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I’m a Tokyo-based author, blogger and entrepreneur. I write about tech, Japan, and how to make the most out of life. I read a lot, but I try and keep my writing straightforward and speak from my own experience. Check out my articles below to get started!

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Compound Interest Works Well in Theory, but in Practice it’s a Different Story


The whole idea of “save each month and let your money compound over 40 years and retire a millionaire” is preached by financial advisors and media conglomerates who are selling you the very products that you’re supposed to use to make all this money. Talk about skewed incentives, right? There’s a lot of assumptions in that ...

Predicting Prices with Predicoin


Predicoin is a pretty cool, free tool that crypto traders/investors can use. I’ve been using it the past few weeks and wanted to share a bit about it. It has a beautiful UI/UX and a lot faster and comprehensive than using coinmarketcap. They aggregate trending news articles and viral social media posts into an all-in-one data platform, where ...

If You’re Supposed to Buy Low and Sell High, Why Aren’t More People Investing in Crypto?


I was having lunch with a friend a while back and the topic of investment came up. He had a full time job but was also an active investor in the stock market and had dreams of starting his own hotel business somewhere in South East Asia. The dream was to save money, make a ...

Tim Draper and His Bitcoins


How long are you in the game for? Can you stomach a loss of 70–80% if the price continues to go down? If your answers are “several years” and you have the mental fortitude of a Buddhist monk, then you might be a good fit for bitcoin. 🙂 Let me share one story. Billionaire VC investor Tim ...

Why I Choose to Go to the Grocery Store (vs. delivery)


I do most of my grocery shopping on autopilot. I imagine most people that have lived anywhere for more than a couple of years are like this. I get to the store, go up the escalators, and take the same route every day. I go through the produce section first, making sure to peruse all the ...

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