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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Tokyo Game Show 2022: Hands-on with Resident Evil Village VR and the new Final Fantasy

But hand off the life-size Atalier Ryza figure’s thighs.

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Big Cock Roll wows the taste buds at Japanese restaurant in Saitama

Fukurokuju sells “Man’s Romance” on the menu.

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Japan’s caviar purin custard pudding – Weirdly wonderful, or foolishly fancy?【Taste test】

Adding the gourmet taste of caviar and truffle to one of Japan’s simplest desserts.

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Japan ends travel ban on individual tourists, waives visa requirements for certain countries

Travel restrictions finally set to be lifted as country returns to pre-pandemic entry procedures. 

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PewDiePie tries “every” Japanese snack and this is how people in Japan reacted to it

Some Japanese snacks reign supreme, while others appear to be shameful. 

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Our reporter can’t resist mystery of always-shut door being open on Tokyo subway station platform

He didn’t know where it would lead, but he had to find out.

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There’s a Japanese-style spaghetti chain Mr. Sato’s been skipping for years, but that ends today

After spending decades without ever eating at Goemon, our ace reporter is finally giving the fusion chain a shot.

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All-you-can-ride Shinkansen deal coming to Japan for a limited time

Unlimited travel pass comes with a slew of extra perks.

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The best cosplayers from Day 2 of Summer Comiket 2022【Photos】

Meet the colourful cast of characters and cosplayers who brought the heat to this summer’s otaku celebrations. 

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Tokyo’s Nakano adds rock and disco to its annual summer bon dance【Videos】

The neighborhood that invented the Obon Jovi dance is back with a new set list of rock and disco hits.

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JAL system makes air travel easier and lets you keep laptops, liquids in bag for security check

Passengers can keep computers and liquids inside their carry-on until they actually want to use them, thanks to new system.

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Attention home takoyaki chefs! Japan now has a specialty store for takoyaki flour【Taste test】

The Kansai region loves octopus dumplings, but will our Kansai-born takoyaki fan love this store’s flour?

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Is Japan’s new pain-in-the-butt instant ramen also a joy in the stomach?【Taste test】

Cup Noodle maker tells us upfront that this is going to be a hassle, but is it worth the time and energy?

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Want to become a swordsmith? Apprenticeship opens in Japan, but the fine print might shock you

Katana-making apprenticeship sparks debate on controversial conditions. 

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The poop ice cream to end all poop ice creams


This weird Japanese dessert flushes all the others down the drain. 

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What’s it like to pole dance on a rooftop in Tokyo?

The truth behind these photos is not as glamorous as it seems.

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This plastic wrap is supposed to turn supermarket sashimi into great sashimi, but does it work?

Taste-testing the effects of Pichit sheets.

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A talk with the first Japanese person to play in Major League Baseball, Masanori Murakami

The journey from the Hawks to the Giants wasn’t easy, but along the way he made history.

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Survey picks Japan’s top three (actually four) open-air museums【Photos】

A day at the museum doesn’t have to mean a day inside.

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How do Japan’s host club hosts get their professional names? We talk with five Kabukicho pros

Interviews reveal backstories behind the genjina.

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