Drinking and driving

The acceptable blood alcohol level is 0. That means even a quarter glass of watery beer puts you over the limit. If they catch you, you will be sent home. If friends let friends drive after drinking, they'll be in legal trouble too.

If you get sent home for drinking and driving, we'll miss you, but we won't feel sorry for you.

See also


Traveling in Japan
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Cars Driving DrivingWinter drivingSpeeding ticketsDrinking and drivingRoadside Station
Licenses International Driving PermitJapanese Licence Transition (Car Course Elements) • Renewing your Japanese license
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Leaving the Country Residence Card • Travel insurance • Buying flights & travel agents
Other Topics Getting to Tokyo • Traveling in and out of Japan • Akita JET travel guide