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Make sushi in seconds with smart ingredient hack from Don Quijote

Lazy cooks can now feel like sushi pros.

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11 different ways to say “father” in Japanese

Otou-san is just the tip of the paternal iceberg.
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McDonald’s Japan’s Hokkaido Melon dessert drinks – the latest sign of life getting back to normal

The signature fruit of Japan’s northern island is ready to delight sweets fans across the country.

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After months of closure, Sanrio Puroland stages for re-opening in mid-July

For all lovers of pastel, cute things, and cartoon characters (especially Hello Kitty) alike. 

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Man in Tokyo tries to pay for sex with toy check

Kids’ plaything and adult services don’t mix well.

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How to turn leftover tempura into fried rice (or why to buy all the takeout tempura you can)

We venture into new territory in our latest trip into the SoraKitchen.

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You can now get shaved ice ramen in Japan, and it’s painfully delicious【Taste test】

There’s a lot to love here, and also two things to be careful of.

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Kyoto woman arrested for stealing cat from pet shop, offers strange justification to police

Straight-up theft, or miraculous reunion?

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Toyama Prefectural University able to locate potential COVID-19 clusters from raw sewage

You too might be able to save lives just by staying regular!

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Hello Kitty doesn’t have a mouth, so how does she video chat with fans? We find out!

A meet-and-greet with a mute, mouthless Sanrio character? Sounds good!

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SoraNews24 staff smells boss’ unwashed socks that have been worn for five-days straight

Look, we don’t come to your job and question everything that you do.

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Nara deer heading farther outside park during the coronavirus outbreak, but will they come back?

The animals are the symbol of the city, but our local reporter is worried they might be migrating away.

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Our reporter investigates the strangely named “shaved ice donburi” at a Tokyo cafe

“Donburi” usually refers to dishes eaten over a bowl of rice, so how could this concept possibly work?

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How to stop the itching from a mosquito bite in minutes using a towel and a microwave

A super easy way to keep the bloodsuckers from spoiling your summer fun.

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Two incredibly important phrases to remember when shopping in Japan

Japan is known for its excellent customer service, but being an excellent customer is important too.

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Crossdressing support subscription service launches in Japan with clothing delivery, tutorials

Girls Closet is latest initiative from Tokyo-based josou services company.

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Woman attempting suicide in Tokyo has life saved by 20 sumo wrestlers

Large group of gigantic men makes big difference in crisis.

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Japanese store stops talking to customers because of coronavirus, some hope change is permanent

Is silence golden, or is chitchat a necessary part of running a store?

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Ramen-flavor shaved ice is coming to Tokyo just in time for the summer heat

Forget cherry or lemon, this is the frozen treat we want.

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The odd phenomenon of some Japanese husbands making their wives put their socks on for them

If you’re old enough to get married, shouldn’t you be old enough to dress yourself?

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