Japanese Language Proficiency Test


An examination to evaluate and certify proficiency in Japanese for non-native speakers.
A certificate offers advantages in seeking a job or to certify qualifications.
■Test Date: Jul. 7, 2013 (Sun.)
■Test Starting Time: 12:30 pm
■Levels: N1 to N5
■Application period: Apr. 1 (Mon.) to May 1 (Wed.)
■Examination Fee: 5,500yen (tax included)
■Application: On the internet or by post. Please see the details on the website.
Website in English and Japanese: http://m.r.cbz.jp/xquu6977/tvr9
■Contact: Japanese Language The JLPT Application Center (in Japan) Tel: 03-6686-2974 



2012年12月21日金曜日 クリスマス会を開きました。みなさんが自分の国の料理やデザートなどを作って、持ち寄りました。

韓国、中国、ペルー、タイ、日本料理などが並びました。とてもおいしかったです。 食べた後、ペルーの人たちがダンスを踊ってくれました。 クリスマスらしい楽しくて素敵なダンスでした。最後にビンゴをして全員がクリスマスプレゼントをもらいました。


冬休み Winter break



2012年12月22日(土)〜 2012年1月10日(木)
最終のクラス日 12月21日(金)
最終のクラス日 1月11日(金)

12月 1000円
1月 1000円

Japanese class will be off for winter vacation from 22nd December 2012 (Saturday) to 10th January 2013 (Thursday). Last class before vacation will be on 21st December 2012 (Friday) and first class after vacation will be on 11th January 2013 (Friday).

Fees for December and January will be 1000 yen each instead of 2000 yen.

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year.

Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)


This test lets non-Japanese examinees know their level of Japanese in order to better pursue employment and school.
Please refer to the website for application process and test date.
■Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
Next test date is December 2, 2012 (Sunday).

Information regarding other tests can be found on this website:
■Jitsuyo Japanese Test (J-TEST):
■Business Japanese Proficiency Test (BJT):

春休み Spring break


2012年3月10日(土)〜 2012年4月12日(木)
最終のクラス日 3月9日(金)
最終のクラス日 4月13日(金)

3月 1000円
4月 1000円

Japanese class will be on spring vacation from 10th March 2010 (Saturday) to 12th April 2012 (Thursday). Last class before vacation will be on 9th March 2012 (Friday) and first class after vacation will be on 13th April 2012 (Friday).
Fees for March and April will be 1000 yen each instead of 2000 yen.
Happy Holidays.



By July, 2012, foreign nationals will be subject to the new Residency Management System, similar to the basic system applied to Japanese citizens. There will be several changes, like a notification of change of address. InfoKanagawa will deliver information updates as soon as we know the details of the process.

〔Procedures for the Issuance of RESIDENT RECORD(“JUUMIN-HYO”)〕
(1) By the month of May, TEMPORARY RESIDENT RECORD(“KARI-JUUMIN-HYO”) will be issued and sent through mail to all foreign nationals.
As of May, TEMPORARY RESIDENT RECORD(“KARI-JUUMIN-HYO”) will be issued and sent through mails to the registered addresses of all foreign nationals. Please check mails and documents received from the towns, municipalities or cities that you reside by the month of May this year.
TEMPORARY RESIDENT RECORD(“KARI-JUUMIN-HYO”) will be changed to RESIDENT RECORD(“JUUMIN-HYO”). If there’s no error in the document received, notification is unnecessary.

[Please visit the following websites for more detailed information.]
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications(SOUMU-SHO)  


As the new law on the Residency Management System starts, February edition of Info Kanagawa will deliver information about the necessary procedures to be followed in the application for RESIDENCE CARD(“ZAIRYU CARD”).

Winter break


Japanese class will be off during the winter break from 17th December 2011 (Saturday) to 12th January 2012 (Tuesday).
Last class for this year – 16th December 2011 (Friday – Christmas party)
First class for next year – 13th December 2011 (Friday)
Class fees for December and January will be 1000 yen per month instead of the 2000 yen.

Christmas Potluck Party


Tabunka Tomodachi Center will be having their annual Christmas Potluck Party this Friday, 16th of December 2011 from 11:30 a.m. Bingo game will be played. Bring a dish and do come and join us.

Typhoon No. 15 (Taifu 15 go)


A strong typhoon Roke is approaching and might reach Kanagawa and Kanto region. Pay attention to news and weather forecast on TV or internet.

Heavy rainfall or strong winds can cause delays or cancelations of public transportation.
Schools might be cancelled or finish earlier than usual.

Talk with your family or friends about ways to keep yourself safe.

Japan Meteorological Agency
http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/indexe.html (English)

NHK World
(English. Other languages can also be chosen.)

Japanese Language Proficiency Test


JLPT is a standardized test to measure the Japanese language proficiency of non-native speakers.
It is a multiple choice exam (mark sheet).
There are 5 levels (N1, N2, N3, N4, N5).
N1 is the highest level and N5 is the easiest level.

Test Date: Dec. 4, 2011 (Sun)
Test Registration Process: Test Guides (application forms) will be sold at large bookstores all over Japan.
Deadline of application: Sept. 30, 2011
Test fee: \5,500