• Chris Kirkland

    So you want to get the most out of Tokyo on a budget? Well you are in safe hands. Being of British roots Chris has a natur...
  • Greg Lane

    Greg has been been searching for a cheaper way of doing things in and around Tokyo for more than 12 years. Greg's qualificat...
  • Aaron Baggett

    Aaron is originally from Arkansas (known for its sax playing Presidents) and he speaks almost entirely in movie quotes. Now t...
  • Melissa Uchiyama

    I'm a Florida sunshine girl planted in Tokyo. This means I love cool grapefruit, mojitos, gorgeous skies, & amazing Tokyo...
  • Grace Buchele Mineta

    Grace is a Texan girl, married to a Japanese salaryman, living in Tokyo. She is a master of everything cheap and spends her t...
  • Frances Maeda

    This writer type is a cheapo in a class of her own. Four years of going elbow to elbow with elderly ladies over bargain boxes...
  • Erin Emocling

    Cat cafés, gacha-gachas, live houses, ramen shops, and secondhand stores: these are a few of Erin's favorites in Tokyo. Her ...
  • Kai Okudara

    Tokyo transplant from Honolulu, Hawaii. Some of the themes which seem to pop up a lot in Kai's life are: live houses, burgers...
  • Will

    Will is from Ohio via Los Angeles, but Tokyo is quickly becoming his home away from home away from home. When he's not ninja ...
  • Richard Webb

    Richard Webb is the author of the Japanese language book 80/20 Japanese. Originally fr...
  • Selena Hoy

    Curious enthusiast. I mend ¥100 socks but love to eat out. It's rare that I spend more than ¥300 on a dress and have fle...
  • Saya Hatton

    Saya Hatton was born and raised in Japan, so she is very much used to Tokyo’s hustle and bustle. Although she may seem like...
  • b.b.tan

    Bernice is a Singaporean that has lived in Japan for more than half her life. Due to this, she bows excessively to everyone.....
  • Yasmim

    Yasmim was born in Brazil and has lived in Japan for roughly two years. She knows every line from Pulp Fiction and enjoys eat...
  • Dela Bai

    Dela has a food addiction and not enough money to support it. As a result, she is always on the lookout for cheap buffets and...
  • Mine Serizawa

    Mine takes pride in the fact that at any given time 75% of the clothing she's wearing has been lifted from campus "free boxes...
  • Nikki Kittenmouth

    Nikki Kittenmouth is a figment of her own imagination, and forages through urban jungles and occasionally pops her head out o...
  • Phoebe Stephens

    Phoebe has yet to decide where her stinginess lies in the nature versus nurture debate. Growing up with a father who doesn’...
  • Jessica Robins-Eads

    An artist and avid nerd-girl that hails from the den of sin called Las Vegas, now unleashing her mayhem upon the denizens of ...
  • Mark Buckton

    Lifer in Tokyo, writer covering sumo for Japan Times, Japanese culture and sport for other magazines, and the energy industry...
  • John Matthews

    Japan-based starving journalist, lover of the inexpensive out of not only necessity but also philosophical alignment. Born an...
  • Richard James

    Richard qualified as a Cheapo the moment he was born. In Scotland. Subsisting on a diet of microwave curry pouches and Dr Pep...
  • Andres Zuleta

    Andres may not be the cheapest cheapo in cheapo-land, but he knows a great value when he sees it. A lover of 300yen soba, del...
  • John Bardos

    Long-term Japan Expat turned digital nomad travelling the world trying to work on interesting non-profit projects. Dare Big. ...
  • mackenzie

    Being a student fresh out of high school, developing the skill of thriftiness is a means of survival! Mackenzie earned her Ch...
  • Yana K

    Taught to haggle by her granny at the markets of the former USSR, Yana wears hand me downs from Frances Maeda, spends hours d...
  • Timote

    Geographer (in theory anyways), world traveller and notorious international cheapo....
  • Yulia Mizushima

    Yulia Mizushima is tourism and travel social media writer, thanks to a serious case of the travel bug that she caught since l...
  • Michael

    Being the poor college student in an expensive city, Michael quickly became a pro in being a cheapo. He was stationed in Kana...
  • Clint

    In Tokyo for 6 years- always on the lookout for a deal on stereos, vinyl, keyboards, guitars, bicycles, skateboards, video ga...
  • Travelin' Bryan

    Welcome to Japan! The most expensive country in the world. 25 years ago that statement would be true. Japan can still bust yo...
  • David Ainley

    David's first memory of Japan was scouring the supermarkets for 'free samples' and dining solely off of udon and croquet duri...
  • Nikita Nagras

    Nikita often finds herself lost in the busy streets of Tokyo, even though she has lived there for nearly 19 years. Under the ...
  • Peter Nacken

    Peter is a trailing spouse by day and a travel & food writer / photographer by night. For over 13 years he has been writi...
  • Rebecca S

    She is philosophy graduate and a musician. Need we say more? She moved to Tokyo on a whirlwind whim and spends her free time...
  • Chris Mazzu

    Originally from Texas, Chris first experienced Japan life while working for the U.S. Navy. After his 8-year tour was over and...
  • John Daub

    John is the producer and creator of ONLY in JAPAN and a reporter for NHK World's "Tokyo E...
  • haruka

    A Japanese boomerang who recently returned to Tokyo for work after living around Southeast Asia for more than half of her lif...