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Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, SoraNews24 is a bilingual news blog. Since our humble launch in 2008 we’ve built a massive fan base by reporting the interesting, strange and random.
Updated Final Fantasy VII Remake Teaser Video

Updated Final Fantasy VII Remake Teaser Video

The annual Tokyo Game Show is the last major domestic event for the developers of the long-awaited Final Fantasy VII Remake to show the game off before its promised release in the spring. And fans could not be any more excited about this video!

The Newest Alcoholic Kit Kat Features Yuzu

The Newest Alcoholic Kit Kat Features Yuzu

Nestlé Japan released the world’s first-ever Sake Kit Kat back in 2016, and since then they’ve been infusing their chocolate-covered wafers with other popular Japanese tipples, this time with delicious yuzu-flavored sake.

Say 'Aloha' to the Alola League Champion: Ash!

Say 'Aloha' to the Alola League Champion: Ash!

It took over 20 years, but Ash finally won a Pokémon tournament, to the delight of many fans around the world!

Yokohama Now Has Its Own KitKat!

Yokohama Now Has Its Own KitKat!

The latest in Nestlé Japan's line of local KitKat flavors, Yokohama's debut is based on a famous local souvenir.

Tokyo & Osaka Among Top 3 World Safest Cities

Tokyo & Osaka Among Top 3 World Safest Cities

"The Economist" published the latest iteration of its Safe Cities Index, which ranks 60 major urban centers from around the globe. Asia-Pacific metropolises had a strong showing in 2019, accounting for six of the top 10 slots and sweeping the top three.

James Cordon & Naomi Watanabe: Beauty Masters

James Cordon & Naomi Watanabe: Beauty Masters

Japanese companies are known for wacky TV commercials, but cosmetics brand SK-II has capitalized on this trend with a series of commercials for their PITERA Essence product that features a star-studded cast of Japanese, Chinese, and American celebrities.

Final Fantasy X Cosplay Makes Spira Look Real

Final Fantasy X Cosplay Makes Spira Look Real

Japanese cosplayer Masan spent one afternoon hanging out with a half-dozen very good friends on a rocky coastline, relaxing and playing some Blitzball—like a scene right out of "Final Fantasy X!"

This Ice Cream is as Japanese as 'Matcha Pie'

This Ice Cream is as Japanese as 'Matcha Pie'

Over the years, the Japonais ice cream series has been surprising us with delights designed exclusively for Japanese palates. And in 2019, we'll get to try a little Matcha Pie!

Turn Your Child into a Hero of Legend

Turn Your Child into a Hero of Legend

A Dragon Quest baby draws near!

Traditional Japanese Sweets Celebrating Snoopy

Traditional Japanese Sweets Celebrating Snoopy

Take a bite out of these limited-edition Peanuts sweets, featuring the likes of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and his alter-ego Joe Cool.

Pokémon & Baskin-Robbins: A Sweet Team-up!

Pokémon & Baskin-Robbins: A Sweet Team-up!

Pokémon ice cream cakes are now on the menu at Baskin-Robbins Japan!

Love Beer & Ramen? Get Free Beer with Ramen!

Love Beer & Ramen? Get Free Beer with Ramen!

One of Japan's most popular ramen chains is making customer wishes come true, and offering up to five free beers when they purchase a bowl!

Summer Comiket 2019 Was Scorching Hot

Summer Comiket 2019 Was Scorching Hot

Summer Comiket 2019 was held over four days at Tokyo Big Sight from August 9, and the biannual independent manga, anime, game, and cosplay convention wrapped up with some impressive cosplayers on the final day of the event.

Wearable Tech to Keep You Cool This Summer

Wearable Tech to Keep You Cool This Summer

While summers in Japan can be miserably hot, Sony has a new solution to handle the heat.

Osaka Café Has Proof That Cats & Baths Do Mix

Osaka Café Has Proof That Cats & Baths Do Mix

Looking around Japan, you'll likely find a cat café located nearby, with some offering unique experiences like doing yoga in the midst of the adorable critters. Rescue cat café Neko Yokujo in Osaka definitely belongs in the “unique” subset of cat cafés.

Keep Your Eyes Peeled for These New Poké Lids

Keep Your Eyes Peeled for These New Poké Lids

Pokémon have been popping up all over Japan in the craziest of places—below us!

Coca-Cola Releasing 'Demon Lemon' Across Japan

Coca-Cola Releasing 'Demon Lemon' Across Japan

Japan loves canned coffee and bottled green tea. While you can buy Coca-Cola’s signature soda here, Coca-Cola Japan offers its own lines of those as well. Another thing Japan is really into? Canned cocktails! So Coca-Cola is expanding in that field too.

Take a Peek at These 'Pika Pika' Popscicles

Take a Peek at These 'Pika Pika' Popscicles

Poké-fans have three new ways to stay cool, thanks to the Drink and Ice Shop by Pokémon Café pop-up shops that’ll be open during the Pikachu Outbreak, taking place between August 6 and 12.

Grab a Bite at Gion's New Hard Rock Café

Grab a Bite at Gion's New Hard Rock Café

Let’s take a look at the unique menu items you can enjoy only at the café’s Kyoto branch.

Kyoto Gets a Rockin' New Restaurant

Kyoto Gets a Rockin' New Restaurant

One of Kyoto's most traditional areas is getting a very modern new addition in the form of a Hard Rock Café! But of course, it has a tradition-inspired Kyoto twist!

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