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

Foreign tourists pick the top 10 must-visit museums in Japan

These collections of samurai armor, ancient artifacts, and futuristic technology are sure to pique your interest.

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U.S. McDonald’s french fry fork to hit Japan, leaves everyone confused

Human ingenuity at its finest or lowest?

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Neat Japanese lifehack lets you design your own custom printed T-shirt within minutes

Why settle for expensive printed T-shirts when you can use a few common household items to achieve the same effect?

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World’s first giant robot fight pitting America against Japan is finally here

Humanity waits on bated breath as the all-out brawl of metal fists between two hulking colossi approaches.

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Indonesian polygamy smartphone app lets men look for multiple wives online

Faces backlash even in a country where it’s technically legal to have more than one wife.

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Top 10 series with the most epic fights in Shonen Jump history, as voted by Japanese readers

Manga that make you sweat every time you read it.

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New Chinese KanColle clone gains popularity in Japan, riles up some patriotic Twitter users

They’re claiming in-game transactions are being siphoned into funding China’s military.

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High-end matchmaking service helps Chinese men meet beautiful Ukranian women【Video】

With a ratio of three beautiful Ukranian women to one Chinese man, the odds seem pretty good. But it’s going to cost them $10,380 each.

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Japanese adult acts as perfect train driver using just a children’s picture book 【Video】

Makes us realize some of those things are actually made for grown-ups.

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Top 10 Japanese school lunch food items that adults miss the most

From coffee-flavored milk to frozen mandarins, these old school favorites whisk Japanese adults back to simpler times.

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Shocking video shows delinquent student physically abusing a teacher.

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Newest Japanese Twitter craze has users guessing movies using only emoji as hints

A picture is worth a thousand words, but only if you can guess it right.

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Japanese manga artist draws hilarious parody of Your Name’s Hollywood live-action remake

What if Taki was a white guy and Mitsuha was a black girl?

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Move over headphones, Sony’s new speakers let you blast music out of your shoulders

Become the talk of the town or make enemies on public transport with this futuristic-looking speaker.

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Rare calendar featuring crossdressing Japanese sumo wrestlers spotted in ramen shop

Lets customers bask in the amazing pairing of femininity and traditional wrestling.

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Earthquake-resistant pads double as a lifehack to remove all pain from wearing high heels

High heels killing your feet? Perhaps some seismic shock absorbers designed for natural disasters might be the solution.

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Fulfill your dreams of becoming Goku with a Flying Nimbus cushion and Kamehameha ball

These Dragon Ball accessories will send your power level skyrocketing.

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TPE48 recruiting new members, gets 21 schools to participate in “Koi Suru Fortune Cookie” video

Watch Taiwanese girls in flashy school uniforms perform the AKB48 hit song.

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Japanese man religiously followed “9 grooming steps” for three years, netted himself a girlfriend

After undergoing a three year transformation, he advocates going to great lengths to be popular with women.

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Japanese companies poke fun at their own products in hilariously self-deprecating advertisements

These companies are very aware the absurdity of their brands.

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