you can arrive to my house by 3 min-walk from t(s)u railway station. 2 traditional rooms with tatami+huton, WiFi, desks, aircon, electric kettle & fan, long mirror, face towel, steam iron+ironing boards, hair drier, card- and go-games, kotatu, sink.
1) I CAN'T SUPPLY THE LATTER "B" OF AIRBN"B", BECAUSE I AM LIVING ALONE WITHOUT DOING COOKING EVEN FOR MYSELF. YOU CAN BUY ANY MEALS AT BENTOU SHOP ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE STATION OR "LAWSON", THE NEAREST CONVENIENCE STORE, WHICH HAVE BEEN DESCRIBED BELOW ACCOMPANYING WITH PHOTOS.
2) all descriptions of japanese proper nouns follow to the kunrei-siki (japanese government-designated) romanization system. the kunrei-siki differs from the hepburn system in the following examples:zi: ji, hu: fu, ti: chi, tu: tsu, tya: cha, tyu: chu, tye: che, tyo: cho, sya: sha, si: shi, syu: shu, sye: she, syo: sho. in addfition, the following units of political district names differ from english words: ken=prefecture and si=city. 在另一方面,提出了中国翻译由 the (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) translator 量身定做的,我无法判断其准确性。
请仔细阅读中国语言小册子 (公益社团法人北海道观光振兴机构 发行(查询): 观光礼仪指南: 北海道旅行常识) 放在前室服务。它的描述也可以适用于这些其他非指定到北海道为在日本房屋,商店,和建筑物期望的行为的地方和在相邻道路和土地。尤其是年轻的中国女性:
you can use WiFi service in my house (after setting of your mobile phone or note PC, including code number input). if necessary, please ask me about the code number. a pocket WiFi is not available. on the other hand, many free WiFi places in the outside of my house have been described in detail in "The Neighborhood" article with some photos.
both rental rooms are on the upstairs and are traditional japanese tatami rooms. for sleeping, you use huton directly extended on tatamis. each of the rooms has a square size of 350x260 cm wide and 260 (ceiling) and 180 cm (lintel with grooves for sliding doors) height. i can accept four guests in maximum numbers at the same or partially same time. the back room have a standard desk and chair. the front room have a traditional japanese low desk with a size of 104 (L) X 61 (W) X32cm (H) and this low desk has a summer or winter type "zabuton (=literally, huton for sitting= cushion)" and no normal chair (a legless chair for exclusive use for the low desk can be used and please ask me.) both the desks have a fluorescent lamp each. a trash container has been placed in each room. women guests must not throw away their sanitary napkin in the trash container; do in the sanitary napkin box placed in the rest room.
you can use a microwave oven placed in the back room. you must use the oven only for drink such as tea and juice and not for a bentou. please take the bentou in the shop you bought it or in the international communication floor of the UST bldg.
you can use playing card-, go-, japanese traditional "hanahuda-card-," and UNO games placed on the low table in the front room.
a powder table with a long mirror has been placed in the back room only (see photo.) when you use this mirror, remove a cloth cover and cover again after use.
when use the mirror, you must not comb your hairs in the room by using the mirror, because your falling hair very disturbs cleaning the tatamis and hutons. combing your hairs must be done in the outside of my house, e.g., rest rooms of the tu station or UST bldg. at present, i absolutely strictly inspect fallen hairs.
two kimono-style night clothes have been placed in front of the mirror, ready for two guests.
two to four guests in the same night are normally limited to a family or friends. in the case of three to four guests, two or one guests can occupy one room. the reason of this condition is
that the guest of the back room can go downstairs by passing through the front room and also
that both two rooms have no locks (=room keys.)
you can listen to an english broadcast of the american military radio (AFN= american forces network) at any radio stations located in japan and korea listed on the following site by using your note PC (or mopbile phone?) in your staying room:
a pipe used for hooking a hanger for your clothes has been installed in a half-sized closet of the front room (see photo.)
