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 7-11 puts up congratulation decoration for employee who graduated amid self-quarantine

Part-time worker, full-time friendship.

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Japanese grandpa’s advice to “flip a coin” when conflicted is wise for an unexpected reason

A deep reason behind a simple act.

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Japanese students hold graduation ceremony in Minecraft amid school cancellation

As usual, kids are way ahead of adults.

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Japanese Internet reacts to ammunition panic-buying in America due to coronavirus fears

Confusion about what Americans plan to do with it all.

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There’s something strange about the lover’s lips in these ads for McDonad’s Thailand

“Dear, you’ve got a little something on your face….”

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Can a curry shop legally ban you if you don’t finish your rice? A Japanese lawyer chimes in

We find out if being wasteful is grounds for banishment.

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Secluded sauna in Hokkaido lets you enjoy steamy sits and ice-water dips in one isolated location

A sauna of ice and fire.

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Grimer ASMR video on official Japanese Pokémon YouTube channel is… oddly satisfying【Video】

Are you ready for this jelly?

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Keyboard app shares most common emoji by country, Japan’s are completely different from others

A case of cultural differences or linguistic ones?

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Japanese manga artist makes comic showing one of the most heartbreaking experiences for an author

It’s not the long hours, it’s not the rejections, it’s something more personal.

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Free “Language Learning with Netflix” extension makes studying Japanese almost too easy

Works for lots of other foreign languages too!

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Japanese netizens vote on which of nation’s prefectures would make the best weapons in battle

Which prefectures have the deadliest curves? Time to find out!

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Forbidden snack? Japanese “sponge cake” looks way too much like the real thing

Only one way to find out whether that’s cream or soap.

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Japanese artist shows difference between erotic manga for men vs. women in simple side-by-side

Proving it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it that matters.

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Japanese lawyer comments on legality of tattoo ban at hot springs, netizens share thoughts too

Are tattoo bans at onsen a relic of the past or part of Japanese culture?

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First-grader’s math test accidentally turns into treatise on confusing Japanese linguistics

Because apparently three plus two equals morphophonology.

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Microsoft Japan’s experiment with 3-day weekend boosts worker productivity by 40 percent

As it turns out, not squeezing employees dry like a sponge is maybe a good thing.

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Kyoto’s popular tourist spot Gion to forbid photos on private roads, 10,000 yen fine to violators

Trespassing of both property and people have led to this development.

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Video of each Japanese hiragana getting “measured up” is oddly cute and satisfying【Video】

How tall is your favorite hiragana?

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One bizarre Japanese trading card gets a literal strength bonus from this weekend’s typhoon

Whether you know the game or not, this is pretty hilarious.

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