PAY UP! It’s road tax season on Okinawa
It’s that time of year again. Japanese automobile road tax is coming due. April 1st of every year begins the collection of taxes throughout Japan. Japanese law mandates the collection of this tax no later than April 30. Due to the SOFA agreement, all SOFA members are allowed an extension with tax payment due no later than May 31. It is highly recommend that SOFA members do not wait till the last minute to pay or pick up their new road tax decal. Paying your road tax though your personal insurance company is authorized; however they will add an additional fee for the service.