[WASHING YOUR CLOTHES]
if you, who has stayed for three or more days, want to wash your clothes, refer to description "dry cleaning shop" in THE NEIGHBORHOOD, OVERVIEW、[LAUNDRETTE]
you can dry small clothes such as socks, underwears, and T-shirts, which you washed in the sink, on the veranda by using one of two drying tools, which have been described in THE SPACE. you can also use a steam iron and ironing boards shown in photos.
you may use a CLOTHING DRYING POLE of the veranda outside (south) the back room. you may use two hanging-type drying tools, which have been placed on the top of a vacant bookcase in front of the front room and should be hooked on the laundry pole. you may use electric kettle, hair drier, and two tools, which have been placed on the bookcase, for drying a washed small thing. you may also use the vacant bookcase itself.
[REFRIGERATGOR and ICE CUBES]
you can use a refrigerator placed on the kitchen of my private room of downstairs by asking me. if you will want to use it, please ask me in the day before your arrival, because i am not using the refrigerator and its AC source has been switched off; switching-on is needed before the day of your arrival. in addition, if you want to use ICE CUBES, request me about making ice by using a CUBE tray ahead of time.
seasonal room- or body-temperature can be regulated by an air conditioner installed in the back room. additional tools are described below.
1) in summer, you can use an electric fan placed in each of the two rooms.
2) in winter an electric "kotatu" is usable for warming your lower body and hands+arms on a tatami. if you want to use the kotatu, please ask me about the way at your arrilval to my house.
(1) you can use a disposable seat-paper.
(2) release the toilet paper and seat-paper you used to the water-sealed sanitary bowl you are sitting. the japanese toilet paper never choke the sewage pipe.
2) 70cm-high sink located in the east wooden floor room of the upstairs, for washing your face. also, wiping your hot and humid body in japanese summers is possible by a wetted towel. if you have not the towel, you may use it suspended in front of the door of the sink.....the towel will fairly dry up by the next morning.
you can freely use a soap, tissue paper, paper cup, and toilet paper, which have been placed on a wire stand adjacent to the sink. you must throw the used paper cup in the trash container placed on the floor.
when you have not the toothbrush+paste, you may freely use either a fluorine gel-containing toothpaste (effective for periodontal disease) or normal one (sealed together with brush.) both have been placed on the wire stand. however, i recommend to use the brush only. i myself am doing so everyday, because the toothpaste gives a user a bad effect (dental abrasion.)
basically, you are left alone in my house, because you may be tired at arrival. but if you desire, i will enjoy a conversation with you about various topics.
i provide you any help when i can do it, if you made a request before 21:00. please don't try to contact with me after 21:00.
i particularly welcome experts and graduate and undergraduate students of all fields including science, engineering, and humanities, because intelligent conversations become possible.
check-in and out time: flexible, but please tell me about the approximate times before the day of your arrival.
at present, my bath room including a bathtub and shower is not usable.
you can use one of the following public bathhouses. i can lend you my two bicycles to go to the public bathhouse.
1) SAKURA-YU at a charge of only \200.
this public bathhouse is located in AIOI-TYOU 192 by 10-15 min walk from my house. No shower room and hot + warm baths only. i can provide you two bicycles free. if you request, i can provide serial 20 photos of the route from my house to SAKURA-YU as a compressed folder format. Because you may sweat in the way back even if you go to the public bath, using the public bath may becomes meaningless after all in hot and humid japanese summer.
phone: none (due to management by the tu municipal office)
usable in: 16:00-21:30 (limit time of paying the bathing charge)
parking: for many cars
2) if failed to enter SAKURA-YU before 21:30, you can use another public bathhouse named SIKISIMA-YU located in OTOBE 23-20, with the distance of 30-minute walk from my house and 13-minute walk from SAKURA-YU.
