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Car License Plate in Japan

  • In Japan, one character of hiragana is used on every car license plate.

    However, only four characters, 「お」,「し」,「ん」 and 「へ」 don’t be used.

    Today, I’d like to introduce these reasons.

    「お」: Because this character is very similar to 「あ」.

    「し」: Because this character implies 「死 (death)」.

    「ん」: Because it is difficult to pronounce this character.

    「へ」: Because this character implies 「屁 (poot)」, and there is a possibility that interferes your driving by laughing.

    Until today, I didn’t know these facts. Hehehe.

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