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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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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Japanese festival serves up juice in I.V. bags to keep you hydrated and healthy【Pics】

There’s no refusin’ this delicious transfusion!

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Why is “Akihabara” shortened to “Akiba?” The historical reason may surprise you

Yeah, wait a minute. Why isn’t it shortened to “Akiha” instead?

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Japanese Twitter user sticks googly eyes on pet bunny’s butt, accidentally creates monster【Video】

Has googly-eye science finally gone too far?

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