Japan, Hawaii Agree on Exemption of Driving Tests


Los Angeles, Dec. 20 (Jiji Press)--Japan signed a memorandum with the state of Hawaii on Thursday to exempt people with valid domestic driving licenses from driving tests in the other territory.

Under the agreement, Japanese residents of Hawaii will be allowed to convert driving licenses obtained in Japan without taking knowledge and road tests.

People who have driving licenses in Hawaii will also be exempt from knowledge and road tests in Japan.

Those applying to convert Japanese driving licenses, however, will be required to obtain an English certificate issued by the Japanese consulate-general in Honolulu and take a vision test.

According to the consulate-general, Japan has already concluded similar agreements with Maryland and Washington.

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