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

Dedicated Dragon Ball fan breaks Guinness World Record, amasses over 10,000 collectibles【Video】

And beating the previous record by almost double.

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Stylish, green and eco-friendly modern urban village to be built in the heart of Tokyo by 2023

If there is one thing Tokyo needs, it’s more greenery.

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We went to a beautiful “beach resort” on top of a mountain and sweated it out in a gondola sauna

There is no sand or sea in sight, but the view is just as impressive as any beach.

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Three reasons why new girl idol group “Beyooooonds” may be the next big thing in Japan【Video】

We explain how they become so massively popular in such a short span of time.

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Pokémon Cafe gears up for the spooky season by offering three new adorable Halloween dishes

Don’t miss out on these limited-edition lightning, dark, and grass-type yummies!

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Hong Kong protesters apologizing for airport disruption strikes a chord with Japanese netizens

The fight for human rights goes on, but these considerate people have earned a ton of respect from some Japanese people.

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Cool advertisement for baseball girls mobile game in Shinjuku Station drawn using actual mud

You can’t play baseball if you’re afraid of getting dirty.

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Amazing Super Mario Maker 2 player creates level that’s also a brilliant 3-D maze【Video】

It even comes with a minimap indicating your current location.

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Tall concert attendee wears T-shirt apologizing for his height, gains approval from netizens

People who tower over others often get a great view of the action, but some remember they might be obstructing others in the process.

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We mixed all 31 flavors of Baskin Robbins ice cream and created a Frankenstein dessert【Video】

Join the mad ice cream scientists of SoraNews24 as we play god with everyone’s favorite frozen treat.

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Japanese company Yellow Hat hilariously mistakes Pizza Hut for Italian dish-themed headwear

“Yellow Hatto” and “Pizza Hatto”, what could possibly go wrong?

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Animated manga about an old woman caring for husband with dementia has us reaching for a tissue

A touching story made using a few pencils, paper, and a sprinkling of ingenuity.

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Toddler loses beloved plushie in Tokyo, netizens launch frenzied search to reunite them again

If you happen to see a blue octopus by the name of Gar, please contact them immediately.

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Cool cat cafe designed like a Japanese public bath lets you chill out with rescue cats

Take a dip in a cozy room full of warm and affectionate felines.

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Ad featuring high school girls reconnecting with each other makes us feel warm and fuzzy【Video】

Estranged childhood friends, a blackout, and a mobile app are the perfect ingredients for a marvelous story line.

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Hideo Kojima stopped by U.S. customs for attempting to bring in unnerving plastic baby pod

“Now let’s scan his luggage… wait, why’s there a baby in there?!”

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Handsome macho gorilla pillow lets you snuggle on its ripped chest for a comfortable sleep

Modeled after one of the most handsome gorilla on Earth.

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High school teacher’s summer vacation homework about appreciating life brings tears to our eyes

Now that is one of the coolest physics teachers around.

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784 San Diego Comi-Con attendees perform the world’s largest synchronized Kamehameha【Video】

Watch these Gokus dish out the biggest energy attack in history, entering the Guinness World Records in the process.

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Three friends go into a pitch-black “haunted” tunnel in Japan, freaky terror ensues【Video】

Watch your step when entering one of the most haunted places in Japan.

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