Japan taxi, bus driver’s license tests to go multilingual

Society

Japan is set to offer tests for driver’s licenses for taxis and buses in foreign languages amid a shortage of drivers in the country, with the police agency distributing sample questions in the coming weeks.

The National Police Agency will issue sample exam questions in 20 languages to prefectural police forces nationwide by the end of March, allowing them to formulate their own questions based on local needs, an official said.

The new multilingual approach for the class 2 driver’s license comes after industry groups facing driver shortages requested more be done to enable foreign nationals to...

Kyodo News

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