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Voice Actor Mamoru Miyano Becomes Presenter on Morning TV Program

posted on 2018-12-05 17:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

Diana Garnet and the Nippon Marathon Team Cooperate for the Perfect J-pop Soundtrack

Dec 5th 2018
The voice actress and singer of songs from Naruto Shippūden, Meow Meow Japanese History and more has a special message for fans of Japanese culture and party games!


Leading Japanese Music Industry Organization Promic Launches the Japan Anime Music Lab. Website

Dec 6th 2018
New JAM LAB. Website Is Designed To Connect International Music and Licensing Professionals As Well As Event and Concert Promoters with the Top Echelon of Japanese “Ani-Song” Artists

Twitter Japan Crowns Hypnosis Mic Most Popular Voice Actor Account

posted on 2018-12-06 16:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge


Death Note Artist Takeshi Obata Holds 1st Exhibition

posted on 2018-12-07 19:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

ANIME CITY - A Certain Magical Index Event Rocks Tokyo!

December 07, 2018 6:00pm CST
Season 3 of A Certain Magical Index is now streaming on Crunchyroll!

Have Yourself a JoJo Little Christmas at the Odaiba Illumination

December 07, 2018 10:15pm CST
VenusFort offers Golden Wind festivities


Danganronpa Attraction in Namja Town Lets You Hold Your Own Class Trial

posted on 2018-12-08 13:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

Shueisha Will Not Count Valentine’s Day Chocolates from Prince of Tennis Fans in 2019

posted on 2018-12-08 16:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

Japanese parliament descends into utter chaos, shouting match over proposed water law【Video】

December 8, 2018 / Sora News 24
Move to allow private companies to handle public water supply has politicians fired up, supporters unwilling to communicate as dissenter shouts “No! No! No! No! No!”

Japanese school has ridiculous reason for not letting cold schoolgirl wear tights under her skirt

December 8, 2018 / Sora News 24
Mom suspects staff might just be a bunch of perverts.


Man finds incredible “door to another world” right in the middle of Tokyo【Video】

December 9, 2018 / Sora news 24
While out for a stroll in Ginza, he found a portal that seemed to take him not just to another place, but another time… twice.

Picture Of The Day: Odaiba Illumination ‘YAKEI’

Dec. 9, 2018 06:40 am JST / Japan Today

UNESCO World Heritage site lets foreign visitors do Shinto rituals

December 9, 2018 at 08:00 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Citizen marks centenary with watch dial light show in Tokyo

December 9, 2018 at 18:00 JST / The Asahi Shimbun


Nissin collaborates with taxi app to introduce “Donbei Cabs”, offers users free rides this month

December 10, 2018 / Sora News 24
Reserve these cute cabs to pick you up from select areas for a free ride to any of the 23 wards of Tokyo.

Homeless dropout becomes Lamborghini-driving ladies’ man and top host in Kabukicho 【Video】

December 10, 2018 / Sora News 24
Akaya Kunugi owes it all to his rich “princesses” who spend up to US$35,000 a night on him.

Foreigner attempts to fend off six Japanese police officers at Tokyo Starbucks 【Video】

December 10, 2018 / Sora News 24
The violent scuffle and eventual arrest was captured on camera by an eyewitness.

Paper creations that morph into figures work of Toyama creator

December 10, 2018 at 18:00 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

‘Ghost in the Shell’ VR ride offered in Tokyo’s Odaiba

December 10, 2018 at 08:00 JST / Translated by The Asahi Shimbun from the website of Anime Anime Japan Ltd.

Listen to Voice Actress Saori Hayami’s Cool Singing Voice in Her New MV “Let me hear”

December 10, 2018 10:10pm CST
The voice of Ayase Aragaki (Oreimo), Miyuki Shiba (The Irregular at Magic High School)


Oriental Stork Newly Joins Kemono Friends’ 2nd Collaboration with Toyohashi Zoo

December 11, 2018 4:10am CST
“Serval Soft Cream” will also return

The all-new Kyotrain, maybe Japan’s most Japanese train ever, will take you to Kyoto this spring

December 11, 2018 / Sora News 24
Beautiful, quick, and inexpensive, there’s no cooler way to get to Kyoto than this.

