Alyssa Pearl Fusek is a freelance Japan and mental health content writer living in Chico, California with her partner and one cat. She graduated in 2015 from Willamette University with a B.A. in Japanese Studies and continues to improve her Japanese language skills. She is also a published poet and fiction writer. You can check out her freelance writing work at The Japanese Pearl.
It rakes in trillions for Japan, but is kawaii culture forcing Japanese women into a no-win situation?
How the Allied Occupation plunged Japan into a national Five Stages of Grief - and how it permanently changed Japanese society and government.
When Crown Prince Naruhito becomes Emperor this year, a new era will literally dawn in Japan. Alyssa Pearl Fusek explores the history of era names in Japan.
Born in an era in Japan when women's rights were more oppressed than ever, Kimura Komako never gave up the fight - even when that meant taking the fight overseas.
Alyssa Pearl Fusek on how Japanese law and cultural attitudes leave foster kids in limbo.