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Embracing Hospitality: A Warm Welcome from Dios Co., Ltd.

By | 未分類

It has been reported that the construction of the Type A international pavilions for the World Expo is experiencing delays. As Japanese citizens and hosts, we are deeply concerned that this may cause us to inadvertently appear disrespectful to our esteemed guests from abroad.

Recently, we had the opportunity to visit the Adachi Museum of Art in Shimane Prefecture. This museum, established by real estate entrepreneur Mr. Adachi, features a magnificent Japanese garden. For twenty consecutive years, this garden has been ranked first by a prominent American magazine dedicated to Japanese gardens. The dedication and meticulous care of countless skilled gardeners are evident in the tranquil beauty of this landscape.

As we strolled through the beautifully maintained gardens, we reflected on the essence of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Historically, Japanese hosts would offer tea to their guests while showcasing a meticulously manicured garden, embodying the spirit of hospitality through time and effort devoted to creating a serene environment. This was how the Japanese showed their hospitality to their guests.

As a small company, the scope of what we can offer our guests is limited primarily to housing. However, we at Dios Co., Ltd. believe that what we can provide, though modest, is meaningful.

We firmly believe that experiences in Japan are not just about work. Rather, it is the experiences outside of work that contribute to rich and meaningful international exchange. These moments of cultural immersion and relaxation will leave a lasting impression, far beyond professional achievements.

At Dios Co., Ltd., we are committed to welcoming you with warmth and ensuring that your stay in Japan is fulfilling. Although our contributions may be modest, we strive to make a positive impact on your experience in our beautiful country.

Thank you for choosing Dios Co., Ltd. We look forward to welcoming you with open hearts and making your stay in Japan a memorable one.

Introducing Our New Tree Pruning Service: Expert Care for Your Garden

By | Cleaning

When living in a detached house, it is essential to recognize the need for regular garden maintenance. In rental properties, landlords might arrange for garden pruning once a year, but generally, tenants are responsible for maintaining their gardens themselves. Without periodic maintenance, approximately every six months, plants can grow too large, making pruning a more significant and challenging task.

Additionally, as trees grow taller, the work becomes more hazardous, making it difficult for the average person to manage. Larger pruning jobs also involve more extensive branch and leaf disposal, which can be quite burdensome.

At Dios, we have established partnerships with experienced arborists to provide expert garden maintenance services. Proper garden care is not just about the amount of work but also about enhancing the beauty of your garden and trees. The appearance of your garden from the street greatly influences the overall impression of your home.

A well-maintained garden not only boosts the credibility of the home but also affects its real estate value. At Dios, we offer comprehensive advice on garden pruning, gardening, and exterior home improvements in English. For those interested in enjoying home gardening, we can also prepare the soil and create vegetable beds, which is a great activity for health.

Our arborists, with 30 years of experience, will ensure that your garden receives the best care possible. If you have any concerns or issues with your garden, please feel free to consult with us.

We look forward to helping you create and maintain a beautiful, thriving garden. Your satisfaction and the enhancement of your home’s beauty are our top priorities.

Here is our 2024 Business Vision Statement:

Vision Statement 2024 at Dios Co., Ltd.

By | Vision

At Dios Co., Ltd., we are proud to announce our Vision Statement for 2024.

This vision represents the collective goal of all Dios staff and the overarching management objective of our company. It is not just the vision of our CEO but a shared commitment of our entire team, guiding us in our work.

Commitment to Foreign Residents in Osaka: At Dios, we are dedicated to providing a warm and compassionate heart to our foreign customers living in Osaka. We believe that high technical skills and a warm, compassionate heart must coexist.

Expertise and Experience: With thirty years of experience specializing in services for foreigners in Osaka, we have honed our skills in English proficiency, property information management, legal knowledge, contract management, negotiation, accounting, interior design, furniture storage, logistics, property cleaning, property renovation, repair techniques, and housing aesthetics.

Customer Satisfaction: Our ultimate goal is for our customers to leave Japan saying, “I’m glad I came to Japan,” “The living environment in Japan was wonderful,” and “The Japanese people are kind; I will never forget Japan.” To achieve this, our staff is passionately dedicated to their work, always keeping in mind the importance of providing a warm and compassionate heart.

