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

Japanese YouTuber imitates Mr. Bean in a world where sound effects have gone wrong 【Video】

Could this be the long lost brother of Mr. Bean, Mr. Natto?

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Japanese survey reveals having a significant other slows your pace, makes you lazier

Meanwhile, single men and women rush through their daily lives as if it’ll end tomorrow.

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Specialty jewelry shop featuring the likes of Sanrio and Pokémon open for limited time

Declare your love for iconic characters at this temporary Shinjuku store with their elegant jewelry.

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Ryokan produces goods of its cute mascot proprietress, goes deep into deficit

Never question an otaku’s dedication to his waifu.

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Freerunner barrels down world’s largest parkour course in a thrilling POV recording 【Video】

Those knees must hurt after bounding down 999 steps in two minutes.

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Insanely difficult Japanese origami tests our patience and sanity 【Video】

Following the instructions on the video will take you a mind-boggling 50 minutes from start to finish.

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Men’s nipple covers may just be the dating solution Japan is looking for【Video】

Looking nipple-less may just be the next fashion trend.

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We visited an oden store in Shinbashi frequented by the late Kim Jong-nam

Oden tastes best when simmered in flavorful history.

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Japanese magician’s cutting-edge performance stuns judges on Britain’s Got Talent 【Video】

Mmm! That looks like a delicious double-edge razor blade.

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Marine creature-themed tea bags transform teapots into aromatic oceans

Available online, these will turn your tea sessions into lessons on marine biology.

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Spice up your kitchen with cute Japanese kitty kitchen utensils available online

These feline additions to your kitchen are purrr-fect for cat lovers.

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Taiwan’s host of mascot characters invade Japan, bring own brand of cuteness to the country

Watch out Japan, these oddly adorable mascots are coming in strong!

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New stylish rental car turns heads, lets you zip around Japan in Asian-style sophistication

The perfect companion for your next trip to Japan.

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Gari Gari Kun’s new “Rare Cheese” flavor popsicle is incredibly tasty

Because cheese makes anything taste ten times better.

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This Japanese race queen is really an elementary school student

The 13-year-old schoolgirl has fired up debate about young girls in the modelling industry.

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Man splurges wife’s inheritance from her mother on mobile games

With US$108,000 gone, his wife is now wondering if she should file for divorce.

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Daiso’s Silicone Moisturizing Mask hydrates your face the smart way

Nourish your skin and lock in moisture for just 100 yen!

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A simple DIY shiatsu hand massage to relieve all that pent-up stress from work【Video】

Take things into your own hands and relieve that stress!

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Fancy a stylish Starbucks picnic sheet to go along with your order? You can get one free in Japan

Coffee house is giving out cool freebie if you order a drink and a sandwich.

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How to make Starbucks Japan’s American Cherry Pie Frappuccino even better

When in doubt, the answer is always “more pie“.

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