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  woodchip 18:53 20 Oct 2013
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Did not know that Japan drive on the left as in England, Just watching this on Satellite TV

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  Forum Editor 19:02 20 Oct 2013

The Japanese railways were originally built with British technical assistance, and Japan adopted the British convention for double tracked lines of running on the left.

All Japanese roads were officially designated for left-hand running in 1924, and they've been that way ever since.

  fourm member 19:08 20 Oct 2013

It is one of the main reasons Japan focussed on the UK when it started exporting cars. It could dip its toe in the water without having to make left-hand drives that might not sell.

  woodchip 19:27 20 Oct 2013

fourm member

That's a point

  morddwyd 06:48 21 Oct 2013

It is one of the main reasons Japan focussed on the UK when it started exporting cars."

That and the fact that the British trade unions priced themselves out of the market!

  chub_tor 09:08 21 Oct 2013

In fact more than 50 countries drive on the left Click Here

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