Changes to the Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Over the next couple of years, there are going to be some revisions to the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.
1. A new level will be introduced between levels 2 and 3 in 2010, making 5 levels in total. The new system will then consist of levels N1 to N5.
2. From 2009, levels 1 and 2 will be offered in July and all four levels will be offered in December.
3. The questions that have appeared on past tests will no longer be published.
Also, it seems that they are going to offer a test site in Ibaraki this year.