Triumph sums up Japanese women, trends and achievements in Heisei bra and skirt lingerie set

December 11, 2018 / Sora News 24
Nightclub dancers, the Japan women’s national football team, and a famous Tokyo landmark are all hidden inside the design.

2018 Top 20 Day Trip Onsen Hot Spring and Spa Ranking in Japan

December 11, 2018 / Sora News 24
No trip to Japan is complete without a dip in one of the country’s quintessential hot springs.

Japanese museum holds on to child’s lost stuffed animal for 30 years, gives it bath, new clothes

December 11, 2018 / Sora News 24
Beyond-kind lost and found corner still hopes it can find original owner.

Japanese Knife Man creates a gorgeous blade with UV resin that looks like slice of the ocean【Vid】

December 11, 2018 / Sora News 24
The man who can make knives out of pasta and underwear is back with his most beautiful idea yet.

Lisa’s In and Around Tokyo: Kiyoken–Check out the shumai factory, then tuck into a few

December 11, 2018 at 07:30 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Picture Of The Day: Reaching for the universe

Dec. 11, 2018 03:30 pm JST / Japan Today


Check Out Voice Actor Mamoru Miyano’s Passionate Performances from His New Live DVD/Blu-ray

December 12, 2018 8:15pm CST
Two-disc set “ARENA LIVE TOUR 2018 ~EXCITING!~” will be available on December 26

Picture Of The Day: Yoyogi gets the blues

Dec. 12, 2018 06:50 am JST


‘Disaster’ Chosen as 2018 Kanji of the Year

posted on 2018-12-13 13:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

YouTuber Builds Official Life-Sized Bumblebee Transformer

posted on 2018-12-13 15:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

Kaito Kid Steals the Spotlight in USJ’s Detective Conan Attractions

December 13, 2018 7:04pm CST
New mystery events will tie into upcoming Case Closed movie

Dear AniTwitter: The Voice of Sailor Moon Has Joined the Brawl

December 13, 2018 8:10pm CST
And she really wants to talk about herbal tea

Picture Of The Day: Tall tower

Dec. 13, 2018 03:40 pm JST


Announcing the “One Piece Cosplay King Grand Prix” for the 20th Anniversary of the One Piece Anime

Dec 14th 2018

Trigger Animator Sushio Draws Billboard Ad for Dental Clinic

posted on 2018-12-14 13:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

Picture Of The Day: Don’t look down

Dec. 14, 2018 06:18 am JST


Japan’s number-one cosplayer plans first major photo album with Dragon Ball, One Piece outfits

December 15, 2018 / Sora News 24
Enako is ready to take her cosplay act to its biggest stage yet with a brand-new photo collection produced by manga mega-publisher Shueisha.

We try cold soba with a creamy and delicious soy milk broth. It’s better than it sounds!

December 15, 2018 / Sora News 24
An unlikely pairing makes for delightful flavoring, and it’s vegetarian-friendly too!

Five lies to help you get out of Japan’s dreaded end-of-the-year office parties

December 15, 2018 / Sora News 24
Attending the company’s “forget the year party” is all but required in Japan, but there are ways out, say the people who came up with these five fibs.

Calendar sales of a certain foreign world leader are surpassing those of native stars in Japan

December 15, 2018 / Sora News 24
Perhaps even stranger still, this particular person has achieved an almost cult-like status among some Japanese women.

Otaku dating service’s secret to success: Courting guys who’re accepting of boys love

December 15, 2018 / Sora News 24
Tora no Ana’s matchmaking parties see an attendance spike as they respond to women who want a boyfriend who’ll leave them alone and let them fangirl out.

Picture Of The Day: Cold and colorful

Dec. 15, 2018 05:56 am JST / Japan Today

Japan in Focus / Simple shogi game will roku-roku your world

6:29 pm, December 15, 2018 / The Japan News

Wish upon a star

4:00 pm, December 15, 2018 / The Japan News

The Droids You’re Looking for Will Be at the 2019 Sapporo Snow Festival

December 15, 2018 8:20pm CST
Annual event prepares to unveil its third Star Wars-themed snow sculpture


Anime Central 2019 to Host Voice Actress Mai Nakahara

posted on 2018-12-16 07:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Event to mark My-HiME, Higurashi voice actress’s 1st time at N. American convention

Annual Japanese horse racing event to start off with a bang by collaborating with… Gundam?!

