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3 Gas ・ Water Supply ・ Electricity ・ Garbage ・ NHK

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 In case of conventional apartments, the cost for utilities such as gas and electricity is not included in the
 rent.
 Before moving into an apartment,contact the utility companies' nearest offices in order to get the supply
 started on the day you move in.

 Gas

 There are two types of gas supplies, City gas 'toshi gas'(Tokyo Gas) and propane
 (cylinder).
 Ask your landlord or real estate agency on which type of gas is to be used.

  Tokyo Gas website :http://www.tokyo-gas.co.jp/index_e.htmlya

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 1 Getting the gas supply started: 'kaisetsu'

 You have to call the gas corporation and determine the date when you want to start using the gas, after
 making the contract. The gasman comes on that day to open the valve. Most leasehold properties are
 not equipped with gas cookers. So you need to buy it beforehand.

 2 Charge: 'ryokin'

 Gas charges are billed monthly, Gas charges includes the basic charge and the charge according to the
 actual amount you used. You can choose payment method in two ways.
  (1) Automatic withdrawal from your bank account.
  (2) Pay each month according to the bill you will receive.

 3 Moving out: 'tenshutu'

 You must notify the gas company one day before you move out.

 Water supply

 1 Getting the Water supply: 'jo-ge suido no kaisetu'

 When moving in, contact the Tsukuba Water Department of the City Office 'tsukuba-shi okyakusama
 Center' (Tel:029-851-2811/ Open:8:30-17:15). You will be able to use it a few minutes later.
 When you move out, you must inform them at least three days before your moving out.

 2 Utility bills: 'ryokin'

 Water charges are billed monthly including the basic charge and the change according to the actual
 amount you used. You can choose payment method in two ways.

 (1) Automatic withdrawal from your bank account,
 (2) Pay each month according to the bill you will receive.

 Electricity

 Fill your address, your name, and the date you start using, on the postcard that is hanged down from
 the main breaker soon after you enter the room, and send it to the office of Electric Power Company.
 Electricity becomes available immediately after you turn on the breaker.


 Garbage

 In Tsukuba, there are nine of classification of the garbage.
 Please visit the Tsukuba City website to see more information.

  ao_pin.gTsukuba City HP : http://www.tsukubainfo.jp/living/ ya


 NHK ( Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai, Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

 NHK is Japan's public television and radio broadcaster.
 When you install the first TV set in your residence, please telephone NHK. An NHK representative will
 call on you to arrange for the signing of the Contract.
 Receiving fees are payable from the month you installed a television set.

 Please visit the NHK website to see more information :
     http://pid.nhk.or.jp/jushinryo/multilingual/english/index.htm ya 

 updated: 2017-03-29
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