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Lisa Nakamura Nguyen


Born in Calgary, Lisa is an expat in Vancouver. Moving to the West Coast four years ago for a dream job with VANOC, she has since remained, falling in love with the city's beautiful West End community, overpriced yoga studios, and delicious hole-in-the-wall restaurants. 
Trained in broadcast journalism, she has worked locally and abroad in radio and web publishing. She is also the current curator the BC Businesss Online, The Social List  blog, capturing the glitterati and news makers of the corporate elite. 
Once your get Lisa talking about travel, she won't stop - her favourite destinations include India, Japan, and Italy. Connect with her via Twitter @Lisa_Nakamura.


Vancouver's sushi pioneer leaves giant legacy

Vancouver's famed sushi scene was sparked by Aki Takeuchi, the humble sushi chef who left a giant mark on the city's culinary history.