempts to make us obedient citizens.