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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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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Tokyo’s Yomiuri Giants baseball players crossdress in beauty contest for fans

Not competing for batting averages or home runs, but likes on Instagram.

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Japanese people outraged by group riding bikes through underground shopping mall in Osaka 【Video】

Group includes a man in his 40s who sees no problem with doing wheelies through Namba Station.

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Beyond miso soup – You can get miso bear in a can in Japan, and we’ve tried it【Taste test】

Hokkaido brown bear, stewed in miso and shipped to our door.

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Should a man in his 40s pursue a 19-year-old Japanese convenience store clerk?

Men and women feel very differently about whether this man should go after his crush in Japan.

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Could you marry an otaku? Japanese people rank the geek hobbies they’d let slide for love

Where do you sit on the otaku dating ladder?

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Japanese makeup tutorial shows how a middle-aged man can turn into a beautiful young woman

The two very different faces of a self-professed “ossan”.

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Are Japanese B-Stylers racist? Jim Jeffries investigates cultural appropriation in Japan 【Video】

Where do you draw the line between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation?

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Do you know shabu shabu? Salt Bae thinks he does but he clearly doesn’t【Video】

You’ll have to do more than make it look sexy to convince people in Japan this is shabu shabu. 

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The leaves are changing, and SoraNews24 is looking for a new writer!

Here’s your chance to go from reading SoraNews24 to writing it.

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Otaku dances like a Japanese idol in front of J-Pop idol at live event in Tokyo【Video】

When you love the idol life so much you become the idol.

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Akihabara anime breasts billboard taken down by Tokyo government for violating social ordinance

Local police reign in the “boob harem” of More! Impregnate! Boobs of Flame Super Erotic App Academy.

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Beautiful Taiwanese cheerleader dubbed “stadium angel” by adoring baseball fans【Pics, Videos】

Lifting the spirits of players and fans at home and abroad.

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Jackie Chan spotted cuddling a puppy at a Japanese home centre【Video】

Action star goes incognito at an unlikely location to support his new support range. 

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October 31 marked the last day the clothing chain was in business in Japan.

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The cute cat that loves to ride to school on her hooman’s randoseru backpack every day 【Videos】

Turns out the Japanese randoseru school backpack is perfectly designed for cats to ride on.

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