Zoo Jeans—Chic New Denim Trend or Animal Exploitation

by: Claire Voon

A group of locals in Hitachi City, Japan are collaborating with the city's Kamine Zoo to produce a line of jeans created with the help of the zoo's own animals.

Tags: Fashion, Japan, jeans, Kamine Zoo, Miyashita Aya, The Mineko Club, The Wild Magazine, World Wildlife Fund, Yahoo Auctions, Zoo Jeans

Deep Cuts: Aural Sects

by: Andrew Prieto

Aural Sects is both the greatest pun in the world, and the greatest pun in the world

Tags: ambient, aural sects, Deep Cuts, electronic, Japan, netlabel, New York, progressive
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Reel Runway: An Altered State

by: Ben Sharp

A roundup of the week's most alluring fashion shorts.

Tags: ben sharp, blackmeans, DIY, Elina Kechicheva, Fashion, Fashionable Selby, Japan, Maison Martin Margiela, Maiyet, Model Rehab, Modle Files, Mykita, new wave, normcore, old navy, Priscilla de Laforcade, punk, Reel Runway, Solene Herbert, Spring/Summer 2014, SS14, The Wild Magazine, Todd Selby, Tokyo, Trois Soeurs, VFILES, Yujiro Komatsu, Zoë Le Ber
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Stepping Towards a Mandate

by: The WILD

Yuya Shino/Reuters A Japanese election worker carries a ballot box on his way to count the cast ballots. The liberal democrat party of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, described as an outspoken nationalist, secured landslide victories […]

Tags: Japan, Japanese elections, Picture of the day, Shinzo Abe, Yuya Shino
Mynority Classics WILD Mag profile

WILD Profile: Mynority Classics: Minorities Living in a City of Over 12 Million

by: Khiera Nicole

WHO: Mynority Classics (DJ SARASA & A$AMI ONE) WHERE: Tokyo, Japan WHAT THEY DO: Producers and designers of a Tokyo based B-Girl lifestyle brand. What are you currently working on? We are pushing these Hip […]

Tags: A$AMI ONE, DJ SARASA, Japan, Khiera Nicole, music, Mynority Classics (DJ SARASA & A$AMI ONE)Mynority Classics, The Wild Magazine, Tokyo, WILD PROFILES
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Modern Day Geisha, Kyoto Japan

by: Giovanna Badilla

Photograph by Clancy Lethbridge via National Geographic Japan, a country where ultra modern living and old traditions can live in perfect symbiosis, has had a Geisha tradition that has been passed down from generation to […]

Tags: Geisha, Giovanna Badilla, Japan, Kyoto, Memoirs of a Geisha, Mineko Iwasaki, The Wild Magazine
Adeline Rapon

WILD Profile: Le Doux Secret de Miss Rapon

by: Isaac Perez Solano

Who: Adeline Rapon What She Does: Blogger Where: Paris What’s on her mind today: It’s so sunny that I’m wearing short shorts, and it seems like I’m the only one. I don’t think I should […]

Tags: Adeline Rapon, Chris Rock, Issac Perez Solano, Japan, Paris, Saga Africa, The Wild Magazine, WILD PROFILES, Yannick Noah
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Marking a Devastating Anniversary, Japan

by: Marina Lucic

It has been a year since the earthquake and tsunami hit the north-eastern coast of Japan that left 20,000 people either dead or missing. Photo by Daniel Berehulak. For more of his work, click here.

Tags: anniversary, Fukushima Daiich, Japan, Marina Lucic, tsunami
COP17 Climate Talks in Durban, South Africa


by: Blaine Skrainka

A so-called last minute deal at the COP17 Climate Talks in Durban, South Africa has led politicians and some media outlets to laud the cooperation of diplomats to come to an agreement to ultimately curb […]

Tags: 1, 99%, American Exceptionalism, Blaine Skrainka, Canada, Cancun, Carbon Emissions, China, COP17, Copenhagen, Durban Adjournment, Durban Climate Talks, Environment, India, International Energy Agency, Japan, Kyoto Protocol, Politics, Pollution, Russia, South Africa, The Wild Magazine, United States, world
The Satoyama Initiative in Japan Ecosystems


by: Pablo Figueroa

Nowhere in the world is the importance of the relationship between humans and their environment more visible than in Japan today. The power of nature is not to be underestimated: the strongest earthquake ever recorded […]

Tags: biological diversity, Japan, nature and human well-being, Pablo Figueroa, protection of natural landscapes, Satoyama, sustainability, traditional knowledge, United Nations University, Wild Magazine
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Pharrell presents Tokyo Rising

by: Blaine Skrainka

Pharrell’s new film, Tokyo Rising, premiered last night at the Hiro Ballroom in New York City.  The project was a creative marketing collaboration between Palladium boots and director Thalia Mavros.  The film takes Pharrell on […]

Tags: ART, Blaine Skrainka, Chim Pom, Culture, Film, Fukushima, Hiro Ballroom, Japan, music, New York City, Palladium, Pharrell, Shiroto No Ran, Thalia Mavros, The Wild Magazine, Tokyo, Tokyo Rising, Trippple Nippples, Verbal, Yoon, Yuka Uchida
Sayori Wada


by: Marine de la Morandière

WHO: Sayori Wada. Artist, illustrator/designer. WHERE: Tokyo Whats on her mind today: Same sex marriage is finally legal in my second home, NY! What she is currently working on: At work, one of the things […]

Tags: Afro-beat, Anne of Green Gables, Cuban, Hip-Hop, House, Japan, Jazz, Jean-Michel Basquiat, London, Marine de la Morandiere, NY, Paris, Rock, Sayori Wada, Soul, The Wild Magazine, Tokyo, Tokyu Hands, Tony Shafrazi, WILD PROFILES


by: Giovanna Badilla

Lady Gaga has created a bracelet where all the proceeds go directly to Japan relief efforts. Click here to buy your bracelet and help Japan!

Tags: Earthquake and tsunami relief, How to help Japan, Japan, Lady Gaga, The Wild Magazine