Bill Lise


Writings here are the product of nearly a half-century of experiencing Japan close up. No trendy comments about sushi or any other tiny bits of Japan assumed by some to be so important.

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Things Japan Gets Right (Published June 25, 2022; edited July 5, 2022)
Required reading for chronically disgruntled foreigners living here.
The Use of Seals in Japan ↗↗ (Last edited July 4, 2022)
Edited legacy content about a Japanese business practice that dies hard.
Foreigner-created Japanese Urban Legends (Published January 15, 2007: edited July 3, 2022)
Some foreigners will believe anything about Japan.