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

Japanese netizens react to picture that disappears if you stare at it for 20 seconds

Get ready to learn some unfortunate facts about our feeble human minds.

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Japanese publisher to release photo book of beautiful… delivery women?【Video】

Sagawa Express is trying to show off their feminine side.

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Drunk Japanese vice principal stumbles into girls bathing area on field trip, urinates, loses job

A three-step plan to wreck everything.

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Edo-Period Japanese book depicts U.S. history in hilariously awesome illustrations

It may not be historically accurate, but it’s one-hundred percent real!

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Mario Segale, the man whose name inspired Nintendo’s “Mario,” dies at age 84

Without him, who knows what the name of the famous video game plumber would be.

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We investigate which conveyor belt sushi restaurant is best for drinking alone, drowning regrets

Kappa Sushi, Kura Sushi, and Sushiro. Which pairs best with contemplating past mistakes?

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10,000 or 1,0000? Japanese schools are starting to move commas on big numbers, but why?

The linguistic reasoning may surprise you.

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China planning on sending massive “artificial moon” into orbit in 2020 as a giant nightlight

If having one moon is good, then having two moons is twice as good, right?

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Niigata school superintendent resigns over improper use of Japanese word for “you”

The linguistic error was seen as insensitive in light of a horrific situation.

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“Death day” quiz trending on Japanese Twitter uses data to predict the exact date you will die

Do you want to know the precise minute of your own death?

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We ate “pizza-buns” from four different Japanese convenience stores to find which reigns supreme

There can only be bun.

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Japanese Twitter shares the funniest “mysterious Japanese” that they’ve heard from foreigners

Engrish may be funny, but language mistakes go both ways!

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Japanese teacher draws incredible blackboard chalk art to inspire class on sports day【Pics】

One for all!

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Japanese gay bar “mama” gives the best advice for how to get over a breakup we’ve ever heard

First, you cry. Then, you take a deep breath. Next, you feed upon their flesh.

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Japanese fashion app Wear has one user trying to make cardboard Gundam heads the new hot style

Finally, an outfit for the clothes-conscious Gundam fan… who has some spare cardboard boxes.

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Convenience store clerk accidentally puts something in customer’s bag they shouldn’t have…

Um, I don’t remember buying that. I’m not even sure if I CAN buy that.

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Does the Japanese word “natsukashii” exist in other languages? Japanese Twitter investigates

Could speaking Japanese expand your range of feelings?

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Kanji Tetris is the coolest way to practice and play with Japanese that we’ve ever seen【Video】

We want to play this game ourselves! There’s just one problem….

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Japanese restaurant puts up sign that every waiter and waitress has always wanted

Being rude here is going to cost you.

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Japanese Twitter user’s dream of having a pet hamster is a roller-wheel of emotions

Dreams come in all shapes and sizes… even small, furry ones.

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