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6 Tips to save money in Japan as a trainee

This goes without saying but I know that all of us trainees want to be able to save as much money as we can to be able to send to our loved ones back home. But managing your budget can be a very daunting task contrary to what people think and living in one of the world’s most expensive countries makes it even harder.

There are a ton of ways to be frugal without holding too much back. Here are 6 tips to help your budgeting skills up and ready for 2021!

Tip #1 The 50/30/20 Rule of saving money


Tips on how to deal with depression in Japan as a trainee

I’ve only been here in Japan for a little over 4 years and yet I feel like I’ve been here for ages. It was a dream destination for me growing up since I loved anime and almost all stuff Japanese but I found myself writing this article about anxiety and depression with living here in Japan.

I am speaking from the perspective of a non-white foreigner living in Japan as that makes a whole world of a difference. …


Japan (2016)

When I and my sisters reunited it felt like I was complete. It felt, to me, like there was a piece of me that was put back in its place. It suddenly dawned on me though, the situation we were in. We were again living in a bedroom the 7 of us sharing it with my mother’s youngest sister and her young family. We were down worse than ever before.

Out of it though I saw one thing that shone above all else. It was my mom. All the years of fighting and oppression and fear. I think in her…


Overseas Filipino in Japan

You know, it takes a toll on you. It’s one of the hardest things I’ve had to do in life. I’m pretty hardcore and I’ve been through some tough shit in my life. To give you some context let me tell you a little bit about me.

We were poor. I mean dirt poor. My family lived on a hut my dad built on my dad’s mom’s back yard. Now, thinking about it now it was one of the most ingenious things my dad has done in his life. What he did was he suspended the “hut” as I’d like…

Miguel Gregorio

I am a foreigner working in Japan. I have been here for a little over 4 years . I write because I like to express my thoughts. I am no writer but I aspire to be

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