Home Maintenance

Have you ever had trouble with Japanese rules and contracts around  your house? Most of the real estate rules, guidance and contracts are only written in Japanese. If you are not familiar with the local community rules and systems, your daily life may be overwhelmed by unfamiliar menial tasks. Just send us a photo copy of contract or items you want to be taken away, we translate and make arrangements for you. Or just call us, we will communicate with local staff for you.

Apartment Search

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism issued a practical correspondence manual for renters, intermediaries and management companies “Guidelines for facilitating foreign rental housing”.

Guidebook for finding rooms for foreigners (for foreigners looking for rooms in Japan)

Sample Rental Application


  1. Passport & Residence Card
  2. Certificate of Eligibility or Employment Letter
  3. Proof of Income Documents
  4. If you are a student: Student ID & Admission letter)
  5. Japanese Phone Number, Japanese bank account, Domestic Emergency Contact, approval by a Guarantor Company

Sample: Attendance of Property Tour, Contract Negotiation and setting up Utilities

Management rules:Garbage Collection , Noise

Typically, there are five garbage types that will need to be separated in Tokyo.  In most wards, the groups are: 1. Combustibles 2. Non combustibles 3. Recyclables 4. PET Bottles 5. Large items You need to put into right garbage bags and also need to call the Large Item Collection Center. Also, you have to be careful about noise problems with your neighborhood, such as footsteps of children or the volume of the television. If you need help, just contact us, we will make an arrangement for you..

Sample Service: coordination with management office about noise complaints from neighborhood

The Basic Rules for Sorting and Disposal of garbage (Edogawa-ku)

Vendor arrangement

Janitor and fire inspectors may show up at your door but cannot speak English. Or simply,  you may want to clean-up your house and someone to take out your things. Just contact us, we will assist you for  communication with local staff and find right vendor for you.  Many cases, hiring local service provider save your money.

Sample: Trouble shooting and installation of Wifi router, the same day collection arrangement of oversized garbage

Home appliances:

Many Japanese home appliances such as washing machines, dryers, rice cookers have only Japanese notation. Also, you have no idea where to call for repair. Just text us with a photo or call us, we can quickly translate and assist you on how to operate it your appliance or have it repaired. Any other matters, just contact us, we will assist you.

Sample: English label for various remote control operation functions

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