This is a piece of unpleasant news for anyone who has been working hard to learn Japanese or for people who need JLPT qualifications for jobs.
According to May 18, 2020, Announcement on JLPT official website, the test in 2020 (July) of JLPT is now cancelled at all testing sites in Japan and overseas due to COVID-19. Japan Educational Exchange and Services(JEES) has determined that it would be difficult to both secure the safety of examinees and to administer the test appropriately.
The only goal of the JLPT exam is to check your Japanese proficiency, so even though you don’t give the test your learning is still going to be useful. So people who are taking the test to gauge their ability they are going to get some bonus time for the preparation. So we suggest you make a good study plan and prepare for the next scheduled test.
For the who badly need Japanese proficiency results, please make a note that JLPT is not the only solution.
Unlike the JLPT, which is held in Japan twice a year, the Business Japanese Proficiency Test(BJT) offers tests daily. So it may be a good time to brush up on your business Japanese.
Also, you can study for the Japan Kanji Aptitude Test (Kanji Kentei or “Kanken”) and get command over Kanji.
JLPT should not be your final goal. Your goal should be to improve Japanese. So, we suggest you take advantage of this time and polish your Japanese skills.
Have you already registered for the test? Are you concerned about how to get a refund?
1. For people in Japan, there are two options.
|1||If you have registered and paid with your credit card||Your money will be automatically refunded. You need not worry.|
|2||If you have paid with Furikomi(i.e.Bank transfer) or convenience store||JEES will send you an email with all the instructions on how can you get back the refund.|
This is going to be a little longer process.
2. For people outside of Japan, please contact your local test organization (where you made/sent your registration.)
For more information, please visit the JLPT official website
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