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 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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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 ways to get rid of the annoying door-to-door NHK guy 【Weird Top Five】

How to swiftly, and humorously, deal with the bane of every TV owner’s existence in Japan.

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Japanese high schoolers show off how their classes celebrate Valentine’s Day at school

Valentine’s Day is the one day in Japan when anime becomes real life.

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Japanese artist draws how to identify four types of gamers by how they sit at the arcade

Are you a serious forward-bender or more of a considerate head-cocker?

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Alone on Valentine’s Day? Thai photographer shows how to make it look like you have a date 【Pics】

“Hey cutie, you have a little smidge on your cheek. Here, I’ll get it for me.”

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AnkiSnap pen turns highlighting into a smartphone game that makes studying a breeze【Video】

Do you highlight things but still forget them? AnkiSnap might be able to help!

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 craziest things about the Japanese medical system【Weird Top Five】

“Wait, you want to put that thing where?!”

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Nintendo Switch’s “Baby” game turns your console controller into a screaming nightmare【Video】

Experience the joy of sleepless nights and stress migraines with Nintendo’s 1-2-Switch!

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Legendary chicken-loving Japanese yodeler releases new music video: “Chicken Attack”【Video】

Yodeling, chickens, ninjas, and more! What else do you need?

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Band-aid lifehack: Japanese Twitter blows the Internet’s mind with new way to fasten bandages

Never again will you have to endure the shame of a slippery band-aid.

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Give your heart to your Valentine… literally! Organ and poop chocolate molds available online

This year, show them that it’s what’s on the inside that counts.

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Japanese student translates Trump’s tweets to practice English, accidentally gets 60K+ followers

Making English-learning great again.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 most ridiculous kanji handwriting shortcuts【Weird Top Five】

Ryakuji – easy on the fingers but hard on the eyes.

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