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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Costume-less Chinese lion dance videos show real humans, real behind-the-scenes magic【Video】

Effortlessly twirling and leaping, these acrobats are amazing… even outside of their costumes!

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Unmistakable Louis Vuitton Monogram design may have been inspired by Japanese family crests

Little did we know that the famous luxury brand has a Japanese past.

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We caved in to curiosity and bought a mystery box from a strange vending machine in Akihabara

Each box comes with a random tale attached to it.

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Japanese netizens dismayed at abysmal win rate of Pepsi Japan’s rock-paper-scissors promotion

Not surprising considering the chances of winning is less than one percent.

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Japanese netizen takes photo of cuddly foxes, draws burly monstrosity out of it

Internet names it “Muscle Fox”, pits it against “Macho Right Hook Dog”.

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Hayao Miyazaki still looking for talented staff to join Studio Ghibli for new anime production

The legend of animation needs as much help as he can get, and it could very well come from you!

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We went hanami cherry blossom viewing in gorgeous Ueno Park with complete strangers

Nothing like making friends and enjoying the fleeting beauty of a Japanese spring together.

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Foreigner in Japan randomly walks by street musicians, joins in with epic improvised singing

One of the smoothest spontaneous collaborations ever witnessed.

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Japanese Internet charmed by zoo duck frantically chasing gaggle of geese【Video】

”Wait for meeeee!”

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Beautiful Chinese snuff bottles reverse-painted on the inside impress Japanese netizens【Video】

Each masterwork of art takes much skill and dedication to produce.

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Japanese railway company to replace the awesome title of “train conductor” with just “crew”

All in the name of flexibility.

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Japanese high school teacher in hot water after forcibly giving male student a buzz cut

Both students and their parents have petitioned for his resignation.

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Yakiniku chain store lets customers enjoy delicious Japanese barbecue together with their dogs

Humans get to enjoy tasty grilled meat, so why not our pets, too?

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End of the Heisei Era: Japanese government to announce new era name on 1 April

Japanese netizens pitch in with guesses on what it might be.

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Watch Ryu from Street Fighter unleash a shoryuken combo on a Red Bull can in epic stop motion

Crumples it so easily, we don’t think there is going to be a round two.

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Japanese amusement park’s new horror attraction involves handcuffing visitors in the dark

Do you dare take the challenge and ride into an endless mineshaft?

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Talented illustrator gives cast of Dragon Ball characters amazing samurai warlord makeovers

We never thought a sword-wielding Goku and ninja Trunks would look so cool.

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Artist blows our minds by swapping clothing between Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball characters

These look so cool, we wonder why there isn’t a crossover anime like this yet.

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We bought a Rilakkuma custard pudding cake and found out what a carefree bear tastes like

Sweet, fluffy and a little chewy, apparently.

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Japanese airline ANA promotes traditional culture with kabuki-theme safety video【Video】

Colorful costumes and elegant poses guide passengers through safety instructions with remarkable style and finesse.

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