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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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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Real-life Rurouni Kenshin reverse-blade katana now on display in Tokyo【Photos】

Swordsmith who’s certified cultural asset of Japan forges anime ronin’s iconic weapon.

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Strong earthquake hits Japan as anniversary of Fukushima disaster approaches【Photos, Videos】

Footage shows the strength of the tremor as it hit and the aftermath it left behind.

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Tokyo Olympics organizing committee president resigns over sexist remarks

Yoshiro Mori apologizes, insists “I have supported all women.”

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Female politicians stage “white action” protest against Tokyo Olympic head’s misogynist remarks

Group takes inspiration from similar protest in the U.S.

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The return of Terrace House? Seina and Noah star in new series produced by the reality show【Vids】

Former presenter Reina Triendl and her sister also make an appearance, naked in a bathtub together.

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Japan’s new soy BBQ cheeseburger wants to shatter preconceptions with big, bold flavor

Lotteria creates the most decadent meat-substitute meal yet.

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How to use Japanese convenience store Lawson’s self-checkout terminals

Speedy and convenient, the payment option is no snack run speedbump.

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Two men charged for having sex at a public bathhouse in Tokyo

Manager has had enough of people using the sento for casual hookups.

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We learn the dark secret of Japan’s Woodstock rice balls, still want to eat them【Taste test】

This curry onigiri might not be quite as cute as we thought.

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Donald Trump parades around streets in Japan on the shoulders of Japanese supporters

Protestors in Japan show their fervent love for Trump despite needing help to sing the U.S. national anthem.

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Japan’s craziest Coming of Age Day is back with Kitakyushu Seijin no Hi 2021【Photos】

All of Japan has Coming of Age Ceremonies in January, but nowhere has them quite like Kitakyushu.

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What’s inside the lucky bag from Akihabara’s largest adult toy shop?

Adult department store M’s’ eroticism expert picks out a blind-buy bundle for women and couples that includes a tube of Surprisingly Gooey Feeling Super Gooey Type.

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Happy New Year from SoraNews24!

Congratulations, it’s 2021!

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Merry Christmas from SoraNews24!

Happy holidays to our readers in Japan and around the world!

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Japanese school renames boys, girls uniforms as “Type I” and “Type II” in gender identity reform

New dress code allows choice of bottoms for female students only.

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Japanese masturbatory aid maker Tenga unloads its “biggest gift ever”

Made from pure gold and priced at 10 million yen. 

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Why Ghibli’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is the perfect film for 2020

Nausicaä is a leader we can all look to for our current real-world crisis.

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