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

Partner of Japanese Eddie Murphy blackface comedian says “Exile him from the country.”

Long debate on national television ensues.

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New Japanese gadget guards valuables in public places, lets you leave them safely unattended

Just plop it onto anything you want to protect and it’ll alert you immediately when someone touches it.

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Netizens speak up over video of kidnapping prank in Japan posted by American YouTuber duo

Duo claims the prank was staged, but Japanese netizens aren’t buying it.

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Photo of Chinese boy turning up to class covered in ice and snow goes viral, breaks hearts

It’s a miracle how some children make it to school alive under such harsh conditions.

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New bizarre Thai trend has men undergoing laser treatment to bleach their penis

And customers are reportedly rather satisfied with the results.

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We try out the delicious, fluffy milk bread featured in the Japanese anime movie Your Name

Even though it didn’t cause us to swap bodies, it was every bit as creamy and tasty as we imagined it to be.

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Wotagei glow stick dance performance of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” too awesome for words【Video】

Follow their lead and watch these cool dudes set the darkness on fire.

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Chinese knockoff of Splatoon to be released with “original” content, no one takes it seriously

After getting shut down once, you’d have thought the developers might have learned a lesson or two.

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Japanese comic explains why posting double-photos on Twitter achieves the greatest selfie impact

Looks like we’ve been doing it wrong all this time.

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Your Name fan reveals the identity of Miki Okudera’s husband, shocks Japanese netizens

Looks like Taki’s crush got stolen from right under his nose.

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Temple bell tolling on Japanese New Year’s Eve gets rid of evil desires, but not complaints

No matter how much good it brings, the sound of a humongous bell struck 108 times might be too much for some people.

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New VR Sense pods surpass 5,000 plays within five days of release, top three games revealed

It seems players love ultra-realistic live concerts, sword fights, and scantily-clad beach girls.

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New Japanese takoyaki candy tastes so bad, even the makers doubted it would sell

But boy were they wrong.

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Japanese Twitter user discovers an amazing way to spice up meals using just a paper shredder

Turns out there are more delicious things you can use that shredding machine for other than cutting up paper.

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Sharpen your look with stylish Damascus steel watches modeled after Japanese blades

Wear a unique, exquisite timepiece filled with Japanese sword tradition on your wrist.

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Show off your badge collection and plushies in this wacky customisable sweater from Japan

Why hide all your precious limited-edition collectibles and trinkets when you can display them for the world to see?

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Ultimate VR game capsule tickles players’ senses, lets them enjoy the scent of frolicking girls

Experience the permeating heat of battle, the chilly atmosphere of a horror game, and many more.

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Japanese netizens rank the top 10 cutest twins in anime history

You’ll never guess who came in second place!

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Sleeping pug or monster bug? Japanese Internet goes wild over artist’s depiction of a pug’s back

Who knew a pug lying down would spawn such a creepy-cute creature?

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Are love confessions in Japan a relic of the past or a strict requirement? We find out!

Opinions are split, but you’d be surprised at how some Japanese people think.

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