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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.
Uniqlo Pokémon T-Shirt Design Winners

Uniqlo Pokémon T-Shirt Design Winners

Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo held a worldwide contest, and the winners for the Pokémon-themed contest of 2019 will be on sale this summer!

Tokyo Ramen Restaurant is Meaty Madness

Tokyo Ramen Restaurant is Meaty Madness

Delicious noodles and broth take up supporting roles as MEAT becomes the star of the show at this Tokyo ramen restaurant.

Travel to Kyoto on a Traditional Train

Travel to Kyoto on a Traditional Train

With tatami mats, noren curtains and a zen garden, this is one of the most stunning and surprisingly affordable ways to travel in Japan.

Awesome Studio Ghibli Glassware Collection

Awesome Studio Ghibli Glassware Collection

Speech bubbles and pop art-style flare add a new comic book twist to these glasses of beloved Studio Ghibli characters.

Meet the Second Gen Pokémon Personal Seals

Meet the Second Gen Pokémon Personal Seals

These personal seals can be personalized with names in Japanese or English, and now include 100 characters from the Johto region of Pokémon!

Get Ready for the 2019 Pikachu Outbreak!

Get Ready for the 2019 Pikachu Outbreak!

Yokohama's Pikachu Outbreak event dates have been officially announced, so start making your travel plans if you want to catch them as they run around the City by the Bay!

Feast on Fugu at Conveyor Belt Sushi Chains

Feast on Fugu at Conveyor Belt Sushi Chains

You can now get 'fugu,' Japan’s poisonous blowfish, for under a buck at revolving sushi restaurants!

New Season, New Starbucks Merch!

New Season, New Starbucks Merch!

As Japan swings into summer, Starbucks Japan once unleashes a torrent of awesome, exclusive merch! Will our wallets survive?

Behold: The Rice Cooker Coin Purse!

Behold: The Rice Cooker Coin Purse!

Japan does it again! A weird blend of form and function, the rice cooker coin purse is arguably the tastiest way to carry your change.

New Retro Sweet Treat from Starbucks Japan

New Retro Sweet Treat from Starbucks Japan

The new Purin A la Mode Pudding Frappuccino from Starbucks Japan hearkens back to the heyday of old Japanese coffee houses.

New Mint KitKat Flavors Sure to Refresh

New Mint KitKat Flavors Sure to Refresh

These two new Japan-exclusive KitKat flavors take the chocolate/mint experience to a whole new level!

All Aboard the Mickey Mouse Bullet Train!

All Aboard the Mickey Mouse Bullet Train!

Japan's iconic bullet trains are no strangers to pop culture makeovers, but this latest sees the shinkansen take a note from the Magic Kingdom!

Whisk Yourself Away to a Land of Wisteria

Whisk Yourself Away to a Land of Wisteria

Isn't spring just the best? Sure, the cherry blossoms may be on their way out, but Japan’s amazing wisteria flowers are here to make us all forget about them!

Detective Pikachu is on the Case (and Menu)!

Detective Pikachu is on the Case (and Menu)!

Detective Pikachu makes his Pokémon Café debut with new menu items before the release of the live-action sleuth's upcoming film.

Incredible Drive-By Hanami on a Tokyo Train

Incredible Drive-By Hanami on a Tokyo Train

Tokyo's extensive rail network isn't only extremely convenient—it can also be extremely beautiful, especially during cherry blossom season!

Love Green Tea? So Does Krispy Kreme!

Love Green Tea? So Does Krispy Kreme!

Krispy Kreme Japan's “Wacha” doughnuts combine Japanese tea flavors with classic doughnut sweetness to delectable-looking results!

Flowers & Sakura at Seaside Park in Fukuoka

Flowers & Sakura at Seaside Park in Fukuoka

Compared to some places, Kyushu's Fukuoka Prefecture isn't particularly famous for its cherry blossoms. But these shots—accompanied by gorgeous baby blue flowers—makes us think it should be!

Snow & Sakura Make for Incredible Hanami

Snow & Sakura Make for Incredible Hanami

The weather is fickle in Japan as the seasons change, and occasionally this results in the beautiful and unlikely combination of snow and cherry blossoms!

New Trailer for Weathering with You is Awesome

New Trailer for Weathering with You is Awesome

Check out the stunning trailer for the new anime from Makoto Shinkai, famed director of 'Your Name,' and get excited for its July 19 release in Japan!

Become a Ninja at Odawara Castle

Become a Ninja at Odawara Castle

The castle closest to Tokyo expands its English explanations and adds a Fuma ninja clan infilitration experience!

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