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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Osaka elementary school becomes first in Japan to have a police box established on campus

Will this police box be an outlier or set a new precedent for community policing?

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Japan’s new Pajama Suit is the perfect all-day, all-situations outfit for our current lifestyle

Mr. Sato models three different ways to wear these crossover clothes.

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Japan’s PM says plenty of nurses available to work Olympics since “many are taking time off now”

Not the best time to be moving much-needed healthcare workers.

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Chinese Embassy tweets controversial comic about U.S. democracy

China starts another Twitter war, this time fanning the flames between Japan and American relations.

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Prince Harry’s new “chimpo” job title makes people in Japan giggle

In Japan, a chimpo has a whole other meaning. 

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Female cast of One Piece takes center stage with One Piece Novel Heroines

Short story collection follows four heroines on side adventures.

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Tokyo pub lets you grill traditional Japanese dessert right at your table in all-you-can-eat deal

Dango deal is a fun cultural experience and a tasty bargain.

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Bandai launches Gunpla Recycling Project to reuse Gundam anime model kit plastics

Model maker is installing drop boxes at arcades across Japan.

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67-year-old Japanese celeb pulls off perfect Disney villain cosplay【Video】

Naoko Ken was the Japanese-dub voice actress for this classic antagonist, and she shows she can look the part too.

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Anti-Asian Racism Social Experiment restores our faith in humanity【Video】

A reminder that for all the people who hate, there are many more willing to love and protect.

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Japanese woman surprised to learn foreigners don’t openly tell women they have big breasts

Encounter with foreigners leads woman to realise she’s from “a sexually underdeveloped country”.

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Tokyo Olympics Village looks like an eerie ghost town

Athletes Village could be the real-life setting for a disaster film right now.

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Five diet-friendly Tokyo restaurant menu/takeout items that helped shrink this pandemic gut

Our ramen-loving, curry-craving reporter managed to drop a lot of weight while still satisfying his taste buds.

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Travelers entering Japan will have to install location confirmation app, Skype on smartphones

Don’t have a smartphone? You’ll be required to rent one, and pay for it out of your own pocket.

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Judge rules Japanese government rejecting same-sex marriage applications is unconstitutional

Decision could affect outcomes of other ongoing lawsuits.

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Peach John x Japanese comedian Barbie collaborative project releases new line of chic bra sets

The popular Japanese lingerie maker teams up with Barbie to promote body positivity and comfort with stylish designs.

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Is Japan about to be rocked by a big earthquake?

People are checking their emergency bags in fear that a big quake will arrive in the coming days.

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Women speak out about sexual violence after Great East Japan Earthquake

“Buried voices” get the attention they deserve, and bring about positive change. 

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Tokyo Electric Power Company admits it knew earthquake sensors are broken at Fukushima power plant

Sensors were installed last spring at Reactor 3 building, registered no shaking in this month’s 7.1-magnitude quake.

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Undress an ukiyo-e woman out of her kimono with this Japanese magic towel hack

You’ll need more than hot water to fully appreciate the beauty of this towel.

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