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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.
Cute Kirby Pillow Sucks Up Our Hearts

Cute Kirby Pillow Sucks Up Our Hearts

Manufacturer says the adorable new cushion based off of Nintendo's beloved character “makes the dream of being sucked up by Kirby come true!”

Shibuya's 2018 Halloween Highlights

Shibuya's 2018 Halloween Highlights

Tokyo’s famous scramble crossing district came alive with hilarious, sexy, cute and genius outfits for Halloween.

Love Ramen? Slurp on a Ramen-Flavored Cocktail

Love Ramen? Slurp on a Ramen-Flavored Cocktail

True ramen lovers can even make this cocktail at home with their favorite type of this beloved Japanese soul food.

The Cardcaptor Sakura Exhibition is Here!

The Cardcaptor Sakura Exhibition is Here!

The newest exhibit in Roppongi's Mori Art Center Gallery is based off of the popular shojo manga series 'Cardcaptor Sakura!' With free cosplay, English-language support and a memento to take home, there's plenty for fans to enjoy!

Kushiro Video Highlights Hokkaido in High-Def

Kushiro Video Highlights Hokkaido in High-Def

Although Hokkaido is a popular destination for international visitors to Japan, this video highlights Kushiro, a hidden gem that offers pristine nature, decadent local food and regional cultural experiences you won't find anywhere else!

Tiny Island Proves Japan is Full of Surprises

Tiny Island Proves Japan is Full of Surprises

This small island in Iwate Prefecture is walkable, and it's so much more than just a beautiful landmark. Home to an adorable red lighthouse and a shrine for the Shinto goddess of the sea, it's just one example of why Japan is a great place to explore!

New Kit Kat Captures the Flavor of Tradition

New Kit Kat Captures the Flavor of Tradition

If you love the Japanese raindrop water cake that’s been taking the world by storm, you’ll love this new Kit Kat flavor!

Slurp on Pringles-Flavored Instant Ramen

Slurp on Pringles-Flavored Instant Ramen

Two iconic brands join forces for the first-ever crossover promotion featuring both Pringles-flavored ramen and ramen-flavored Pringles!

Tokyo Aquarium Offers Spooks & Scares

Tokyo Aquarium Offers Spooks & Scares

If you're seeking some scares this Halloween, why not head over to Tokyo Sunshine Aquarium, where you can learn about the chilling fate of one of its ghostly inhabitants?

Crack Open a Cold One with Totoro

Crack Open a Cold One with Totoro

This frosty brew from Echigo Beer in Niigata Prefecture gets its seal of approval (and label!) from the masterful animation legend, Hayao Miyazaki.

Chill Out in an Ice Hotel in Hokkaido

Chill Out in an Ice Hotel in Hokkaido

Whether you're lounging around on ice chairs or taking a dip in an outdoor bath, this hotel is sure to warm your heart despite being made out of ice!

Stylish Pop-Up Bar Offers Cocktails & Kit Kats

Stylish Pop-Up Bar Offers Cocktails & Kit Kats

The first ever Kit Kat and cocktail pairings are part of a range of special offerings to celebrate the new alcoholic chocolates alongside their nationwide release.

7 Tricky English to Japanese Translation Fails

7 Tricky English to Japanese Translation Fails

Communicating in a foreign language isn't just a matter of translating what you want to say word for word. If you do, you might end up conveying a completely different meaning than your intended one!

Ponyo: Coming to a Tasty Treat Near You!

Ponyo: Coming to a Tasty Treat Near You!

The adorable character Ponyo joins Studio Ghibli fan-favorite Totoro in dessert form at the well-known Tokyo café, Shirohige’s Cream Puff Factory, for a limited time.

Conan Arrives in "Conan Town" to Settle Beef

Conan Arrives in "Conan Town" to Settle Beef

Despite one major mishap along the way, Conan O'Brien managed to make it to the town of Hokuei in Tottori Prefecture, where he met the mayor and served up some delicious hamburgers.

An Electronic Pop Homage to Kyoto

An Electronic Pop Homage to Kyoto

How many famous Kyoto sites can you spot in Clean Bandit's Japanese music video of "Solo feat. Demi Lovato?"

Escape Reality at Surreal New Tokyo Café

Escape Reality at Surreal New Tokyo Café

The Chamber of Raven is a new Gothic and steampunk-inspired café that feels like a fantasy sprung to life.

Kawaii Conan Spotted in Harajuku

Kawaii Conan Spotted in Harajuku

After landing in Japan, the late night American comedian Conan O'Brien took to the streets of Harajuku to try out a unique Japanese fashion subculture.

Can You Survive USJ's Spooky Halloween Hotel?

Can You Survive USJ's Spooky Halloween Hotel?

Are you brave enough to stay in a scary hotel? Travelers to Universal Studios Japan can spend a hair-raising night at a haunted hotel.

Mother Nature Strikes Tokyo Skies

Mother Nature Strikes Tokyo Skies

With a record-breaking warm weather trend, it was only a matter of time before Tokyo would get struck by a thunderstorm. But the number of thunderbolts reached up into the thousands!

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