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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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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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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