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

We got all comfy in a traditional French manor in Japan and drank coffee from a matcha bowl

The best of France and Japan in one classy chateau.

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We stress-test Uniqlo’s “Impressive Jacket and Pants” to see if they live up to their names

You would have to be really confident in your products to name them like that.

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Discovery of unregistered radioactive substance in Japanese university shocks students

A thorough campus sweep for more traces of the dangerous chemical is underway.

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These ambiguous objects create such mind-blowing optical illusions, we almost believe it’s magic

Watch these pieces of acrylic morph into something else before your eyes.

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Trump’s announcement of America-Japan joint space exploration hypes up Japanese netizens

Five years from now, astronauts from Japan are going to have a rare opportunity to walk on the moon.

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Online survey reveals startling facts about what young Japanese people think about their country

And whether the world out there holds any interest for them at all.

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Nintendo takes “real-life Mario Kart” company to court for the second time and wins yet again

No amount of blue shells or stars can save the offending company from the judge’s gavel.

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We try insect snacks from this vending machine in Tokyo, and get a bonus surprise in the capsule

Our insects come with something heavy, metallic, and nothing to do with insects at all.

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Cheap Air Seoul ticket allows unlimited flights between Korea and exciting destinations in Japan

At just $250, this golden ticket is a great way to help you save big on travel expenses.

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Clever alarm system invented by Japanese railway company will wake even the deepest of sleepers

Say goodbye to that snooze button forever with the “Timely Wake-up Device”.

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Fan-made trailer of live-action Nausicaa leaves Japanese netizens clamoring for more【Video】

We hope you are watching this right now, Hayao Miyazaki.

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We tried a special savory green tea and rice-flavored cream puff available for only one day

This combination of traditional Japanese snack and French pastry has got to be one of the oddest we have seen.

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Facebook Cafe opens for a limited time, offers emoji pancakes and drinks for absolutely free

We visited this one-of-a-kind social media-themed cafe.

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World’s first matcha latte art competition to be held in Japan this year

What’s more, you can be the judge and help decide who wins!

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10-year old Japanese YouTuber advocates children not going to school if they don’t want to

Says that parents have no right to force education upon children.

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Dragon Ball fans all over the world pitch in with amazing fan art to pay tribute to Goku Day

A special moment for everyone’s favorite Super Saiyan.

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Netizens educate president of Brazil on the wonders of the anime world with hilarious results

Who knew that the best teachers would turn out to be anime and Photoshop?

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We tried out the new Starbucks Cold Brew “Lime” coffee and it tasted unexpectedly refreshing

Many things go well with coffee, but zesty lime has got to be one of the boldest combinations.

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Japanese electronics store cleverly disguises its elevator to make it look exactly like a train

Feels almost like an amusement park ride.

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Sneaker company Onitsuka Tiger teams up with Street Fighter to bring us Chun-Li-themed footwear

Kick as fast and with as much style as the renowned video game character.

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