Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level 3 preparation course

Posted on August 31, 2006 | evankirby

From September 23 till December 2 (the day before the test itself), GenkiJACS will be running a weekly preparation course for level 3 of the JLPT. The teachers have worked crazy hard on preparing for this thing, so much so that we're planning to publish the materials they've created as a book in the near future! The cost is a remarkably low 15,000 yen for 2-hour classes every Saturday for 11 weeks. If you've just arrived in Japan and want to motivate yourself in your study, working towards the JLPT is a great way to do it!

More details on the course available here. Give us a call or send us an email!

Fukuoka Fails to Win Olympic Bid

Posted on August 30, 2006 | evankirby

Japanese Olympic Committee Logo
The Japanese Olympic Committee finally made up their collective mind yesterday to put Tokyo, not Fukuoka, forward as Japan's contestant for the coveted 2016 Olympics. A sad day for many Fukuokans, no doubt, but also seen as a victory for the not-insignificant number of people who were opposed to hosting the Olympics in Fukuoka, for logistical and monetary reasons.
Now, of course, someone has to get out there and take down that magnificent banner they put up...