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 man eats Garigari-kun popsicle in one bite, gets immediate, explosive brain freeze【Video】

Don’t try this trick at home!

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Japanese governor and mayor’s cosplay at World Cosplay Summit so good it causes broadcast mishap

When meeting with important guests, it’s important to embrace their culture.

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Language misunderstanding causes anger from Japanese TikTok users over “beached whale shark”

Paying attention is important, both online and in English class.

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“Boyfriend hug” speakers are the perfect way to look absolutely normal in public【Video】

Music always sounds best coming out of biceps.

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Hard-caw-r gamer? Japanese family’s pet parrot mimics Nintendo Switch sounds perfectly【Video】

You have to hear this to believe it!

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Out of 144 countries, Japan ranks 142nd in the world for helping strangers

Also ranks 128th in overall “World Giving Index.”

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Dead body of college girl found inside refrigerator at Japanese sweet store in Tokyo

More like something out of a horror manga than real life.

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Mayor of Kyoto drops mic on Kim Kardashian, sends letter explaining what “kimono” really is

You know you’ve messed up when you get a letter from the mayor.

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Japanese teacher uses math to simplify name of gag manga/anime “Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo”

Time to see if you can remember your high school proofs and follow along!

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NINJA Café and Bar serves up shinobi snacks, drinks, and tours in Asakusa【Video】

For those looking to sneak in some treats to their trip to Japan.

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“They slipped 10,000-yen bills into rice balls” — Bizarre election corruption in Aomori revealed

It’s so bad that the region is now slang for “corrupt election.”

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An otaku is born! Japanese Twitter goes gaga over adorable one-year-old baby loving anime【Video】

“Whenever I watch anime, I lose the ability to speak too. It’s quite powerful.”

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The newest, lamest way to keep your shoes dry in the rain: shoe bags!

For those with low tolerance for rain and friendships.

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Japanese Twitter claims One Piece has evolved from casual anime to hardcore otaku series

If you’ve read/watched it all, you’ve earned your otaku license.

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Ichikawa-Mama station gets linguistic makeover just in time for Mother’s Day

Besides the flowers, can you spot what makes this station name-change special?

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During Golden Week rush, Nara deer so overwhelmed with rice crackers they wear them as hats

“The burden of my stomach is second only to the burden of my crown.”

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Prime Minster Abe tells Trump that imperial succession is “100 times bigger” than the Super Bowl

Just without the commercials and disappointing halftime shows.

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Hong Kong man spoils “Avengers: Endgame” outside of theater, gets swiftly beaten up for it

Is this closer to Captain America-style justice, or Hulk-style smashing?

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“Students are only allowed three sneezes in class” Japanese people share their worst school rules

Things are so bad, an organization was formed to investigate these ridiculous rules.

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Japanese collector shows off 31 Pokémon cards in collection worth a total of… how much?!【Video】

Meowth used Pay Day! It’s super effective!

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