There are few sites that we visit often on the internet, that are to do with or about Japan. RocketNews24 is one of them that we really do love.
RocketNews24 started off as a Japanese written news blog back in 2008. Their news articles are a real mixed bag of news and interesting tip bits from Japan and Asia – with everything from cute animals to the latest J-pop group to hit the scene, and so so much more. You can spend hours and days just clicking from news piece to news piece. It’s really great! You will almost always find something of interest to read on the blog. The best thing with the blog now is that since it has become so popular around the world, they now translate their articles for the English version of Rocketnews24, (Since 2010) so us who can’t speak Japanese don’t have miss out on all their great articles that are posted on a daily basis.
Most of the news are lighthearted, so it’s the opposite to most news outlets with all the doom and gloom, which makes Rocketnews24 a breath of fresh air. If you love all things Japan you have probably already read one of Rocketnews24 articles on one of the many other sites they work with, like Japantoday, Buzzfeed, Gizmodo and more.
The news blog has a couple of different sections on the site. My favourite is the “most popular” category, which can be found near the top to the right hand side. I love that you can see what was popular last week, last month and even last year. Like I said, it’s easy to end up just clicking from news post to news post.
Next time you’re looking for some fun tip bits on Japan and Asia, head on over to Rocketnews24.