Useful Tips for Everyday Life
ByOBOGIndonesian Students Association
ContentsHousingGarbage DisposalInformation Network for ForeignersFlight Tickets & International Phone CardsBargain SupermarketsHome Appliances7Emergency Situations8. How to Find (Part-time) Work
Co-op & Foreign Students Section, in each University.House Navi (Kyoto International Community House)Elitz Real Estate Agent ()If needed, OBOG can provide assistance.ContactChoMailzouming@signus.co.jp
Other Real Estate Agents
-2Housing InformationSearch for an apartment in thedesired areaArrange meetingwith the managingAgent/OwnerHave a look If OK, arrange the contract
SourcesInternet, message boards, HousingFairs, magazine, Real Estate Agents, etc.
Point Always compare pricesPoint In February, March, August, September, room availability changes very fastPoint Always consult with an experienced person (friends, etc.)-3Housing Information
InsuranceThe Real Estate AgentThe Consortium of Universities in Kyoto Studentshttp://www.consortium.or.jp/Payments(yachin) basic monthly rent-(kyouekihi) shared utilities charge-(reikin) courtesy/key money-(shikikin) / (hoshoukin) deposit-(chuukaitesuuryou) agency feeExpect to pay everything 1 month before moving-3Housing Information
University-owned housing international house, dormitory, etc.Low priceNear campusSelection is usually strict
For more info, contact the Foreign Students Division in your university
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Foreigner/Foreign Students HousingMedium to Low priceMany chance for inter- national socializationSelection is sometimes strictEx.http://www.h7.dion.ne.jp/~hdb/index.html /Kyoto International Student House.
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(shiei jyuutaku) Public HousingMedium to Low priceGood for familySelection is sometimes strict
Real Estate agentsmany selections availablecomparable pricesagency fee
In Kyoto, garbage disposal methods: depend on the type of garbage use a special designated bag picked up only on specific days and places
For specifics, please consult your real estate agent, building owner/landlord, neighbors, Japanese friend, school advisor, or older classmate.
Household Garbage TypesKitchen garbagePlasticsbesides containersPaperGlass, etc. Beverage/Food cansBeverage/Food bottlesShoyu/Sauce pet bottles. Small metal objects, Spray cans.Paper packageDry cell batteriesUsed tempura oilReturnable bottlesFluorescent lights.NewspaperMagazineCardboard.Large-sized wasteOne-time high volume garbage.Small home electronics.
-Garbage Disposal Kitchen garbage, Plastics besides containersPaperGlass, etc. 2x / Week
Beverage/Food cansBeverage/Food bottlesShoyu/Sauce pet bottles. 1x / Week
The special garbage bags can be purchased at: Supermarkets, Convenience Stores, etc.
-Garbage Disposal Paper packageDry cell batteriesUsed tempura oilReturnable bottlesFluorescent lights.NewspaperMagazineCardboard.Large-sized wasteOne-time high volume garbage.Small metal objects, Spray cans.1x / Month
Information Network for ForeignersKyoto International Community House Message Board, etc. http://www.kcif.or.jp/OBOG http://obog.homepage.jp/The Foreign Student Division in each university
Flight Tickets and International Phone CardsCo-opFlight Ticketshttp://coop-travel.jccu.coop/Flight Tickets & Intl. Phone CardsContact(Kan)TEL06-6634-7739FAX06-6536-8963Mobile090-8538-6479
Bargain Supermarkets/gyoumu supermarket vegetables, frozen goods, seasoningsLocations: http://www.kobebussan.co.jp/shop/kyoto/index.htmlInternational Food Supplies/Jupiter Kyoto StationSupermarket http://www.jupiter-coffee.com/ Meidi-ya (Kyoto Sanjou, Supermarket) http://www.meidi-ya.co.jp/ / JapanEveryday Supplies
Home AppliancesHome CenterOther foreigners (sayonara sale, etc.)Kyoto International Community House message boardhttp://www.kcif.or.jp/msb/?c=1Kansai Flea Market. http://www.kfm.to/Kyoto City Flea Market.http://www.plusone.ne.jp/service/freema.html
Emergency SituationsLearn, Discuss, Prepare. It is recommended to visit & learn at the Kyoto City Disaster Center (Kyoto Kujo, south of Kyoto Station)http://web.kyoto-inet.or.jp/org/bousai_s/
EarthquakesBefore earthquakes occur, prepare yourself with necessary supplies. Identification, supplies, food, water, etc.In the event of an earthquake, calmly assess the situation and react accordingly. Evacuate or find cover under a desk, etc.
AccidentsMake sure any injured people are in a safe place.Call 110.Until help arrives, perform first-aid. When help arrives, give complete description of the event. Act according to the instructions of the Police.
Fires in your homeDont panic, and quickly call 119.Quickly try to douse the flame. Use fire extinguishers, buckets of water, dirt, or sand, Help others fill water as well.Dont force yourself. In the case of fire from oil, dont use water. It will explode and cause injury. Quickly escape If fire already reaches the ceiling, escape as fast as you can. Dont panic, and cover your mouth with a wet handkerchief/towel. Keep a low position while escaping, and try not to inhale smoke. Once outside, do not go back inside.
Fires outside your homeIf inside a department store, listen to the announcements, and evacuate calmly while following instructions from store employees. During hotel stays, always check for 2 or more evacuation routes. Smoke is more dangerous than fire. Stay low to the ground, and cover your nose & mouth with a wet handkerchief/towel. If inside a high-rise building/apartment, evacuate to the ground floor using the stairs. Elevators are stopped, so please refrain from using it. If smoke prevents going to the lower floors, evacuate to the roof and wait for rescue. Always evacuate calmly.Once you have evacuated outside, dont go inside.
How to Find (Part-time) WorkUniversity students Part-time job posting Career guidance counselingHello Work (www.hellowork.go.jp) Foreign language assistance (Eng/Spa/Por)(www.tfemploy.go.jp/en/coun/cont_2.html)Career Forum Net (www.careerforum.net)Etc. (Nikkei job, Rikunavi, )
How to Find (Part-time) WorkHello Work
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How to Find (Part-time) WorkKokoka message board http://www.kcif.or.jp/msb/
How to Find (Part-time) WorkKokokaRyugakusei Netonly for students http://www.kcif.or.jp/TalentBank/
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