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Passenger series

Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Shizuoka (Numazu).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
100 (100-199) on a green on white plate stands for private use trucks over 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two points and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are three Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The three Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Osaka (Naniwa).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
100 (100-199) on a green on white plate stands for private use trucks over 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two points and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Yamanashi (Kofu).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
200 (200-299) on a white on green plate stands for private use buses over 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Nara.
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
300 (300-399) on a green on white plate stands for private use cars over 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Osaka.
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
300 (300-399) on a green on white plate stands for private use cars over 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by one point, one numeral and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are three Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The three Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Chiba (Narashino).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
300 (300-399) on a white on green plate stands for private use cars over 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Tokyo (Tama).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
301 (300-399) on a white on green plate stands for private use cars over 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Kanagawa (Yokohama).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
302 (300-399) on a green on white plate stands for private use cars over 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by one point, one numeral and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Tokyo (Shinagawa).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
330 (300-399) on a white on green plate stands for private use cars over 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Hyogo (Kobe).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
400 (400-499) on a green on white plate stands for private use 4 wheel trucks between 661 and 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by one point, one numeral and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Chiba (Chiba).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
400 (400-499) on a white on green plate stands for private use 4 wheel trucks between 661 and 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two points and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are three Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The three Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Osaka (Naniwa).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
431 (400-499) on a green on white plate stands for private use 4 wheel trucks between 661 and 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are four Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The four Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Aichi (Owarikomaki).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
500 (500-599) on a green on white plate stands for private use 4 wheel cars between 661 and 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are three Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The three Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Osaka (Naniwa).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
500 (500-599) on a green on white plate stands for private use 4 wheel cars between 661 and 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Hyogo (Himeji).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
500 (500-599) on a green on white plate stands for private use 4 wheel cars between 661 and 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by one point, one numeral and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Osaka (Izumi).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
500 (500-599) on a green on white plate stands for private use 4 wheel cars between 661 and 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Saitama (Omiya).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
501 (500-599) on a white on green plate stands for private use 4 wheel cars between 661 and 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Osaka.
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
800 (800-899) on a green on white plate stands for special vehicles.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by one numeral, a point and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Osaka.
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
830 (800-899) on a green on white plate stands for special vehicles.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by one point, one numeral and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Tokyo (Adachi).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
900 (900-999) on a white on green plate stands for private assorted vehicles.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are three Japanese letters followed by two numerals.
The three Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Wakayama.
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a two digit number is issued between 1967 and 1999.
33 (30-39) on a green on white plate stands for private use cars over 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by two numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Hyogo (Himeji).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a two digit number is issued between 1967 and 1999.
33 (30-39) on a green on white plate stands for private use cars over 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by two numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Kanagawa (Yokohama).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a two digit number is issued between 1967 and 1999.
35 (30-39) on a green on white plate stands for private use cars over 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate is one Japanese letter followed by two numerals.
The Japanese letter above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Kyoto.
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a two digit number is issued between 1967 and 1999.
45 (40-49) on a green on white plate stands for private use 4 wheel trucks between 661 and 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by two numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Chiba (Chiba).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a two digit number is issued between 1967 and 1999.
46 (40-49) on a white on green plate stands for private use 4 wheel trucks between 661 and 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by two numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Kanagawa (Kawasaki).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a two digit number is issued between 1967 and 1999.
57 (50-59) on a white on green plate stands for private use 4 wheel cars between 661 and 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by one point, one numeral and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by two numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Tokyo (Tama).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a two digit number is issued between 1967 and 1999.
71 (70-79) on a white on green plate stands for 3 wheel cars up to 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by two numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Kanagawa (Yokohama).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a two digit number is issued between 1967 and 1999.
71 (70-79) on a white on green plate stands for 3 wheel cars up to 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by two numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Osaka.
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a two digit number is issued between 1967 and 1999.
72 (70-79) on a green on white plate stands for 3 wheel cars up to 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by two numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Hyogo (Kobe).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a two digit number is issued between 1967 and 1999.
