Yutaka Shoji is company to solve your junk problems

Yuraka Fukushima listened to his customers when working at a furniture store and went on to open his own business that helps people to get rid of their junk.

Yuraka Fukushima listened to his customers when working at a furniture store and went on to open his own business that helps people to get rid of their junk.

Summer is the season for moving, leaving Okinawa, some people going back home and others to new jobs in new places, and with it, the time has come to get rid of junk and unneeded stuff around the house.

Everyone who has moved residence is positively surprised of the amount of stuff that piled up in closets, corners, basements and garages over a period of only a couple of years. The big question is, how to get rid of it all effectively and following the laws and rules of the community.

A simple solution on Okinawa is to pick up a phone and call Yutaka Shoji, and let their staff come to pick up everything you want to unload and not to take with you. Sofas, tables, TVs, refrigerators, clothing, motorcycles and cars, waste material, industrial trash, food trash and just about anything else you want to dump can be gone immediately!

Trash rules in Japan make it difficult to discard electric appliances and electronics equipment with regular trash, and similar rules apply to lights, batteries, iron materials, furniture and almost everything else. Breaking the rules and improperly disposing of such goods often leads to fines and penalties, but a call to Yutaka Shoji to ask get rid of all that solves everything!

Yutaka Fukushima, the owner of Yutaka Shoji, used to work at a furniture shop, where he got plenty of requests from foreigners about picking up old furniture instead of installing new. Old furniture, old equipment, broken furniture, broken large equipment are all hard to move on your own, even to the nearest public dump.

Yutaka thought it could be a business, with so many people wondering how to trash large items, and he figured he could help them while stopping illegal dumping at the same time. The result is a very smooth operation. They appear at customers’ door, and a couple of hours later, the load is on the rear deck of their and ot its ways to a legal dumping site.

No job is too big or small to Yutaka Shoji. Sometimes the work is hard, “but we believe the work helps people and the environment!” Yutaka says.

Yutaka says they can come up with a quick estimate to all parts of Okinawa’s main island. And after presenting the estimate on the site, and the customer accepts, they can start the job right there and then. Another special for Yutaka Shoji is that customers can share the truck space among friends, meaning they can schedule the day for picking up at each place, the truck comes and picks up the stuff at each house one after another, with the basic fee divided among the entire group.

Yutaka Shoji has a variety of plans, including small quantity plans for tables and sofas to filling up the truck with enough stuff to fill the entire house. They have both small and large, 2-ton trucks available.

Yutaka Shoji President Yutaka Fukushima says, “If you are considering throwing out your unwanted items, give us a call. If you decide to do it on your own, it will take a lot of work, but if you let us do it for you, I am confident that you will be highly pleased. English may not be my strongest suit, but we will try our best to be of help.” He also says “Please make sure your address before you call us. In case you don’t know the address, please tell me your housing agency. We will call them to find your address.” However, for them to go to on base housing they need the customer to provide an escort.

Yutaka Shoji’s working hours are from 10:00 to 17:00. Representatives are available from 08:30 to 18:00 at (098) 937-2254. Another phone number at 090-8292-2871m, answers from 09:00 to 18:00.


09:59 05 Mar , 2024