Koh Ruide

Born in Singapore, Ray left the island nation and spent a decade immersing himself in Melbourne's coffee culture. Fate would have none of that, and whisked him to Japan to fulfill his childhood dream of piloting an Evangelion unit. While he has yet to meet Rei Ayanami in the flesh, he has instead settled for savoring all the weird and wonderful foods that Japan has to offer. He is always on the lookout for all things unique and exciting. Luckily for him, Japan is never short on those.

All Stories by Koh Ruide

Japanese Twitter user stumbles upon the end of a rainbow while driving

No, there was no Japanese leprechaun with a pot of sashimi waiting for him.

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We tried a colossal shaved iced dessert at Omotesando, got an equally massive brain freeze

Fancy an ice-cold dessert as big as a watermelon?

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Misleading Japanese weight-loss flyer slims your body along with your room too

They say the world looks different when you’re thinner.

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Japanese middle school student drives cram school teacher nuts with delusional rantings

How do you teach those who don’t want to be taught?

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Store serves edible Japanese rhinoceros beetles, apparently pairs well with beer

And it promises to be crunchier than your breakfast cereal.

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Student from University of Tokyo builds perfect replica MacBook Air using only LEGO bricks

Must resist… urge to… smash to pieces.

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Summer Comiket is sizzling hot this year, and it’s not because of the weather 【Pics】

With temperatures skyrocketing, cosplayers tapped into their creativity to inject a splash of cool.

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5 little-known facts about Japanese society from Twitter users

From love hotels in summer to the history of fireworks, these juicy bits of information amaze even Japanese people.

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Okinawan in hot water after charging Chinese tourists 10 times more for beach parasol set rental

A cheap trick to make extra cash, or a man pushed to breaking point?

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Two Japanese cats duke it out at snail’s pace with adorably slow paw punches 【Video】

Have you ever seen the world’s slowest cat fight?

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Mr. Sato makes his pole dancing performance debut after 8 months of serious workout 【Video】

He just can’t stop being a sexy beast, can he?

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One Piece’s creator refusing to write about his struggles could be a reason for its huge success

With over 416 million copies sold worldwide, he sure knows what makes readers tick.

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Chinese artificial intelligence gets shut down for slamming the Communist Party

The programmers sure did a heck of a job on this AI.

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Field Ration Stamina Rice Bowl from the JSDF Family Mart is so good Mr. Sato wants to enlist

Could this be Mr. Sato’s true calling in life?

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We visited Japan’s number one udon store in Gunma Prefecture

Are you up for some perfectly crafted udon noodles?

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Survey reveals that Japanese women’s ideal husband is surprisingly ordinary

A diligent salaryman is actually the dream husband for many.

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Japan’s Domino’s Pizza commercial features chickens, pigs, and a huge serving of weird 【Video】

Now we know what our pizzas are doing when we’re not watching.

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Grimoire backpack is a practical way to proclaim your love for magical fantasies

A stylish must-have for the lord of the books.

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Japanese high school boy wows netizens with his cute girl-next-door looks

Giving his girl classmates a run for their money!

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Japanese train-themed karaoke lets you belt out announcements without being a public nuisance

Here’s a chance to fulfill your dreams of becoming a Japanese train driver.

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