79 (70-79) on a green on white plate stands for 3 wheel cars up to 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Osaka.
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
This plate has translucent numbers and can be illuminated from behind, completely legal in Japan.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two points and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
This plate can be illuminated.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in white on green.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are three Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The three Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Aichi (Nagoya).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
100 (100-199) on a white on green plate stands for commercial use trucks over 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in white on green.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case chiba (Noda).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
100 (100-199) on a white on green plate stands for commercial use trucks over 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in white on green.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by one point, one numeral and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Osaka.
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
100 (100-199) on a white on green plate stands for commercial use trucks over 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in white on green.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by one point, one numeral and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Osaka (Izumi).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
130 (100-199) on a white on green plate stands for commercial use trucks over 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in white on green.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two points and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Hyogo (Kobe).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
200 (200-299) on a white on green plate stands for commercial use buses over 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in white on green.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by one point, one numeral and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Tokyo (Adachi).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
231 (200-299) on a white on green plate stands for commercial use buses over 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in white on green.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two points, one point and one numeral.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Tokyo (Shinagawa).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
400 (400-499) on a white on green plate stands for commercial use 4 wheel trucks between 661 and 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in white on green.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Tokyo (Tama).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
500 (500-599) on a white on green plate stands for commercial use 4 wheel cars between 661 and 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in white on green.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Saitama (Tokorozawa).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
800 (800-899) on a white on green plate stands for commercial special vehicles.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in white on green.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by two numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Osaka (Izumi).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued between 1967 and 1999.
11 (10-19) on a white on green plate stands for commercial use trucks over 2000 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in black on yellow.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two points and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Osaka.
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
483 (400-499) on a black on yellow plate stands for private use 4 wheel trucks up to 660 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in black on yellow.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two points and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Nara.
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
580 (500-599) on a black on yellow plate stands for private use 4 wheel cars up to 660 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in black on yellow.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two points, a point and one numeral.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Saitama (Omiya).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a three digit number is issued since 1998.
880 (800-899) on a black on yellow plate stands for private cars up to 660 cc, requiring annual inspection.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in black on yellow.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by two numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Shizuoka (Shizuoka).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a two digit number is issued between 1967 and 1999.
40 (40-49) on a black on yellow plate stands for private use 4 wheel trucks up to 660 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in black on yellow.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by one point, one numeral and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are three Japanese letters followed by two numerals.
The three Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Chiba (Narashino).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a two digit number is issued between 1967 and 1999.
40 (40-49) on a black on yellow plate stands for private use 4 wheel trucks up to 660 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in black on yellow.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by one point, one numeral and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by two numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Tokyo (Adachi).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a two digit number is issued between 1967 and 1999.
50 (50-59) on a black on yellow plate stands for private use 4 wheel cars up to 660 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in black on yellow.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by two numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Hyogo (Kobe).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a two digit number is issued between 1967 and 1999.
51 (50-59) on a black on yellow plate stands for private use 4 wheel cars up to 660 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in black on yellow.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by two numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Tokyo (Nerima).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a two digit number is issued between 1967 and 1999.
80 (80-89) on a black on yellow plate stands for private use cars up to 660 cc requiring annual inspection.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in yellow on black.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are three Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Tokyo (Nerima).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a two digit number is issued since 1998.
480 (400-499) on a yellow on black plate stands for commercial use 4 wheel trucks up to 660 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in yellow on black.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Tokyo (Adachi).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a two digit number is issued since 1998.
480 (400-499) on a yellow on black plate stands for commercial use 4 wheel trucks up to 660 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in yellow on black.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by three numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Hyogo (Kobe).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a two digit number is issued since 1998.
480 (400-499) on a yellow on black plate stands for commercial use 4 wheel trucks up to 660 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in yellow on black.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are three Japanese letters followed by two numerals.
The three Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Osaka (Naniwa).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a two digit number is issued between 1967 and 1999.
40 (40-49) on a yellow on black plate stands for commercial use 4 wheel trucks up to 660 cc.


