Uncertified Okinawa cars targeted

Kyodo

House of Representatives member Kantoku Teruya filed a legal complaint Monday with Okinawa police against U.S. military personnel and their families for allegedly driving their private vehicles without garage certification.

All vehicles in Japan are required to have this certification.

It was reported recently that these private vehicles are registered and given “Y” license plates, which are used by U.S. military personnel and related civilians, without the certification.

There were 27,075 vehicles of this kind as of the end of March in Okinawa Prefecture.