I will go soon to Okinawa, Japan, and am planning to rent a car there.
I have a French driving license. Since France and Japan did not sign the same international conventions, an international driving license delivered in France cannot be used in Japan. What I need is an official translation of my license by the JAF (Japanese Automobile Federation).
- The JAF website lists branches all over Japan, but not overseas. It also states that it accepts mail applications only from Japanese addresses. Is there any way I can apply from outside Japan (Japanese embassy,...) before my trip? I am currently in Busan, South Korea.
- If I have to do the translation in Okinawa, what is people's experience with the process? How fast and easily should I expect to get the translation?