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Three JLPT test-takers living in Japan talk about Japanese language, culture and the JLPT!

  • Why Study Japanese?
  • Gateway to Education and Employment
  • Fascinating Japanese Expressions

Why Study Japanese?

I’ve been a big fan of Japanese anime and manga since I was little. In Germany, Japanese animes are shown on TV everyday. When I was five, I loved “Heidi,” but at the time, I didn’t know it was a Japanese anime. Later when I found out, it made me want to learn more about Japanese pop culture and to study the language and traditional culture of Japan.

Animes and dramas are also popular in Indonesia, such as the anime “Doraemon” and the TV drama “Oshin.” I always imagined Japanese people to be hard-working and serious like the main character of Oshin.

When I was in high school, Japanese dramas starring Takuya Kimura were popular in Taiwan. Also, Japanese home appliances are very popular. I grew up surrounded by Japanese appliances, such as rice cookers, refrigerators, and air conditioners. I started studying Japanese because I wanted to be able to read the manuals for the appliances.

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Books and References

  • Book Information
  • Reference Download
  • JLPT Bulletin
  • For Teachers: Explanatory Materials
Test Dates
  • First test: Sunday, July 2, 2017
  • Second test: Sunday, December 3, 2017
*Outside Japan, the test may be held only in July or December in some cities. Click here for the test schedule in your city.

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