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

Dancing Hatsune Miku inside custom computer tower stuns Japanese Internet, everybody wants one

If you need more Miku in your life, just put her inside your computer tower.

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Japanese Twitter can’t stop laughing at this JLPT listening question straight out of Evangelion

And my teachers said watching anime would never pay off!

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Translation debate: how do you say “oh my God!” in Japanese? Netizens have many different answers

Oh my god there’s a lot of ways to say “oh my God.”

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Japan desperately trying to figure out America’s sudden obsession with Schezuan sauce

You know your country has done something really weird when it ends up on the morning news in Japan.

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Japanese Internet can’t agree on what to call this color, what do you think it is?

Although they do have a perfect, obscure kanji for it.

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Animated toilet seats turn your bathroom into zen garden, bamboo forest, and more【Pics, Vids】

A cool toilet innovation… it must be Japanese. Right?

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Nintendo releases official, free online PDF of EarthBound player’s guide for anyone to read

While you’re waiting for a SNES Classic, take a look at one of the best player’s guides of all time.

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Watch this renowned Japanese calligrapher effortlessly write “the hardest kanji ever”【Video】

She makes all 56 strokes look easy.

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Hole-y crap! Instagram makeup artist Mimi Choi transforms her face into surreal works of art 【Pics】

From black hole faces to sushi hands, you can’t make up this stuff… unless you’re her.

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Turn your iPhone into a Sheikah Slate with official Nintendo Zelda: Breath of the Wild phone case

Now we can finally take Sheikah selfies.

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Kim Jong-un’s “little red book” of quotes is the worst joke book you can buy for 500 yen

Other titles include: “How to Be a Terrible Leader for Dummies” and “431 Quotes to Lose All Your Friends.”

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Japan Delicacy Poster shows off delicious local dishes from 42 regions in one gorgeous print

42 regional delicacies, 42 life goals.

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Top 10 anime women with biggest, most impactful breasts, voted by thousands of Japanese netizens

The top 10 female characters that changed men’s lives forever.

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Optical illusion blows Japanese Twitter’s mind, can you see the “hidden” circles in the squares?

Once you see it you can never un-see it.

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Video game battles as woodblock prints, “Ukiyo-e Heroes: Boss Fights” now available online 【Pics】

Over ten new designs showing off battles so epic they transcend art periods.

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North Korean travel agency tweets about “North Korean Dragon Ball” to entice Japanese tourists

The travel agency says: “North Korea is a safe country! No terrorism, no thieving, no earthquakes.”

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Japanese artist’s rendition of child opening fridge of alcoholic parents is chilling

A refrigerator can be one of the most honest reflections of your priorities.

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Shigeru Miyamoto’s reason for not creating Wario and Waluigi’s love interests is… kind of mean?

Where are the “evil” versions of Princess Peach and Daisy?

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Musical calculators! Japanese Twitter user recreates songs beautifully by crunching numbers【Vids】

The perfect way to get your math teacher to hate you.

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“Death room” cleanup employee makes “beautiful” replicas of terrifying rooms people died alone in

This woman has seen some sh*t… literally.

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