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Shipping Car to Japan

Japan With Kids - Forums: Moving to and Leaving Japan: Moving To Japan: Shipping Car to Japan
Related subtopic: Japan With Kids - Forums: Driving a Car (License, violations, etc.)
By heather on Friday, June 28, 2002 - 10:36 pm:

Has anyone shipped their car over from the states when moving to Tokyo? Any advice pro or con?



By Scott Hancock on Saturday, June 29, 2002 - 1:12 am:

You would have to have a very very compelling reason to do this. The paperwork and procedures would be complicated and costly. There are also stringent emission regs. If you're a car nut and have to have your 1936 Bentley, you can hire someone to take care of it.

I can't think of any reason to bring a normal car. Used cars in Japan are a good deal, usually.


By Nancy on Monday, July 1, 2002 - 12:39 am:

Heather, if you are going to ship a car from the US, you must remember that in Japan the steering wheel is on the right side of the car. I personally would find it hard to drive a let side drive car in Japan (although people do) As Scott said, there are used cars available and you can get a good deal on a new one if you look hard. Good luck.

By heather on Tuesday, July 2, 2002 - 11:12 am:

Thanks, Nancy...

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