Japan’s National Police Agency’s official Japan’s official “Rules of the Road” manual defines the color “Blue” as “Green.”
Consequently, there is a confusion especially in older parking garages in the proper color of green lights as shown just above and below.
Since most street traffic lights in Japan have been replaced with LEDs in the past five years, most green lights—but not all—now conform to the international green standard.
Refer to The Japan Times of 2013/02/25: The Japanese traffic light blues: Stop on red, go on what?
Previous reports of Japan’s traffic signals include:
- Nippon’s cuckoo crossings (3Yen / 2016-10-08)
- Traffic Signal Mannequins/Robots for Road Construction (3Yen / 2006-09-10/)
- Japan…where the traffic lights sing (3Yen / 2006-10-25)