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 women think Tom Hiddleston is the ideal man, according to Japanese Twitter

The looks and achievements of the English actor hint at what women really want in a man.

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6 surprising things about having a baby in Japan

No pain relief, umbilical cord keepsakes, modesty curtains and a sushi free-for-all – what’s it really like to have a baby in Japan?

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Marie Kondo helps Donald Trump tidy up the White House 【Video】

Will they be able to make cleaning great again?

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Japanese gravure idol has a fishy secret to share in her bathroom 【Photos】

Shihomi Yoshino poses topless in the shower but no one’s looking at her breasts.

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A uniform that goes against all the school regulations.

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SoraNews24 is looking for a new writer, and it could be you!

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

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Special penis shrine books will even be available for the first time this year.

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Over 100 foreigners disappeared in Japan last year after arriving on cruise ships

Immigration Bureau’s relaxed visa policy has boosted tourism from southeast Asia, but it seems to have come with an unwanted side-effect.

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Pay-to-poop vs free poop: We compare Japanese toilets at Tokyo Station

Find out why some toilets come with an entry fee. 

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Japanese beer giant Asahi buys British London Pride brewery; U.K. writer hopping mad

Would a London Pride beer brewed in the same location under Japanese management still taste as patriotic? Both sides weigh in.

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California student Julian Adame remains in jail eight months after breaking lamp in Tokyo

Adame’s mother sets up crowdfunding campaign to help raise money for her son.

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Same-sex couples take Japanese government to court, request constitutional marriage rights

Ten same-sex couples are filing a joint lawsuit against the Japanese government, calling for real marriage equality.

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Happy New Year from SoraNews24!

Is anyone else craving pork cutlets and tonkotsu ramen?

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Japanese fetish designer wins the war against plain style.

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Paralympic fencing medalist under fire for “slanted eye” photo on Instagram

The Internet has some fierce words for Italian wheelchair fencer Emanuele Lambertini, and are even calling for his medal to be revoked.

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Foreigner attempts to fend off six Japanese police officers at Tokyo Starbucks 【Video】

The violent scuffle and eventual arrest was captured on camera by an eyewitness.

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Buttress Pillow: People in Japan go crazy for life-sized huggy butt cushion

Because there’s nothing like sleeping with your face buried in a butt crack.

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Japanese politician announces plan to create space division for Self-Defense Forces

Former Minister of Defense wants new organization up and running by 2020.

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