PREFECTURE-SPECIFIC DRIVING ADVICE
Akita AJET - Driving - This site has very detailed dos and don'ts for passing the practical test in Akita.
Ishikawa JETs - Transportation - Toward the bottom of the page is a lot of good information about buying a car and insurance legalities. There are some details about licenses.
Hyogo JETs - This page has a good variety of information about owning a car as well as a winter driving guide.
Ehime JETs - This is a phenomenal wiki-style guide to the difficult Ehime driving test. It includes strategies for passing different parts of the test,
a map of the course, and all the Japanese terms you'll ever need.
Fukui JETs - This has a good variety of information about buying and owning a car and the costs involved.
HAJET - Hokkaido AJET - On this page is a link to a Word document that details what you need to know about owning a car in Hokkaido. Because of the sub-freezing temperatures in winter, Hokkaido provides unique challenges for car owners there.
Miyagi AJET - An amusing blurb about driving in Japan.
MyNiigata - Has one JET's experience buying a car.
OitaJETs - This is an excellent site on passing all aspects of the driver's license test, step-by-step.
Essentials of Living in Urasoe City - This page has detailed information about the procedure for getting a driver's license in Okinawa
Okinawa JET Webpage - This website detailed step-by-step instructions on how to pass the practical test in both an automatic and in a manual in Okinawa.
Hamada City - A Guide to Living in Shimane - This has lots of useful, clearly written information about buying and owning a car. Some of it is specific to Shimane prefecture.
Toyama JETs Driving Guide - This site has a lot of excellent advice for passing the practical test in Toyama.
http://www.toyamajets.com/ (click on Guides to find it)
Yamanashi: "License Fun" How to Get it and How not to Get it - This site has two detailed and interesting experiences on getting (and not getting) one's driver's license at the center.
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