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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Sexy girl? Handsome dude? This cosplayer can appear as either.

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From busty cleavage to flat chest in seconds.

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Garments designed to lead virgins astray. 

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“Smooth Hair” poster sparks controversy in Japan

Company pulls haircare ad after receiving complaints from the public. 

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Love Live! poster showing anime schoolgirl in see-through skirt divides public opinion in Japan

Otaku, artists, feminists, and a Tokyo assemblyman weigh in on the controversial crotch-revealing image.

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Japanese otaku finds way to get the smell of a high school girl in his car passenger seat

Mother’s comment turns out to be the best endorsement for strange product.

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Street Fighter cosplayer fights coronavirus as real-life physician in China 【Pics & Videos】

Chun-Li and Mai Shiranui are at the frontline looking to K.O. the pandemic.

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How to safely apprehend a chikan pervert and protect women from being groped on a Japanese train

Helpful guide from a Japanese man who’s stepped in to stop groping on more than one occasion

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Japan’s first-ever capybara cat cafe opens in Tokyo

The only cafe in Japan where you can enjoy the company of a capybara, the world’s largest living rodent.

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See what lies underneath with this sheer cosplay costume born from a busty manga sketch.

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The weird and wonderful things you’ll find at Japanese love hotels【Photos】

Trending hashtag reveals some interesting quirks that guests have come across during their short-term stays.

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We taste the Adult Cream Pie from McDonald’s Japan

This dessert has been a long time coming.

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Nishinari, the slum of Osaka, now at risk of gentrification after becoming a tourist hotspot

The “Harlem of Japan” may be losing the very thing that made it so popular in the first place.

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Japanese shrine bans foreign visitors following disrespectful behaviour by tourists

Nagasaki priest says over-tourism, vandalism and theft of amulets led to his controversial decision.

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Adult Cream Pie coming to McDonald’s Japan

People are wondering if any English speakers were consulted before they chose the name for the salacious new dessert.

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Kyoto Animation arsonist develops a soft spot for nurse treating him at hospital

People in Japan are concerned for the nurse who’s become the object of a killer’s affections. 

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The best Japanese cosplayers from Day 4 of Winter Comiket 2019【Photos】

The final day of Comiket wrapped up with some awesome cosplays.

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Three Japanese women were pulled out to safety after finding themselves in a dangerous situation.

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Happy New Year from SoraNews24!

A new decade dawns, heralding the start of a very big year for Japan and its rat-folk.

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