For people from other countries.


To rent and drive MINIs, you need your effective driver's license in Japan, such as following one;

1)Japanese driver's license
2) International Driving Permit under the Convention of Road Traffic of Sep. 19, 1949 and Passport
3)Foreign driver's license (issued in Switzerland, Germany, France, Taiwan, Belgium, Sloveenia or Monaco) with Japanese Translation by authorized organization and Passport.
4)(Only for US service members in Japan) “U.S. FORCES,JAPAN-OPERATOR’S PERMIT FOR CIVILIAN VEHICLE” and ID card “ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES”


1 ) Japanese driver's license  
 Drivers's license for residents of Japan

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2 ) International Driving Permit under the Convention of Road Traffic of Sep. 19, 1949 and Passport
 
●International driver's permits are valid for 1 year from the date of issue (please confirm the date of issue) and their validity for driving in Japan is 1 year from the date of entry into Japan (confirmed by the immigration stamp in the passport showing the date of entry into Japan).However, persons on the basic resident register who leave Japan and subsequently re-enter the country within less than 3 months, will not have their re-entry date considered as their date of entry (the start date for driving eligibility in Japan).

●International driving permits acquired from signatory countries to the Paris Convention (1926), the Washington Convention (1943) or the Vienna Convention (1968) are not accepted.

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@Issuing country
AYear of Convention, which should be "1949". (No other year is permitted for driving in Japan.)
BDate of Issue. Permit valid for 1 year from this date
CStamp of authenticated organization


3 ) Foreign driver's license (issued in Switzerland, Germany, France, Taiwan, Belgium, Sloveenia or Monaco) with Japanese Translation by authorized organization and Passport.
●If you have a driver's license issued in Germany, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Taiwan, Slovenia or Monaco, you are required to present your original driver's license, the authorized Japanese translation and your passport.

●Translations are valid for 1 year from the date of entry into Japan. Please present your passport so we can confirm the date of entrance.
 
 *Authorized Japanese translation of the driver's license should be issued by the respective country's embassy or consulate in Japan or by the Japan Automobile Federation (JAF).
 *For Taiwanese licenses, a Japanese translation of the driver's license should be issued by the JAF or the East Asia Relations Commission.

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4 ) (Only for US service members in Japan) “U.S. FORCES,JAPAN-OPERATOR’S PERMIT FOR CIVILIAN VEHICLE” and ID card “ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES”
 

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