Among other wonderful things, my new apartment has a peephole.
The value of a peephole in this country cannot be stressed enough.
I've only been in my apartment for about a month now but I have successfully ignored the JW's and the NHK lady (twice)!!
The latest was last night. 9pm on a Monday night! She waited outside the door for a good five minutes. Ringing the bell 4 times!! She knew I was home, all my lights were on. I love this POWER!!!