SoraNews24

SoraNews24 is a Tokyo-based news site. In 2008, our sister site, RocketNews24 published its first Japanese-language article, and two years later came the start of our English site, which originally existed exclusively to translate articles from our Japanese colleagues. Over time we’ve expanded the amount of English-language content we produce while maintaining a focus on fun, weird, and intriguing news from Asia, particularly Japan.

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Liev Schreiber’s son deemed “too beautiful” in Japan

Many are likening his look to Studio Ghibli’s Howl from Howl’s Moving Castle.

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Happy New Year from SoraNews24!

Here’s to a tiger-rific 2022!

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2021’s top stories in cosplay and makeover news【SoraNews24 Year in Review】

Tokyo’s other Halloween hot spot, divisively skimpy maid cosplay, ladies who loo stunning in their 60s, and Seiji’s transformation into Leonardo DiCaprio.

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2021’s top stories in video game and Nintendo news【SoraNews24 Year in Review】

How to shut down anti-gaming haters, confusing fan art guidelines, an N64 personality test, and a Zelda arrest.

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2021’s top stories in Japanese food and cooking news【SoraNews24 Year in Review】

The secrets of Japanese supermarket music and life-saving green tea, plus how to make the King of Curries and furoshiki-style sandwiches.

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2021’s top stories in anime, manga, and Studio Ghibli news 【SoraNews24 Year in Review】

Sexy voice actors, the end of Evangelion, and a message from Studio Ghibli founder Hayao Miyazaki.

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Merry Christmas from SoraNews24!

Happy holidays to you, our wonderful readers!

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Is it still cosplay if you can’t even see the costume anymore?

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World Masterpiece Theater classic anime series gets lifestyle/fashion line in Japan

Anime versions of Anne of Green Gables, Dog of Flanders, and more inspire stylish and adorable designs.

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Miss Universe 2021 Japan entry slammed for wearing “dead person’s kimono”

“Cool Japan” take on national costume criticised as an “insult” to Japanese culture. 

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Man with no visible injuries found dead on train in Japan

Other passengers likely thought he was sleeping.

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Is Ariana Grande “Asian Fishing”? Japanese netizens weigh in on the drama

What do people in Japan think of the star’s controversial new look? 

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We head to an Okinawan restaurant to try yagijiru goat soup and other things we didn’t know exist

Local landmark in Ishigaki has a very unique menu.

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Nine middle-aged Japanese men celebrate Twintail Day by putting their hair in twintails【Photos】

Our staff gets into the spirit and style of the annual celebration.

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Tokyo kotatsu cafe wants to keep your legs warm and your coffee VERY cold

Nescafe combines Japan’s favorite warming furniture with chilled sweets and drinks.

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Anime tie-up with Japanese onsen town causes public outcry, officials double-down on collaboration

Backlash against Onsen Musume Project prompts a slinging match between feminists and otaku.

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Making a traditional Japanese dessert from “heaven grass”【Photos】

It comes from the sea, but when you’re done preparing it, it tastes divine.

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Utada Hikaru announces new album, streaming concert

J-pop megastar’s new album is available for pre-order now, will include themes from Evangelion and To Your Eternity anime.

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Tully’s Coffee Japan blends coffee with magic in their new Harry Potter collaboration

Their Magical Coffee Time tie-in appeals to the hearts of all Potter die-hards.

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Why work from home when you can work from a Japanese cat town?

Well, there are a few reasons, actually. 

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