Japan

Current passenger series since August 1962 in yellow on black.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter in smaller format, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the plate are two Japanese letters followed by two numerals.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Tokyo (Shinagawa).
The number above the registration denotes the vehicle class where a two digit number is issued between 1967 and 1999.
42 (40-49) on a yellow on black plate stands for commercial use 4 wheel trucks up to 660 cc.


Trade series

Japan

Current trade series since 1962 in green on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
Left of the plate are two Japanese letters, vertically aligned, indicating the prefecture, in this case Nerima.
Bottom right are two Japanese letters indicating the municipality, in this case Shinjuku.
From bottom left to top right is a red bar.


Motorcycle series

Japan

Current motorcycle series between over 250 cc in green on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, followed by a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the registration are two Japanese letters and one Japanese letter.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Chiba (Noda).
Top left is a sticker indicating the month in which the insurance expires, in this case 9 (September).


Japan

Current motorcycle series between over 250 cc in green on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, followed by a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the registration are two Japanese letters and one Japanese letter.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Osaka.
Top left is a sticker indicating the month in which the insurance expires, in this case 4 (April).


Japan

Current motorcycle series between over 250 cc in green on white.
The registration consists of two numerals, followed by a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the registration is the number 1, followed by two Japanese letters and one Japanese letter.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Osaka.
Top left is a sticker indicating the month in which the insurance expires, in this case 6 (June).


Japan

Current motorcycle series between 125 cc and 250 cc in green on white.
The registration consists of one point, followed by one numeral and two numerals.
At the top of the registration is the number 1, followed by two Japanese letters and one Japanese letter.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Tokyo (Shinagawa).
Top left is a sticker indicating the month in which the insurance expires, in this case 2 (February).


Japan

Current motorcycle series between 125 cc and 250 cc in green on white.
The registration consists of two numerals followed by a hyphen two numerals.
At the top of the registration is the number 1, followed by three Japanese letters and one Japanese letter.
The three Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Fukushima (Iwaki).
Top left is a sticker indicating the month in which the insurance expires.


Japan

Current motorcycle series between 125 cc and 250 cc in green on white.
The registration consists of two numerals followed by a hyphen two numerals.
At the top of the registration is the number 1, followed by two Japanese letters and one Japanese letter.
The two Japanese letters above the registration indicate the prefecture, in this case Tokyo (Nerima).
Top left is a sticker indicating the month in which the insurance expires, in this case 4 (April).


Japan

Current motorcycle series below 50 cc in blue on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the registration are three Japanese letters, indicating the municipality, Nakano Ward in Tokyo prefecture.
Top left is a sticker indicating the month in which the insurance expires, in this case 7 (July).


Japan

Current motorcycle series below 50 cc in blue on white.
The registration consists of one western letter followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the registration are three Japanese letters, indicating the municipality, Shinjuku Ward in Tokyo prefecture.
Top left is a sticker indicating the month in which the insurance expires, in this case 1 (January).


Japan

Current motorcycle series below 50 cc in blue on white.
The registration consists of one western letter followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the registration are three Japanese letters, indicating the municipality, Shinjuku Ward in Tokyo prefecture.
Top left is a sticker indicating the month in which the insurance expires, in this case 6 (June).


Japan

Current motorcycle series below 50 cc in blue on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter followed by a point, one numeral and two numerals.
At the top of the registration are three Japanese letters, indicating the municipality, Minoo City in Osaka prefecture.
Top left is a sticker indicating the month in which the insurance expires, in this case 1 (January).


Japan

Current motorcycle series below 50 cc in blue on white, top corners are cut off.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter followed by two smaller numerals and two numerals.
At the top of the registration are three Japanese letters, indicating the municipality, Kashiba City in Nara prefecture.
Top left is a sticker indicating the month in which the insurance expires, in this case 7 (July).


Japan

Current motorcycle series below 50 cc in blue on white, top corners are cut off.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter followed by two smaller numerals and two numerals.
At the top of the registration are three Japanese letters, indicating the municipality.
The 3 characters on top-left mean Osaka City and the big character on top-right means Asaka Ward.


Japan

Current motorcycle series below 50 cc in blue on white, top corners are cut off.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter followed by two smaller numerals and two numerals.
At the top of the registration are three Japanese letters, indicating the municipality, Shibuya Ward in Tokyo prefecture.


Japan

Current motorcycle series below 50 cc in blue on white, top corners are cut off.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter followed by two smaller numerals and two numerals.
At the top of the registration are three Japanese letters, indicating the municipality, Chofu City in Tokyo prefecture.
Top left is a sticker indicating the month in which the insurance expires, in this case 9 (September).


Japan

Current motorcycle series below 50 cc in blue on white, top corners are cut off.
The registration consists of one western letter followed by two smaller numerals and two numerals.
At the top of the registration are three Japanese letters, indicating the municipality, Adachi Ward in Tokyo prefecture.
Top left is a sticker indicating the month in which the insurance expires, in this case 3 (March).


