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 most hilarious Japanese euphemisms 【Weird Top Five】

“Tee hee! Your window to society is open.”

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How expensive is the Nintendo Switch, really? Japanese Twitter compares it to 35 other consoles

Is the price too high or does it make sense? Let’s find out… using history!

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Video of capybaras enjoying a hot spring is just what you need to stay warm right now 【Video】

“Ohh yiss, ohh yiss, that feels nice.”

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Singaporean artist knits actual instant ramen noodles into wearable art pieces【Pics, Video】

A scarf made of ramen may not keep you warm, but it will keep you full!

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 hand gestures that Japanese people don’t understand【Weird Top Five】

Do these gestures in Japan and all you’ll get are looks of culture-gap confusion.

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Japanese Twitter shows off list of seven hilarious differences between being 18 versus being 81

Are you closer to the 18-year-old or 81-year-old side of the spectrum?

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It’s the end of an era…literally! Emperor may abdicate throne in 2019 and end the Heisei Era

The question on everyone’s minds: what would the name of the next era be?

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Japanese internet and even television confused over use of “mystery gift” from lucky bag 【Video】

Is it a golden joystick? A cushion with a handle so you don’t fall over?

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Cheat sheet for identifying era of dress styles is perfect for cosplay and drawing reference

This timeline will help you create and identify dresses from any time period like a pro.

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Have a moving Hatsune Miku come to life inside your computer desktop background

Oh, hello there. What are you doing outside of the computer?

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 most annoying sounds in Japan 【Weird Top Five】

Get ready to cover your ears, because these are some of the worst sounds made in Japan.

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Japanese Twitter user gets Machamp clothes in lucky bag…but not in the way you think

She didn’t get a Pokémon shirt or a Machamp belt. Instead she got something far, far stranger.

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One of the most popular cosplays at Comiket: a kamehameha beam from Dragon Ball

Not cosplaying as Goku, but as the actual kamehameha beam itself.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 Japanese winter foods【Well-Fed Top Five】

Winter: stay warm inside with some of these cold-weather treats.

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Giant Pikachu used quick attack… it’s super adorable!【Video】

Pikachu has trained its whole life for this moment to show off for you.

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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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