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Sora News 24 - Weird

Wearable Beanbag becomes a hot topic in Japan

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Millennium-old Japanese temple offering funeral service for broken record player needles

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Octopus tentacle ear plugs coming to Japanese capsule toy machines

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New yakiniku hair clips from Japan make meat lovers drool

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A closer look at the knockoff Totoro figure that will haunt my nightmares…and maybe yours too!

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Japanese makers of Tropicana fined 19 million yen for '100% Melon' juice with only 2% melon juice

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Pokémon-playing fish commit credit card fraud against owner in Japan via Nintendo eShop【Video】

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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

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McDonald's remixes Ado and Asmi hits along with the sound of their deep-fryer

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Curses for sale on Japan's leading flea market site Mercari

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On-warabimochi: A delicious Japanese dessert you should only eat with people who already love you

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We try Tokyo restaurant's crab ice cream that tastes more like crab than cream【Taste test】

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Japan's prime minster should kill himself by seppuku, Russian politician says

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Russian invasion of Ukraine

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Japanese college student admits he robbed taxi driver, denies in court that he was rude about it

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Krispy Kreme releases tit doughnuts in Japan

20 days ago

Domino's Pizza Burger? Chain teases customers with promise of a new menu item in the works

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We push our luck and buy a lucky bag from a Japanese vending machine

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We get a rare whiff of the corpse flower, a.k.a. the world's stinkiest flower, in Tokyo botanical garden

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2022's top stories in games and tech 【SoraNews24 Year in Review】

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Japanese teacher who asked permission to jerk off at convenience store has been fired

28 days ago

Can Amazon Japan's low-rated clothes drying bag save us in a pinch?

30 days ago

Kyoto Station is a bad place to be in a snowstorm, videos show

1 day ago

In our search for crispy katsudon, we try a highly recommended place in a Tokyo university town

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New Studio Ghibli die-cast anime cars on their way, even if neither one is really a car【Pics】

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12-year-old manga artist wins prize from Weekly Shonen Jump, talent might run in the family

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Former women's world boxing champion confronts molester on bus in Japan

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Akihabara's immigrant-founded kebab landmark is closing down for good after more than a decade

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Japan's real-world One-Piece fitness gym is open, lets you pump giant manga meat

7 days ago

Sickle-wielding attacker safely fended off by victim's umbrella in Aomori

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Does this Dormy Inn near Mt. Fuji offer the best business hotel breakfast in all of Japan?

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New York Times makes a surprising pick for the best city to visit in Japan

6 days ago

Chainsaw Man Cafe opening in three cities in Japan, food looks bloody delicious【Photos】

8 days ago

Apartments with no bath or shower rising in popularity among young Tokyoites, report says

4 days ago

Krispy Kreme takes aim at Mister Donut with new doughnuts for Valentine's Day

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Japan's random-destination roll-the-dice Shinkansen travel packages are back and better than ever

7 days ago

Hayao Miyazaki draws Year of the Rabbit illustration for New Year's card to Studio Ghibli fans

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Tea with Totoro! Ghibli star gets his own green tea and drinkware line【Photos】

14 days ago

Japanese sweets box from Amazon Japan is a treasure trove of dagashi nostalgia

19 days ago

What's in the Lindt lucky bag for 2023?

18 days ago

Japanese high school adds culottes to uniforms to better accommodate gender diversity

11 days ago

Mandarin orange peels aren't trash, they're treasure! Three chimpi tips to reuse your mikan skins

11 months ago

Move over grilled cheese - we've discovered the tastiest toasted sandwich yet【Recipe】

10 months ago

One Punch Man manga artist's amazing "practice" drawing is so good we think he might not be human

9 months ago

Sony's wearable air conditioners selling like cold cakes in heat-stricken Japan

6 months ago

Travelling to Japan soon? Beware the 'Three Small Hells' awaiting tourists upon arrival

3 months ago

How to use the new floating hologram registers at 7-Eleven

11 months ago

Japan ends travel ban on individual tourists, waives visa requirements for certain countries

4 months ago

One Piece's Luffy spent years of manga's publication without saying a word to one of his nakama

5 months ago

Princesses, fruits, and blacksmiths: Study reveals the 30 most unusual family names in Japan

2 years ago

Pokémon Center apologizes for writing model Nicole Fujita's name as Nicole Fujita

1 month ago

Check out this atago pear from Shimane Prefecture, weighing in at 1.5 kilograms (3.3 pounds)

1 day ago

What does a kanji with 12 'kuchi' radicals mean? A look at weird, forgotten Japanese characters

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Japan's gorgeous Mt. Fuji chocolate cake lets you eat the mountain instead of climb it【Photos】

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How do you split two apples for three people using one knife? Japanese Twitter's violent ideas

2 months ago

You COULD eat a terrifying octopus egg in Japan, but SHOULD you? Let's find out!【Taste test】

18 days ago

How to turn your leftover instant ramen broth into delicious chawanmushi Japanese egg custard

25 minutes ago

Starbucks unveils second Valentine's Day Frappuccino in Japan

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Japanese bus driver chases down groper who targeted 18-year-old girl on his vehicle

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