Japanese Language Proficiency Test is a biannual examination that evaluates and certifies non-native speaker's Japanese Proficiency level. According to its website, it was first offered by the year 1984 through Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services.
Due to its almost 25 years of existence, this examination is really well-known worldwide like in East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Oceania, North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, North Africa and Africa. Aside from this, the said two founding organizations made some revision to the examination to deal with the most advanced research in Japan's pedagogy and testing theories.
Since this examination is widely known, a lot of foreigners overseas are taking it together with the hope of passing it for their different personal reasons and majority of their answers are the following:
· For career advancement
· To boost on resume
· Opportunity to work in Japan
· Opportunity to have a highly compensated work even in the Philippines
· Future migration in Japan
On the other hand, as for those people who wants to take a deeper understanding of the advantages of taking and passing this exam are the following:
· Earn points for preferential treatment for Immigration to Japan- For those foreigners who wants to enter and work in Japan, passing a specific N-Level will give you some points to have a preferential treatment from the immigration. This treatment pertains the so called "Highly Skilled Foreign Professionals" wherein they can enjoy the a lot of benefits such as permission for multiple activities during the stay in Japan, grant of the 5 years period of stay, relaxation requirements for grant of the permission for permanent residence concerning the period of stay in Japan, permission for the spouse of the highly skilled foreign professional to work, bring parents or domestic worker to accompany the highly-skilled foreign professional to Japan under certain conditions and preferential processing of entry and residence procedures.
· One of the requirements to take Japan's national exams for medical practitioners and assistant nurses- If you are a medical practitioner who is licensed overseas or a professional and wants to take Japan's national exam, JLPT N1 certificate is a basic requirement. As for the assistant nurses, a JLPT N1 certificate is also a requirement and it is administered by each prefecture. Aside from these, here are the other professions that requires N1 certification: Dentist, nurse, pharmacist, public health nurse, midwife, radiology technologist, dental hygienist, dental technician, clinical laboratory technician, physical therapist, occupational therapist, orthoptist, clinical engineer, prosthetist, emergency medical technician, speech therapist, veterinarian
Just to summarize up this whole article, the above listed advantages are just some of the pros of passing the examination that can hopefully help you in deciding whether to take it or not. But at the end of this day, whatever your reason or your goal to take this examination, Jellyfish Education can help you with it through its JLPT Review classes.