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JLPT Success!

JLPT Success!

As you’ll know if you’re a regular reader of this blog, back in July I took the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) level N4. It was difficult, and I didn’t feel very confident after taking the test, but today the scores were released and… ☆★☆I passed!!!☆★☆ It was such a relief to know that all … Continue reading

JLPT study update

JLPT study update

Last November I announced that I would be taking the JLPT this year in July in a bid to increase my Japanese skills and focus my study efforts, so how have things been going? Well, I started taking private Japanese lessons in January, and they’ve been really good so far, but I have to admit … Continue reading

JLPT: The results are in…

…and… I PASSED! 😀 As many of you will know, last December I took level 3 (3 Kyuu) of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).  Some of you will also know that in December 2007 I tried 4 Kyuu and failed (although back then I barely knew half of what I needed for 4 Kyuu). … Continue reading


After months of preparation, I finally took the JLPT exam today.  As followers of this blog will know, this is something I planned to do pretty much from the moment I moved to Japan.  However, I guess I didn’t plan that well, because it seems that for the last few months I have been desperately … Continue reading

5 days to go…

Tomorrow is December 1st, and that means there are only 5 days until December 6th arrives.  And you know what that means?  Yep!  It’s almost JLPT time!! As I’ve mentioned a couple of times before, I have been studying for the JLPT 3 Kyu exam this year.  To be honest, I don’t know if I … Continue reading

In 33 days…

…I will be taking the JLPT 3 Kyu (Japanese Language Proficiency Test, level 3). Today happens to be a holiday, Bunka no Hi (or, Culture Day), so I have been spending my day in my PJs, drinking tea, eating satsumas (mikan), and studying, studying, studying! My Japanese teacher has been great.  She’s been piling me … Continue reading

Time to apply…

As some of you may remember, in December 2007 I sat the JLPT exam for the first time.  The JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) comes in 4 levels: 1 Kyuu, 2 Kyuu, 3 Kyuu and 4 Kyuu.  4 Kyuu is the easiest level, and the level that I sat in 2007.  The pass mark was … Continue reading