Some Chinese men living in Japan thought they were going to take the easy way out of an exam to get their driver’s licenses.
With the help of a small — 1.5 mm in diameter — wireless earphone, the Chinese test-takers were able to answer their exam questions without even reading or understanding the questions.
The wireless earphone shown above is attached to a mobile phone that is connected to a call with Zhanbiao Zhang, 37.
Zhang allegedly instructed test-takers from his home in Ashikaga, among other places. The test-takers simply had to read a few of the kanji characters so that Zhang could confirm the questions and give the answers afterwards.
The Metropolitan Police Department and Aichi Prefectural Police are currently investigating how questions from previous exams were leaked out to Zhang.
A few days earlier, the police spotted a man taking the test at Samezu Driver’s License Center in Tokyo, wearing a jacket even though the temperature was above 30 degrees Celsius. The man of Chinese nationality was seen to be answering the questions without even reading them.
Meanwhile, it has been reported that Zhang charged more than 100,000 yen (about US$1,200) per customer, most of whom have a poor command of the Japanese language. He also advises them to take their exams in Tokyo, where there are large number of examinees, to make cheating easier.