Japan

Current motorcycle series below 50 cc in blue on white.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter followed by a point, one smaller numeral and two numerals.
At the top of the registration are three Japanese letters, indicating the municipality, Kamisato Town in Saitama prefecture.
Top left is a sticker indicating the month in which the insurance expires, in this case 4 (April).


Japan

Current motorcycle series between 91 cc and 125 cc in blue on pink.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the registration are three Japanese letters, indicating the municipality, Toyonaka City in Osaka prefecture.
Top left is a sticker indicating the month in which the insurance expires, in this case 11 (November).


Japan

Current motorcycle series between 91 cc and 125 cc in blue on pink, top corners are cut off.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter followed by two smaller numerals and two numerals.
At the top of the registration are three Japanese letters, indicating the municipality, Adachi in Tokyo prefecture.
Top left is a sticker indicating the month in which the insurance expires, in this case 11 (November).


Japan

Current motorcycle series between 91 cc and 125 cc in blue on pink.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the registration are three Japanese letters, indicating the municipality, Suginami Ward in Tokyo prefecture.
Top left is a sticker indicating the month in which the insurance expires, in this case 8 (August).


Japan

Current motorcycle series between 91 cc and 125 cc in blue on pink.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the registration are three Japanese letters, indicating the municipality, Taito Ward in Tokyo prefecture.
Top left is a sticker indicating the month in which the insurance expires, in this case 10 (October).


Japan

Current motorcycle series between 91 cc and 125 cc in blue on pink.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter followed by a point and one numeral and two numerals.
At the top of the registration are three Japanese letters, indicating the municipality.
Top left is a sticker indicating the month in which the insurance expires, in this case 19 (September).


Japan

Current motorcycle series between 91 cc and 125 cc in blue on pink.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the registration are three Japanese letters, indicating the municipality.
Bottom left is a sticker indicating the month in which the insurance expires, in this case 21 (June).


Japan

Current motorcycle series between 91 cc and 125 cc in blue on pink.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter followed by five numerals.
At the top of the registration are three Japanese letters, indicating the municipality.
Top left is a sticker indicating the month in which the insurance expires, in this case 24 (November).


Japan

Current motorcycle series between 51 cc and 90 cc in blue on yellow, top corners are cut off.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter followed by two smaller numerals and two numerals.
At the top of the registration are three Japanese letters, indicating the municipality Osaka City, followed by one Japanese letter, Minato Ward.
Top left is a sticker indicating the month in which the insurance expires, in this case 1 (January).


Japan

Current motorcycle series between 51 cc and 90 cc in blue on yellow, top corners are cut off.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter followed by two smaller numerals and two numerals.
At the top of the registration are three Japanese letters, indicating the municipality Osaka City, followed by two Japanese letters, Yodogawa Ward.
Top left is a sticker indicating the month in which the insurance expires, in this case 5 (May).


Japan

Current motorcycle series between 51 cc and 90 cc in blue on yellow, top corners are cut off.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter followed by two smaller numerals and two numerals.
At the top of the registration are three Japanese letters, indicating the municipality Osaka City, followed by three Japanese letters, Higashiyodogawa Ward.
Top left is a sticker indicating the month in which the insurance expires, in this case 10 (October).


Japan

Current motorcycle series between 51 cc and 90 cc in blue on yellow.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter followed by two smaller numerals and two numerals.
At the top of the registration are three Japanese letters, indicating the municipality, Shibuya Ward in Tokyo prefecture.
Top left is a sticker indicating the month in which the insurance expires, in this case 1 (January).


Japan

Current motorcycle series between 51 cc and 90 cc in blue on yellow.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter followed by five numerals.
At the top of the registration are three Japanese letters, indicating the municipality, Setagaya Ward in Tokyo prefecture.
Top left is a sticker indicating the month in which the insurance expires, in this case 10 (October).


Japan

Current motorcycle series between 51 cc and 90 cc in blue on yellow.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
At the top of the registration are three Japanese letters, indicating the municipality, Fujisawa City in Kanagawa prefecture.
Top left is a sticker indicating the month in which the insurance expires, in this case 6 (June).


Mini-car series

Japan

Current mini-car series in blue on light blue.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter followed by two points and two numerals.
At the top of the registration are three Japanese letters, indicating the municipality, Moriya City in Ibaraki prefecture.


