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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Anime studio attacked by arsonist, explosion leaves dozens injured, 12 dead

Arsonist claims Kyoto Animation “ripped off other people’s work.”

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Motorsports, hot springs, huge ramen, and an amusement park: All reasons to visit Suzuka Circuit

Mie Prefecture’s Suzuka is the home of Japan’s most famous racetrack, but there’s more than cars to get excited about.

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“Male, female…other?” Japan form-makers consider possible LGBT discrimination in their terminology

For gay, transgender and nonbinary individuals in Japan, filling in forms can be daunting. But how to handle it?

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Incredible videos show seas of Hong Kong protestors parting to let ambulances through【Videos】

Two-million person protests quickly and compassionately give up their position in the streets for the sake of the injured.

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Man pushed onto tracks at train station in Japan after listening to loud music on headphones

A desire for peace and quiet leads to violence at a Japanese train station. 

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Japanese artist turns man’s face into eerily realistic human flesh coin purse

Disembodied finger used as a hanko seal.

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Japanese dad transforms his kids into Studio Ghibli stars, Sailor Moon Senshi in amazing artwork

Whether asleep or awake, these kids are about to go on some incredible illustrated adventures.

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Japanese right-wing nationalists send a message to Donald Trump in Japan

Propaganda trucks in Tokyo pause their racist hate speeches to play the American national anthem.

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Donald Trump ate this double cheeseburger in Japan, so we do too

We try the Tokyo cheeseburger deemed worthy of being served to a burger-loving president.

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Australian tourist in Japan arrested for graffiti around Kamogawa River in Kyoto

Tag found in 36 places, foreign tourist claims it was art

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We hold a 14-nation taste test of Karaage-kun, Japan’s favorite convenience store fried chicken

Lawson’s bite-sized chicken snack is loved across Japan, but can that love stretch around the globe?

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Why some otaku look at women’s breasts, according to Japanese Twitter

The reason may not be as perverted as we all think. 

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Explore Kyoto tourist site Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine with Unreal Engine 4 【Video】

Stunning exploration game lets you walk at your own pace, take photos with an in-game camera, and discover hidden areas without the crowds.

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Japan’s first-ever micro pig cafe opens in Tokyo 【Pics & Video】

We visit the new cafe that aims to change people’s perception about pigs as livestock and promote them as beloved animals instead.

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The long-awaited Gorogoro Chicken Curry returns to Japan’s Matsuya restaurant chain

Gorogoro goodness that fans have been waiting a whole year for.

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Japanese YouTuber sleeps on a bed in the middle of Shibuya Scramble Crossing【Video】

A crowd of onlookers watched as he fell off the bed after his stunt.

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One cosplayer, three different cats to choose from.

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This luxurious maternity hospital makes us want to have all the babies in Japan

This maternity hospital makes having a baby in Japan look like a trip to Tokyo Disneyland.

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Why women think Tom Hiddleston is the ideal man, according to Japanese Twitter

The looks and achievements of the English actor hint at what women really want in a man.

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