470,000 People around the World to Take on the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test in July

June 27, 2017

The Japan Foundation conducts the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) on Sunday, July 2, 2017 in 127 cities of 35 countries and regions outside Japan.

The JLPT is the largest-scale Japanese-language test in the world to certify language proficiency of non-native speakers. This year marks the 33rd anniversary of the JLPT, and more and more countries and cities are to hold the test. In comparison with the test held in July 2016, the number of applicants has increased approximately 46,000 overseas and 30,000 in Japan. The number of applicants in Southeast Asia and South Asia has increased drastically (28%). In addition, the number of applicants in East Asia, including China and Korea where the largest number of people apply, has increased by 13% from last year. These increases demonstrate growing high interest overseas in the JLPT.


Organizer / 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: Nimura(Mr.), Kumakura(Ms), Tokiwa(Ms.)
Tel: +81-(0)3-5369-6075 Fax: +81-(0)3-5369-6044
E-mail: press@jpf.go.jp

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