Being the poor college student in an expensive city, Michael quickly became a pro in being a cheapo. He was stationed in Kanagawa for several years while in the Navy, Japan became to feel like home, and decided to come back.
He makes it a hobby to find the best value for his yen, and spends his other free time exploring, writing, and making comics.


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  • Secret Cheapo Pasta Place in Shinjuku

    It can be tough to find good pasta on a budget in Tokyo - at least something that’s not part of some big franchise ring. Usually with my pasta, I also enjoy some beer or wine. Luckily if you know where to look, you can get both at a reasonable […]