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 wheelchair user creates “wheel-kotatsu” to stay warm, comfy, and awesome outdoors

Humanity’s greatest achievement? Yes, probably.

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Graduating high-schoolers in Japan tweet photos of the last lunch bentos their moms made for them

The worst part of graduating high school: no more mom-made lunches.

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Stay warm this winter by assembling a veritable Voltron of animal “body warmers”

Fight the cold with the help of some furry friends.

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Japanese woman publishes book about being groped on the train for six years, from age 12 to 18

Her attackers were many, and her helpers were few.

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Japanese smartphone attachment trims your nose hairs, makes you the saddest man on Earth

The look of a man clipping away the last pieces of himself that are still alive.

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Cool design on Japanese posters lets you look at kanji upside-down for a whole new meaning

Don’t strain your neck! We’ll show you what they look like the other way.

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Pokémon-themed Japanese wedding invitation is super effective at getting RSVPs

Couples that Poké-battle together, stay together.

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Hilarious Japanese train-racing racing game at AGDQ has speedrunning fans in stitches【Video】

The speedrunners train-ed hard, let’s hope they don’t run out of steam and go off the rails.

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Top 10 manga series with titles that make absolutely no sense at all

Turns out a good way of getting people to buy your manga is by confusing them.

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Japanese Twitter artist draws manga of “Aspe-chan” to show what it’s like living with Asperger’s

Based on her real-life childhood experiences.

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Best New Year’s idea ever: Japanese Twitter user opens jar of past year’s “saved happy memories”

Start your own now, because we’re going to need it by the end of 2018!

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Tokyo man arrested for forcibly tattooing his initials into the butt of a maid cafe employee

He wasn’t just some crazed fan either.

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At what age should parents stop giving kids New Year’s otoshidama money? Japanese netizens answer

It turns out these envelopes of money can be quite controversial.

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How exactly does one discover that they have this talent?

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Students in Finland, the world’s best-educated country, react to Japan’s harsh school rules

Would these Finnish students be as successful if they’d gone through the Japanese school system instead?

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2018 Russian calendar features Vladimir Putin just hanging around with some dogs

Man’s best comrade.

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Easter egg tribute to late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata found in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon

He still lives on in the games he loved so much.

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Japanese company tries to create motivational poster, accidentally creates demotivational poster

It has to be happy because of the rainbows and smiles.

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Documentary on North Korean schools in Tokyo sheds light on bizarre, hidden part of Japan【Video】

What do you do when a school praising a terrorist country is in your neighborhood?

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Kindergartener teams up with little sister to pull off cutest Ryuk and L Halloween costumes ever

Already a better Death Note than the Netflix version.

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