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

Japanese Twitter presents chart of all panty types, for panty-identification science

For all of your panty-experimentation needs!

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 most difficult Japanese tongue twisters (with videos!) 【Weird Top Five】

Even if you don’t speak Japanese, that might be to your advantage.

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New Nara deer adoption program lets you take home your own pet deer, help with overpopulation!

Love Nara’s legendary deer? You’ll love them even more when they’re in your house.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 strangest Japanese home goods【Weird Top Five】

There’s something in this person’s kitchen and I don’t know what it is.

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Prefecture names include: Pikachu, Teriyaki, and The Mushroom Kingdom.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 most famous pet dogs in Japan【Weird Top Five】

A country’s awesomeness is directly proportional to how many of its celebrities are dogs.

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Popular Japanese YouTuber is virtual schoolgirl who plays games, has existential crises【Videos】

“I’m all alone in this virtual space every day. And the best way to kill time? Games, of course!”

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Artist gives new life to old Pokémon cards with gorgeously painted alters 【Pics】

The sun isn’t setting for this Lapras, it’s rising again!

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English name in Zelda: BotW credits shows happy ending for one student’s 10 year Japanese journey

Corey Bunnell, the most unexpected and unintentional inspiration to aspiring game designers.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 kanji used to represent foreign countries 【Weird Top Five】

“You use WHAT kanji for my country?!”

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Pet dog amazes Japanese internet with incredibly fast (and incredibly cute) typing skills 【Video】

Such typing. Much buttons. So manuscript.

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Japanese cosplayers show off amazing accessories made using goods from 100 yen stores

Cosplay accessories that are easy on both the wallet and the eyes.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 15 most disturbing Japanese prefecture mascots【Weird Top FIFTEEN】

Because “top five” isn’t nearly enough to show off all these terrifying creations.

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The most beautiful photo of Kyoto ever taken? Internet swoons over picture of traditional city

Photographer captures Kyoto, and many other places in Japan, perfectly.

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One of the best Nintendo Switch accessories can be bought at a 100 yen store

Is there anything they don’t have?

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Top 8 weird things we think after playing video games for too long, according to Japanese gamers

Wait, you mean I can’t just hold the Y button to run anymore?

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Singaporean man dies from heart attack after finally catching a coveted Lapras in Pokémon GO

Witnesses say it happened as soon as he realized he caught it.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 biggest Japanese food challenges【Weird Top Five】

Are you a bad enough dude to put these five things into your mouth?

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 Japanese words with cool ancient origin stories【Weird Top Five】

Words about corrupt grocers and reading people’s minds? Sign me up!

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Norigami Tacos combines sushi and tacos into one crunchy culinary coupling【Pics】

Do you feel like Japanese or Mexican tonight? Let’s do both!

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