Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I did it! I passed the test for my Japanese driver's license!!

For those of you who don't know, you may be surprised that I've been here a year and driving around without a license, but actually, I was allowed to use an international driver's permit (like a translation of my american license) for a year, but it expires next month. Some countries have some sort of agreement with Japan so that they don't have to take the actual driving test, but that isn't the case for Americans.

I might post a longer blog about the whole grueling process later, but for now I will just say: I did it. I am so happy.


  1. Congrads ReBekha!!!

    I don't think I can pass the test in Japan since it was easier to pass it in the US!!! (I got my license in the US.)

  2. Yay!!!! Congratulations! Now, if only I could send you a big cake with a license printed on it... :) Go have fun and celebrate!!

  3. :) Thanks you guys! My celebration is to not have to drive for a week while I take trains and buses around Tokyo. ;) It seems fitting, somehow!