Sounds fishy huh..r we expecting??..no..belum ada rezeki..but it's about our kuruma(car). Alhamdulillah.. at last, kami dapat beli kereta under our budget. We really need one. After considering the pros and cons we decided to buy a car. We saw some nice car advertisements around kaikan and narrowed down to two. Either vitz 2001 or honda civic 1998. The owner of vitz cannot negotiate with our price range, so we ended up choosing honda civic 1998. Luckily the onwer bagi kelonggaran and boleh bayar ansur 2 kali yeyy..the price is 130,00o yen if convert to current rate maybe its about RM5100. But the price is including "shaken" so it is 190,000 yen about RM7600. The owner also told us all the procedures and he even bring my love to places that we need to go to settle it. Here goes the procedure..
Firstly we need to have inkan/hankou..sort of cop mohor gitu..ada our name in romaji. After that we need to register it at kuyakusho (city hall) and get a certificate that we have registered the inkan. After that at the same place we need to apply for alien certificate (proof that we already did the alien registration).
Secondly, since we live at kaikan (under Tohoku univ.) so we need to get parking application at kaikan via kyomu (office at Tohoku univ). The kyomu will forward it to kaikan office. Kaikan office will go through and give several document for us and we need to send it to the police station. We need to pay for the application form and wait 4 days and the police will check kewujudan parking tu yang dah sememangnya wujud..sort of verification..huu muzukashi (difficult) desu ne.
Lepas dah setel polis..baru boleh ke rikuunkyoku untuk registration iaitu pertukaran nama from old owner to new owner. Memandangkan kereta sudah dishaken so taklah rumit mana...hmm what is shaken?..it is a compulsery procedure..every 2 years a car need to undergo an inspection sort of puspakom la kut..also at rikuunkyoku..once passed this shaken baru la boleh renew road tax, pay government insurance..insurance plak ada dua..one..paid during shaken pastu another one private insurance which we have to pay monthly. Lepas tu ada yearly tax plak.. hmm..banyak kan...lepas ni really have to budget out everything..menurut rakan2 malaysia di sini, procedurenya memang rumit mcm ni since they wanted to control penggunaan kereta..for the sake of the environment so they made this strict procedure...akhirnya dah setel semua thanks to the previous onwer yang telah mengajar kami segala selok belok membeli kereta di japan ni..here are some snaps of love dengan kereta tu..he..simbolik juga plat num kereta ni.. 28.27 coincidentally, this year i'm going to be 28 and love is going to be 27...so sesuai sgt la nombor tu..hehe..kat atas tu plak kanji for miyagi perfecture and 5 tu maknanya kereta di bawah 2000 cc...