• Kyodo


The maximum possible speed limit on the country’s major expressways will be raised from 100 kph to 120 kph, it was announced Thursday, marking the first increase since the 1963 opening of Japan’s first highway.

Trucks and other large freight vehicles will not be subject to the change, meaning their maximum speed limit will remain at 80 kph, according to the decision by the National Police Agency.

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