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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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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Nike commercial addresses bullying and racism in Japan, riles up debate online【Video】

Video gets more dislikes than likes, proving just how much Japanese society needs to watch this right now.

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English mistake makes Kyoto the enemy of the world

Look out — Japan’s old capital appears to be rising again, with an army of koi fish behind it.

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Uniqlo sister brand GU’s masks have one advantage over Uniqlo’s Airism masks

There’s definitely a family resemblance, but with one difference.

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Donald Trump and Joe Biden chibi mascot characters win fans during results coverage in Japan

Japanese media covers the U.S. presidential election in true zany Japanese style.

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Like owl cafes? How about an owl Chinese restaurant in Yokohama?

Fukuro” can have two meanings, and both apply here.

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Were we dumb to buy as many Animal Crossing amiibo cards as Nintendo would let us? Let’s find out

We show no restraint, and perhaps no intelligence, trying to bring some new friends to our New Horizons island.

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Japanese Christmas cake “inspired by a fascinating woman” looks uncannily like female genitalia

Inspired by a fascinating woman or her bejewelled genitals?

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Your mistakes will transform into Mt. Fuji with this cool art eraser from Japan【Photos】

Every mistake is another step on the path towards success, and also towards seeing Japan’s most famous mountain.

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Japanese beauty parlor chain offering cute and scary Halloween makeup packages

Whether you want just a graceful gash or a full-on vampire facial makeover, they’re ready to help.

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Japanese PM’s “low-level English” tweet to Donald Trump reportedly slammed by his own party

A source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says they’ll be stepping in to help PM Suga in future.

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Japanese musician violently attacked in New York for being “Chinese”

Vicious racist attack prompts an outpouring of love and support for the victim.

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Foreigners to blame for livestock theft, according to Japanese media

Spate of stolen pigs, cows and produce sparks fears in Japan, but the media is preoccupied with the nationality of the criminals.

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Woman sues Tokyo company after having to work 48 days in a row with limited bathroom breaks

Labor Standards Office recognizes treatment as workplace psychological injury.

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Panty thief gets an unexpected surprise after police reveal thong is not what it seems

Teenager learns a lesson he won’t ever forget. 

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Pilot makes unscheduled landing after passenger refuses to wear face mask

People in Japan are seething with anger at the selfishness of the anti-masker.

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It’s hard to find clothes to cover your chest when you’re this buxom.

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Seriously, what’s up with Japan’s fixation with animals going to the bathroom as capsule toys?

We have so many questions about the questionable design of some of these toys.

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Adding new and improved visual appeal to a new collection of video game medleys.

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How much do fans of boys’ love spend every year on homoerotic comics? The amount may surprise you

Bro, look at the size of my new BL collection.

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