The application forms for the JLPT are officially out in the UK this week. This year’s test in England costs a staggering ?50! That’s 一万円! This is quite shocking because I know from friends that last year it cost ?25. That’s quite a hefty price to pay if you are going to fail…

Has the price also gone up in Japan?


  1. According to this site, it’s 5,500 yen.
    Sounds like somebody’s making a killing in England.

  2. That sounds like the same price as in previous years. So, not only are the imported books and study materials a rip-off here, but the actually test is as well.

  3. I wonder who’s taking home the extra dough?

  4. Yeah, I wonder as well. How could you justify a doubling in the application cost…?