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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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How technology kept us entertained and baffled this year.

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2022’s top stories in food and cooking news 【SoraNews24 Year in Review】

Let’s take a moment to digest the year’s top stories about what went in our bellies.

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2022’s top stories in anime, manga, and Studio Ghibli news 【SoraNews24 Year in Review】

Butt-wiping struggles, the difference between Nicole Fujita and Nicole Fujita, and how Totoro can help you make it through the winter.

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Merry Christmas from SoraNews24!

Happy holidays to all of our readers!

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Why Gonpachi Nori-Temaki in Harajuku is a great Japanese restaurant for foreign tourists

Mr Sato reckons this hand-rolled sushi joint is perfect for international visitors.

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Cloud Catcher is a real Japanese crane game with real prizes that you play through your phone

Prizes of both the anime and edible varieties can be yours even if you can’t make it to the arcade.

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Eating Japanese katsudon once served in police interrogation rooms

A surprising taste of history in Tokyo.

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Man shoots fireworks through crowd at Shibuya Scramble Crossing 【Video】

It’s amazing no one was hurt during the unexpected fireworks display.

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Tourists warned about fake volunteer guide near Kinkakuji in Kyoto

“Guide” continues to pester travellers despite the city’s requests for him to stop. 

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McDonald’s Japan’s new kalbi koshihikari rice burger and its friends only come out after sundown

Eating these new rice burgers for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the same day is sadly not an option.

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Tourists return to Japan, and Mario Karts return to Tokyo roads with them

Locals lament the reappearance of the controversial go-karts.

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Man arrested for trying to kill a convenience store owner over a cup of coffee

Latte triggers a series of events that results in attempted murder.

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Emergency drill “assailant” on Japanese train goes viral for being too good at the job 【Video】

Stand-ins look genuinely scared when this man gets into character. 

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Travelling to Japan soon? Beware the “Three Small Hells” awaiting tourists upon arrival

Japan may have opened its borders, but there are still some requirements that might trip you up when visiting.

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Ghibli Park benches spark debate in Japan

One person’s cute anime flourish is another person’s hostile design.

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A visit to Subnade: Downtown Tokyo’s survivor subterranean shopping center【Photos】

Exploring beneath the streets of the skyscraper district.

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Tokyo’s world-famous Kappabashi restaurant supply street’s annual festival is going on right now

If you need just about any kind of cookware or tableware, you can find it here.

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Tokyo Game Show 2022: Hands-on with Resident Evil Village VR and the new Final Fantasy

But hand off the life-size Atalier Ryza figure’s thighs.

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Big Cock Roll wows the taste buds at Japanese restaurant in Saitama

Fukurokuju sells “Man’s Romance” on the menu.

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Japan’s caviar purin custard pudding – Weirdly wonderful, or foolishly fancy?【Taste test】

Adding the gourmet taste of caviar and truffle to one of Japan’s simplest desserts.

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