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Japanese school bans non-white masks for students, teacher can’t believe dumb waste of time

Dress code detail is a waste of time to even discuss, frustrated junior high teacher says.

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Japanese airline pilot fails alcohol breath test one hour before he was scheduled to fly

ANA Wings employee grounded as his breath keeps him from taking to the skies.

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Learn how to do Japanese New Year’s the right way and avoid bad luck

These six New Year’s taboos mean you’ll be doing a lot less cooking, fighting and random spending at the start of the year.

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We get more than we bargained for with this Akihabara lucky bag

A seemingly innocent bag of random anime and game merch became the trigger for a peculiar addiction.

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The most expensive fish sausage we could find in Tokyo divides our opinions, empties our wallet

When you send Mr. Sato out to do the shopping, sometimes he comes back with something crazy.

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SoraNews24’s sexy men’s calendar, with loincloth Mr. Sato, is on sale now!【Photos】

A sneak peek at the hottest thing to come out of Japan this winter!

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We find a legendary anime weapon in an extra-awesome Akihabara lucky bag【Photos】

Fate smiles upon us as our reporter receives the weaponry of a noble hero.

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A guide to every type of delicious steamed bun from Japanese convenience store Lawson

What’s inside them, how to order, and what they cost.

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This ridiculously huge backpack turned our reporter into a great big baby【Photos】

Look, Seiji, we’ll give you one piggyback ride, but we are not changing your diper.

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Happy New Year from SoraNews24!

Is anyone else craving pork cutlets and tonkotsu ramen?

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Japanese fetish designer wins the war against plain style.

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Man in Japan orders female store clerk to prostrate herself over misunderstanding with his change

”I’ll kill you! Get down on your knees!” customer orders convenience store cashier.

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All the amazing Japanese Starbucks Frappuccinos SoraNews24 tried in 2018【Taste tests】

The year in review for Starbucks’ blended ice dessert drinks is a delicious trip down memory lane.

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Official Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball cosplay outfits from Japan turn your pet into an anime hero

All Sailor Senshi represented, and a few Dragon Ball villains are also part of the new line of pet supplies.

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We try Starbucks Japan’s grand finale for the year: The triple-sesame Frappuccino【Taste test】

Delicious drink is packed with all the goma we never knew we wanted.

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Japan Airlines concludes cabin attendant drank bottle of champagne during flight

Tipsy at 30,000 feet.

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We talk to Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph 2 producer Clark Spencer about visuals, visions and voices

We send our best and brightest Disney otaku to interrogate the Disney producer on Japan’s new release, Ralph Breaks the Internet.

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Japanese man in trouble for taking 11-second nap on train…that he was a conductor for

Taking a nap on the train in Japan is A-OK if you’re a passenger. Otherwise, not so much.

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Want some bling in your snack? Koikeya’s new luxury chips features actual gold leaf

Koikeya has a new item in their line of Pride Potato luxury chips, and the special ingredient is golden — quite literally! 

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A visit to the back-alley Tokyo ramen restaurant listed in the Michelin dining guide

Amazing ramen that’s well worth stepping off the main road for.

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