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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Taco Bell’s anime mecha commercial has us emotionally invested in nacho fries【Video】

“Fry Force” tugs at our arteries in a slightly different way than Taco Bell usually does.

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Olympics opening ceremony plays music from Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, Sonic and more【Videos】

The soundtrack of the Tokyo Olympics is 16-bit.

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These “star marks” on the road in Japan that indicate when to use your blinker are amazing【Video】

Okayama Prefecture reminding “rogue” drivers of common sense.

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A sign of the times: Japan now has “hand sanitizer stand” gacha capsule toy machines

Forehead-scan thermometer not included.

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The ultimate in water recycling: we try taking a bath in our dehumidifier water

When life gives you waste water, don’t put it to waste.

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Pizza Hut Japan tries to win over pineapple haters with new bulgogi meat pizza【Taste test】

You can’t say it’s gross if you’ve never tried it!

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Japanese love doll mistaken for drowned corpse, saved by emergency services anyway

At least she’s safe and sound!

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This super-compact raincoat from one of Japan’s 100-yen stores can literally fit in your pocket

No more getting caught by surprise in the rain!

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We visit Japan’s new Sriracha vending machines to get our spicy red-sauce fix【Pics】

Once hard to find in Japan, now it’s super convenient!

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English teacher arrested in Japan for smuggling cannabis oil inside hair treatment bottles

Two kilograms found hidden in shampoo pump-bottles.

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Master Ball bug cage lets you finally catch even the most powerful insects out there

Forget capturing Mewtwo, it’s time to snatch some beetles!

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Something surprising happens when using the cheapest shower head from Don Quijote【Video】

Whatever you think it is, it’s definitely not.

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Ibaraki Prefecture health center warns to “not eat with foreigners” to prevent spreading COVID

Yikes.

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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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