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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Millennials in Japan Aren’t F**king 【Video】

Jim Jeffries travels to Japan for a closer look at why Japanese millennials aren’t having sex.

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Typhoon warning from NHK Japan “to all foreigners” causes controversy online

There’s a fine line between kindly simplifying the Japanese language and offensively dumbing it down for foreign readers.

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Rie Tanaka may be 40 years old, but that doesn’t mean she’s too old to bare her flesh. 

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Rugby World Cup fans slammed for singing anthems, forming human pyramids on Japanese trains

Foreign tourists ignore requests by rail operators to watch their manners on trains in Japan. 

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Angelina Jolie reunites with son Maddox, Japanese musician Miyavi at Tokyo Maleficent 2 premiere

Hollywood actress visits Japan for the first time in five years with her two eldest children in tow.

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Rugby World Cup: Ireland fans sing for Japan outside convenience store after defeat

They may have lost the match, but their sportsmanship won them fans around the country.

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Naomi Osaka hits back at Japanese comedians’ “too sunburned” comment

Witty response proves Osaka isn’t just a tennis pro, she’s a marketing queen. 

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Japanese man receives Airdrop message from tailgating driver

The tale of the tailgating driver comes with an unusual twist.

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Rugby World Cup fans perform lineout on floor of a Japanese train

People in Japan now concerned over what might happen on public transport during the Tokyo Olympics

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How to stop a chikan pervert from groping on a Japanese train

Japanese commuter shares a simple solution that works. 

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Seductive poses criticised for being disrespectful to Japanese culture. 

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Keanu Reeves visits Hideo Kojima and a rural art island in Japan before John Wick premiere

Reeves took in some contemporary art with rumoured girlfriend Alexandra Grant in the heart of the Japanese countryside. 

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Typhoon Faxai strands thousands at Narita Airport in Japan【Pics & Video】

Store shelves stripped of goods as suspended services leave people with “no escape” at airport.

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Typhoon Faxai causes commuter chaos during peak hour in Japan【Pics & Video】

Commuters waited in jaw-dropping queues that stretched for several blocks outside train stations in and around Tokyo. 

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Typhoon Faxai makes landfall in Japan, batters Tokyo area 【Pics & Video】

Haneda Airport one of the areas damaged by strong winds and torrential rain.

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Become the Queen of Hearts at a resort casino this Halloween.

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Ketsufure is the Japanese twerk video we never knew we needed.

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Train in Japan evacuated after colliding with truck and derailing【Photos, video】

Accident occurred as train on commuter line traveled south of Tokyo.

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Super-spicy Tokyo ramen served in a 572-degree Fahrenheit bowl? Yep, we’ll eat that!【Taste test】

Our resident spice fiend puts his tongue to the test in Tokyo’s most competitive ramen neighborhood!

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Gang of Japanese politicians chase man down street, restrain him for “obstructing campaign”【Vid】

”This is like something the yakuza would do.”

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