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03-14-2015, 01:52 PM (This post was last modified: 03-15-2015 12:57 PM by gred.)
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japanese licence plate guide v2

so since i gained some more knowledge and resources about japanese plates,i decided i will do a new guide about them...its easyer to do new one than updating the old one actually lel,so here we go:

[Image: jpShonai500.jpg]

a usual white plate used on common cars,now what is what:

square 1:

prefecture name

square 2:

series number

you probably noticed some have 2 number,some have 3 numbers,thats because they simply run out of free numbers,so they added 3th one around 1999,but in case of yellow,kei car plates,3th one was added yet in 2005

so what does it even stands for,the first number of them is a index what kind of engine the car have,here goes the list:
0-construction equipment
1-truck
2-bus
3-2.0L engine and above
4-wagon,small pickups,etc
5-engine is under 2.0L
7-same thing as 5,it was used just shortly in late 90s before they added 3th number
8-police,ambulance,etc,but apperantly also a garbage truck lel
9-large trucks

square 3:

a hiragana,usual cars can have following:
さ す せ そ た ち つ て と な に ぬ ね の は ひ ふ ほ ま み む め も や ゆ よ ら り る ろ

rental cars can have these:
れ わ

also you probably noticed some have letters instead of hiraganas,that was on cars owner by usa military personell,originally they were importing us cars,these cars had following letters:"K","M","G","H","E",but latter some of the bases stopped to import us cars,and begun to buy used japanese cars,domestics had "Y" in case of white plates,and "A" in case of kei plates

square 4:

actuall number,can be random,but no letters in it,just numbers,you can put dots instead of first 3 numbers,but if you use even just one,then there is no " - " between the numbers!
here is one example:

[Image: japan75.jpg]

yellow plates:

yellow plates goes for kei cars,so cars wich engine is up to 0.6L,same rules goes for them as for the white ones,but as i sayd,3th number in square 2 got added not in late 90s,but 2005!here is one example:

[Image: japan9.jpg]

green plates:

green plates are used on public serving vehicles,such as busses,taxis,even some trucks,same rules goes for them as for white ones,but there is one difference,green ones have a different set of hiraganas,green ones can have following:
あ い う え か き く け こ を
here is one example:

[Image: japan22.jpg]

black plates:

yes there is indeed a thing like that aswell,its more or less same as green ones,so comercial vehicles,but the black ones are only for kei cars,so far i know same rules goes for them as for the yellow ones...here is one example:

[Image: japan101.jpg]

"temporary" plates:

here is one example:

[Image: japan102.jpg]

left 2 vertical one is a name of preffecture,and the right horizontal one is the city itself

to be honest im still not 100% sure what these do,but here is what i have been told:

apperantly after you buy a new car,you get these before you get your final ones,also you get these in case they got dammaged or stolen,before you get new ones...somewhere i also read in case you wont do shaken(technic controll),they give you these instead of your usual ones,wich have ofc a time limited validity,and you get your normal ones back after you do the shaken without problems

prefecture seals:

you probably noticed that most of japanese cars have something on left bolt of rear plate,that thing is called a preffercture seal:

[Image: p3-1.jpg]

thats a kanji character there,each preffecture have its own,and its mounted here to avoid tampering and removing of them,because you cant remove it without breaking it,its ilegal to do so

prefecture seals arent used on kei cars!

what is abit interesting,a bottle cup exactly fit over it,some ppls put it over it to hide the broken seal:

[Image: 2002081502.jpg]

but in japan,you can even buy these kind of covers with car logos,flags,etc...

[Image: p1.jpg?ct=a8bb0a516d41]


...that would be it,but thats fairly not all,there is waay more about japanese licence plates+ i dont myself know that much about the rest,but these are the most common basic things.

preparing this guide took me like hour and half,and research about plates took me few years,so i hope you guys will appreciate it haha

and as a bonus,here is the licence plate generator i use for many years:

http://www.galaxygraphics.co.uk/flash/ja..._plate.php

pretty realistic font,lots of options,etc,also it have a save plate as jpg funcion,wich currently dont work,atleast to me,but we all have printscreen right?haha

that would be it,so enjoySmile
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