Ritsumeikan Seni
This is not a hotel. This is a school facility that is being lent to us. Therefore, please keep your room tidy as best as you can. Your cooperation would be greatly appreciated.
You must follow the rules below.
  1. You must stay and sleep in the room designated in this program guide. You must never move to another room for any reason except when the administrator tells you to do so in case of emergency.
  2. Please keep all the curtains in your room closed at the times after sunset.
  3. Food and drink are not allowed inside your rooms. Please use the lounge on each floor when you eat or drink.
  4. Do not make loud noises or speak in a loud voice.
  5. Smoking is not allowed inside the school area. Alcoholic drinks are also not allowed.
  6. Cooking is prohibited in the dormitory.
  7. Trash should be sorted and taken out to the bins placed in the hallways, and disposed of appropriately. Please do not throw it away in an unsorted manner.
  8. Keep your rooms, the lounge, shower rooms, rest rooms, and other rooms, equipment and furniture clean.
  9. Students must not go out of the dormitory before 7 o'clock in the morning and after 9:00 in the evening.
  10. Students must not go out of the school before 7 o'clock in the morning and after 7:00 (7:30 in summer) in the evening, except when the administrator permits.
  11. Do not make loud noises outside the dormitory especially after 7:00 in the evening. Our school is close to local residents.
  1. When checking in, bring all the beddings (futons, blankets, sheets and pillow cases) to your room from the assigned area.
  2. Put on and remove bedding yourself.
  3. In your room, help each other and keep everyone become comfortable as much as you can.
  4. When checking out, remove all the bedding (sheets, covers and pillow cases), and check whether you have the correct items. Fold them up, and bring them to the area you originally collected them from.
Notes and hints for students about the home stay
Japanese people enjoy providing excellent hospitality for their guests but it is worth noting the following so that your stay in a Japanese home goes smoothly:
  • It is customary to take off one's shoes at the entrance before entering the house. The idea is not to allow outside dirt into the house. Inside the house, slippers are taken off before entering a tatami room. There are special slippers for toilet use only.
  • Many Japanese families sleep on a futon mattress on the floor rather than on a bed. You should expect to do the same. In the morning it is good manners to fold and put away your mattress. Do not eat or drink on a futon. It is your responsibility to keep your room clean and tidy.
  • The Japanese bathroom is usually separate from the toilet. Baths are usually taken in the evening or at night. The hot water in the tub is not to be refilled each time after someone uses it. To keep the bathwater clean for everyone, wash and rinse off using the shower hose before getting into the tub. Do not wash your towel or soak your hair in the tub.
  • Food is a very important part of your intercultural experience, so try everything at least once. Japanese food is healthy and delicious. Dinner is the main meal of the day. If you cannot eat a certain food because of religious restrictions, allergies, or because you are a vegetarian, please explain it as soon as you arrive at your host family residence.
  • Chopsticks are used most of the time, but knives, forks, and spoons are also used. Small dishes (e.g. rice bowl, soup bowl) that fit in your palm should be held while you are eating from them. Making a slurping noise with noodles is not considered bad manners.
  • The best way of learning the Japanese way of life is to observe and do as others do, but don't hesitate to ask questions and keep asking until you really understand.
  • Make sure you have a contact telephone number for your host family with you at all times. If you are lost, or think you are going to be late home, please make contact with them as soon as possible.
  • The electric current in Japan is 100 to 110 Volts, A.C.
Observe the following rules if you want to use Wi-Fi
Nagaokakyo Campus has a Wi-Fi system through which you can connect to the Internet and communicate with the people in your own country or other countries. However, this is now only for the teachers and students from overseas. The students of Ritsumeikan High School are not allowed to use it, so you can use the Wi-Fi under the following conditions:
  1. You must keep the password secret. You must not tell the password even to your friends or to your host family members.
  2. When you use your PCs or smart phones, you must absolutely be sure that they are safe from the computer virus or from anything that will harm the system of our school through Wi-Fi. You must have installed some anti-virus software on your PCs and some anti-virus applications on your smart phones before you use them.
  3. You must not use Wi-Fi to go to the websites which may be harmful to the school or to you and your acquaintances. For example;
    1. Gaming sites (You must not play games through the school Wi-Fi)
    2. All the sites which are violent or for adults only, including online dating websites
    3. Sites for writing messages on an internet bulletin board, especially slanderous ones
    4. Hacking or unauthorized access
    5. On-line shopping sites and sites which would charge fees
  4. You must obey the rules and laws of the Japanese Government. Especially, you must pay attention to all the copyrights on the Internet.
  5. Your infraction will cause prohibition of using the Internet for all the members from your school, including in the future.
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