Chris Kirkland - Entrepreneur in Tokyo

Chris Kirkland

I'm an entrepreneur in Tokyo, Japan

In employment

I speak English and Japanese

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My activity

About me

I founded of 10 years ago, Co-founded 3 years ago and keep having to stop myself from procrastinating with silly side projects such as

Some triumphant highlights:
Built up a successful web hosting platform for thousands of artists all over the world (ArtWeb).
Taken TokyoCheapo from zero to over half a million page views/month in ~3 years.
Published 2 ebooks.
I podcast (sporadically) at
I've lived in London, Berlin, Tokyo, Ho Chi Minh city.
Often photoshopping numerous kittens and laser cats into images.
Created numerous silly side projects, including,

My Creations


    28 September 2015

    The adjectives/interests/occupations in social media profiles (especially twitter) are really getting out of hand. But if you can't beat them, then join them!

    Here's a tool I knocked up in an afternoon to help peeps craft their very own ridiculous hipster adjective stuffed profile text.

  2. A Cheapo's Guide To Tokyo

    20 October 2015

    This is the cover for the new Tokyo Cheapo ebook (and soon to be physical book).

    After weeks of thrashing around many cover ideas, that called for photo shoots, art direction etc. in frustration with our lack of progress, I threw this together in about 20 mins, and thus our... continue reading (1, 1 image)

  3. Shibuya Headstand

    30 November 2015

    This photo was taken four days after I first arrived in Japan. I was on my own at Shibuya crossing for the first time and thought to myself, "This is the perfect spot for a headstand". I noticed an american guy with a rather nice Nikon shooting the crossing, so... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  4. London Cheapo

    23 February 2016

    The Tokyo Cheapo laser cats, after three years of battling the overpriced and exuberant here in Tokyo, have just dispatched a battalion to rescue London from the clutches of the bankers and oligarchs! Cheer them on ->