Scott Wilson

After getting bored with high school French, Scott came to a crossroads in life whether to study Japanese or Native American Mohawk instead. Mohawk's lack of kanji was its ultimate downfall, and Scott hasn't looked back since. After years of non-stop sweating while working as a translator in sweltering Okinawa, he moved back to his native, delightfully frigid Massachusetts to work as a private Japanese tutor. His hobbies include re-reading One Piece for the hundredth time, dreaming about Shakey's Pizza, and getting feedback on stories he's written from both his wife and cat.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 Japanese foods for people who don’t like seafood 【Weird Top Five】

There’s much more to Japanese food than just sushi and seafood.

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Japanese quality! Antique 70-year-old battery still works great to power a modern calculator

This WWII-era battery still has what it takes to tumble with modern devices.

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Test your boy’s love knowledge! Can you pick the “uke” and “seme” in each relationship?

Sometimes figuring who’s on top and who’s on bottom isn’t easy.

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How dirty is your mind? Find out with this innocent picture of a Japanese bunny

This bunny may need to wash your mind, it’s been in the gutter too long.

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Meaning of life discovered using Japanese calligraphy, math, and puns

To go from “death” to “life,” it turns out all you need is “42.”

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 odd ways Japanese people beat the summer heat【Weird Top Five】

Try some of these out the next time you need to cool off.

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Kim Jong-un’s face on one-piece romper suit available online, because that’s the world we live in

Every Great Leader deserves equally great fashion.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 reasons Japanese squat toilets are awesome 【Weird Top Five】

To squat or not to squat? It’s not even a question!

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Japanese Twitter can’t figure out how to wear these shoes, comes up with hilarious ideas

Apparently the line between fashion and torture device can be quite funny.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 most confusing Japanese compound words【Weird Top Five】

What happens when you put the kanji for “skin” and “meat” together? Uh, not what you think.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 hardest Japanese habits to break 【Weird Top Five】

After living in Japan for a while, chances are you’ll be handcuffed to these new habits.

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Can you answer this question for 14-year-olds from the Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad?

You’re gonna need a heavy dose of logic and probably a couple headache pills to tackle this one.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 nicest sounds in Japan【Weird Top Five】

Sounds that you just want to close your eyes and savor.

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Cute Japanese pet snake hunts bowl of cup ramen, coils around the hearts of the Internet

Not sure if cute…? Nah, it’s cute.

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Penguin that fell in love with cardboard cutout anime girl now has his own drink for sale at zoo

Does it taste as bittersweet as unrequited love?

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Blind Japanese boy sends Nintendo heartwarming thank you letter, gets amazing response

Nintendo shows how much they care about all of their fans.

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Duolingo free language learning app released their first Japanese lessons, so we tested them out!

Check out what we thought of the Japanese language course released today!

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 confusing Japanese Internet slang words 【Weird Top Five】

Five words just as hard to figure out as kanji.

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Squirtle pillow sold in Indonesia does not look like something children should play with…

Innocent toy or illicit toy? You decide.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 Japanese spring foods【Well-Fed Top Five】

Some spring foods are a little… different in Japan.

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