Driver's License Requirements

Driver's licenses which permit driving of automobiles in Japan are as follows.

Japanese Driver's License

Driver's license of each domestic Public Safety Commission publication.

Foreign driver's licenses

Foreign driver's license of a target country and the local (six countries and Taiwan of the Swiss Confederation, the Federal Republic of Germany, the French Republic, the Kingdom of Belgium, the Republic of Estonia, the Principality of Monaco) publication

* The simultaneous presentation of a Japanese translated sentence and the passport is necessary.
* The Japanese translated need to be published based on application on person by embassy, consulate of each country in Japan or JAF
* Taiwan need translated sentence by JAF or East Asia-related association of Formosa.
* Germany need translated sentence by JAF or German Automobile Federation (ADAC).
* Terms of validity of driving in Japan is within the period of foreign driver's license and a year date from land to Japan( confirmation by a seal of landing date to Japan of passport)

International driving permit

In Geneva Convention (1949) contracting parties, it is an international driver's license of the publication (except Japan)

* The simultaneous presentation of the passport is necessary.
* The driving in the international driver's license acquired at Paris Convention (1926), Washington Convention (1943), Vienna Convention (1968) member nation is not accepted in Japan.
* expiration of international driver's license is within a year from publication(confirmation necessary ) and expiration of driver's license of Japan is within a year date from landing to Japan (confirmation by a seal of landing date to Japan of passport)
* But date of re-entry can't be the date of landing(expiration reckon in Japan) when one recorded by Japanese Basic Resident Register enters again within a period less than three month * The effectiveness to let you drive in Japan is effective (you must confirm an issue date) for one year from an issue date. It is confirmed by an entry stamp, and indicates an entry date to Japan (from a year in passport)

However, the person who leave Japan within under three months; re-input country Basic Resident Register afterwards operate qualification in Japan (it is not necessary considered to be the starting date).

If the documents like the contractor are not prepared, all one cannot run.

When there is documents deficiency, we cannot loan by any reason.

In that case, please be careful enough because there is the case that a cancellation rate according to agreement produces.

List of parties to the Geneva Conventions
Europe State United Kingdom Asia Philippines
Greece India
Norway Thailand
Denmark Bangladesh
Sweden Malaysia
Netherlands Singapore
France Sri Lanka
Italy Cambodia
Russian Federation Laos
Serbia Korea
Montenegro Middle East Turkey
Kingdom of Spain Israel
Finland Syria
Portugal Cyprus
Austria Jordan
Belgium Lebanon
Poland United Arab Emirates
Ireland Africa State South Africa
Hungary Central African Republic
Romania Egypt
Iceland Ghana
Bulgaria Algeria
Malta Morocco
Albania Botswana
Luxembourg Democratic Republic of the congo
Monaco Congo
San Marino Benin
Vatican Cote d'Ivoire
Kyrgyzstan Lesotho
Georgia Madagascar
Czech Republic Malawi
Slovakia Mali
Slovenia Niger
Republic of Lithuania Rwanda
America United State Senegal
Canada Sierra Leone
Peru Togo
Cuba Tunisia
Ecuador Uganda
Argentina Zimbabwe
Chile Namibia
Paraguay Burkina Faso
Barbados Nigeria
Dominican Republic administrative district Hong Kong
Guatemala Macau
Haiti French Overseas Territories
Trinidad and Tobago Aruba
Venezuela Curacao
Jamaica Saint Martin
Oceania New Zealand Cayman Islands
Fiji Isle of Man
Australia Guernsey
Papua New Guinea Jersey
Territories of the United States
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