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One of the two screws is larger and has a prefectural seal affixed to it. I want to determine its purpose and name.

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This seal is called 封印【ふういん】.

From JAF (the Japan Automobile Federation):

封印の目的はナンバープレートの取り外しを防止するとともに、車両の盗難犯罪を防ぐ重要な役割があります。

(Roughly, The purpose of the seal is to block the detaching of the licence plate as well as being a preventative measure against motor vehicle theft.)

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