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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.
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.

Tokyo Game Show 2020 Officially Canceled

Tokyo Game Show 2020 Officially Canceled

On May 8, a news announcement was made on the official Twitter of the Tokyo Game Show, a yearly event where new video games, consoles, and industry ideas are unveiled to the public—this year there would be no physical Tokyo Game Show.

Cute Cat-Themed Do-It-Yourself Doughnut Kit!

Cute Cat-Themed Do-It-Yourself Doughnut Kit!

There aren’t a lot of universal truths in this world, but one we can all agree on is that doughnuts make any situation better. That includes sheltering in place. if you have doughnuts at home, what possible reason could you have for leaving the house?

No More Soggy Sushi With This Simple Hack

No More Soggy Sushi With This Simple Hack

Despite the discussions surrounding whether to eat sushi with your chopsticks, with your hands, or even upside down, one of our reporters has a simple but effective way to eat sushi without breaking its shape and embarrassing yourself in the process.

Cover Your Face With a Creative Origami Mask

Cover Your Face With a Creative Origami Mask

Simply called the Origami Mask, the idea first came to everyone’s attention thanks to an instructional video from a Polish Art school, which quickly went viral online. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s incredibly simple to make.

Learn How to Draw Totoro from Ghibli Producer

Learn How to Draw Totoro from Ghibli Producer

With a background in editing and artistic talent so great he’s been given his own exhibitions, Toshio Suzuki is now sharing the secret to sketching one character he loves to draw: Totoro from Ghibli’s 1988 animated feature film "My Neighbor Totoro."

Tokyo Bento Shop Pays it Forward with IOU Food

Tokyo Bento Shop Pays it Forward with IOU Food

As the loss of school lunches isn’t something some low-income families’ budgets can accommodate, local bento box lunch shop Chonando wants to help out by offering special reduced-price kids’ bento. Even for kids who cannot pay... for now at least.

Monk Covers Marley with Buddhist Instruments

Monk Covers Marley with Buddhist Instruments

Don't you worry about a thing, because this musical monk will make everything all right with his Bob Marley covers.

Get Fresh Noodles Delivered Right to Your Bowl

Get Fresh Noodles Delivered Right to Your Bowl

Have fun with your food with this in-home version of a slip and slide noodle party.

Visit the Poo Museum from the Comfort of Home

Visit the Poo Museum from the Comfort of Home

The Poo Museum pop-up proved to be so successful, that long lines of fans were clenching in anticipation to get in. But, with COVID-19 keeping many facilities closed, customers can enjoy the museum from their own personal throne.

Painting FFVII Cloud Using Traditional Methods

Painting FFVII Cloud Using Traditional Methods

While Cloud and the gang from Final Fantasy VII got a big remake release this April, one artist took the protagonist back in time using traditional Japanese painting techniques.

Students Sing Out While Sheltering in Place

Students Sing Out While Sheltering in Place

As students have been kept from their daily dose of in-person socializing and extracurricular clubs, sports drink Pocari Sweat’s recent ad starring a choir of sheltering-in-place junior and high school students has hit a resounding chord across Japan.

Red Cross Releases Video to Reduce Virus Fears

Red Cross Releases Video to Reduce Virus Fears

For many, the Red Cross is a trusted source for international health concerns. And, right now they have a message that just might leave you a little less concerned about fear and misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gundam in a Bottle

Gundam in a Bottle

When following social distancing rules and staying home, the mind-numbing boredom can be enough to crush your spirit. However, for one Japanese netizen, social isolation has led to them showing off Gundam models built within leftover alcohol bottles.

Turn Your Laundry Room into a Nightclub

Turn Your Laundry Room into a Nightclub

It’s been just about a week since Tokyo and the surrounding areas were put under a state of emergency, and things are getting desperate for Japanese citizens stuck at home.

New Japanese Kit Kats Starring Sakura Mochi

New Japanese Kit Kats Starring Sakura Mochi

As always, spring comes with a slew of sakura-themed goods and beverages, and this year Nestle Japan is joining the celebration by bringing out a new cherry blossom Kit Kat.

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