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.

All Stories by Scott Wilson

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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Only in Japan: handwritten love letters from high school girls now available in crank machines

Creepy or cute? Read some of the letters yourself and find out.

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The strongest passport in the world! Which nation’s citizens can freely visit the most countries?

The “strongest” and “weakest” passports may surprise you.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 best Tamagotchi releases 【Weird Top Five】

This May marks the 20th anniversary of Tamagotchi, so let’s take a look at the best that two decades have brought us!

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Japanese zoo penguin falls in love with cutout of cute anime penguin girl

Humans aren’t the only ones who can have affections for 2-D characters.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 “shikata ga nai” (“it can’t be helped”) situations in Japan【Weird Top Five】

Things that “can’t be helped” in Japan, but are maybe a little different elsewhere in the world.

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