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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Boys’ love manga categorized into more than 30 sub-genres at mainstream Tokyo bookstore

Perfect for all those parents looking for just the right gift for their fujoshi daughters.

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Sticking cheeseburgers through soft drink straws now a thing on Japanese Instagram 【Pics】

Confusing? Yes. Delicious? Arguable.

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Say hello to Int-Ball, the newest and cutest member of the International Space Station 【Video】

This little Japanese camera drone is trying its hardest to do its job well!

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Attack on Titan-melon! Japanese mom creates replica of anime’s Colossal Titan out of watermelon

The best way to cool down this summer when steam won’t stop pouring off your body.

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Flight attendants help man transporting wife’s ashes, move Japanese Twitter to tears

How one man’s heartbreaking flight turned into one of his most memorable.

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Coffee in an ice cream cone, the perfect treat we never knew we wanted available at Tokyo cafe

Coffee… in an ice cream cone… genius!

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Tokyo “couple-busting” company finds who your spouse is cheating with, becomes friends with them

What better way to convince your spouse to stop cheating than by hiring a “friend” to tell them to quit?

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W.T.F. Japan: One year anniversary special! Top 5 W.T.F. Japan articles 【Weird Top Five】

Plus a special announcement about the W.T.F. series!

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Japanese Twitter comes up with ingenious new way to eat popsicles, so we tried it out!

No more sticky hands or melted puddles necessary.

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Japanese paper puppets that transform when you touch them have to be seen to be believed 【Videos】

These karakuri paper puppets by Haruki Nakamura are incredible.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 kanji with ironic meanings【Weird Top Five】

It would just be silly if the kanji for “strong” had “weak” in it… right?

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Magazine teaches Japanese using Kemono Friends anime, Japanese netizens can’t stop laughing

And what they find funny probably isn’t what you think.

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Los Angeles’s 2000-calorie XXXL Fatburger destroys our Japanese reporter on trip in the U.S.

What better way to remember your stay in the U.S. than with a heart attack?

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Japanese Twitter artist’s cute anime girl rendition of a mosquito is so accurate it hurts

“What? It’s not like I enjoy sucking your blood or anything, baka!”

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Mistaking “vertical” for “horizontal” readings in Japanese can have hilarious consequences

Japanese Twitter shares some of the best “accidental misreadings” they’ve encountered.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 Japanese foods for people who don’t like seafood 【Weird Top Five】

There’s much more to Japanese food than just sushi and seafood.

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Japanese quality! Antique 70-year-old battery still works great to power a modern calculator

This WWII-era battery still has what it takes to tumble with modern devices.

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Test your boy’s love knowledge! Can you pick the “uke” and “seme” in each relationship?

Sometimes figuring who’s on top and who’s on bottom isn’t easy.

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How dirty is your mind? Find out with this innocent picture of a Japanese bunny

This bunny may need to wash your mind, it’s been in the gutter too long.

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