December 16, 2018 / Sora News 24
Welcome to Japan, where robots riding on horses can be a thing.

Japanese police officer admits he was looking at porn on his phone while suspect escaped lockup

December 16, 2018 / Sora News 24
“To serve and protect” gets trumped by “to ogle and leer” as violent-crime suspect slips out of detention center.

Japanese idol singer Rino Sashihara to leave HKT48

Dec. 16, 2018 05:35 am JST / Japan Today

Picture Of The Day: Chairway to heaven

Dec. 16, 2018 05:29 am JST / Japan Today

Aqours Confirmed to Perform Their 1st Single Song at Kohaku Uta Gassen on December 31

December 16, 2018 7:20pm CST
19 performers from the Touken Ranbu musical are also announced


Explosion in Sapporo injures dozens following gas tank fire at real estate agency【Video, photos】

December 17, 2018 / Sora News 24
Explosion occurred during dinner rush at second-floor restaurant.

Japanese illustrator designs dental clinic billboard to look like an ad for an awesome anime

December 17, 2018 / Sora News 24
Makes us wonder if there will be an action-packed dentist anime someday.

Expert paper crafter fashions more wondrous creations from popular Japanese snack packaging

December 17, 2018 / Sora News 24
The creativity and talent is seriously impressive.

New tourist train designed by Eiji Mitooka to debut in Fukuoka

December 17, 2018 at 07:00 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Asagaya Anime Street to Close After Failing to Draw Crowds

posted on 2018-12-17 17:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

World’s Largest Dragon Quest Slime Figure to Loom Over Yokohama

posted on 2018-12-17 21:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

3-day Concert “Lantis Matsuri 2019” was Decided Under the Title of ~A・R・I・G・A・T・O ANISONG~

Dec 17th 2018
24 first-class artists in the Japanese animation industry arrived at the press conference “20th anniversary live Lantis Matsuri 2019”


Only a Lucky Few Will Make It into This Devilman-Themed Party

December 18, 2018 4:05pm CST
70 spots are open for a night of cosplay, sake-tasting, and music

Japanese man in trouble for taking 11-second nap on train…that he was a conductor for

December 18, 2018 / Sora news 24
Taking a nap on the train in Japan is A-OK if you’re a passenger. Otherwise, not so much.

Former Japanese porn star Sola Aoi announces pregnancy, hits back at trolls

December 18, 2018 / Sora news 24
Aoi has a message for those who say they “feel sorry for the children of adult video actresses”.

Customer from hell terrorizes Japanese convenience store after misunderstanding about cigarettes

December 18, 2018 / Sora news 24
Why fix a problem in seconds when you can throw an extended hissy fit instead?

Voice Actress Nao Toyama to Give Her Original Christmas Song to Fans

December 18, 2018 11:10pm CST
The voice of Reina Prowler (Macross Delta), Rin Shima (Laid-Back Camp)


YOSHIKI to Make Guest Appearances on Sarah Brightman’s HYMN World Tour

Dec 19th 2018


Watch Digest Clip from Voice Actor Kensho Ono’s Latest Live Blu-ray “FIVE STAR”

December 21, 2018 3:10am CST
The voice of Tetsuya Kuroko (Kuroko’s Basketball), Harry Potter (Japanese dub)

Japanese Twitter debates the best breathing technique to put yourself to sleep

December 21, 2018 / SoraNews24
Arrive at your sweet dreams using the ultimate 4-7-8 technique…or was it 4-4-8?

Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Part to Open Naruto & Boruto-themed Area in July 2019

December 21, 2018 10:10pm CST
The planned budget is about 1.2 billion yen (11 million US dollars)


Tonkotsu ramen chain Ichiran set to open first-ever non-pork broth restaurant in Tokyo

December 22, 2018 / SoraNews24
The tonkotsu pork broth ramen specialists branch out into new territory for foreign customers.

