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Three Legal Tax-Savings Strategies in Japan That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of (Subscribers Only)

Three Legal Tax-Savings Strategies in Japan That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of (Subscribers Only)

10/22/2019

I’m not a lawyer, accountant, or financial advisor. In this article I speak mainly from my own experience, research, or have interviewed those who have benefited from the strategies I’ve outlined.  Every person’s situation is different – ranging from your visa, employment status and your financial situation. Please consult with a professional before making any big, ...

Meditation

Meditation

10/15/2019

1. I peeled open a tin can of sardines drenched in olive oil and inhaled them into my mouth, much like a krill whale opening up its huge mouth to suck down hundreds of krill. With my fingers drenched in oil, I hurriedly washed the tin with soap, wrapped it in a towel and hid it ...

Death of a Ketchup Salesman (A quick reminder of your mortality)

Death of a Ketchup Salesman (A quick reminder of your mortality)

09/25/2019

Greek philosopher Herodotus wrote about his observations of a peculiar Egyptian tradition. Towards the end of large feasts when everybody was having a jolly ol’ time, stone-faced guards would walk through the banquet hall carrying a stretcher with a skeleton on it.  This was a total buzz kill and a morbid reminder to everyone: you may ...

5 Common Misconceptions about Meditation

5 Common Misconceptions about Meditation

07/12/2019

“I’m not religious or spiritual” Meditation requires no faith in the supernatural. You can experience the benefits of meditation without subscribing to the belief of karma, reincarnation, or the afterlife. Anybody can sit on a cushion, close their eyes, and gently observe their breath for a few minutes. You don’t have to call yourself a Buddhist, ...

Bro, do you even voice text?

Bro, do you even voice text?

06/24/2019

Back in the day before everyone had iPhones I would spend hours on my Motorola Razr talking to friends late into the night or making prank pizza delivery calls on the landline. When texting and FB messenger came along, I quickly began to loathe the less nuanced form of communication. I felt there was too much ...

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