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Driving in Japan 2018/9/13 19:00
Can I drive in Japan with just a translated version of my drivers licence or do I need to go to a Japanese licence centre?
by Alexander (guest)  

Re: Driving in Japan 2018/9/14 10:26
- Resident or tourist ?
- Which country are you from ? It matters because tourists from certain countries cannot drive even with a translated license (Chinese for example).
by .... (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Driving in Japan 2018/9/14 12:47
No.

You need a international drivers license or a japanese drivers license.

The international can only be valid for max one year.
by hakata14 (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Driving in Japan 2018/9/14 13:18
@hakata14

Pending on OP status.

If OP lives already in Japan with the right status, a Japanese licence is required.
Japanese rule state that it is required to prove that IDP needs to be proven at least three months before re-entering Japan if OP is living in Japan.

If OP is from outside Japan an IPD is valued for 12 months.

Without knowing more from OP it is hard to give answer.
by justmyday rate this post as useful

Re: Driving in Japan 2018/9/14 13:57
It depends on your residence status and the nationality of your driving license. Read here:
https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2022.html
by LikeBike (guest) rate this post as useful

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