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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.
Hop on the Catbus at New Ghibli-Themed Bakery

Hop on the Catbus at New Ghibli-Themed Bakery

Famous for its Totoro cream puffs, Shirohige's Cream Puff Factory in Tokyo has opened a new location in the same neighborhood as the Studio Ghibli Museum!

Pepsi's Japan Cola Debuts New Exclusive Flavor

Pepsi's Japan Cola Debuts New Exclusive Flavor

Pepsi Japan's latest exclusive soft drink has a citrus finish that is familiar to Japanese fruit aficionados.

Perfectly Pink Sakura-Flavored Baum Cake

Perfectly Pink Sakura-Flavored Baum Cake

The German treat is a Japanese favorite, and popular purveyor Nerinya gives it the spring sakura treatment!

Pokémon Meets KitKat in Awesome Animated Ad

Pokémon Meets KitKat in Awesome Animated Ad

The lovingly animated concept video is too good to be true… for now! But it's still quite the sight!

New Japan-Only KitKats Combine Berries & Nuts

New Japan-Only KitKats Combine Berries & Nuts

These two new spring flavors utilize Nestlé Japan's new ruby chocolate, as well as simple everyday snacks that are sure to please.

Busiest Train in Tokyo to End Service Earlier

Busiest Train in Tokyo to End Service Earlier

Tokyo's busiest train line, the JR Yamanote Line that loops around the city, is slated to end service about 30 minutes earlier.

Yokohama: The Most Desirable City in Kanto

Yokohama: The Most Desirable City in Kanto

For the second year in a row, Yokohama ranks #1 as the city most people want to live, according to a survey by the real estate site SUUMO.

Kawaii Shiba Inu Marshmallows Too Sweet to Eat

Kawaii Shiba Inu Marshmallows Too Sweet to Eat

Smiling Shiba sweets are the latest offering from Japanese company Felissimo, which is known for its cat-themed merchandise.

The Downtown Osaka Onsen of your Dreams

The Downtown Osaka Onsen of your Dreams

The newly-opened Solaniwa Onsen Osaka Bay Tower is right in downtown Osaka, which means you can enjoy a luxurious soak on top of all the rest of the city's highlights!

122-Year-Old Video Shows How Tokyo Has Changed

122-Year-Old Video Shows How Tokyo Has Changed

Jump back into history with this awesome video of Tokyo from a hundred years ago. Many of the people in the video spent their early lives living in a Japan that was ruled by a shogun!

Aomori's Stunning Winter "Cherry Blossoms"

Aomori's Stunning Winter "Cherry Blossoms"

These "cherry blossoms" at Hirosaki Castle in Aomori Prefecture are bringing some much needed warmth to Japan's wintery north.

Kansai Airport Open Lounge is Perfect for R&R

Kansai Airport Open Lounge is Perfect for R&R

No loyalty program or first-class ticket is required to utilize this open-to-anyone oasis in Kansai International Airport, which is complete with free drinks, loaner Nintendo Switch systems and even shower booths!

Studio Ghibli Goods Catch 2019 Sakura Fever

Studio Ghibli Goods Catch 2019 Sakura Fever

A Japanese retail chain dedicated to selling official Studio Ghibli merchandise is ready to debut their 2019 cherry blossom season goods!

Luxury Sightseeing Train Coming to Hokkaido

Luxury Sightseeing Train Coming to Hokkaido

The Royal Express luxury sightseeing train is coming to Hokkaido, but if you can't wait, it's already running in the Tokyo area.

Hello Kitty Coming to Converse Sneakers!

Hello Kitty Coming to Converse Sneakers!

The world's cutest (and perhaps busiest) cat is coming to Converse sneakers, one of the world's best known international shoe brands.

Experience a New Hanami in Awesome Sakura Pool

Experience a New Hanami in Awesome Sakura Pool

This cool sakura-themed bar is set to open on March 22, 2019, which coincides with the predicted bloom date for cherry blossoms in Tokyo!

Johnnie Walker Gets a Japan-Only Makeover

Johnnie Walker Gets a Japan-Only Makeover

Johnnie Walker's premium Blue Label Scotch whisky is getting a Japan-only limited edition, with bottles so beautiful you might not want to open them.

Japanese Fan Recreates Super Mario World 1-1

Japanese Fan Recreates Super Mario World 1-1

One amazing artist lovingly illustrated a favorite stage from the "Super Mario" series, and brought it to life in an incredible way!

Starbucks Releases 2019 Cherry Blossom Merch

Starbucks Releases 2019 Cherry Blossom Merch

'Tis almost the season, which means it's time for Starbucks Japan to release another round of cherry blossom merchandise!

Lantern Festival Transforms Japanese City

Lantern Festival Transforms Japanese City

The Nagasaki Lantern Festival gives the city an amazing ethereal atmosphere akin to Studio Ghibli's film "Spirited Away" for just a few nights every February.

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