About Me

My name is Masaharu. I’m from a small town near Tokyo in Japan. 🙂

I am a digital nomad, traveling around Europe while I work as a freelancer. I can work from anywhere with laptop and wifi.

I work as a freelancer and help international companies to enter and succeed in the Japanese market by translating and marketing.

My bucket list of little things

bucket list

  • Eat a giant ostrich egg.
  • Eat surströmming, the Smelliest Food In The World.
  • Play hide and seek in IKEA.
  • Get hypnotized.
  • Grow a beard to 30cm long.
  • Send a drink to a beautiful girl (probably a friend because I’m shy) in a bar like in the movies.
  • Travel in India on the roof of a train.
  • Go to a country in hyperinflation like Zimbabwe in 2010 and fill a car, bath or bed with money like this.
  • Get in a taxi in a black suit and yell “follow that car!”
  • Give the homeless a suit, a book (and/or some) money to get a job like in movie “Pay it Forward”.

Facts about me

  • I don’t like traveling so much to be honest.
  • I am an introvert but I am good at acting like an extrovert.
  • I like taking photos. My camera is an Olympus Pen EL. My instagram is masaharuh.
  • I am a huge fan of movies, watched more than 500 movies.
  • I like “aha!” feeling and “wow!” feeling. You know, like when you figure out the mechanics or logic of something or solve a puzzle.
  • I practice playing the guitar and water color painting. It’s still not very enjoyable, but I love the imagination of playing guitar and painting during my travels.
  • I’m extremely calm. People never see me angry or excited.
  • I cannot dance. In Japan, clubbing is not common, but I want to be better at dancing.
  • I cannot drink even for Japanese standards.
  • I’m a coffee addict. Seriously, I simply cannot function without it.
  • I eat a lot of sweets.
  • I’m planning to buy a huge traditional house in Japan with a garden and a secret ninja room.
  • I like cooking, but I hate baking.

What I am doing with my life.

  • Traveling
  • Remote freelancing to finance to save money and finance my trip
  • Trying to find my soulmate
  • Reading shitload of books to improve my life
  • Trying to make other sources of income
    • Selling shirts, stickers, phone cases, and other designed goods on demand on Redbubble
    • Starting my fashion brand
    • Launching an influencer marketing agency
    • Saving money to start an old traditional guesthouse in a countryside of Japan

But plan changes. Life often makes unpredictable turns.

It all depends on with whom I am with, who I will be, what I will want. Maybe I will meet my soulmate tomorrow and start a family in Japan or in her country. Who knows what future holds?

 

I am travelling

I don’t like traveling as much as backpackers do. Travelling is a challenge for most people. It costs money and time, sometimes even their jobs.

For me, I don’t have much reason to live in Japan, so I travel. I can save tax. I can save money if I travel to cheaper destinations. I can work from anywhere 😀 I didn’t travel much before becoming a digital nomad.

  • 2016 – Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, Poland, Hungary
  • 2017 – Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Ukraine, Romania, Turkey
  • 2018
    • Japan (February and March)
    • Turkey (April)
    • When it’s hot –  Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia
    • When it’s cold – Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Portugal
  • 2019
    • Japan
    • When it’s hot – North America
    • When it’s cold – South America
  • 2020
    • Japan
    • When it’s cold – South East Asia
    • When it’s hot – I don’t know yet

What this blog is about?

This blog isn’t about budget travelling, partying all night, being outdoors all the time.

This is about how to be a nomad while strategically developing your career, enjoying travelling slowly with an average budget, and enjoying travelling when you cannot drink, dance or swim or if you are not athletic, or very outgoing.

But, to be completely honest, this blog is mostly for saving tax. Income tax is imposed on profit, not on sales. Higher the cost is lower the tax is. Writing travel blog and trying to make money makes my travel expenses business expenses which is cost of my business. I am not very “hey! look my cool nomad life” kind of person.

Anyway, thank you for reading. I hope you will find my blog useful 🙂

Connect with me

  1. CouchSurfing
  2. Facebook
  3. Twitter
  4. Instagram
  5. my work website

I have some Facebook group and organize small events with my friends in Japan.
Check this out. Tokyo Beginner Photography meetup

I am looking for friends to hang out in Tokyo or Kanagawa area, and people to hang out with in Europe when I travel there 🙂