It was a beautiful day and I didn’t have any urgent work to do until tonight, so I went to renew my driver’s license. There’s a new renewal center in front of Kyoto Station, which was very convenient. It used to take me forty or fifty minutes to get there by motorcycle.

As soon as I entered the venue…

Wear Mask
“Please Wear Mask”

So, I went in without a mask, but was asked to wear a mask at the entrance… I asked if this was based on the law. They said, “There is no legal basis for this, but we ask people to wear masks as part of facility management, and people who don’t wear masks are not allowed to enter.”

Then, they can just say that they don’t have any legal reason to ask for it, but it’s mandatory for facility management.

Well, I didn’t want to get in trouble and miss the reception time, so I just wore my mask for the moment. After entering the room, I put a mask on my chin, and then immediately took off the mask. In short, the staff just doesn’t want to be blamed. It’s really ridiculous.

Anyway, I have now switched to my new gold driver’s license.

Driver's license

On my way back to the JAFAREC office from Yamashina station after the renewal, I dropped by a second-hand clothing store. Pants and shirts were 300 yen each.

900 yen T shirt, pants
I bought two pairs of pants and a T-shirt. 900 yen. I’m not sure if it’s cheap or expensive.

Originally posted on March 1, 2021

English text translated with DeepL (Japanese to English) and checked by Mina.

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