Valid foreign driver’s license – and previous licenses, if you have them; if the license does not show the date of issue, or if the license was recently renewed, it may be necessary to submit additional documentation
Japanese translation of foreign license– available from the Japan Automobile Federation (JAF) http://www.jaf.or.jp/e/switch.htm or (sometimes) at the embassy or consulate of the issuing country in Japan
Residence (Zairyu) Card - must have up-to-date address
Resident Certificate (Juminhyo) - issued within the past three months - must show Nationality.
Passport – and any expired passports; the passport is required to prove that you were in the country that issued your license for at least three months after you obtained your license
Photo – one photo, 3 x 2.4 cm; must be taken within the last six months