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

Welsh rugby team wins over the heart of Japanese mom, receives sweet handwritten note from her

Nothing declares a fan’s love better than a heartfelt message.

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We went out of our comfort zone and tried barbecued camel meat at a market in Morocco

Over there, it’s as common as beef in other countries.

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Assistive exoskeletons now available in Japanese electronic stores, lets you do serious lifting

Each relieves up to 25 kilograms of force and doesn’t even need electricity!

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Silky golden ramen recommended by Michelin Guide is so good, we felt like royalty eating it

Only $9 for some of the best noodles in the country.

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Hovering lights sighted around Shibuya has people thinking that UFOs are finally here in Japan

Forget Area 51, the Scramble Crossing is where all the action’s at!

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Japanese cafe lets customers enjoy random flavors of coffee using capsule vending machines

Can’t decide what to get? Then leave it all up to gacha.

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Japanese government releases checklist to help people protect their homes against Typhoon Hagibis

Follow these tips to minimize damage to your home, stay safe, and prepare for a massive cyclone.

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All-you-can-drink deal lets you chug down unlimited alcohol at 138 Japan locations for a month

At just $37, you can easily get your money back with just ten drinks.

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Customizable minimalistic plastic bonsai trees let you enjoy zen gardening without all the fuss

They don’t wilt, don’t need water, and last way longer than real ones!

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Okinawa Monorail employs hassle-free remote-controlled incline for improved disabled access

Futuristic and incredibly cool. One glaring problem, however, prevents it from being widely used.

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Rock legend Yoshiki’s stylish punk kimono brand chosen to kick off Tokyo Fashion Week 2020

The organizers couldn’t have picked a better candidate to spearhead the catwalk.

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Mister Donut demonstrates the wonders of hot bubble tea with royal milk and rich matcha flavors

It’s time to ditch the straw for a spoon.

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Awesome Sega Mega Drive six-button controller taiyaki lets you bite into mouthful of nostalgia

Relive the old-school era of 16-bit while having your fill of delicious red bean paste.

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Mysterious guest house opens in Kyoto, features 11 different bizarre rooms full of oddities

Includes a room where you can adjust its “scare factor” and one that lets you speak with the deceased.

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We prepared our own delicious amberjack sashimi and realized how much money it saved us【Pics】

Achieve your dreams of having a sashimi feast while saving money!

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Thailand’s Daiso is so different from Japan’s that they might as well be on different planets

One is a collection of oddly useful household goods while the other is a cosmetic paradise.

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Professional baseball team lets non-Japanese citizens watch their games at Tokyo Dome for free

Watch all the action at three separate Nippon-Ham Fighters games for the low price of zero yen.

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Wii Fit sequel to make the jump to Nintendo Switch, promises tons of fun and sore muscles【Video】

It’s back, everyone! Get ready to crush your opponents in the name of exercise.

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Mister Donuts Japan to release mouthwatering sweet potato donuts to welcome a delicious autumn

This is why fall is one of the best seasons to come to Japan.

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Japanese man uses sightseeing drones to help tourists get a bird’s-eye view of the surroundings

Tourism organizations ought to take notes from him.

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