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.

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Yoshinoya celebrates 2,000th store opening by offering local baseball-club-themed foods

Beef bowl fast food chain also ditches trademark colors to don those of popular baseball teams.

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Why’s my order taking so long? Boss of restaurant mysteriously found dead drunk with employees

Customers shocked to find them lying on the ground intoxicated with alcohol.

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Salaryman stranger at game center turns out to be ultimate video game ally for Japanese youth

Video arcades are places where chance encounters are born.

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Hokkaido and Osaka team up to send NEETs to agricultural sectors to do some productive work

It’s time for Japan’s recluses to step out of their comfort zone and change the world.

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7-Eleven store resorts to cute illustration and heartfelt message to help sell excess pasta

Honesty, sincerity, and a bit of creativity can go a long way in solving mistakes.

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World’s largest toilet manufacturer lets you assemble your very own miniature paper toilet

Got some time to kill? Why not craft a cute little paper loo?

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Twitter user suggests creative idea to prevent umbrella theft, receives ovation from netizens

A computer chip on a rainy day keeps the thieves away.

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1,374 drones hover over the ancient wall of Xi’an in a spectacular dance of lights【Video】

Could this be the future of fireworks?

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Snoopy-themed hotel coming to Japan in August, comes with rooms in 18 different designs

Cuddle up in a cozy room full of beloved Peanuts characters and the world’s most adorable beagle.

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Niantic employee creates awesome augmented-reality 3D Tokyo subway system for his son【Video】

Understanding Japan’s complex train lines just got a lot easier.

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Nutty Swiss otaku gets fired on first day of new job after boss discovers his colorful past

This guy (and this article) are literally NSFW.

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Nintendo Switch Online launches in September, comes with 20 free games and cloud save for a fee

Enjoy exclusive features and take your games online for some epic fun for as little as $4 a month.

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Action figure stop-motion clip pits Goku against Vegeta in fight of Saiyan proportions【Video】

Forget the times when extended battles in the anime took up 10 episodes. This is where the fun’s at.

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Japan suffers 37th consecutive year of low birthrate, Japanese people may become extinct someday

Turns out that Japanese citizens are aware of their fate, but there seems to be no solution to avert the impending disaster.

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Professional female shogi player wows Internet by cosplaying as cute anime shogi player

Manao Kagawa shows she can capture hearts just as well as shogi pieces.

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The power of fast food: Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un wants McDonald’s to invest in North Korea

You know peace has arrived when the Supreme Leader now hungers for burgers instead of the nuclear launch button.

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Strong winds at Niconico Chokaigi turned out to be a blessing in disguise for one cosplayer

Bending nature’s elements to your advantage is perhaps the ultimate level of cosplay.

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Expertly-piloted micro drone records breathtaking HD video of Japanese high school girls【Video】

Watch this tiny camera effortlessly zip around school like an inquisitive bee.

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Lucky winner of Coca-Cola Japan’s transparent cola campaign stunned by what he received in mail

Or rather, by what he did not receive.

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Boy threatens to stab school staff forcing elementary students to wear Giorgio Armani uniforms

Threatening to cut people up with a knife is not the best way to go about airing frustrations.

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