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Japanese professor says women should NOT marry a guy who promises to help with the housework

Sure, it sounds nice, but critics say the deeper meaning behind his choice of words spells trouble ahead.

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Japanese politician announces plan to create space division for Self-Defense Forces

Former Minister of Defense wants new organization up and running by 2020.

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Man in Japan arrested for selling modified Super NES Classics with extra games, making 540 bucks

Tiny-scale operation for pint-sized retro console resales is still too big for Japanese police to look the other way.

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Osaka woman terrifyingly attacked by intruder while playing video games in her home late at night

Chilling home invasion is like something out of an urban legend.

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After being banned for ugliness, the Pikachu Donuts are back, but are they cute this time?

Is the final-version Pikachu Donut cuter before or after we cut its face in half?

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Survey shows more Japanese married men, single Japanese women cheating on their romantic partners

Single men in their 30s least likely to be fooling around, but it’s a very different story for the older guys.

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Japanese company trips – Workers “absolutely hate” them, so why do they still happen?

Your company is paying for you to take a pleasure trip! Awesome! You’ll be spending all weekend with your boss and coworkers! Not so awesome.

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Female fast food worker in Japan has awesome response to male customers who called her ugly

After being called a “four,” she decided to kill her enemies with kindness…and potatoes.

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Japanese man gets arrested for stealing 30 yen (US 27 cents) from Shinto shrine’s collection box

Sometimes it’s not how much you steal, but where you steal it from that really gets you in trouble.

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Can one man blow 10,000 yen at Tokyo’s cheapest Italian restaurant? The human otter finds out

Is one man plus 80 mussels a recipe for disaster, or just a really good dinner?

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Starbucks’ brand-new Meccha Matcha Frappuccino: 20 years in the making, 50 percent more green tea

The numbers don’t lie as we taste test the new dessert drink exclusive to just one prefecture in Japan.

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An illustrated guide to the proper way to give and receive business cards in Japan

If you want to look suave and polite, these are the four steps.

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Maguro sushi meets soba noodles for a one-of-a-kind, unbelievably delicious combo in Tokyo

This Asakusa restaurant has two of Japan’s greatest foods, paired in a way nobody ever did before, and the result is amazing.

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Following the Find Seiji a Girlfriend Project, our reporter now has to meet his girlfriend’s mom

Seiji’s greatest fear: Having his girlfriend’s mom ask “What do you do for a living?” when the answer is “I work for SoraNews24.”

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Which American-inspired Japanese McDonald’s sandwich stacks up? We munch all four to find out!

The Texas and Idaho burgers and McMuffins have hit branches across Japan, and we send our man on the ground to tear into them.

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Suspects arrested for 100-million yen Kyoto home invasion robbery after eight-year search

One of the accused was a government-paid politician’s secretary at the time.

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Why do Chinese characters in anime say -arimasu/-aru ALL the time?

Linguistics professor explains the centuries-old background of the omnipresent anime and manga verbal tic.

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We did battle with this two-foot tall parfait at Kanariya in Osaka…and finished it!

There is no such thing as “too much parfait” for the SoraNews24 team.

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Japanese government to outlaw carrying unbound knives on trains starting next year

No-more-knives rule comes after bullet train slashing in which passenger lost his life.

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Sailor Moon super-collector gathers 140 fans to give voice actress an unforgettable birthday card

After Sailor Neptune touched their hearts, these anime fans pooled their powers to give a touching present to the voice of the iconic character.

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