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    Agree with word 100% and also I would stress the point someone said earlier of telling him you don't want it as soon as possible. Garbage collection in Japan is a pain in the ASS in some places. In my city, some kinds of garbage are only collected once a month and other kinds of garbage you have to call up a the actual waste disposal department and book an appointment to get it removed like 2-3 weeks in advance (and pay 1000 yen).

    It's not like what you are probably used to, every day is a different kind of garbage -- in my city we have to separate garbage into 7 different categories. Mental I tells ya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maruchan View Post
    Thank you for your reply. Things like 2 old dressers a guitar an old computer and a keyboard (music). I'm not a musician so I will not use these things so I think it will be a pain worrying about getting rid of it when I arrive.
    This dude has one month to get rid of this stuff... you will have at least one year to get rid of it, and also potentially get money for it. I don't see what the big deal is with just having him leave it. But then again, I moved in to a completely empty apartment. I would have been thrilled for a greasy plate and a rusty fork, let alone a dresser.

    But I do know JETs who arrived to closets full of terrible pornography and rotting bags of food so I can see a concern about garbage. But regular "stuff..." NABD

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerbread View Post
    But regular "stuff..." NABD
    I understand this, but my point is that if the OP says they don't want it, that person has a responsibility to get rid of it before they leave. It's the same as any renting situation in your own country - just because it's in Japan doesn't mean it's okay.

    Also, they've actually had a year to get rid of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by word View Post
    Honestly, man, it's not a couple of guitars and dressers you should be worried about; it's all the sh*t he's not telling you about; the drawers full of rusty, mismatched cutlery, the cabinet full of blackened, scratched, oily cooking pots, the greasy, dusty, inexplicable spices and bags of beans, the bottles of long-expired vitamins, old toothbrushes, mostly-empty cheap first-aid kits, feminine hygiene products, and rotting boxes of cleaning supplies under the bathroom sink, the closet full of old bicycle innertubes, dull garden tools, a grime-encrusted, broken fishtank, the cheap, crappy coffeemaker that's missing four pieces, and moldy piles of "useful lesson plans" and "elementary supplies."

    If you don't have all that sh*t to deal with as soon as you show up, count yourself among the luckier JETs.
    Seriously how could anyone do that? I'd have the decency to throw it all out, or at the very least sort it ready to be thrown out.

    If someone left me old crap I'd harvest their DNA and wait for a time I can commit crime in their name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eudox View Post
    I understand this, but my point is that if the OP says they don't want it, that person has a responsibility to get rid of it before they leave. It's the same as any renting situation in your own country - just because it's in Japan doesn't mean it's okay.

    Also, they've actually had a year to get rid of it.
    Oh yeah, i agree that if the OP says "no" then the polite thing is to get rid of it.

    I just wanted to caution the OP about giving their successor the idea that they don't want -anything-... It's a pain in the ass to spend money re-furnishing an apartment that you may only live in for a year. I would have much preferred to inherit someone's shit, guitar and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggit View Post
    lol.
    I know, I know - most JETs are just pathetic man-children with no sense of responsibility. But that doesn't make it okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by word View Post
    Honestly, man, it's not a couple of guitars and dressers you should be worried about; it's all the sh*t he's not telling you about; the drawers full of rusty, mismatched cutleryCheck, the cabinet full of blackened, scratched, oily cooking potsCheck, the greasy, dusty, inexplicable spices and bags of beansCheck, the bottles of long-expired vitamins, old toothbrushesCheck, mostly-empty cheap first-aid kitsCheck, feminine hygiene products, and rotting boxes of cleaning supplies under the bathroom sinkCheck, the closet full of old bicycle innertubesCheck, dull garden tools, a grime-encrusted, broken fishtank, the cheap, crappy coffeemaker that's missing four piecesCheck, and moldy piles of "useful lesson plans" and "elementary supplies."Check

    If you don't have all that sh*t to deal with as soon as you show up, count yourself among the luckier JETs.
    Do I win a prize? I had all of this moving in, and I didn't realize it until I started rooting through the apartment.... Sneaky guy before me hid it rather well.
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    Yep, it was all that and more; took me over a year to get rid of it all (hell, I only recently got rid of this horrid couch-shaped object he left). Before he left, one of my eikaiwa members apparently dropped by to help him clean the bathroom and later told me she was kinda horrified by the state of the place. "I don't think he knows how to clean," she said.
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    It's festivals days like these on which I really try really hard to make up for not partying in college.
    yeah, because who needs free flowing drugs and alcohol fueling adventorous sex with taut, lithe young bodies when you could wander around a dying town in the freezing cold with a can of asahi super dry in your hand while some toothless old farmer shouts at you.

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    when my friend moved in they found a box in the cupboard that had a snes in it, 20 games, a book on lesbian erotica and a 7/11 bag full of dildos and strapons. name one person on this earth who wouldn't want that as a welcome basket in a new home?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ini View Post
    when my friend moved in they found a box in the cupboard that had a snes in it, 20 games, a book on lesbian erotica and a 7/11 bag full of dildos and strapons. name one person on this earth who wouldn't want that as a welcome basket in a new home?
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    oh really?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ini View Post
    oh really?
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    You are quite right; you don't.
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    It's festivals days like these on which I really try really hard to make up for not partying in college.
    yeah, because who needs free flowing drugs and alcohol fueling adventorous sex with taut, lithe young bodies when you could wander around a dying town in the freezing cold with a can of asahi super dry in your hand while some toothless old farmer shouts at you.

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