The Japanese Language Proficiency Test, or JLPT, is the go-to measure for assessing non-native Japanese language ability. The test is held in only a few cities in the United States, and this year Boulder, Colorado has been added as one of the testing sites!
The JLPT will be held on Sunday, December 7th, 2014 at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Registration will be open until 7pm Mountain Time, October 3rd, 2014.
The JLPT is available in five different levels from N1 to N5, with N1 being the most difficult, all levels will be tested on December 7th. Registration fees are $60 for N1 and N2 level tests, $50 for N3, N4 and N5 levels tests.
がんばって to any and all JLPT test takers!
If you’re looking for a fun way to learn Japanese, check out Nihongo Master. The site offers free introductory Japanese lessons, an online Japanese dictionary, access to their community, and an app for on-the-go learning. You can also become a paid subscriber and get more lessons and resources. 日本語を勉強しましょう！
If you are a recent JET Program returnee, you are probably ready to file for your Pension Lump Sum Withdrawal. While not particularly difficult, the given instructions are vague, it takes several months to process, and any mistakes will increase your wait time, so it’s best to make sure everything is correctly filled out the first time.
Here are some instructions and common questions for the Pension Lump Sum Withdrawal, and subsequent Pension Tax Refund. Information is from the Mie JET Programme Guide for Departing JETs, many thanks to the Mie Prefectural Advisors for permission to use.
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