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NIPPON Rent a Car is ready to meet the needs of all our customers with over 800 locations nationwide and a network of 40,000 vehicles. With a large selection of hybrid cars, we are proactively working on environmental preservation.

*The details of insurance coverage are subject to change without advanced notice.
 For details about insurance coverage please contact the individual car rental companies.

*The English page for the insurance and Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) are for reference purposes only.
 If there happen to be discrepancies or contradictions between the Japanese and English versions, the Japanese version will be considered correct.
 Please be advised that misunderstandings as a result of the translations will not make Pam LLC or the rental car companies liable under any circumstances.

Insurance coverage/NIPPON Rent a Car

Coverage that is included in the rental fee

NIPPON Rent a Car's vehicles are covered by insurance as outlined below, provided seatbelts are worn during operation of the vehicle. (Included in the rental fee)

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Bodily injury liability Maximum amount per person unlimited (including 30,000,000 yen from compulsory automobile liability insurance)
Property compensation Maximum amount per accident 30,000,000 yen
Vehicle compensation Maximum amount per accident Current value
Personal injury protection Per person 30,000,000 yen
For each passenger, compensation of up to 30,000,000 yen for injuries (including death and long-term disability) will be paid regardless of the vehicle operator's fault.(Maximum 30,000,000 yen: damages including medical expenses will be calculated in accordance with the insurance contract.)

Injured passengers can be compensated up to 180 days after the occurrence of an accident. However, the subject of this policy is the number of days until the day the affected person is healed to the point of being able to engage in daily life or business.

Regarding insurance and coverage

If the customer (the renter, or the driver registered at the time of renting) is in an accident etc. and a third party is damaged in some way, the customer will be responsible for compensation of that third party for their damages. In order to fulfill the customer's compensation responsibility, NIPPON Rent a Car will pay the above base fees, separate from the insurance course, in accordance with the maximum insurance coverage listed. However, the deductibles are to be paid by the customer.

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)

  • Tabirai Car Rental Plans all include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) insurance fees.

Vehicle/property Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) *Not insurance.

In the event of an accident, the vehicle and property coverage deductibles that the customer is normally responsible for will be covered. However, if multiple accidents occur during the same rental, this only applies to the first accident. Please apply at the time of renting. (After rental is handed over, addition or removal of the CDW is not possible.) *Please register all drivers at the time of renting. *The renting person or the drivers registered at the time of rental may be refused when opting for the CDW under the following guidelines. ◇Those who have not held their driver's license for at least a year ◇Persons under 21 years of age ◇The company judges CDW coverage to be inappropriate based on the customer's accident history

Optional fee for CDW 1,080 yen-2,160 yen (tax inclusive) per day. Details are written in the fee schedule.

*For a rental period of over 15 days to one month, the price is the calculated as if for a 15 day period.

About Insurance/coverage and vehicle/property accident deductibles for the Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)

Please use the rental vehicles in accordance with the rental agreement. If an accident occurs under the following conditions, the customer will be responsible to pay the resultant damages. In this case, the aforementioned insurance/compensation included in the basic fee, and the vehicle/property coverage of the Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) will not apply. In the event that our company pays compensation that should be paid by the customer, the customer is responsible to reimburse our company for that sum of money.

If police and our company are not notified at the scene of an accident, or the designated procedure is not followed:

For damages both large and small, whether or not there is another involved party, and regardless of fault, please notify the police as well as our company.

Violation of the rental contract, including:

Traffic law violations, drinking and driving, use of intoxicants, unauthorized extension of the rental period, if vehicle is operated by a person other than the renter or the operator(s) registered at the time of renting, subleasing, driving without a license, reckless driving, disturbing public order through use of the rental vehicle, out of court settlements that our company does not consent to, etc.

Exempt cases as stated in the insurance agreement or coverage system, or non-payment of fees etc.:

intentional damage, drinking and driving, use of intoxicants, the incidental expenses to a wrecker for a totaled car etc., flat tires/tire damage, hubcap loss, etc. Also, damages caused by property owned, used, or maintained by the customer (the renter, or vehicle operator).

Errors in use or maintenance:

If the car is stolen while the keys are left in the vehicle, damage caused by inappropriate parking etc., damage/bad smell/loss of equipment in the interior of the vehicle, Improper use of chains or carriers/failure to utilize chains or carriers when needed, damage caused by driving on a beach or river etc./driving anywhere other than a road, etc.

Non operation charge(NOC)

For accidents that occur during the use of a rental vehicle resulting in damage, regardless of the extent of damage or the time needed for repairs, a non-operation charge will be charged to compensate the business for lost time.

Vehicle is returned to the place of reservation (vehicle is able to drive) 20,000 yen
Vehicle is not returned to the place of reservation (vehicle is unfit to drive) 50,000 yen

Child seat

According to traffic law, children under 6 years of age who are passengers in a vehicle must use a child car seat; it is the vehicle operator's responsibility to ensure one is used in such cases.
(Optional fee: 540 yen/day (tax inclusive), 1,080 yen for up to 10 days (tax inclusive))

  • It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure proper use of the child car seat; even if a staff member helps the customer with the installation of a child car seat, it is the customer's responsibility to ensure it is used safely.
  • Our company does not take responsibility for accidents resulting from defects in child car seats.
  • Customers may be asked to pay a fee for damages or loss of the child car seat due to carelessness.