ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Japan immigration

Japan's new language test designed to ease labor immigration

Business-oriented exam to be offered first in Southeast Asia

Vietnamese technical trainees work at a construction site in Tokyo. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi) 

TOKYO -- Foreigners who want to work in Japan will be able to take a new test of Japanese language proficiency as soon as next April, one with a greater emphasis on practical expressions used in the workplace.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more