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Tokyo Olympics will take place as scheduled “with or without COVID” says IOC exec

Promises that they will be “the Games that conquered COVID.”

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There’s a Lego Nintendo Entertainment System on the way…and it’s playable?!?

Teaser video takes teasing to the ultimate level as we’re dying to know more.

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New Pokémon Snap coming to Nintendo Switch! Four ways it can succeed where the original failed

It’s a different world than it was in the ‘90s, and that might make all the difference for the Pokémon photo safari game.

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Final Fantasy fans around the world share musical creations with Home de Chocobo challenge【Video】

Square Enix’s organizes stay-home salute to the lovable fantasy steed.

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Does anime need to start being more politically correct for overseas audiences? Twitter debates

Japanese animation has long had a reputation for pushing the boundaries of what’s acceptable, but is it pushing too far these days?

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Counting sheep to get to sleep may work after all, unless you speak Japanese

Japanese children’s book suggests we might have been doing it wrong all this time.

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Okonomiyaki sauce producer on damage control following heightened Iran-US tensions

Company assures us a famous Japanese dish is not in danger of becoming collateral damage.

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Merry Christmas from SoraNews24!

Happy holidays to our readers both in Japan and around the world!
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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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Pokémon x Shu Uemura Pikashu makeup collection breaks the Internet

Server goes down as pre-orders open for limited-edition gold Pikachu range in Japan. 

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Pikachu and pals dress up as other Pokémon for Pokémon GO Halloween event, and we want them all

Pikachu returns the idolization favor by dressing up as Mimikyu!

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Air Wagashi: New Nike Air Max sneakers are the delicious kicks we’ve all been waiting for

Limited-edition footwear inspired by traditional Japanese confectionery.

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Canon shows off video-game-like replay tech for real games of Rugby World Cup in Japan

Ca-non sports: It’s in the game.

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Japanese news agency under fire for announcing Nobel Prize goes “to foreigners”

They’re technically not wrong though.

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Reebok Insta Pump Fury OG sneakers: Take a walk on the kawaii side with Hello Kitty and Gudetama

Sanrio characters star in new limited-edition footwear. 

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We asked a Niantic insider 30 questions about Pokémon Go, learned a lot of useful information

A Niantic employee clears up some mysteries about the game.

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Nintendo FINALLY adds 16-bit Super NES/Super Famicom games to Switch Online service!

20 classic titles available almost immediately after long-awaited surprise announcement, retro controllers on the way too.

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New Japanese video game lets you compete in an international toilet racing circuit

And all from the comfort of your own toilet if you have a laptop.

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Sega has been using a different logo in Japan and overseas for years, and hardly anyone noticed

Blue is Sega’s image color the world over, but fans in different parts of the world see different things.

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Toilet-seat themed comedic-adventure The Benza breaks new ground for foreign talent in Japan

Full of literal toilet humor and heart, this Amazon Prime series is a breath of fresh air.

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