A.M. has a big problem. Having had a driver's license for over 30 years, he got busy and suddenly discovered that it had expired — more than a year ago!

"When I went in to the driver's license office, I was told that I have to take my driving test all over again to obtain a new license. I'm too old for this. What can I do?"

There is a way but it's a bit complicated, with each application considered case by case. (Basically the Japanese licensing system is designed to "encourage" you to go to driving school.) Useful websites to turn to for help are: japandriverslicense.com/ and tokyo.usembassy.gov/e/acs/tacs-drive.html