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Based on a real adventure.

For real though, don’t use Google Maps Navigation unless you like driving through rice paddies or down two-way sidewalks that people think are streets.

Until next time, STAY AWESOME!

The Japanese Driving Test and the Japanese Mindset

Much has been said about the difficulty of Americans getting a Japanese drivers license. “They like to fail American drivers… especially the first three times.” is the most common complaint. Even though I don’t have a car, the option of being able to drive has prompted my husband and I into getting our own Japanese license. After all, who doesn’t like a road trip? So I started to read about the tricks for passing the drivers test on the first, or failing that, at least the second try.

Before you are allowed to take the driving skills test, first you must pass an interview. You must bring with you a copy of your drivers’ license translated into Japanese (, a proof of address Continue reading