Our dearest friend Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen loved Japan. She loved paying visits to Japan. This was an extremely fortunate fact for DH scholars in this part of the globe. Without Lisa Lena's presence, her ardent advocacy, and her warm friendship, the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities could not have been established in its present form. She led us along, helped us in many ways, and of course she enchanted us immensely with her beloved personality.