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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Woman sues Tokyo company after having to work 48 days in a row with limited bathroom breaks

Labor Standards Office recognizes treatment as workplace psychological injury.

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Panty thief gets an unexpected surprise after police reveal thong is not what it seems

Teenager learns a lesson he won’t ever forget. 

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Pilot makes unscheduled landing after passenger refuses to wear face mask

People in Japan are seething with anger at the selfishness of the anti-masker.

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It’s hard to find clothes to cover your chest when you’re this buxom.

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Seriously, what’s up with Japan’s fixation with animals going to the bathroom as capsule toys?

We have so many questions about the questionable design of some of these toys.

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Adding new and improved visual appeal to a new collection of video game medleys.

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How much do fans of boys’ love spend every year on homoerotic comics? The amount may surprise you

Bro, look at the size of my new BL collection.

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Anti-mask group in Tokyo slammed for “cluster festival”

Putting others at risk by protesting against masks on the Yamanote train line. 

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Woman in short skirt arrested after inciting upskirt photography in Tokyo

Police have been told her partner was the driving force behind the scam. 

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Japanese YouTuber perfects gameplay moves outside Shibuya Station【Video】

Viral clip makes you feel as if you’re controlling an RPG character.

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Japanese Twitter searches for foreigners who left funny photos on lost smartphone at Costco

Phone returned to owner with a surprise on the camera roll from a trio of good samaritans.

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AKB48 member tests positive for coronavirus

Japanese idol now receiving treatment in hospital.

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Japanese actor Haruma Miura found dead at home in Tokyo

Award-winning actor who starred in the hit film Koizora has died from a suspected suicide. 

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McDonald’s Japan runs new anime ad for milkshakes, some viewers see lolicon mag cover instead

“Forever, Love” campaign gets lost in translation.

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Japanese fisherman becomes TikTok heartthrob, shares cute dance videos while working at sea

Dancing on a boat and fielding marriage proposals from fans is all in a day’s work for this scallop fisherman.

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Terrace House star Kai Kobayashi says staff asked him to touch Hana Kimura’s breasts

“Unscripted” Netflix reality TV show comes under fire following claims of housemate manipulation.

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We try Muji’s new “communist” suit【Photos】

Minimalist chic or Kim Jong-il cosplay?

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Hana Kimura’s mother slams Terrace House castmates for partying after daughter’s death

Kyoko Kimura calls out Hana’s friends after revealing staff pressured her daughter to stage scenes on the show.

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Brad Pitt discusses why his view on face masks changed in Japan

Hollywood star now wonders why we don’t all mask up.

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YouTube livestreamer enters politics, aims to get votes with eye-catching campaign poster.

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