The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) has a 28-year history and is the largest test to measure Japanese-language ability for non-native Japanese speakers. Last year, approximately 610,000 people took the July and December tests in 62 countries and regions.
This year, we welcome Canada and Egypt as new test sites for the July test, which will be held in 23 countries and regions.
New countries for JLPT July：
Canada and Egypt
New cities for JLPT July：
Da Nang and Ho Chi Min City (Vietnam), Edmonton (Canada), Edinburgh (UK), Hamburg (Germany) and Cairo (Egypt)
Ways to Utilize JLPT Certificates
■Points granted for preferential treatment in Japan's emigration and immigration management of highly skilled foreign professionals (N1)
■Japan-Vietnam EPA: Selection criterion for immigration of nurses and care workers (N3)
■Certified qualification for taking the National Medical Practitioners Qualifying Examination organized by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (N1)
■Certified qualification for taking the Practical Nurse Licensing Examination (N1)
■Preferential treatment at universities, job placement, etc.
The next test will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2012.Official Website: http://www.jlpt.jp/