• October 16, 2014
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    10 Tips for Dating Japanese Girls and Guys

    If you’ve been Japan for more than 5 seconds and had any interaction with the opposite sex here, you’ll no doubt have already experienced some “Lost in translation” style mishaps from smashing against the language barrier and cultural differences. Japanese […]

  • August 17, 2014

    Terrific Tokyo Hikes

    Lace up, and strap on your pedometer (basic ones available at the 100 yen shops) – it’s time to go hiking! Though Tokyo is famous for its go-go lifestyle and concrete & steel neighborhoods, there are plenty of green spots […]

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  • December 10, 2014

    Bargain Bathing: Getting Naked in Tokyo

    Japan has a bathing culture like wow. Going to onsen, or hot springs, is a rite of passage for every youngster, and kids are taught from an early age how to do public bathing appropriately, often by their grandparents. Getting […]

  • November 21, 2014

    Koyo, yo: Autumn Leaves in Tokyo

    Koyo time is here! 紅葉, meaning the changing of the leaves, is an important seasonal marker in the land of FOUR (count ‘em!) seasons! While perhaps not quite as widely celebrated as cherry blossom season, koyo is still an excuse […]

  • November 2, 2014

    Country Getaways, Cheapo Style

    A bracing pine-scented breeze blows through the forest, carrying the tang of woodsmoke on its back. Sunlight dapples through the branches of white birch, and maple trees show off their autumn finery in bursts of color. A deer picks her […]

  • September 19, 2014

    Cheap Sex – Beating the Cost of Loving in Tokyo

    Like pretty much all the other mammals cohabiting planet Earth, the Cheapo is hardwired at an animal level to find a mate and reproduce. In this article I hope to assist fellow Cheapos living in or visiting Tokyo with some […]

  • August 12, 2014
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    Cheapo Island Getaway: Shikine-jima

    If you happen to be hanging around Hamamatsuchō Station (JR Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku lines) on a summer Friday evening, you will notice a hurried stream of outdoor types bearing backpacks, fishing gear, styrofoam ice chests, surf boards, and foldable kayaks. Heading briskly […]