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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Watch this renowned Japanese calligrapher effortlessly write “the hardest kanji ever”【Video】

She makes all 56 strokes look easy.

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Hole-y crap! Instagram makeup artist Mimi Choi transforms her face into surreal works of art 【Pics】

From black hole faces to sushi hands, you can’t make up this stuff… unless you’re her.

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Turn your iPhone into a Sheikah Slate with official Nintendo Zelda: Breath of the Wild phone case

Now we can finally take Sheikah selfies.

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Kim Jong-un’s “little red book” of quotes is the worst joke book you can buy for 500 yen

Other titles include: “How to Be a Terrible Leader for Dummies” and “431 Quotes to Lose All Your Friends.”

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Japan Delicacy Poster shows off delicious local dishes from 42 regions in one gorgeous print

42 regional delicacies, 42 life goals.

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The top 10 female characters that changed men’s lives forever.

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Optical illusion blows Japanese Twitter’s mind, can you see the “hidden” circles in the squares?

Once you see it you can never un-see it.

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Video game battles as woodblock prints, “Ukiyo-e Heroes: Boss Fights” now available online 【Pics】

Over ten new designs showing off battles so epic they transcend art periods.

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North Korean travel agency tweets about “North Korean Dragon Ball” to entice Japanese tourists

The travel agency says: “North Korea is a safe country! No terrorism, no thieving, no earthquakes.”

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Japanese artist’s rendition of child opening fridge of alcoholic parents is chilling

A refrigerator can be one of the most honest reflections of your priorities.

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Shigeru Miyamoto’s reason for not creating Wario and Waluigi’s love interests is… kind of mean?

Where are the “evil” versions of Princess Peach and Daisy?

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Musical calculators! Japanese Twitter user recreates songs beautifully by crunching numbers【Vids】

The perfect way to get your math teacher to hate you.

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“Death room” cleanup employee makes “beautiful” replicas of terrifying rooms people died alone in

This woman has seen some sh*t… literally.

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Is using a photo as a reference “copying?” Japanese illustrator squares off with angry critic

Not quite constructive criticism.

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Love your Suica card? Now you can eat it up, with Suica penguin chocolates

Charge your stomach with some candy after you charge your Suica card.

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Many Japanese workers told by workplaces during missile scare: “Please come to work as usual”

Some schools marked down students as “tardy” if they were late after taking shelter

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A cute robot will make you a perfect ice cream cone for 100 yen in Japan【Video】

Just watching him make it is worth the price alone!

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Twitter manga about “starting a new game” with a new relationship is too cute for words

Sometimes you have to delete your old “save files” to move on.

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Spongebob reimagined as an anime opening is hilariously disturbing in all the right ways 【Video】

Who lives in a pineapple and looks like Dragon Ball Z?

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Japanese Twitter shows off the best reference for drawing rubble in battle scenes: chocolate!

The best drawing references are ones you can eat.

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