If you’re thinking about testing your Japanese language skill and standardized testing mettle this December 4, don’t forget to pick up a JLPT Application Guide, available at most major bookstores (the Utsunomiya Katamachi and Kanazawa Station branches definitely carry it).
Taking the test will run you ￥6,000 for application fees* and a few minutes at the post office during working hours to complete the certified mail process. Applications must be postmarked by
September 30 October 3.
*I actually ended up paying ¥500 for the Application Guide, ¥5620 for the application fee, ¥240 for registered mailing and ¥700 for a new set of ID photos, totaling ¥7,060.
UPDATE: Due to an error with the ATM machines the JLPT application deadline has been EXTENDED to Oct. 3, 2011. All applications must be postmarked by then.
Joanna Clark is a 2nd year ALT in Kahoku currently studying for the N2.