We aim to positively impact our customers’ lives, making their experience in Japan a lifelong memory and showcasing the wonderful nature of Japanese hospitality.

We sincerely appreciate your continued support and look forward to walking this journey together.

With heartfelt gratitude,

Masahiro Fukai
Dios Co., Ltd.

Welcoming Expats to Osaka with Warm Hospitality: 30 Years of Excellence in Serviced Apartments

By | Vision

For the past 30 years, Dios has proudly specialized in providing serviced apartments in Osaka for expatriates working at foreign enterprises and consulates. Our commitment to excellence and understanding of the unique needs of our international clients has made us a trusted name in the real estate industry.

At Dios, we ensure that our serviced apartments are fully furnished and include weekly cleaning services as part of the rental package. Our dedicated interior coordinator meticulously analyzes the size, color, design, and functionality of each apartment to select the most suitable furniture and appliances. We then purchase these items, ensuring the highest standards of comfort and style.

Our strong partnerships with IKEA Osaka Kobe, IKEA Sweden, and reputable logistics companies enable us to maintain a reliable inventory, efficient transportation, assembly, and disposal of furniture. We continually strive to enhance our operational efficiency to serve our clients better.

After furnishing the apartments, we provide weekly housekeeping services to keep the living spaces immaculate and ensure the proper use and maintenance of all items. This comprehensive service eliminates the stress and time-consuming process of purchasing, assembling, and disposing of furniture, which can take up to three months when done independently.

By valuing our clients’ time, we offer a seamless move-in experience where life can start immediately from the contract commencement date. Our business model is designed to save our clients up to six months of setup and relocation time, making it a world-class service that we believe will soon be embraced globally.

Our vision at Dios is to provide “warm-hearted hospitality.” The illustration on my business card signifies, “Come to Japan with just one suitcase.”

We aim for our foreign clients to leave Japan with fond memories, appreciating the excellent housing and the kindness of Japanese people. This is our vision and ultimate goal.

To learn more about our vision statement, please visit Dios Vision Statement.

We look forward to welcoming you to Osaka and making your stay a memorable one.

Warm Regards,
Dios Co., Ltd

The following photos are of actual serviced apartments provided by Dios, designed by our interior coordinator.

Welcoming You to Osaka with Warmth and Care: Dios’ New Cleaning Service Venture

By | Cleaning

Dios is a specialized real estate company that has been offering serviced apartments with furniture and cleaning services to foreign residents in Osaka for 30 years. Our dedicated team provides weekly cleaning services for rental apartments, spending three hours each week ensuring your home is spotless.

Our cleaning services include wiping floors and furniture, cleaning water areas such as toilets, bathrooms, and kitchens. If bed sheets need changing, we wash them in the washing machine and dry them using the bathroom dryer. Cleaning tools and supplies are regularly purchased and replenished to maintain our high standards.

With 30 years of experience, we have accumulated extensive knowledge and expertise in providing top-quality cleaning services. While our primary staff consists of Dios employees, we also partner with external cleaning specialists when needed.

For Expo 2025, approximately 2,000 foreign workers will come to Osaka to work in various pavilions. To accommodate as many of these foreign guests as possible, we are preparing partnerships with major Japanese cleaning service companies.

Dios’ serviced apartment services are highly regarded by our customers, receiving praise as the only world-class service in Osaka. Drawing from our extensive experience, we are confident in our ability to provide excellent service in English to the foreign guests of Expo 2025.

At Dios, our corporate vision is to “provide a warm, compassionate heart.” You can find our Vision Statement here: Vision Statement.

For Expo 2025, we want our staff’s warm and compassionate hearts to shine through, taking care of all housing needs so that our guests can focus entirely on their work at the pavilions. Our goal is for our guests to leave with the thought that coming to Japan was a great decision and that Osaka provided an excellent living environment.

Thank you for your trust and support. We look forward to welcoming you to Osaka with our unparalleled service and heartfelt hospitality.

Warm Regards,
Dios Co., Ltd

The following photos feature our properties, where Dios has designed the furniture and provides cleaning services.

Embracing Tradition and Prayers at Osaka’s Historic Abiko Kannon Temple

By | 未分類

This year marks my ‘unlucky year’ in Japanese tradition. Since the beginning of the year, my father fell ill with a heart condition and underwent a pacemaker surgery last week. I believe that my ‘unlucky year’ had its effect on the weakest in my family, my father.

