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Japan on the Cheap: 5 Money-Saving Tips to Keep in Mind

On a budget? No problem, you can still have an awesome time exploring, shopping, and eating your way through Japan! Of course, it will all depend on what you want to do while you’re in Japan, so the following are just some ideas to make every yen count! 1. BOOK-OFF (ブックオフ) flickr.com/ Any manga lovers…

3 Tips Proven to Help You Spend Money Wisely in Tokyo

Tokyo (東京) is the fourth-most expensive city to live in around the world. The rents are high and the fruits are expensive. It may sound impossible, but there are certain ways to save money if you plan on living and working in the capital city of Japan. There’s no need to cut off the fun…

Crucial Tips For Saving Money When You Live in Japan

So you’ve finally come to Japan as a new teacher, started unpacking, and are eagerly exploring Google Maps for places near you. However (depending on your contract, of course), it might be up to 2 whole months until your first salary. Japan is full of such wonderful things to see, places to go, food to…

The Analog Life: 5 Ways to Save on Power While Living in Japan

Power bills, although relatively cheap in Japan, can creep up on you. Rice cookers. Air conditioners. Hair curlers – if you’re into that sort of thing. They just eat up the juice. Thankfully, there is another way. Analog living! gakumado.mynavi.jp/ My house was built mid-WWII. Therefore, it leaves a lot to be desired in terms…