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GLOBAL IKUNO HIGASHI
Spacious and well-equipped places at a reasonable cost of living, faster Japanese Language learning, easier way to make friendship, concrete meeting with Japanese culture, 24 hours emergency contact point & life support service.
Living in our share house is not only opting for a cheaper rent, sharing expenses, domestic space, furniture and appliances but having a richer lifestyle in companionship with housemates, an occasion to learn about different cultures and making a lot of friends across the world!

THE BUILDING:
GLOBAL IKUNO HIGASHI is a detached house with 3 floors. This house was designed with a laundry space with washing machine, wash basin, shower room, toilets and bath tub. On the 1st floor there is one share room, wash room and toilet. Living Room, Dining Area and Kitchen are located on the 2nd floor. The house is fully furnished with a sofa bed, huge CATV with DVD player and high speed Wi- Fi. Big dining table and complete table wares are also provided. The Kitchen is fully equipped with appliances such as refrigerator, rice cooker, oven toaster, microwave oven,  gas stove, kettle and other cooking equipment. Complete utensils for cooking are also provided. On the 3rd floor there are 3 rooms. Each of the share rooms is good for 2 person that has heating and cooling system, double deck bed, study table and chair, desk light, closet and luggage storage area. Rental bicycle is also available in this share house.

PROPERTY INFORMATION

TypeDetache HouseStructure3-Story Wooden House
Floor Plan4 Bedrooms+Living+Dining+Kitchen+Bathroom+Shower room+2 toilets
Room TypeSingle0 BedsTotal Units
Domitory8 Beds4
Current Address3-1-44,Ikuno-higashi,Ikuno-ku,Osaka-shi
Completion DateOctober 21,2016
Nearest StationJR-Osaka Loop LineMomodani Station 15 mins walk
JR-Osaka Loop LineTeradacho Station 17 mins walk
Travel Time to Train Station HubTennoji Station (JR Line, Subway, Kintetsu Line)2 mins from Teradacho Station
Osaka(Umeda) Station (JR Line, Subway, Hankyu Line, Han-Shin Line)17 mins from Momodani Station

RENT INFORMATION

Rent32,000 yen35,000 yen
Utilities CostsIncludedDetailsElectricity,Gas,Water,Internet fee,CATV fee
Deposit0 yenKey MoneyEquivalent to 1 Month Rent

CHARACTERISTICS

  • No Guarantor Needed
  • No Agent Fee
  • No Deposit
  • Free Internet
  • Rental Bicycle
  • Emergency contact point for 24 hours

FACILITIES FURNITURE IN COMMON SPACE

Built-in Kitchen , Bathroom(shower & bathtub) , Washbasin , Washlet(Shower toilet), Washing Machine, Refrigerator and Freezer, Air Conditioner and Heater, Microwave Oven , Rice Cooker , Toaster , Coffee Maker , Electric Kettle , Iron , TV (42inch), Blu-ray Player , CATV(77channels or more) , High-speed Wireless Internet(Your own PC & IEEE 802.11b/g/n compliant wireless card required)

FACILITIES FURNITURE IN EACH ROOM

Air Conditioner , Desk & Chair , Desk Drawer, Desk light , Double Deck Bed (If you need a futon set for your own, you can rent futon for ¥8,000, just one time payment only).

VACANT INFORMATION

ROOM No.ROOM SIZETYPESTATUSRENTUtilitiesNOTESRESERVATION
101A9.72㎡Deck BedAvailable22,00010,000reservation
101B9.72㎡Deck BedAvailable22,00010,000reservation
301A9.72㎡Deck BedAvailable25,00010,000reservation
301B9.72㎡Deck BedAvailable25,00010,000reservation
302A8.5㎡Deck BedAvailable23,00010,000reservation
302B8.5㎡Deck BedAvailable23,00010,000reservation
303A9.72㎡Deck BedAvailable25,00010,000reservation
303B9.72㎡Deck BedAvailable25,000
10,000reservation

LOCATION 

Conservative country, conservative banks

Opening a bank account in Japan can be a real nightmare. In fact, only a few banks offer papers, staff and services in English, and some of the more traditional Japanese banks such as UFJ, Risona, Mizuho and SMBC are good choice only for those who are fluent in Japanese and plan on staying in Japan for long.

To open an account in Japan you need: work/student visa (bring your passport), or the enroll letter from the school (入学許可書), your Japanese ID (在留カード), and telephone number. Some banks require an inkan (印鑑), which is a personal seal used for signing official documents (certain banks will allow you to use your signature instead). 

