How I Saved 2 Million Yen A Year Earning Minimum Wage In Tokyo

Reading Time: 5 minutes When I first started on my financial independence journey, I didn’t really know what to expect. It was something totally new to me and so I had to try different ways to make it work. All I knew at the time was that I wanted to save at least ¥1,500,000 per year. That meant saving …

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My Terrace House Pilgrimage to Karuizawa Pt 1

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“こんばんは!こんばんは。テラスハウスは見ず知らずの男女6人が共同生活する様子をただただ記録したものです 用意したのは ステキなおウチとステキ車だけです 台本は一切ございません。”

The familiar opening lines of Terrace House gets me every time. For those of you not in the know, Terrace House is a hit Japanese reality series about 6 strangers building connections with each other while living together under the same roof. I first heard of Terrace House when one of my share house friends introduced it to me. Intrigued, I watched an episode and quickly got hooked into the lives of these 6 beautiful men and women.

5 Things I Liked About Living In Tokyo

Reading Time: 5 minutes Living in Tokyo for the past 4 years, I was able to experience many aspects of Japan, both good and bad. Japan is touted as a dream country for many, with claims of its advanced technological capabilities, extremely clean streets, and polite citizens. But is that really true? Here are 5 things I liked about living in one of the busiest cities in the world:

I Lived In A Sharehouse With 180 People And It Changed My Life

Reading Time: 4 minutes It was the spring of 2016 and the cherry blossoms have just started blooming as I stepped foot onto Tokyo soil to begin a new life. At the time, I was debating between getting a place of my own or living in a sharehouse and I’m glad I picked the sharehouse in the end. The place I chose was called World Neighbors Gokokuji, one of the biggest sharehouses in Japan with 180 residents.