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

Forget schoolgirl panties, the latest pants craze in Japan now is year-old used fisherman jeans

No one breaks in a pair of jeans better than a man who breaks through the ocean.

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Watching anime as homework sounds like an otaku dream come true.

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Japanese kids set hilarious and ingenious traps to capture Santa Claus【Pics, Videos】

A leg snare trap, a swinging ball trap, and more to capture the Santa while he’s in Japan.

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Japanese YouTuber sticks rubber chicken in tailpipe, unleashes screams from bowels of hell 【Vid】

Who knew that rubber chickens and exhaust pipes were the ingredients needed to summon a howling demon?

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Origami onigiri: the art of paper folding meets rice balls to make munchable masterpieces【Video】

The highest art form is always one that you can eat.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 strange things Japanese people do for Christmas【Weird Top Five】

What? It’s just a knife to cut the traditional Christmas cake!

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Japan’s extremely harsh video game reviews may be the reason it gets some new releases last

Bad reviews from Japan may have lead to developers prioritizing other countries first.

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Japanese toddler covers self in mom’s makeup, apologizes in cutest way imaginable【Video】

No amount of Nivea cream can cover up the high levels of adorableness here.

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Japanese Twitter goes ga-ga over artist showing off how to easily draw the perfect pair of legs

Just four steps to be able to step around in some well-drawn legs.

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Ninja cats blend into their surroundings in photos on Japanese Twitter 【Pics】

These guys have perfected the art of cat cloaking.

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The surprising reasons why some hiragana aren’t allowed to be used on Japanese license plates

You’ll never see these four hiragana on license plates, but maybe not for the reasons you’d expect….

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 offensive Japanese insults【Weird Top Five】

Need to expand your foul-mouthed vocabulary? We’ve got you covered.

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Live with a 3-D virtual servant inside your home with Gatebox, now available for pre-order【Video】

Azumi the holographic robot wants to brush teeth, watch TV, and send cute text messages together with you.

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Japanese female pro wrestler uses “deadly weapon” to subdue opponent: a thick marriage magazine

Forget chairs or ladders, hit them with what really hurts!

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Japanese subway puts up posters of middle-aged men saying how Dragon Ball changed their lives

Goku taught me everything I know… including how to fire a kamehameha wave.

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20-year-old mystery code in Super Mario 64 finally solved

All of our childhood conspiracy theory brains can finally rest.

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Japanese Twitter user’s chart shows 12 levels of art skill based on how you draw a giraffe

It’s not a stretch to say that something’s a bit odd about this chart…

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 strangest ways to be polite in Japan 【Weird Top Five】

Slurp, sniff, but whatever you do, DON’T pour your own drink!

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Video compares the Japanese, Korean, and American Pokémon theme songs and Pokéraps 【Video】

Which country does the Poké-songs the best?

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Korean artist draws hundreds of Pokémon as what they’d look like in human forms 【Pics】

Caterpie evolved into… a human girl?!

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