480,000 People around the World to Challenge the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test in December

November 25, 2016

The Japan Foundation conducts the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) on Sunday, December 4, 2016 in 217 cities of 69 countries and regions outside Japan. JLPT is the largest Japanese-language test in the world to certify language proficiency of non-native speakers. This year marks the 32nd anniversary of the establishment of the JLPT. In comparison with the test held in December 2015, the number of applicants has increased by 35,000 overseas and 36,000 in Japan. In Southeast Asia, it has increased remarkably (23%), and in East Asia, including China and Korea which have the largest number of applicants in the world, it has increased by 7% compared with the previous year.
These increases demonstrate growing interest in JLPT overseas.


General Inquiries
The Japan Foundation Center for Japanese-Language Testing
Person in charge: Ando (Ms.)
Tel: +81-(0)3-5367-1021
E-mail: jlptinfo@jpf.go.jp

Press Inquiries
The Japan Foundation Communication Center
Person in charge: Ito (Ms.), Mori (Ms.)
Tel: +81-(0)3-5369-6089 Fax: +81-(0)3-5369-6044
E-mail: press@jpf.go.jp

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