REGISTRATION PLATES OF

JAPAN (J)


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Two-line plates are denoted with a / at the line break

CURRENTLY ISSUED LICENSE PLATES

沼津 500/も 38-91 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.

沼津 500/も 38-91 Close-up of the above.

静岡 や/52-45 Small vehicle series since 1962. The ideograms 静岡 denote Shizuoka.
No vehicle code = Motorcycle over 250 cc. Dark green on white = Private.

1 ACM SU/3944 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.

OSN KA/·9 26 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.

KNN TA/5699 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.

TKS NA/4532 Small vehicle series since 1962. Officially issued foreign travel plates since 1964 with Western characters. TKS = Tokyo (Shinagawa). No vehicle code = Motorcycle over 250 cc.
Dark green on white = Private.

KO MI 134 Small vehicle series since 1962.
Unofficial plate made in European style with flag and letter J. KO = Kagoshima (until 1987).

KO MI 134 Close-up of the above.


FORMER ISSUES - STILL VALID

TKN 88/SE 5439 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.

TKN 88/SE 5439 The above seen in traffic.

TKT 33/MI 5265 Normal series since 1962. Officially issued foreign travel plates since 1964
with Western characters. Two digit vehicle code 1967-99. TKT = Tokyo (Tama).
33 = Cars over 2000 cc. Dark green on white = Private vehicles over 660 cc.

TKT 33/MI 5265 Front plate of the above.


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