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 Meredith TripSavvy, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a travel site written by real experts, not anonymous reviewers. You’ll find that our 20-year-strong library of more than 30,000 articles will make you a savvy traveler—showing you how to book a hotel the whole family will love, where to find the best bagel in New York City, and how to skip the lines at theme parks. We give you the confidence to spend your vacation actually vacationing, not fumbling with a guidebook or second-guessing yourself. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.