phone: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
usable in: 15:30~22:30 (limit time of paying the bathing charge)
shower and sauna rooms: present
parking: seven cars in the left side (+many illegal sidewalk parking)
when you arrive at my house in the time between 21:00 and 22:00, you can use SIKISIMA-YU only. in this case, I can send you “Print Screen” image of the route as an attached file. the half of the route (between my house and the pedestrian crossing of highway 23) is same as that to SAKURA-YU.
about a BAGGAGE with CASTERS:
please place it in the inside of the entrance or, if it is small, on a long wooden rest (on which 15 tourist guide leaflets treating tu-si and mie-ken have been placed) placed on the top of the staircase. BE CAREFUL about that the casters used for rolling on a ground cause highly probably an injury of wooden floors and staircase. IN FACT, although a guest wiped soil attached to casters before lifting the baggage to carry it in the room, the guest injured the wooden floor in front of the entrance in a long zigzag shape at the time of leaving my house by a careless manner. the color of the floor is dark and, in contrast, the injury is white to give it prominence as the result.
you can use a printer and facsimille in the 2nd floor of the UST bldg.
emergency phone numbers unnecessary of dialing any other numbers: police 110, ambulance 119.
hospitals and other medical institutions: consult with me.
no supply of a breakfast and any other meals.
for meals, please refer to the restaurant info described below
japanese tap water is hygienic and everywhere drinkable.
no kitchen available in my house. i recommend you to use the bentou shop named Mino-misyou on the upstairs of the tu station bldg. in this shop, you can buy a bentou at a 20- or 50%-discounted price to sell the lunch at 330- to 600-yens at 6:30-7:30 p.m., every day. you can take the bentou up to 19:30, which you bought, in the shop after warming the bentou by using a microwave oven equipped in the shop. In addition, you can take free green tea by pouring it in a free paper-cup.
though you can also buy a bentou in Lawson, the bentou contains too much rice and it is unhealthy. please don't take the bentou in the rental room.
you may call in (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) (this is my fixed telephone; no mobile one) at your arrival to the front of the ticket gate of the east exit/entrance of the tu railway station and, then, i will go out my house to receive you. because there is it to an answering machine, the telephone, please leave a message. this condition is also applied to that of the case of using the Centrair air port+ferry+bus (to ride, go straight after getting off the ship without entering the port bldg; the terminus is the tu stn.) at port, there is a rent-a-car office.
when use an automobile, you can use one of the following three large coin parking spaces:
1) when you use "meitetu kyousyou tueki higasi" coin parking space located in 204, sakae-mati 3 needing only 20 steps from my house. photos of this parking space have been presented as Nos 64 to 66.
2) name: sankou tyuu-ing (tu-eki)
100 yens/ 60 min
max. 800 yens/ 24hours
capacity: 48 cars
place: hadokoro-tyou 399
(URL HIDDEN)) you may call my fixed telephone number just after you arrive at the front of UST bldg's parking lots, which have been presented herewith as nos 62-64 photos.
when you leave my house, you can unlock the entrance door by yourself because the lock has a sliding system without using a key. simply, slide up the handle. at your leaving, i need not your greeting. in this case, please let me know your leaving time on the day (night) before.
when it rains in your leaving from my house, you can use one of four cheap viyl umbrellas ready for guest's emergency use, which can be discarded without returning.
uipped in the rental (URL HIDDEN) following house rules were printed and has been placed on both desks of the rental rooms.
0) please take off your shoes in front of the wooden floor to lift your body up to the wooden floor. during your stay, you must put the shoes you took off on the approximately same above position and must not put the shoes on the back and any other places than those above-described, in order to avoid putting your foot on the dirty ground (soil) in the inside of the entrance.
1) you must NOT make a loud sound; please soft-footed walk in the room.
for the rest room, the most preferable is that you use it as early as possible.
2) Turn off the lights and the air conditioner for energy saving, when you go out the house.
3) you must NOT comb any hairs in the room, because hair fallen by you very disturbs cleaning of the tatamis and hutons. combing your hairs must be done in the outside of my house, e.g., rest rooms of the station bldg or UST bldg.
