I’m a twenty-something expatriate living currently in Japan. I aim to disprove any misconceptions one may have regarding one aspect of living here: that it is impossible to save any money or live frugally because of the high cost of living. I certainly do, and aim to show you, practically how to do it.

Having previously lived in Korea and now currently in Japan, I’ve been through a lot of things, good and bad deals and earned a lot of experience, financial and otherwise on living in Far East Asia while maximizing the value per cost.

Do you live in Japan and have been struggling to get by with your current salary, rent or expenses? Follow me and I’ll show you how I do it.

Have you got plans to move to Japan soon, but haven’t yet estimated your new cost of living, or wonder about other quirks of living here? I’ll hook you up to some advice and tips on how to set home base the right way from the start.

Do you want to travel around Japan, but wonder how can you do that for less, yet see and experience more? You are in the right place!

Don’t live in Japan, just curious about how life is here? Don’t worry, I got you too.

I’ll be putting stuff here weekly, maybe bi-weekly if some real interesting stuff comes up, so follow me up to get to know more.

In those times in-between posts, see what I’ve been up to on my Instagram page.

See you around!

The Frugal Expatriate