Cars and Driving

Obtaining an International Driving Permit (IDP) in Nagoya

Jan 09, 2014 By Ray Proper

You can get an international Driving Permit (IDP) from Japan based on your Japanese driver’s license. The permit is valid for one year from the date of issue and must be...[ Click to read more ]

International Driver’s Licenses in Japan

Oct 16, 2013 By Ray Proper

We are still getting reports that drivers presenting International Driving Permits (IDPs) at the licensing center are being told to come back once their existing permit expires. Drivers need to...[ Click to read more ]

Getting Your Scooter License in Nagoya

Jul 19, 2013 By Ray Proper

If you live in Nagoya itself you do not need much in the way of a car or scooter to get around-a bicycle would likely be more than sufficient.  For...[ Click to read more ]

The Ieyasu And Mikawa Bushi Museum Okazaki

May 30, 2013 By Ray Proper

Within Okazaki Castle and Okazaki Park is a museum dedicated to the Chubu Region's favorite son, Okazaki native Tokugawa Ieyasu, and the famed warriors of central Japan, the Mikawa Bushi....[ Click to read more ]

What is car-sharing and how does it work in Japan?

May 14, 2013 By Jason Gatewood

Yesterday, your author embarked upon one of the biggest experiments of his life in Japan: I joined a "Car-Share club". Actually, it's not that big a deal for me; I...[ Click to read more ]

Driving in Japan

Jun 20, 2011 By First Admin

Japan is a fantastically convenient country for public transport, and it is very possible to survive your whole life without a car or a driver's license. However, when you want...[ Click to read more ]

Get a Scooter License in Japan

Jan 13, 2011 By Ray Proper

If you live in a major city in Japan you do not need much in the way of a car or scooter to get around. The public transportation system is...[ Click to read more ]