Japanese post bank 

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Japanese Post Bank is the easiest option for foreigners who want to open a bank account in Japan for convenience and ease of use. Opening an account here is quite easy and doesn't require ink.

Branches and ATM points are usually homogeneous distributed in most of Japanese city areas, a point which is better don't underestimate (nobody likes to spend hours of own spare time for bank's stuff).  In addition, this is also the only Japanese bank that will allow underage students to open their own bank account, and one of the few banks that don't charge fees for money transfers from overseas to a Japanese Post Bank account. 

Japanese Post Bank is definitely the best choice. 

SMBC & Shinsei 

Shinsei Bank is more English-friendly than Post Bank, and all services (including telephone support and online banking) are available also in English. This bank also offers foreign currency accounts, which are useful for travelers, and for anyone who need to send money from Japan to the overseas and inkan signature is not required.

Unfortunately unlike Post Bank, Shinsei Bank branches are concentrated in the center of most metropolitan areas (except for Tokyo), which is inconvenient if you live in outlying districts.

SMBC Trust Bank is another good choice for foreigners who need banking services and support in English. 

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Most of this banks offers a regular deposit account (普通預金) with a check card (for ATM operations, etc), a debit card (which requires to apply separately), and  passbook (通帳) containing your account details and transaction records, updatable at your bank’s ATM points.
We may also suggest UFJ Mitsubishi Tokyo Bank, one of the most popular banks in Japan. This bank has conservative policy about foreigners (you need a strong command of Japanese language to open an account here) though, the quality of the bank services (internet banking, security, application for smartphones, etc...) are the best, and UFJ ATM points are almost everywhere.

Bank documents are complicated stuff, but don't worry!
As our life support service includes assistance with bank account opening, we can safety guide you through Japanese bank 
procedures!

Keep in mind that if you are here on a tourist visa, you won’t be able to open an account.

There are three important steps to take upon arriving in Japan:

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1st -
Foreigners with long-term visa are required to register for a Residence Card (在留カード) at the airport. This ID card is required for many activities in Japan, such as opening a bank account, purchasing a sim card or a mobile phone.

Within 14 days of settling down, new arrivals must go to the nearest ward office with the new address (better write it on a piece of paper), Residence Card and passport.

The new address will be printed on the back of the residence card. Better keep always the card with you during your stay in Japan.

Remember to bring the card along with your passport when you’ll be leaving the country to travel outside of Japan.

2nd -
It is mandatory to join the national health insurance system (国民健康保険).

Premiums are based on income, so as a student with no income or a little income, premiums will be affordable.
Better enroll the same day you visit the local ward office for resident registration.

The National Health Insurance covers
70% of medical bills, so patients pay the remainder.

Students or working holiday visa holders should enroll, because accidents happen and it’s much better for your peace of mind
and for your budget to be safe and insured.

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3rd-
Foreigners who live in Japan must have their personal seal (印鑑), which is a personal seal used to sign official documents.

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Opening a bank account can be difficult, as only a few banks offer papers, staff and services in English, and the biggest banks, such as UFJ, Resona or Sumitomo are not available if you don’t already have a strong command of the Japanese language.

Keep in mind that if you are here on a tourist visa, you won’t be able to open an account.

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Complicated, but don't worry, we are here to help you and guide you through all this steps!

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今日はシェアハウスに住んでるJASSOの留学生の毎年年末に行われる国際交流フェス!Today we joined our share house guests at JASSO's annual winter fest!

今年は26カ国の留学生の26カ国語による乾杯からスタートし、たくさんのパフォーマンスが行われました。
参加させて頂いて今年で4回目となりますが、毎年参加する学生達の国が変わって行くので、学生達と先生達が繰り広げるパフォーマンスも新鮮です。
This year, the fest started with student' toast in 26 different languages, according to students nationality. Than we enjoyed students perform traditional dances, or singing popular song from their country.

秋入学の学生も日本語が少しずつ上手になり、普通に日本語で会話が出来るようになっています。10代後半から20代前半の学生が多いので、心も体も成長していくスピードが早いです。来春卒業予定のみんなからも、大学合格の声が出てきました。
ラストスパート頑張って行こうね!
Guest who got to Japan in October have already improved their Japanese level, while some of their senpai have passed test for universities and soon they will move away to start a new chapter in their life in Japan.

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