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How to Use a Japanese Air Conditioner
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How to Use A Japanese Air Conditioner

Mastering the functions of your a/c remote is key to surviving in Japan.

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10 More Essential Items for Your New Japanese Apartment

Moving to Japan can have its challenges. Equipping your new home with the basics shouldn't be one of them.

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Japan’s ‘Crappiest Apartment of the Year’ Awards Finalists Announced

This year they've gone global.

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Japan’s Hilarious ‘Crappiest Apartment of the Year’ Awards Are Back

Is your toilet in your kitchen-bedroom? Kuso Bukken 2018 is accepting entries soon.

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What Is A Rental Guarantor And Why Do You Need One?

Looking for an apartment in Japan? You’ll need a guarantor. Read on for tips on guarantors and what to do if you don’t have one

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What do Japanese Apartment Layout Terms Mean?

Confused about the layout terminology of Japanese apartments? Read on for GaijinPot’s guide to Japanese apartment terms and finding your dream LDK away from home.

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10 Things You Need to Rent an Apartment in Japan

Looking for an apartment in Japan? Here are 10 essential things to prepare before you start your search

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Avoid Large Fees By Staying in a Guest House

Be prepared to really get to know your neighbors.

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What’s The Deal With Key Money?

It's time this outdated practice is stopped. Only rent from landlords who don't charge any key money.

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Housing in Japan: Apartment or Share House?

LIfe of the party or partyf or one?

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6 Ways To Find Furniture For Your Japanese Apartment

Need to furnish your new home in Japan? GaijinPot’s how-to guide has the best places to find quality and affordable furniture in Japan.

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Battling Moisture and Mold During Japan Winters

Mold is a serious health issue and is something you need to pay attention to.

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