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.

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Strange Japanese job ad asks to “deliver a pork-egg onigiri” from Okinawa to Tokyo twice per day

Not sure if eccentric or money laundering scheme.

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Japan Post Office to release commemorative Pokémon stamps based on original, iconic trading cards

These are probably going to be worth more than 84 yen each.

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Have trouble waking up on time? New Japanese app Mezamee will charge you when you sleep in

“Oh no, my breakfast money!”

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Hyogo Prefecture to give 320,000 fans to restaurants for customers to cover mouths, dine “safely”

It’s better than nothing, but….

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Japanese city manager gives speech telling new employees to “play around” to fix birth rate issue

Ah, yes. Why didn’t we think of that?

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Japan’s Olympic stadium to fill thousands of empty spectator seats with waifu pillows

Not sure if creative or cringey.

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How do you pronounce “Among Us” in Japanese? Simple question has linguistically deep answer

Is “A-MOng Us” or “A-MAng Us” the victor?

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Japanese school lunch noodles fried so hard that children and teachers chip teeth, go to hospital

Underneath those vegetables lies a mass of crunchy nightmares.

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Is a Shonen Jump VTuber coming? Survey from recent issue hints at strong possibility

Is the world ready for a Goku or Luffy virtual YouTuber?

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Japanese Twitter realizes that talking about the NES now is the same as old men talking about WW2

Oh crap. Has it really been that long?

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Is it a Lawson or a train station? We investigate the mysterious Sekiguchi Station

Melon bread or train tickets, which can we buy here?

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Japanese man leaves horrible job, gets even more shockingly horrible letter from the company

“Wire us the amount of your paycheck immediately.”

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Japanese government discussing stricter copyright laws on cosplay, top cosplayer Enako chimes in

New rules may regulate social media photos and profit made from cosplay.

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Official Hololive clear files now available at FamilyMart convenience stores【Pics】

An anime dog, rabbit, and fox walk into a conbini.

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Japanese Twitter user shares ingenious idea of what to do when you get way too much snow【Pics】

“I’ve always hated snow, but looking at this I’m kind of jealous lol.”

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Huge crowds go to Japanese temples on New Year to “pray for things to return to normal”

The only thing thicker than the crowds is the irony.

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Is it rude to eat when your food arrives first at a restaurant? Japanese people weigh in

The meal arrives; the battle begins.

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Demon Slayer is so pervasive, it’s starting to affect Japanese children’s kanji reading ability

“I didn’t even realize I was reading it wrong myself.”

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Lawson to post super-temp positions online, let anyone work suddenly-open shifts at stores

Speedrunning part-time work.

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Man worried girlfriend spending too long in bath goes to check on her, finds something surprising

“Your girlfriend is looking a little hairy lol.”

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