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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

One of the most photographed items by tourists visiting Japan is the nation’s vending machines. Their ubiquity (JNTO estimates them at 5.52 million), variation in design, product selection, and occasional awkward location…

A time when robots rule the (retail) world may be sooner than we thought. While it’s well known Japan is fond of using robots in traditional jobs (robotic staff at Henn-na Hotel…

Last October, the Ministry of Justice announced it would conduct a survey on racism in Japan, allowing 18,500 foreign residents to address their concerns on the topic. Though similar surveys have been conducted…

Want to update your home décor without much fuss? LIVING DESIGN CENTER OZONE offers layers of design in one location. To get you started, we’ve rounded up five superb brands to look…

March 21 is Tenugui Day, a new “holiday” registered in 2016 as a day of celebration of the versatility of tenugui towels. But what significance does this day have? It’s the day after the…

Hayao Miyazaki, creator of beloved animated films like “My Neighbor Totoro” and “Spirited Away” (to name only a pair of his amazing works), disappointed fans in 2013 when he announced he would…

Sakura season is upon us, and that means hanami, hanami, hanami. Whether you’re stuck drinking with your boss or you’re viewing the blanket of white and pink above you arm-in-arm with a loved…