We bought our condominium in 2003, when the apartment complex was built and sold. However, my mother-in-law, who lived with us in a suburban house at the time, didn't like to live in the high building, so we had to wait to live there until six years later. We had been using our condo as our "second house", visiting it from time to time until then. In spring 2009, we finally moved into the complex. There are three apartments on the same floor, and two of them were already inhabited. To my surprise, these families left their kids' bicycles on the communal floor all the time. I was annoyed, but I didn't say anything about it. To the new kid on the block, it is more important to be well accepted in the neighborhood than to raise a justice issue. At that time the bicycle parking attached to our building was fully used. Gradually, however, more people stopped using the bike parking lot, and now there are a couple of bike slots available. One of my two beighbors removed their kid's bike to the bike space. But the other one still keeps their bike on the communal space. Needless to say, it is against the apartment regulations to use the communal space for a personal reason, and we are told not to leave our personal things there. There seems to be nobody else to keep violating the regulations in this way on the other floors. I missed a good opportunity to tell this neighbor that I was actually annoyed by the bike on the floor. Now I don't have the courage to ask them to remove it. I wish I could bring this up on the agenda at our annual general meeting which takes place on the morning of next Sunday. But my husband doesn't care about the bike's existence, and strongly opposes bringing it up for discussion. So! I cannot help but stand the situation for the time being. Avoiding conflicts with your neighbor is more important than clinging to your own justice in Japan.