Nearly 800 candidates join 6th Vietnamese language test in Japan

By VNA   June 18, 2023 | 06:48 pm PT
Nearly 800 candidates join 6th Vietnamese language test in Japan
Candidates take part in the Vietnamese-language proficiency test in Japan on June 18, 2023. Photo by VNA
A total of 789 Japanese candidates participated in the 6th Vietnamese-language proficiency test held at the Japan College of Foreign Languages (JCFL) in Tokyo on Sunday.

The candidates from 35 localities across Japan are those who study or do jobs relating to Vietnamese such as Vietnamese language students at universities, translators, and those who want to explore Vietnam and Vietnamese people, especially Vietnamese food.

Fujino Masayoshi, chairman of the association of Southeast Asian nations' foreign language exchange in Japan, said that the test attracted candidates from all over Japan. Another good thing is that many candidates, after passing the exam in 2022, have continued to register for this year's exam at a higher level.

That proved the candidates continue to improve their Vietnamese language ability.

Ise Yoji, Chairman of the Bunsai Gakuen Non-Profit Education Foundation, said he believed that the number of Japanese people who are interested in Vietnam will continue to increase because exchange and cooperation activities between the two countries are growing. A good impression of Vietnam and its people is the motivation for many Japanese to learn Vietnamese.

The Vietnamese language proficiency test is held annually to standardize and popularize the Vietnamese language in Japan. As planned, the 7th Vietnamese language proficiency test will take place on June 16, 2024.

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