P.K. Sanjun

Words of wisdom to live by from a simple Japanese father for Coming of Age Day

Our writer received a heartfelt message from his father on his Coming of Age Day 23 years ago which he would now like to share with you.

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Our reporter eats the new “apple pie” flavor yakisoba noodles, so no one else has to

P.K. Sanjun bravely faces down notorious noodle company Peyoung’s latest concoction. Can yakisoba really taste like apple pie?

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Has five years with the dangerous haircut banned in Tokyo schools led this man to a life of crime?

Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education continues mental gymnastics and insists that undercuts cause harmful incidents and accidents.
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Toilet paper miracle ends 11 harrowing minutes in a Harajuku McDonald’s restroom

A valuable lesson for us all in our reporter’s darkest fraction of an hour.

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The most mysterious place to buy masks in Tokyo: Out of the back of this random dude’s car【Pics】

Our chance meeting with the mobile merchant.

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Parenting while teleworking — a day in the life of a Japanese father in the midst of COVID-19

A rare peek behind the scenes for one SoraNews24 reporter. Read More

Men in Japan are not taking paternity leave – why?

SoraNews24’s very own P.K Sanjun gives us the low-down.

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Our latest 10,000 yen food challenge is downing 80 croquettes on top of noodles

Or, as we think of it, “P.K. Sanjun takes on the potatoes at Fuji Soba.”

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Making a low-budget, Tokyo Star Wars tribute gave us a new respect for the movie-making Force【Vid】

Having a lightsaber duel at the SoraNews24 office ended up being a ton of fun AND a ton of work.

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Talkin’ Terminator and droppin’ F-bombs with Schwa-chan and Linda-san

P.K. Sanjun sits down with two icons of the Terminator series and incessantly calls the former governor “Schwa-chan.”

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Leftover sushi? A popular manga suggests making it into fried rice【SoraKitchen】

Cooking Papa was right all along!

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How to use 1,500 cans of canned coffee to build a cafe in your office【Photos】

A totally logical interior upgrade to SoraNews24 headquarters.

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Our Japanese-language reporter dressed up to woo his celebrity crush, but it didn’t go as planned

Someone really should have warned everyone involved about what was going to happen.

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Three reasons why new girl idol group “Beyooooonds” may be the next big thing in Japan【Video】

We explain how they become so massively popular in such a short span of time.

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Can a bout of Nipple Sumo soothe workplace tensions between office bros? We investigate

What’s “Nipple Sumo“, you ask? We would have thought that was obvious…

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A tale on the etiquette of using Japan’s plastic umbrella covers

Our reporter gets a rude surprise while trying to ethically sheathe his umbrella.

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We arrive at Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Chicago to up our game, scout out shinies

P.K. Sanjun is in Chicago to enjoy the weather and catch Pokémon, and it just got cloudy.

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We tried a special savory green tea and rice-flavored cream puff available for only one day

This combination of traditional Japanese snack and French pastry has got to be one of the oddest we have seen.

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Japanese mythbusting: Is it good luck to stumble upon another person’s poo in a shared toilet?

We put the cold comfort that fecal encounters bring good fortune to the test.

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We ordered the biggest steak we could buy with 10,000 yen at steakhouse chain Ikinari Steak

Will our reporter be able to polish off 1.4 kilograms (3 pounds) of grilled meat?

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