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Post: Tuesday November 30, 2010

How old are you? – Oikutsu desuka?
We get so many questions from expats everyday.


Please see below the answers for the questions we are often asked:


1. License for Motorbikes & Vehicles


Motorbikes over 50cc~under 400cc: age of 16 and over
Motorbikes over 400cc: age of 18 and over
Ordinary Vehicles: age of 18 and over
Heavy Vehicles: age of 20 and over with at least 2-year driving experience of ordinary vehicle.


2. Drinking and Smoking


Must be over 20-year of age to drink alcohol and smoking cigarettes.


3. Voting Age


Age of 20 and over


4. Marriage Age


Male: 18 Female: 16  *Need parents’ permission if they are under the age of 20.


5. Mandatory Education


9 years in total. 6 years in Elementary (age 7-12), and 3 years in Junior High School (age 13-15).
School Grades’ cut off date is the 1st of April, and a new school year starts in April.
*Fees for buses and trains, up to 12-year old (Elementary School) it will be a half price of adults’ fees.
When they enter Junior High School they must pay the full fee.

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