4) after 21:00, NEVER call me or knock the door by staircase. any questions and confirmation must be made before 22:00.
5) absolutely and strictly NO smoking within my property.
6) when you go out the corridor from the rest room, you must take off sandals after keeping turning its back behind.
7) you must NOT open three adhesive tape-sealed doors in the rental rooms, which contain unused miscellaneous everyday things.
8) You must NOT send another person to the room which you borrowed.
9) When you leave the room, please leave in silence after putting articles such as USB memory, which I lent to you, on the shoe cupboard of the entrance.
10) a three-day (two night) or longer stay guest must NOT stay in my property between 10:00 (will be locked) and 18:00 (will be unlocked) in the day(s) after the first sleep. this condition is necessary to realize a fixed or reliable locking/ unlocking times also concerning to my opportunity of going out to do business. therefore, "guest's going-out in a time earlier than 10:00" is absolutely and inevitably important condition. therefore, all your members must follow this condition strictly.
11) for seven days or longer stays, you must place the garbage in the fixed day and fixed place appointed by the tu municipal government. for details about garbage treatment, consult with me.
12) in the case of two weeks or longer stay, you must agree with my room inspection at each seventh day; cleaning will be carried out by me, if necessary. when you will have made the room dirty, you must pay a charge for the service to a cleaning service company. this article is absolutely important to keep the room cleanly.
i am a professor doctor with the height of 173 cm and the weight of 63 kg;
a marine botanist, accurately, phycologist (attention: not psychologist);
amateur radio station JA2EAJ;
a ryuukyuu archipelago-lover where made many surveys and collections of marine algae so far. i have two passports i used in US military government years of the ryuukyuus; and
grow a beard and mustache during a half year, every year.
my favorite music: baroque particularly of italian and telemann (whose 29 cd's i have,) US country music (i like radio station "CountryBear Oldies" on WMP internet radio,) gospel songs, UK and chinese national anthems, scotch, irish and english folksongs. i am singing some english songs of these genres in everyday life. my most frequently-singing song at present is "will the circle be unbroken," a US country song.
books i published: two japanese books concerning science paper-writing and "bad" japanese expression analysis; two 700pp english books on phycology and applied phycology as a single editor.
INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
International Academic Congress Organizer
1994: member of Organizing Committee, 5th Int. Phycological Soc. Meeting Held in Qingdao, China.
Invited Lecturer for International Academic Congresses
1992/ Match 23-29: Invited lecturer on Japanese technology of seaweed mariculture for Int. Workshop for Pertinent seaweed Resource Development Sub-Saharan Africa held in Windhoek, Namibia.
1989/ Apr2-8: Invited lecturer on Japanese technology of Seaweed mariculture for Int. Workshop on Cultivation of Seaweeds in Latin America held in Sao Paulo Univ., and funded by the International Foundation for Science in Stockholm.
Reviewer of Scientific Papers
1990: for Botanica Marina (Berlin) Reviewer of Research Fund.
Reviewer of a Research Fund
1989: International Science Foundation (Stockholm) for 1 million-dollar application of an assistant professor of Sao Paulo University.
1990/ Sept3-8: Attendance to Int. Gelidium Workshop held in Santander, Spain.
1991/ Aug3~10: presentation of an isoelectric focusing study on some species of Gelidium at 5th Int. Seaweed Symposium held in Duke Univ.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
1) marine botany
2) J-E technical translation particularly of patent specifications including teaching
3) Teaching logical Japanese writing and analysis of "bad" written Japanese.
PROMINENT DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
2004 to 2007:Committee member of Mie-ken Governmental Science Academy Conference
2001 April to 05 March: Tokyo Pharmaceutical University Sponsorship Party member
2000 March: member of the candidate selection committee for 12 million US$ provided by PEW Marine Environment Conservation Fund (New England)
1998 Dec: lecture and on-site operation for a boy to be sent by JICA to Maldives islands for teaching seaweed cultivation technique
1997 Aug to present: president, NPO Tropical Marine organisms Conservation Society.