The JLPT can be taken at various locations around the world.
The number of examinees has been increased along with an increase in the number of Japanese learners※1.
※1 "Survey of Overseas Japanese-Language Educational Organizations" conducted by the Japan Foundation shows that the number of Japanese learners overseas has increased from 580,000 in 1984 to 3990,000 in 2012.
※2 2009 was the first year the test was conducted twice and also the last year of the old JLPT. Approximately 770,000 examinees took the test that year, the highest number in its history.
JLPT applicants cover a wide age range, from elementary school pupils to working adults.
The JLPT is taken for various reasons, including admission to advanced education, finding employment and testing one's own abilities.
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