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Can I transfer my juminhyo*?
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You may need to ask the management company of the house whether you can transfer your jumihyo.
*A juminhyo is a registry of current residential address maintained by local governments in Japan.
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Can I have a telephone installed?
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No, you can't in most shared houses. Please ask availability.
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Do they have access to the internet?
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Most shared houses have internet access for free or some charges. Only a few guest houses allow you to contract with a provider individually. Wired or wireless may differ from other guest houses.
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Can I bring my family and friends?
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It depends on your room type and the house regulations.
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Can I have any animals as pets?
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No, you can't in most shared houses. However, there are a few shared houses which allow you to have animals as pets.
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Can I smoke in a shared house?
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It depends on the house regulations. Some shared houses allow you to smoke anywhere in the house. Some allow you to smoke at only a smoking area. The others prohibit the residents from smoking in the house.
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Is there any parking area for vehicles, motorcycles, and bikes?
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There is no parking area for vehicles in most shared houses in the metro area, but many of them have a parking area for bikes.
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Who cleans facilities and shared places?
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Caretakers may clean the entrance, living rooms, kitchens, showers, and baths. In some guest houses the residents may have a responsibility for cleaning every facility and shared place.
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Who takes out the garbage?
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You have to take out the garbage at a right place, otherwise you have to follow the house regulations.
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I want to know more about kitchens.
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A common type of kitchen includes a sink with two to three stoves. Large guest houses may include more than three stoves and a couple of sinks.
Every time you use dishes, plates, and pans, please wash them and return to the same place. Do not leave them for a while.
Please do not leave garbage in a sink.

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