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As a foreign resident of Japan, especially if you live in a big city, you might never own a car or even miss owning one. Trains, planes, buses, bikes and rental cars are all convenient and reasonably priced. Used cars often come with attractive price tags, but there’s a reason that Japanese cities aren’t constantly jammed with traffic—running a car of any kind is pricey.
Things to consider before buying a car in Japan
If you live in Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, or another large Japanese metropolis, the costs of running a car may be much more than you realize. If you’re not lucky enough to have a parking spot attached to your house, then monthly car parking charges are around ¥30,000/month. The rental car parking busi

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