I'M A GOLD LICENSE HOLDER

GOOD MAIL DAY. I just received my postcard from the driving center telling me that from 9/7, I can go pick up my GOLD license.

What is a gold license, you may ask, it is proof of a perfect driving record for the previous period of having a license. No accidents, no violations, no stops, no nothing. Most of the people who have gold licenses are so called "paper" drivers—the reason they have perfect "driving" records is because they don't drive, or only rarely do so. And why even have a license if you don't drive? Most people in that situation don't bother.

Being a gold license holder is so rare, you only have to take 30 minutes to renew your license (versus hours for everyone else) and you are entitled to a SD (Safe Driver) card which gets you discounts at various hotels, hot springs, car rental places and golf courses all around Japan.

I'M A GOLD LICENSE HOLDER

TL;DR, Kat Callahan is one of the best drivers in Japan.

NOW, IMPORTANT QUESTION, WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR MY NEW PHOTO?!

Kat Callahan is a writer for Jezebel and currently the LGBT editor at Jezebel's LGBT+ subpage ROYGBIV. She can be reached @JezebelKat on Twitter. She likes Japanese and German cars, with her loyalties being to Honda and BMW. She currently drives a JDM 2000 Honda Logo Sportic TS (GA3) and lives on the Saitama/Gunma Prefectural border in the Tokyo Regional Area of Japan.