Sunday, December 4, 2011


It's the first sunday in december. Yes, boys and girls — it's time for 日本語能力試験 (nihongo nōryoku shiken), or the "Japanese language proficiency test".

I'm taking level 1. Like I did last year. And the year before. And the year before that. And I expect to fail this year too. I do suspect I'll be decently close; If I am, I may try it for real next summer and study for the test over spring.

I don't really need the test right now, but it would be good to have it done and over with. It's kind of like Pokemon — you want to collect all the levels. And there's a proposal to let a passing JLPT grade improve your chances to get a working visa here; if that proposal is enacted the test becomes fairly important.

1 comment:

  1. I'm in the same boat as you: I have the Level 2, but want, and not really need, the Level 1.

    Good Luck!


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