If you want to save money on groceries...
...Try to shop later at night when many items are marked down.
If you want your vegetables to last longer...
...Buy special blue/green plastic bags to store them in.
If you want to save money on haircuts...
...Offer to be a model for a hairdresser in training in Tokyo.
If you want to save money on sleeping medication...
...Have some ground clove. (Shake a little into your palm and swallow it. Makes your tongue go numb, but it's a great soporific.)
There is always a way to spend less money. And if you get into a routine, sometimes it doesn't even hurt. If you are interested in finding out some interesting ways to economize, please have a look at the Frugal Japan mailing list.
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