Attending Japanese women’s pro wrestling live for the first time ever – and having an absolute blast


Several of our writers here at SoraNews24 are big fans of pro wrestling, and they aren’t afraid to show it. They’ll dress up like famous wrestlers, uncover underground wrestling rings, and even test wrestling moves (and stretchy jeans) in the office. Unfortunately, there’s been a bit of gap in our knowledge of… Read


1.5C of warming is too hot for the world: study


Curbing global heating at 1.5 degrees Celsius will avert runaway climate change but not mass suffering in developing nations, a consortium of 50 researchers warn. Some 200 million people in poorer regions will be exposed to unliveable heat, and half a billion will face the destructive ravages of rising seas… Read


Plaza Premium opens its first airport lounge in Japan


Plaza Premium has opened its first airport lounge in Japan. Located in the international departure hall of Chubu Centrair International Airport (NGO), the Plaza Premium Lounge Nagoya spans over 440 square meters and allows travellers to enjoy a lounge experience regardless of the class of travel. Although the lounge is… Read


How AI could take over elections – and undermine democracy

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Could organizations use artificial intelligence language models such as ChatGPT to induce voters to behave in specific ways? Sen Josh Hawley asked OpenAI CEO Sam Altman this question in a May 16, U.S. Senate hearing on artificial intelligence. Altman replied that he was indeed concerned that some people might use… Read


Sushiro in Hong Kong may be best in the world and a bittersweet visit for our reporter


Japan’s conveyor belt sushi chain Sushiro has been undergoing rapid international expansion in recent years. At the current pace it is expected that the number of restaurants outside Japan will outnumber the ones inside the country by the end of this year, making it a global chain not unlike McDonald’s or KFC.… Read


Apple provides powerful insights into new areas of health

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Apple has announced new health features in iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and watchOS 10, expanding into two impactful areas and providing innovative tools and experiences across platforms. New mental health features allow users to log their momentary emotions and daily moods, see valuable insights, and easily access assessments and resources.… Read


Crowded 2024 Republican race helps clear way for Trump nomination


A growing number of contenders for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination could clear the way for a Donald Trump victory while throwing up roadblocks for his main rival Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, party members and strategists said. Republicans who fear Trump is too polarizing a figure to beat Democratic President… Read


Japanese tabloid puts out Lemon Sour with 13% alcohol


Fruit-flavored canned cocktails have long enjoyed popularity in Japan, with the Strong Zero brand as the standard bearer for the high-alcohol, low-cost subsection of the alcopop market. But now we have an unexpected new contender in the alcopop market: Japanese news outlet Tokyo Sports or “Tospo” for short. It isn’t exactly clear why a… Read


Air travel to soar near record in 2023: industry group


Airlines will fly 4.35 billion passengers this year, close to the 2019 record as the industry bounces back from the COVID pandemic, an industry group said on Monday. The sector will also be back in the green, with net profits forecast to reach $9.8 billion in 2023, or double previous… Read


Can't get no satisfaction from now-mandatory My Number cards


To say that My Number cards, the soon-to-be mandatory digital card that incorporates national pension and health insurance, among other government services, are not without major headaches is putting it mildly. Thanks to offered incentives like ¥20,000 in usable points, the number of valid applications has reached 96.7 million people,… Read

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