Shizuko Mishima Shizuko lives in Japan full-time and covered the country for TripSavvy for 12 yearsAuthor of "The Sushi Kit" Experience Shizuko Mishima is a former writer with TripSavvy. She calls Japan home where she studied and worked in the field of social welfare. This experience led to extensive travel throughout the country.As a freelance writer, Shizuko has shared her passion for the Japanese culture with travelers interested in visiting the country. She spent over 12 years writing for TripSavvy, offering her expert tips through helpful travel guides. Education Shizuko has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Awards and Publications"The Sushi Kit" (Running Press, 2002) About TripSavvy and Dotdash TripSavvy writers are on-the-ground experts — they speak the local language, know how to catch their city’s tram, train or bus, and definitely have tabs on the best of everything in town, from cocktail to kids’ menu. And since the world changes every day, your travel guide should, too. Our dedicated team of editors is regularly reviewing our library to perform updates on thousands of articles per month. If you see something that doesn’t seem up to date, please let us know by emailing us at email@example.com. TripSavvy is part of the Dotdash publishing family. For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.