When converting a foreign driver’s license to a Japanese driver’s license it is best to contact your local licensing centre directly, as each prefecture has different rules. There are also different requirements for converting your license depending upon which foreign country your driver’s license was issued in. All foreign licenses need to be translated into Japanese to be converted. A summary of information about the process can be found on Japan Info Swap here. To simplify the process for you, find more detailed information on Japan Driver’s License (http://www.japandriverslicense.com/), an informational website maintained as a community service by The H&R Group.