Jouji Nakata Founds Seiyu Red and White Contest with Fellow Fate Voice Actors

posted on 2018-12-22 16:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge
Junichi Suwabe, Kana Ueda serve as moderators for planned April contest

Ghibli Theme Park to Open 3 Areas in 2022, More Areas in 2023

posted on 2018-12-22 17:30 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Aichi park reveals additional design plans

To Love-Ru’s Kentaro Yabuki Draws Daring Hatsune Miku for Honda Collaboration

posted on 2018-12-22 17:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

Re:Zero Memory Snow OVA’s Snow Festival Will Be Replicated at Sapporo Snow Festival

posted on 2018-12-22 19:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

12/21 is Japan’s “Long Distance Lovers Day”: What makes it so hard to keep up long distance love?

December 22, 2018 / SoraNews24
Long distance romance can work with a bit of effort, but just what form does that effort take?


Train etiquette: top ten inconsiderate behaviors that tick Japanese train commuters off the most

December 23, 2018 / SoraNews24
Times have changed over the years, but one particular offence has steadily climbed its way up the list.

Emperor draws record 75,000 birthday well-wishers before abdication next year

Dec. 23, 2018 04:03 pm JST / Japan Today

More men taking jobs in female-dominated profession of Japanese airline cabin crew

Dec. 23, 2018 06:01 am JST / Japan Today

Festive boar-d

12:09 pm, December 23, 2018 / The Japan News

X Japan’s Typhoon-defying “No Audience” Concert Now Streaming Worldwide

Dec 23rd 2018

Studio MAPPA Holds Exhibit For Yuri!!! on ICE, Zombie Land Saga, Others in January

posted on 2018-12-23 15:45 EST by Kim Morrissy
Yuri!!! on Ice, Banana Fish, Zombie Land Saga, Kakegurui, Dororo will be represented.


Terrifying and mysterious missing-person poster found in Tokyo neighborhood

December 24, 2018 / SoraNews24
Have you seen a person with soulless eyes lately? They could be anywhere from four to 20 feet tall.

Japanese students’ eyesight the worst in recent years, smartphones and mobile games are blamed

December 24, 2018 / SoraNews24
A potential heavy price to pay for convenience and entertainment?

Let’s talk about chips: Japanese netizens weigh in on the ten best potato chips in the country

December 24, 2018 / SoraNews24
Latest chip ranking reveals a preference for simple flavors.

AKB48 sister group to get own theater next to Yahuoku! Dome

December 24, 2018 at 07:30 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Luthier working to spread the hardingfele fiddle in Japan

December 24, 2018 at 07:00 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

What a presence with so many Santas bearing presents

December 24, 2018 at 14:35 JST/ The Asahi Shimbun

Gatekeeper at Japan’s ‘Suicide Forest’ hopes music can save lives

Dec. 24, 2018 06:30 am JST / Japan Today

Coloring the New Year

3:42 pm, December 24, 2018 / The Japan News

Answerman: How Did Christmas in Japan Become A Thing?

by Justin Sevakis, Dec 24th 2018

Virtual Youtuber Kaguya Luna Collaborates with Nissin in Wacky Egg Bowl Commercial

posted on 2018-12-24 12:45 EST by Victor Chaves
Kaguya Luna spins chickens and sings “I’m Always Soba” in new commercial.

Konosuba - God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Gets Orchestral Concert in February

posted on 2018-12-24 13:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

Gundam Are Jockeying for 1st Place at This Year’s Arima Kinen Horse Racing Grand Prix

posted on 2018-12-24 17:45 EST by Victor Chaves
JRA promotes yearly event with Mobile Suit Gundam

JAM Project Member Masaaki Endoh Posts His Original Christmas Song Video for Fans

December 24, 2018 9:10pm CST
His 2nd acoustic album “Present of the Voice 2” was released on December 12

Zombie Land Saga, Promised Neverland, and More Join Forces for Upcoming Event

December 24, 2018 10:09pm CST
MAPPA, WIT STUDIO, and CloverWorks draw their characters prepping for the big day


Merry Christmas from the SoraNews24 team!

December 25, 2018 / SoraNews24

VOX POPULI: The Christmas spirit that keeps on giving, year after year

December 25, 2018 at 12:45 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Onsen Musume’s New Album ‘Diversity’ Set for Worldwide Digital Release

Dec 25th 2018

Kinema Citrus at Anime Central 2019

Dec 25th 2018