Though still clearly in the concept stage, last week saw a report by a Japanese group of politicians, business leaders, and academics looking to ease immigration policy and bring in more foreigners. Combined with the efforts to send Japanese teachers to the U.S. to enhance their English, this marks a significant change in stance for Japan, assuming all of these great ideas turn into action.
What role a JET alum lawyer might have is uncertain, but if the plan comes to fruition, certainly immigration law will be a growth area worth considering.
An excerpt of the article is here.
Japanese version in full is here.
More material is here.
Registration for the December 2010 US-based Japanese Language Proficiency Test begins today. Head over here to get your registration complete.
Information describing the substantive changes to the new test is available here.
Resources, including kanji and vocabulary lists for the new tests, are available here.
Now that LeBron’s “decision” has made him the walking manifestation of the Cleveland curse, the time has come for Japanese language students across the county to consider their decision. Is this the year to go for that JLPT certification? As of earlier this week, the December 2010 U.S. JLPT test date has been set.
Long story short, the test date is Sunday, December 5, 2010 at limited locations across the U.S.
Registration begins on August 2nd.
Everything you need to know about registration, testing locations, and costs are here.
Everything you need to know about the new testing format and difficulty levels is here.
If you have yet to take the JLPT (or haven’t taken it for a long time), the test has seen a dramatic overhaul in the last year as well as a step up in difficulty in recent years.
The resources here and here are highly advised reading to guide you in understanding preparing for the new test. Even the wiki has a pretty detailed breakdown of the new sections and their time allotments.