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LICENSE PLATES OF

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CURRENTLY ISSUED LICENSE PLATES

Japan normal series ** 500 *38-91.jpg (37 kB)
Japan normal series close-up **500 *38-91.jpg (8 kB)
Normal series since 1962. Three digit vehicle code since 1998.
The ideograms 沼津 denote Shizuoka (Numazu). 500 = Four wheel cars 661-2000 cc.
Dark green on white = Private vehicles over 660 cc.

Japan motorcycle series ** * 52-45.jpg (44 kB)
Small vehicle series since 1962. The ideograms 静岡 denote Shizuoka.
No vehicle code = Motorcycle over 250 cc. Dark green on white = Private.

Japan motorcycle series for foreign travel 1 ACM SU 3944.jpg (33 kB)
Small vehicle series since 1962. Officially issued foreign travel plates since 1964
with Western characters. 1 = Motorcycle between 125 and 250 cc. ACM = Aichi (Mikawa).
Dark green on white = Private.

Japan motorcycle series for foreign travel OSN KA ·9 26.jpg (39 kB)
Small vehicle series since 1962. Officially issued foreign travel plates since 1964
with Western characters. OSN = Osaka (Naniwa). No vehicle code = Motorcycle over 250 cc.
Dark green on white = Private.

Japan motorcycle series for foreign travel KNN TA 5699.jpg (41 kB)
Small vehicle series since 1962. Officially issued foreign travel plates since 1964
with Western characters. KNN = Kanagawa (Shonan). No vehicle code = Motorcycle over 250 cc.
Dark green on white = Private.


FORMER ISSUES - STILL VALID

Japan former normal series for foreign travel TKN 88 SE 5439.jpg (19 kB)
Japan former normal series for foreign travel TKN 88 SE 5439.jpg (23 kB)
Normal series since 1962. Officially issued foreign travel plates since 1964 with
Western characters. Two digit vehicle code 1967-99. TKN = Tokyo (Nerima).
88 = Special vehicles. Dark green on white = Private vehicles over 660 cc.

JAPAN DUPLICATES

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