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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We hold a 14-nation taste test of Karaage-kun, Japan’s favorite convenience store fried chicken

Lawson’s bite-sized chicken snack is loved across Japan, but can that love stretch around the globe?

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Why some otaku look at women’s breasts, according to Japanese Twitter

The reason may not be as perverted as we all think. 

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Explore Kyoto tourist site Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine with Unreal Engine 4 【Video】

Stunning exploration game lets you walk at your own pace, take photos with an in-game camera, and discover hidden areas without the crowds.

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Japan’s first-ever micro pig cafe opens in Tokyo 【Pics & Video】

We visit the new cafe that aims to change people’s perception about pigs as livestock and promote them as beloved animals instead.

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The long-awaited Gorogoro Chicken Curry returns to Japan’s Matsuya restaurant chain

Gorogoro goodness that fans have been waiting a whole year for.

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Japanese YouTuber sleeps on a bed in the middle of Shibuya Scramble Crossing【Video】

A crowd of onlookers watched as he fell off the bed after his stunt.

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One cosplayer, three different cats to choose from.

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This luxurious maternity hospital makes us want to have all the babies in Japan

This maternity hospital makes having a baby in Japan look like a trip to Tokyo Disneyland.

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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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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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