Japan

Current mini-car series in blue on light blue.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter followed by two points and two numerals.
At the top of the registration are two Japanese letters, indicating the municipality (Hyogo Kobe),
followed by a point and one Japanese letter.


Japan

Current mini-car series in blue on light blue.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter followed by five numerals.
At the top of the registration are four Japanese letters, indicating the municipality.


Japan

Current mini-car series in blue on light blue.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter followed by one point, one numerals and two numerals.
At the top of the registration are three Japanese letters, indicating the municipality, Suginami Ward in Tokyo prefecture.


Diplomatic series

Japan

Current diplomatic series since 1952 in white on blue.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter, followed by a hyphen and five numerals.
The last two numerals are 01 in case of the ambassador.
The Japanese letter means Diplomatic Corps and is encircled in case of the ambassador.
The first two numerals denote the embassy where in this case 14 stands for Chile.


Japan

Current diplomatic series since 1952 in white on blue.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter, followed by a hyphen and four numerals.
The Japanese letter means Diplomatic Corps.
The first two numerals denote the embassy where in this case 97 stands for Uganda.


Japan

Current diplomatic series since 1952 in white on blue.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter, followed by a hyphen and four numerals.
The Japanese letter means Diplomatic Corps.
The first two numerals denote the embassy where in this case 40 stands for Indonesia.


Foreign travel series

Japan

Current series since 1962 for travelling abroad in green on white.
In this case, Japanese vehicles are issued with plates of a similar format and colour, but with western characters.
The registration consists of one Japanese letter (two western letters) in smaller format, followed by four numerals.
At the top of the plate are three letters followed by three numerals.
The three letters above the registration indicate the prefecture where GMG stands for Gumma.
The three numerals above the registration denote the vehicle class where 300 stands for cars over 2000 cc.
The green colour means this is a private car. The prefix letter is a vehicle use code.


Japan

Current series since 1962. When travelling abroad, Japanese vehicles are issued with plates of a similar format and colour, but with western characters replacing the Japanese.
TKS stands for the prefecture Shinagawa while 78 is a number denoting the vehicle class whereby 78 stands for cars up to 2000 cc.
Dark green on white plates are used for private and most commercial vehicles over 550 cc.


Other series

Japan

Tokyo airport series in white on blue.
The registration consists of four numerals.
Top left is RJAA and a yellow sticker and bottom right is JASCO, the airline, in white capitals.


Japan

Tokyo airport series in white on blue.
The registration consists of four numerals.
Top left is RJAA and a yellow sticker and bottom right is NW (Northwest), the airline, in white capitals.


Japan

Tokyo airport series in white on blue.
The registration consists of four numerals.
Top left is RJAA and a yellow sticker and bottom right is SGS, the airline, in white capitals.


Japan

Tokyo airport series in white on blue.
The registration consists of four numerals.
Top left is RJAA and a yellow sticker and bottom right is AGS, the airline, in white capitals.


Japan

Tokyo airport series in white on blue.
The registration consists of four numerals.
Top left is AJBB.


            Prefecture                         Picture
      Aichi (Nagoya)
Japan
      Aichi (Owarikomaki)
Japan
      Chiba (Chiba)
Japan
      chiba (Noda)
Japan
      Chiba (Narashino)
Japan
      Gumma (Maebashi)
Japan
      Hyogo (Himeji)
Japan
      Hyogo (Kobe)
Japan
      Ibaraki (Mito)
Japan
      Kanagawa (Kawasaki)
Japan
      Kanagawa (Yokohama)
Japan
      Kyoto
Japan
      Mie
Japan
      Miyagi (Sendai)
Japan
      Nara
Japan
      Osaka
Japan
      Osaka (Izumi)
Japan
      Osaka (Naniwa)
Japan
      Okayama
Japan
      Saitama (Kasukabe)
Japan
      Saitama (Kasukabe)
Japan
      Saitama (Omiya)
Japan
      Saitama (Tokorozawa)
Japan
      Shizuoka (Numazu)
Japan
      Shizuoka (Shizuoka)
Japan
      Tokyo (Adachi)
Japan
      Tokyo (Hachiaji)
Japan
      Tokyo (Nerima)
Japan
      Tokyo (Shinagawa)
Japan
      Tokyo (Tama)
Japan
      Yamanashi (Kofu)
Japan
      Wakayama
Japan



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