For those interested in testing out their Japanese language proficiency, you'll have an opportunity to do that on Jan. 29 if you're willing to go to either Tokyo or Hitachi. Tests will also be held on April 29, June 18, Sept. 17 and Nov. 5. The exam costs 2100 yen for the upper levels and 1500 yen for the lower levels. For the January test, you need to have your application in by Jan. 19.
Inquiries can be made by phone to 03-3368-8106 and applications can be sent by fax to 03-3368-8107. A web page is available at http://www.jtest.org/jtest/.
The Tokyo test site is at the Zeikei Gakuin near Takadanobaba Station and the Hitachi test site is at the Ibaraki Kokusai Gakuin near Hitachi Station.
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