Japanese Driver’s License Course Test Result | Shinagawa, Tokyo – Tokyo Video



published: 2017-11-07 06:08:17

The Japanese Driving PRACTICAL TEST attempt no.1
(If I write “attempt” that means I …)
Well, anyway, in this video, I break down the test from when I walk in t then I walk out.

notes: I am in the process of hanging over my American license to Japanese. It’s called GAIMEN KIRIKAE 外免切替 and I’ve already
1) Qualified (prove I’ve driven 3 months in the USA)
2) passed the Written test
3) passed the Eye test
4) taken 4 hours of driving school practice

WHERE WAS THIS?
SAMEZU (Shinagawa) DRIVER’S LICENSE CENTER, Tokyo

Satellite image of the course:
https://goo.gl/maps/DGNMUjJrsk62

Leave any questions or comments, your own experience – below.

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  1. awww i could tell the moment i saw your expression at the start. Don't worry everything happens for a reason. And we all learn from our failures more than our successes. You're still gonna make great videos being chauffeured by Peter lol or somebody else, like fliming or live streaming while in the car. Best of Luck to you from Trinbago.

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  2. Nice guy in his free time!!!!! hahahaha

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  3. California needs to be more strict regards to giving out license's. Swear 1/2 of drivers should not be on road driving.

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  4. How do you shift from 2nd to 5th gear? O_o
    Maybe you forced the stick when you should be just nudging it. That was what the tester was trying to tell you, be gentle. The stick would naturally slip into 3rd and not go into 5th unless you force it.

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  5. Awwww noooo! Seems like you got Mr Grumpy as your instructor. So sorry not for the fail but because there's such a long wait before you can try again 🙁 At least you're positive not letting this weaken your motivation.

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  6. Often, those who become the best drivers… will need 2>3 attempts 🙂

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  7. Are you allowed to look down for a quick glance as you shift, to make sure you are in the correct gear? I can drive manual, too and I know that may be awkward, but hey, if it helps you to pass the test…
    Especially as you said, you are driving an unfamiliar vehicle.

    Good luck next time John!

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  8. Awe no…that stinks John. You will get it next time! Time to hire a driver.

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  9. If the driving test is this hard, is it safe to assume there are very few driving accidents? Is insurance cheap?

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  10. Funny story…. here In the uk I took lessons 10 years ago but couldn't t finish due to financial situation. 9 years later (Last year) I got a hold of my old instructor to carry on with my lessons. He told me he was unable to due to the fact that he had a new job so I found a new Instructor, did all my lessons and went for the practical test…. I was sat in the test centre and when they called my name out I looked up and there was my old instructor!!! He was the examiner (he never mentioned his new job when I contacted him)… now, if u was to ask me about what happened in the test I couldn't answer but if u was to ask me everything we chatted about i can tell u it was great to catch up. Haha…. I passed with ease because I felt relaxed catching up with an old friend. (He used to be a great and friendly instructor). When the test finished he told my new Intructor that i did that well it was like he taught me himself haha… now that is luck! 😄

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  11. aaahh i'm really late!!
    man…japan driving license test is really scary it seems…
    don't be sad and i hope you can get your license on the next test!
    Ganbatte!!

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  12. John next time good luck OK don't be sad OK bye

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  13. 10 and 2 grip is actually very dangerous in today's cars with steering wheel mounted airbags. The recommended grip position is 9 – 3 grip, however, 7 – 5 works as well, although not as manueverable as 9 – 3 which is what most race car drivers do.

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  14. Sorry to hear… How many speeds did the car have?, because knowing the position where the stick naturally wants to spring back to in neutral helps to know the gear immediately above and below. In a five speed, 3rd gear is immediately above and 4th is below. moving the stick gently to the left limit then moving up or down finds 1st and 2nd. With a stick so smooth, it takes a light touch to notice this. Maybe he was giving a tip to you by not fighting with the stick….So smart to do the course in your mind. Like a slalom skier before the gates open…sounds like just a little more practice driving (better yet in a taxi) and you are all set for the next one. Good luck!!!

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  15. Oh no what a bummer, sounds like it was a really tough one. I have a 120% confidence that you will ace it with flying colours next time. ジョンさんは がんばって ください。

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  16. My grandmother pass that the first try

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  17. Do they certify you by manual or automatic transmission so that you are only able to drive the specific type you drove for the test? Maybe since it’s already pretty crowded on the streets, they make it EXTREMELY difficult to pass so that less drivers are on the roads? Small narrow roads and many cars makes for gridlock!

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  18. No problem, better luck next time.

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  19. Hey John
    14th December is my birthday too best of luck, and Give the Good news 🙂

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  20. Why would you pump the brakes? Don’t the test cars have ABS like any modern vehicle?

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  21. "Yeah, I failed." Good luck for your retake good sir.

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  22. Thumbs Up for ur effort in preparing for the exam.. But there is always unexpected thing waiting no matter how perfect the prep is. You may need to be more relax so can give better response for the unexpected circumstances. Jia You

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  23. Aww I'm sorry to hear that sweetie John, next time for sure you will nail it haha! Thank you so much for the video today sorry I missed the live show, as always you make my day! 🙂

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  24. I don't know I may have missed it or you didn't say it. Why can't you go to another place out side the city to take the test? Also find a race car driving school / class and that may help you learn to drive and shift better. Maybe you should have tried years ago to get the license. Well either way good luck.

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  25. Good luck!.. Aussie license transfer was quite easy for me. I did it in Futamatagawa.

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  26. That’s too bad 8(
    Better luck next time John. U can do it man!

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  27. I told you..that documentary of people failing the driving test in Japan wasn't for nothing. I hope you pass next time 🙂

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  28. I remember those mimeograph well cause in my school we used to get test papers on those. It was like looking at coal streaked text which would rub off on our fingers.
    Probably next time try how shifting gears feels. If you start renting cars, each car will have a different feel to it from steering wheel, brakes, clutch, gears and even the view in front.
    Disclaimer: I don't know how to drive. =_= so don't take my advice.

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  29. Bummer. Hopefully next time.

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  30. ah well ,best of luck for the next one…..

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  31. 5 weeks of practice! At least u know what to expect for next time. Early good luck for next time.

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  32. What’s wrong with doing the driving test with an automatic car? Not alot of people can drive stick but everyone can drive automatic.

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  33. Why do you need a manual license?

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  34. Oh no! I was certain you were going to tell us you passed! Double check that 10 and 2 rule. It’s now 9 and 3, or even 8 and 4, to accommodate for possible airbag deployment. You’re right, this is not a failure! Just a little obstacle towards your goal! Good luck next time! You got this!

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  35. I sympathise with you John. But some countries hand out licenses to almost anyone! And those countries have terrible drivers! I think Japan's strict standards are why Japan is so great as a country. You'll get it next time bud.

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