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We’ve Entered the Era of Sexually Fluid Professional Wrestlers

The streamers are usually for the winners — an ostentatious bit of Japanese wrestling tradition to send the fans home happy in the same way one might…

Japan’s Biggest Deadhead Wants to Spread Hippie Culture

In Setagaya, a district in southwest Tokyo, the city’s endless urban sprawl finally gives way to a calmer residential area. Aside from the sounds of…

The Straight Male Sex Workers of Japan Who Sell Their Services to Gay Men

“If you’d never experienced this, it would be hard to understand.” That’s the first line of Boys for Sale, a documentary that had its North…

The Deer Are in Charge of This Ancient Japanese Town

There’s a primeval forest in Nara, Japan, that’s believed to be sacred. So, too, are the animals who roam it. Case in point: the 1,200…