A university student in Nara Prefecture is hoping his YouTube cooking shows and cricket powder coffee will help people swat away their aversion to eating insects.

"When the perception toward eating insects changes, I want to share that moment with as many people as I can," said Kazuki Shimizu, a third-year student at Kindai University.

The 21-year-old, who studies in the university's Faculty of Agriculture in Nara Prefecture, recalls being surprised that insects were quite delicious when he tried a locust boiled in soy sauce during a biology class in high school.