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Lisa Wallin
Lisa Wallin

A certified traveloholic, Lisa had traveled to or lived in a whole slew of countries before calling Japan home. She has an unquenchable thirst to learn about the world and is a stickler for facts and authenticity. As a result, her writing provides insights on topics ranging from the quirky and rare to easy-to-unpack explanations of Japan’s more complex customs and practices. She’s practically an encyclopedia. Her knowledge of Japan is only dwarfed by her love of Instagram Shiba inu videos and Japanese metalcore.

Articles by Lisa

Sleep deprivation is no joke. The long-term effects of not getting enough shut-eye range from concentration difficulties and irritableness to memory loss, mental exhaustion and poor balance. And even though it’s said…

While that may not be on the cards yet, here is a bucket list of unmissable experiences on each of the Amami Islands for when you can. Amami Oshima The largest of…

With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, many of us have taken a step back to reevaluate who we are and what we want to do in life. By asking ourselves probing questions like…

This week’s yojijukugo is inspired by one of the most pivotal moments in Japanese history. If you’ve been watching Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan, you may have an inkling as to…

Robert Schuller once said that it’s better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing perfectly. But what if you are a perfect specimen of the human race who can do no…

While many of us are still doing our best to #stayhome right now, it never hurts to dream. As if on cue, the Fukuoka Prefecture Tourism Association has launched its new travel…

With their charmingly retro architecture and atmosphere, these traditional towns around Japan offer a glimpse back in time to the Edo period — perfect for a strolling weekend getaway. As a handy…

Do you struggle to figure out what to have for lunch every day, or do you know exactly what you want days in advance? If you’re the former, you may have a…