About

At Jigsaw Japan you can find information and observations about Japan, especially looking at how history and culture impact people and places.  Weekly blog posts, archived travel articles and even reviews of books about Japan help you put it all together.

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Your blog host, Vicki Beyer, has studied and worked in Japan for nearly 30 years, collecting many pieces of the puzzle that is Japan.  While there’s still a lot she doesn’t know–and continues to learn!–in this site she shares many pieces to help travelers as well as those living in Japan to better know, understand, and enjoy this fascinating country/culture.  It’s all about fitting the pieces together!