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 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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Japanese company proposes Marie Kondo as mascot for new “Spark Joy” police taser weapons

Will the Queen of Clean upgrade to the Empress of Electrifying?

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Japanese restaurant now offering pretend farewell parties for when your coworkers hate you

For a fee, restaurant staff will act like they’ve worked with you for years.

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Japan to add first new symbol to maps in 13 years, can you guess what it means?

It’s not for labeling popsicle stands, or caves, or tongues, or…

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Ridiculous Japanese anti-drug poster tells would-be addicts to just eat udon instead

We’re not sure if we’re supposed to laugh or cry at this official prefectural poster.

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What’s in a genre: do you think a novel can be “shonen?”

Is “shonen” for manga/anime only, or can books join the battle too?

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Pikachu carved out of pure butter melts hearts and eyeballs on Twitter

Butter is clearly an artistic medium that had yet to be milked to its full potential.

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Translator at Japanese marathon under fire for calling African athletes “cute chimpanzees”

Completely unacceptable.

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Japanese dads reveal the shocking secret behind their daughters’ “homemade” Valentine’s chocolate

A different kind of love is the secret ingredient here.

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These side-by-sides of Pokémon and baseball players with matching haircuts are super effective!

Some major league hairstyles here.

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Japanese Twitter user wins free ice cream for a year, surprised that’s what they literally get

If you ever wanted to know what a full year of ice cream looks like, here’s you chance!

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Japanese Internet confused and intrigued by sudden influx of “choking Sasuke memes”

Sometimes humor doesn’t translate between languages… even if there’s no language involved.

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Japanese netizens react to picture that disappears if you stare at it for 20 seconds

Get ready to learn some unfortunate facts about our feeble human minds.

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Japanese publisher to release photo book of beautiful… delivery women?【Video】

Sagawa Express is trying to show off their feminine side.

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