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Japanese businessman plans to give away a BILLION YEN on Twitter, but there’s a catch

“Send me your business ideas!” he says in his tweet.

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“The world does not revolve around you!” Japanese shop clerk unleashes frustration on Twitter

The shop clerk implores customers to stop treating them “like punching bags” over the lack of masks on sale.

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A warning to think twice before taking photos of a crab dinner lying in a Japanese subway station

That discarded meal might not be what it seems.

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Kyoto’s Shrine of Severing Ties does its job a little too well again…by losing jobs

This (un)lucky recipient of the shrine’s divine power also shares a list of tips to be aware of before praying at the infamous shrine.

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Street Fighter cosplayer fights coronavirus as real-life physician in China 【Pics & Videos】

Chun-Li and Mai Shiranui are at the frontline looking to K.O. the pandemic.

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Here’s what 35 years of drawing practice can do for your superhero scribbles

Professional manga artist deftly displays his artistic skill progression from kindergarten to the present. 

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British newspaper ranks the best Studio Ghibli films and reader passions flare

Any ranking is bound to leave someone displeased, but this particular one has more than a few people balking at the selection for last place. 

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Chinese social media urges people to cut up surgical masks before disposing of them, but why?

A grim piece of advice is trending on Weibo.

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Netflix is making a live-action, U.S.-made One Piece series with original creator as producer

After years of silence, the live-action Straw Hat Pirates finally set a course to their debut.

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Top 10 ranking of Weekly Shonen Jump’s most beautiful male characters revealed

Don’t be afraid to take in the eye candy with these characters who originally graced the pages of Japan’s best-selling weekly shonen manga magazine.

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Japanese Twitter users happy to see men on women-only train car in India get slapped by police

Video shows more than a dozen men getting immediately and physically punished for violating subway rules.

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The One and Only Nose in the World – talented girl plays recorders using her nose [video]

“What a waste of talent…this is awesome,” one Twitter user commented.

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Survey reveals 70 percent of Japanese adults believe corporal punishment is necessary

In light of an upcoming law, this survey sought adults’ attitudes towards broad topics related to disciplining children and child abuse.

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Merry Christmas from SoraNews24!

Happy holidays to our readers both in Japan and around the world!
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Make no mistake, that’s officially NOT a Snorlax Pokémon bed

It’s the perfect interior addition for the dedicated Sleemon fans!

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A case of the wrong “cat”: unexpected surprise in a toy box fuels laughs online

One Twitter user didn’t find quite what he was expecting inside. 

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Edward Snowden Reacts to His Cameo in Lupin III: Goodbye Partner

This “Edward Znoden” character sounds a little familiar….

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Dam management finds laughably clever way to deter nighttime thrill-seekers in Japan【Video】

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, including this team of workers who used their own local brand of heroism to prank visitors at night. 

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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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Crafty and creative Twitter user shares how-to videos for dazzling autumn leaf origami

These simple but clever designs are sure to enchant not only the children but the grown-ups as well. 

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