Can I drive a car in Japan?
Those who fled from Ukraine need to obtain a Japanese driver's license in order to drive a car in Japan. If the Prefectural Public Safety Commision confirms your driving knowledge and skills, you will be exempted from the Japanese driving test and can obtain a Japanese driver's license. Details are also available on the website of the Immigration Services Agency of Japan.
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Identification in Japan
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Getting around places
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My Number Card
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