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Column / 2023.09.11

【Living in Japan】Converting Driver's License

You cannot drive in Japan by having a foreign driver's license. There are several ways to drive in Japan, but this time we will explain to you how to convert your foreign driver's license to a Japanese driver's license. Get your driver's license and let's enjoy life in Japan!

If you have been living in Japan for less than a year, check out this column

■ How to convert the license
In order to convert to a Japanese driver's license, you have to pass two tests.
・ 知識確認(ちしき かくにん)ーKnowledge Test : It is a test about your driving knowledge.
・技能確認(ぎのう かくにん)ーSkill Test : It is a test to drive a car.
Then, your license will be converted to a Japanese driver's license