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

Trump masks sold out in Japan… but why? Japanese netizens weigh in with their reasons

How come Japanese people are buying up these masks faster than cheap real estate?

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 Japanese pet kabutomushi beetles 【Weird Top Five】

Which rhinoceros beetles make for the coolest pets?

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Adorable Japanese cat shows off its purr-fect hiding spot to attack owner’s feet 【Video】

“This is where the human’s feet are easiest to catch!”

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“I can’t tell if they’re real!” Robotic fish amaze Japanese Twitter with lifelike movements 【Vid】

Cut the carp and tell us if these are real already!

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Japanese Twitter user creates the ultimate steampunk watch with hologram clock face 【Video】

It cranks, it spins, and it requires a glove just to wear.

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Japanese website ranks the top 10 most delicious-looking Pokémon… with a very unexpected #1

The question we’ve all wondered, finally answered.

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Japanese comic shows four reasons people from different countries spend money on smartphone games

Are you Japanese, American, Korean or Chinese when it comes to smartphone game transactions?

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

English has “heads” of lettuce and “loaves” of bread, but Japanese is even worse.

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Robot-performed Love Live! idol show in Akihabara sums up Japan in one video【Video】

Robots? Check. Anime? Check. Creepy but still cute? Oh definitely check.

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Show off your love of Japan’s gorgeous fake food samples with mouth-watering phone cases【Pics】

May or may not cause sudden desire to take a bite out of your phone.

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Is Ash no longer 10 years old?! Serena kisses Ash in latest Pokémon episode 【Video】

The kiss heard around the world! …or around Kalos, anyway.

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Adorably derpy chipmunk popping up and down in bag drives internet nuts with cuteness 【Video】

“Where’d you go human?! Oh there you are. Where’d you go human?! Oh there you are.”

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Cans full of smoggy “Beijing Air” for sale online, come with warning: choking hazard 【Video】

“Recommended for those who want to get sick.”

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 budget Japanese Halloween costumes 【Weird Top Five】

No costume? No cash? No problem!

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The goose is loose! Video shows off swan smartphone-holder, the ultimate hands-free device 【Vid】

Nothing says convenience like a swan head that extending out of your crotch area.

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Hyundai turns kids’ car drawings into drivable realities at Brilliant Kids Motorshow【Video】

How do you get kids excited about cars? By letting them design their own real ones.

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Making trains meow-r fun: Japanese station master cats (and bunny!) strut their fluff【Pics】

Meet the five most popular (and fuzziest) train station masters in Japan.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 craziest Japanese certification exams 【Weird Top Five】

Even in the land of tests, there are some things that shouldn’t be tested.

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Pokémon GO turns into Pokémon GO TO WAR in super-intense, high-quality fan video 【Video】

Pikachu used a Gatling gun… it’s super effective!

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Ukiyo-e Heroes: Amazing Nintendo woodblock prints created via traditional, handmade methods【Pics】

Mario, Pokémon, Link, Star Fox and more are brought to life through the same process used 200 years ago.

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