February 3rd is known as ‘Setsubun’ in Japan, a day when people pray for a year free of misfortune.

The ‘Abiko Kannon’ temple in Osaka is famed for its rituals to ward off bad luck. On Setsubun, the temple is bustling with life. Many visit to participate in grand ceremonies, where large fires are set for prayers. It was an empowering experience to see so many priests praying for our well-being.

Founded in 546 AD, this temple boasts a 1425-year history. Although small, the vibrancy of the grand prayer fires, lively giant carps, beautiful pine trees, historic trees symbolizing life, and the dedication of numerous priests were truly impressive.

This temple, not widely known among foreign tourists, offers a unique experience, especially if you’re visiting Osaka in February.

I was able to pray earnestly for my father’s health. It brought great comfort and peace to my heart.

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Osaka Castle’s Plum Grove

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Today, I want to share this beautiful picture from the plum grove of Osaka Castle. Every year, the plums here begin to bloom in late January, heralding the approach of spring.

While in Europe, a rose in full bloom is considered beautiful, in Japan, beauty is かoften found in the melancholy of falling cherry blossoms. However, personally, I find the very first blossoms of the plum trees at Osaka Castle the most beautiful.

As someone who works in pruning garden trees, I believe the condition of a garden reflects the character of its owner. The plum trees of Osaka Castle were planted by students from the prestigious Kitano High School, embodying their high caliber.

In Japan, we have a tradition of “Hanakotoba,” meaning flower language, where white plum blossoms signify the purity of a woman.

The white plums blooming earnestly in the quiet cold of winter are my favorite flowers in Japan.

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Reflecting on Japan’s Tradition of Hereditary Leadership in Business and Politics

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In Japan, there exists a unique tradition where leadership roles within the realms of business and politics are often passed down within families. This practice stands in contrast to the norms observed in other parts of the world, such as Europe.

This phenomenon is not limited to family businesses but extends to large corporations like Toyota and is deeply rooted in the political structure.

For instance, about 40% of the members of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) are hereditary politicians. This percentage increases further when broader family connections are considered.

Many of Japan’s Prime Ministers, including current PM Fumio Kishida, former PM Shinzo Abe, and former PM Taro Aso, have been a part of this hereditary tradition.

Recently, PM Kishida’s son, Shota Kishida, faced controversies over using official vehicles for tourism and playing inside the official residence, reported as scandals by the media.

In my view, the specific incidents involving PM Kishida’s son are less critical.

What’s more concerning is the lack of societal challenge in Japan to the practice of inheriting positions of power.

This acceptance of hereditary succession in leadership roles may make it difficult for truly meritorious leaders to emerge in Japan.

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Celebrating Global Connections: Embracing the Spirit of Osaka Expo 2025

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Today, while walking from Osaka Station towards Midosuji, a piece of handwritten note caught my eye on a utility pole. It was a message written by a little girl about the upcoming Osaka Expo 2025.

The note in Japanese

“Through the Expo, I want to make foreign friends! ”
Name: Caramel.”

Despite the prevalent negative media about the Expo, actually I am genuinely excited about the Osaka Expo 2025 like this girl.

I believe it will be a platform where new friendships are forged among people from all around the world.

Even my employees echo the sentiment, saying, “I am looking forward to it.”

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Reflecting on the Noto Peninsula Earthquake: A Call for Immediate Action and Support

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On January 1st, an earthquake struck the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture. Our company, Dios, considered volunteering from Osaka to the affected area on January 5th.

However, due to a notice on the Ishikawa Prefecture’s website advising against volunteer visits to prevent traffic congestion, we had to abandon our plans to enter the disaster zone.

The Governor of Ishikawa, who advised against volunteer visits, has yet to visit the affected area of Wajima as of January 14th.

Prime Minister Kishida postponed his visit to the disaster site due to bad weather and only made his first appearance there today, January 14th.

Meanwhile, victims in the disaster area are desperately calling for help.

The Self-Defense Forces are doing their utmost on the ground, but without direct orders from the government, they are unable to take autonomous action.

Furthermore, it has been discovered that more than half of Shika Nuclear Power Plant’s power sources are damaged, putting it in an extremely perilous state.

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