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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Angry Birdgers: McDonald’s China unveils green & red burgers to coincide with Angry Birds movie

Are you green with envy or just plain nausea?

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Old man blissfully unaware as out-of-control dump truck almost flattens him【Video】

It’s not very often we’re able to follow the line “he never even saw it coming” with “but then he casually watched it zoom over the horizon…”

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Snowboarder in Japan gets chased by a bear, has absolutely no idea【Update: fake but still cool】

Snowboard, pursued by a bear.

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How can we improve RocketNews24?【Survey now closed – thanks for your input!】

Love RocketNews24 and simply can’t get enough? Want to see more of one thing and less of another? Now’s your chance to tell us!

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Uniqlo asks women to draw pictures of their breasts, say words about them【Videos】

We can’t quite decide whether Japanese fashion giant Uniqlo’s latest promotional campaign is cute, empowering, or just plain silly.

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Cloudy skies can’t keep these symbols of fertility down! Note: This post may not be safe for your workplace.

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Announcing the winners of our RocketNews24 x TokyoTreat KitKat Collection Box giveaway!

Were you one of the thousands of people who entered our epic KitKat giveaway? Find out if you’ve won here!

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Scientists call for more education after a study finds that a huge number of Japanese people are afflicted with a condition that causes their private parts to appear blurry. 

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Win a Premium Japanese Kit Kat box, courtesy of TokyoTreat!【Contest closed】

Love Kit Kats? Wish you could get your hands on the amazing varieties available only in Japan? How about a whole box of them?

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Japan’s pervert superhero and his muscular buttocks are back!

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Yukitchen presents: Jabba the Hutt Vegan Shepherd’s Pie【Recipe】

Beautiful blogger and food aficionado Yuki is back with a recipe that both looks and tastes out of this world.

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These leggy felt figures are utterly fabulous, totally bootylicious and only barely safe for work

These fantasy figures look almost real!

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Japanese glassworker shows off adult-oriented creations, leaves us impressed and slightly afraid

Still looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift? Your search is nearly over!

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Is this your lucky day? Announcing the winner of our Kyoto book and DVD giveaway!

Did you enter our recent contest to win “Exploring Kyoto” and “Kyoto—Heart of Japan”? Well, now’s the time to find out if you’ve won!

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America is “the land of the free,” but what does that mean? Japanese commenters weigh in

The USA is known as “the land of the free,” but what exactly does that mean? Some Japanese commenters recently discussed this online, and their answers were…unique.

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Win “Exploring Kyoto” and “Kyoto—Heart of Japan” by answering this simple question! 【Closed】

Heading to Kyoto soon? Simply want to know more about Japan’s ancient capital? We have the perfect book and DVD for you—and you could win them by answering one easy question!

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Muscle Men Making Macho Mochi Must Mean Magnificent Memories!

Do you like hunky, muscle-bound men and mochi? Then we have the perfect event for you!

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The movie industry won’t be the same after Blood-drenched Delinquent Girl Chainsaw is released next year.

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