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All About SoraNews24
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.
Robo-Scorpion Chair Perfect for Villain Lair

Robo-Scorpion Chair Perfect for Villain Lair

If you’re going to be spending several hours a day at your computer, aesthetics are important in keeping your wellness level up. And if that aesthetic is "techno arachnid super-villain," then there’s really only one sensible furniture choice.

Bodybuilder Muscling His Way into Stock Photos

Bodybuilder Muscling His Way into Stock Photos

Muscle Plus wants to be your source for muscular images. Because if no one else was going to provide them, well-known bodybuilder Akihito Ohara figured it was up to him.

Ex-SMAP Star Plays Trans Role in New Trailer

Ex-SMAP Star Plays Trans Role in New Trailer

After releasing a very lengthy trailer, upcoming film Midnight Swan has the internet abuzz with discussions about the theme of the movie—notably former SMAP member Tsuyoshi Kusanagi playing a trans woman—as well as the length of the trailer itself.

Not All Use Chopsticks the 'Traditional' Way

Not All Use Chopsticks the 'Traditional' Way

As a society that thinks thoroughly about etiquette, there is, of course, a prescribed way to hold chopsticks. But, the vocabulary around the method being "correct" is being slowly changed to be called the traditional way, as we learn in this video.

Ready for Burger King's Maximum Challenge?

Ready for Burger King's Maximum Challenge?

Are you ready for Japan's latest carnivore craze? The limited-time all-you-can-eat event from Burger King is coming September 18-22. And we have the details.

Mizuno & Pokémon Team Up to Make Pokégear IRL

Mizuno & Pokémon Team Up to Make Pokégear IRL

Pokémon worked with Mizuno to bring a line of snappy sportswear and accessories to be sold exclusively at their Pokémon Center outlets and select Mizuno branches.

Next Meats Are Taking the Niku out of Yakiniku

Next Meats Are Taking the Niku out of Yakiniku

These days, you can enjoy many meat-free meals if you know where to look, but there’s one dish that has yet to made vegan-friendly. Until now!

Did Rick & Morty Confirm Fan Theory in Tokyo?

Did Rick & Morty Confirm Fan Theory in Tokyo?

The two popular animated characters make a trip to Japan in a special episode, which includes a bombshell revelation for fans!

Ghibli Now Delivering Kiki's Dress

Ghibli Now Delivering Kiki's Dress

Official dresses approved by the Studio Ghibli team bring anime heroine vibes to your wardrobe.

More Foreign Than Japanese Residents in 2019

More Foreign Than Japanese Residents in 2019

The Tokyo area welcomed more new foreign residents than Japanese citizens last year, marking the first time for the foreign population to increase faster than the Japanese one for the area since the ministry began separating such demographic data in 2012.

Experience the 'Heartbeat' of Japan in Gifu

Experience the 'Heartbeat' of Japan in Gifu

This breathtaking new promotional video of Japan's heartland, Gifu, highlights the sights and traditions of this under-visited prefecture, all from the comfort of your own home!

Akihabara Landmark Sega Arcade Closing

Akihabara Landmark Sega Arcade Closing

Electric Town says goodbye to Sega Building 2, an arcade that has been a landmark of the area for 17 years.

Hop on the Trolly with JR Shinkansen Undies

Hop on the Trolly with JR Shinkansen Undies

This shinkansen underwear lets you show (or hide) your love of Japan’s iconic, super fast trains.

Why Be Just a Snack When You Can Be Dessert?

Why Be Just a Snack When You Can Be Dessert?

Some days you want the soothing scent of incense to dispel the musty air of your home. Other days maybe you'd prefer to smell like an éclair instead of freshly picked flowers. Thankfully, Japanese cosmetics company Kobe Bijinnuuka has got you covered.

Gimme a Break... & a Beer!

Gimme a Break... & a Beer!

In Japan, you can find Kit Kats for a number of different occasions. We’ve seen special versions for when you want to do some baking, pass an important test, and help disaster victims, and now comes a special type of Kit Kat for when you want a cold beer.

Another Legendary Lego & Nintendo Crossover

Another Legendary Lego & Nintendo Crossover

First came the reveal of the Lego Super Mario set, which has fans’ hearts racing (and their wallets sweating). And now, the two companies are already getting fans hyped with another team-up.

Ramen Mask Makes Use of Your Steamy Glasses

Ramen Mask Makes Use of Your Steamy Glasses

Sensible individuals are opting these days to stay indoors as much as possible and use masks when outdoors. But, there’s nothing in the social rulebook saying your mask has to be sensible.

Check Out These Wild New Cup Noodle Flavors

Check Out These Wild New Cup Noodle Flavors

Green Tea Ramen, Sukiyaki & Kombucha Udon are three new flavors hitting the bowls of Nissin's popular cup noodles!

Shrines Transform With Colorful Flowers

Shrines Transform With Colorful Flowers

Shrines in Japan are cooling off from the summer heat by taking the art of flower arrangement to a whole new level.

Pokémon Reimagined as Classic American Cartoon

Pokémon Reimagined as Classic American Cartoon

Japanese animators and composers channel the traditions of American slapstick shorts for a new take on classic Pokémon.

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