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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See what lies underneath with this sheer cosplay costume born from a busty manga sketch.

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Trending hashtag reveals some interesting quirks that guests have come across during their short-term stays.

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We taste the Adult Cream Pie from McDonald’s Japan

This dessert has been a long time coming.

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Nishinari, the slum of Osaka, now at risk of gentrification after becoming a tourist hotspot

The “Harlem of Japan” may be losing the very thing that made it so popular in the first place.

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Japanese shrine bans foreign visitors following disrespectful behaviour by tourists

Nagasaki priest says over-tourism, vandalism and theft of amulets led to his controversial decision.

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Adult Cream Pie coming to McDonald’s Japan

People are wondering if any English speakers were consulted before they chose the name for the salacious new dessert.

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Kyoto Animation arsonist develops a soft spot for nurse treating him at hospital

People in Japan are concerned for the nurse who’s become the object of a killer’s affections. 

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The best Japanese cosplayers from Day 4 of Winter Comiket 2019【Photos】

The final day of Comiket wrapped up with some awesome cosplays.

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Aggressive upskirt photographers swallow up cosplay trio at Comiket【Video】

Three Japanese women were pulled out to safety after finding themselves in a dangerous situation.

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Happy New Year from SoraNews24!

A new decade dawns, heralding the start of a very big year for Japan and its rat-folk.

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Japan’s most popular curry chain now has adds vegan soup curry, and it’s delicious【Taste test】

The curry chain that’s all about giving you exactly the kind of curry you want expands its no-animal-product lineup.

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Merry Christmas from SoraNews24!

Happy holidays to our readers both in Japan and around the world!
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‘Tis the season to be jolly and blow a load of streamers on all your friends

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Taxi driver argues with man, runs him over then drives into wall 【Video】

Some people in Japan are siding with the driver over the incident.

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Yamato delivery man kicked and yelled at by older colleague in Japan【Video】

Japan is known for its amazing delivery services, but behind the scenes there’s a lot of stress in keeping up the high standard. 

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Vietnamese workers get scolded by boss in Japan, retaliate by punching him in the head 【Video】

Workers are said to be participating in the government’s Technical Intern Training Program.

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Osaka store catering to menstrual goods has staff wear badges saying if they’re on their period

The ultimate store for feminine needs. Period.

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