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Japan: Japanese Language Proficiency Test Day

Takeshi at Saigon kara kita tsuma [サイゴンから来た妻] writes about his Vietnamese wife who took the Japanese Language Proficiency Test [en] [日本語能力試験, nihongo nōryoku shiken] today, as do thousands of other people every year who want to test their Japanese level. Seeing his wife to the test site, Takeshi-san was moved by the number of foreign people — coming from all over the world and speaking every language imaginable — who decide to live in Japan and dedicate themselves to the study of the Japanese language.

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