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.

Things Japan Gets Right (Published June 25, 2022)
Required reading for chronically disgruntled foreigners living here.
The Use of Seals in Japan (Last edited June 2, 2022)
Edited legacy content about a Japanese business practice that dies hard.
Foreigner-created Japanese Urban Legends (Last edited June 19, 2022)
Some foreigners will believe anything about Japan.