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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Keanu Reeves visits Hideo Kojima and a rural art island in Japan before John Wick premiere

Reeves took in some contemporary art with rumoured girlfriend Alexandra Grant in the heart of the Japanese countryside. 

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Typhoon Faxai strands thousands at Narita Airport in Japan【Pics & Video】

Store shelves stripped of goods as suspended services leave people with “no escape” at airport.

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Typhoon Faxai causes commuter chaos during peak hour in Japan【Pics & Video】

Commuters waited in jaw-dropping queues that stretched for several blocks outside train stations in and around Tokyo. 

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Typhoon Faxai makes landfall in Japan, batters Tokyo area 【Pics & Video】

Haneda Airport one of the areas damaged by strong winds and torrential rain.

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Become the Queen of Hearts at a resort casino this Halloween.

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Train in Japan evacuated after colliding with truck and derailing【Photos, video】

Accident occurred as train on commuter line traveled south of Tokyo.

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Super-spicy Tokyo ramen served in a 572-degree Fahrenheit bowl? Yep, we’ll eat that!【Taste test】

Our resident spice fiend puts his tongue to the test in Tokyo’s most competitive ramen neighborhood!

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Gang of Japanese politicians chase man down street, restrain him for “obstructing campaign”【Vid】

”This is like something the yakuza would do.”

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Free treatment for Kyoto Animation arson burn victims offered by Japan’s leading cosmetic surgeon

Doctor offered similar philanthropy following previous national disaster.

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Anime studio attacked by arsonist, explosion leaves dozens injured, 12 dead

Arsonist claims Kyoto Animation “ripped off other people’s work.”

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Motorsports, hot springs, huge ramen, and an amusement park: All reasons to visit Suzuka Circuit

Mie Prefecture’s Suzuka is the home of Japan’s most famous racetrack, but there’s more than cars to get excited about.

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“Male, female…other?” Japan form-makers consider possible LGBT discrimination in their terminology

For gay, transgender and nonbinary individuals in Japan, filling in forms can be daunting. But how to handle it?

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Incredible videos show seas of Hong Kong protestors parting to let ambulances through【Videos】

Two-million person protests quickly and compassionately give up their position in the streets for the sake of the injured.

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Man pushed onto tracks at train station in Japan after listening to loud music on headphones

A desire for peace and quiet leads to violence at a Japanese train station. 

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Japanese artist turns man’s face into eerily realistic human flesh coin purse

Disembodied finger used as a hanko seal.

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Japanese dad transforms his kids into Studio Ghibli stars, Sailor Moon Senshi in amazing artwork

Whether asleep or awake, these kids are about to go on some incredible illustrated adventures.

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Japanese right-wing nationalists send a message to Donald Trump in Japan

Propaganda trucks in Tokyo pause their racist hate speeches to play the American national anthem.

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Donald Trump ate this double cheeseburger in Japan, so we do too

We try the Tokyo cheeseburger deemed worthy of being served to a burger-loving president.

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Australian tourist in Japan arrested for graffiti around Kamogawa River in Kyoto

Tag found in 36 places, foreign tourist claims it was art

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