I'm attempting to write a guide to understanding what is written on a Japanese Driving License for Wikipedia, but I've reached the limit of my reading comprehension abilities.
Here's a labelled image of the sample license that is used by the National Police Agency in public information literature:
I'm struggling with the abbreviated labels in the left-hand margin for sections 10, 11 and 12, and the list of abbreviated vehicle categories in section 13.
Here is my best effort at translation. Would anyone be kind enough to correct and complete them? It could well be that I've got some of these translations wrong: in particular, I think there might be something about automatic / manual transmission in there.
Next to section 10: 二・小・原 Date of issue of first small motorcycle license
Next to section 11: 他 Date of issue of first non-motorcycle license
Next to section 12: 二種 Date of issue of first motorcycle license
First row of section 13, left-to-right:
- 大型 Large vehicle
- 中型 Medium vehicle
- 普通 Ordinary vehicle
- 大特 Large special vehicle
- 大自二 Large motorcycle
- 普自二 Ordinary motorcycle
- 小特 Small special vehicle
Second row of section 13, left-to-right:
- 原付 Moped
- け引 Trailer
- 大二 Large commercial passenger-carrying vehicle
- 中二 Medium commercial passenger-carrying vehicle
- 普二 Ordinary commercial passenger-carrying vehicle
- 大特二 ???
- け引二 ???