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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Japanese public toilet becomes a tourist attraction in Tokyo

Welcome to We Topia, or should we say “Wee Topia”.

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The best kebab in Tokyo? We find out if Moses in Shibuya lives up to the hype

Moses was the first person to sell kebabs in Japan, and you can buy them in Shibuya until three in the morning.

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Is the absolute closest conveyor belt sushi to Akihabara Station any good? Let’s find out!

Uzushio is the shortest path from Akihabara Station to revolving sushi.

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Mikado Coffee is a 76-year-old coffee chain with a major celebrity connection

We stop by the cafe’s original branch in Tokyo for a cup of coffee and a unique dessert.

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Foreigner’s request for help in Tokyo makes us sad for the state of society

Such an odd encounter that we’re hoping it was a YouTube prank. 

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Akihabara pop-up shop sells goods made by Japanese prison inmates

A unique store packed with unusual Japanese souvenirs you won’t find anywhere else.

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Better than Apple EarPods? Our 100 yen shop earphone showdown finds a true champion

Testing the highest-quality earphones from Daiso and the rest of Japan’s lowest-priced stores.

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Wendy’s releases a Pretzel Roast Beef Burger aimed at foreign tourists in Japan

An expensive inbound burger for international visitors with deep pockets.

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All-you-can-drink Starbucks and amazing views part of Tokyo’s new 170 meter-high sky lounge

Sky Plaza Ibasho opens in Shinjuku.

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Starbucks releases a special sparkly tumbler in Japan to support diversity

A portion of profits goes towards the chain’s Rainbow School Project.

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Legendary Pokémon Rayquaza evolves into a nagashi somen noodle delivery system【Pics】

A super-effective way to get a taste of Japanese summertime food culture.

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Is Coca-Cola Japan’s new canned Jack Daniels cocktail better than mixing your own?【Taste test】

The standard version was a hit with our taste-tester, but how will this new no-sugar version perform?

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New famous food of Akihabara! Reiwa garlic chive ramen is delicious two times per meal

Trying out a hot-topic nira soba.

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All-Noodle Artisan Marugame udon restaurant operating in Tokyo, only 30 percent pass test

Marugame has over 800 branches in Japan, but right now this is the best one.

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What are McDonald’s macarons really like in Japan?

We find out if budget fast food macarons are worth the hype. 

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The beautiful booth models of Tokyo Motorcycle Show 2024【Photos】

Over 70 photos from the annual spring event.

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“Red Wing Burger” is the newest crazy creation from Japan’s oldest hamburger chain【Taste test】

Dom Dom Burger goes big with a red wing burger for a red wing town.

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Truck drivers love this Saitama Ramen Shop, but will it win our hearts?【Taste test】

Ramen Shop’s name sounds generic, but its ramen isn’t.

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If you want chashu without noodles, this Tokyo restaurant chain is the place for you【Taste test】

Successor to Akihabara eatery serves up a great chashu teishoku.

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Kyoto’s Nishiki Market has great bento boxed lunches, and here are our top 3 picks

Whether you’re looking to eat in the park, along the river, or on the Shinkansen, “Kyoto’s Kitchen” has you covered.

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