JLPT N2: Passed!

Source: buna.yorku.ca

Seven months since this blog entry, I have been studying every day in order to pass a gargantuan Japanese exam.

Today, I got the results!

After what felt like the hardest test I have ever taken, I somehow managed to scrape a pass at a measly 97/180.

Listening was my strongest area with reading being my second strongest, thanks to making the shift from manga to light novels and anime to Japanese dramas.

In the end, the passing grade is all that matters for employment, and N2 is undoubtedly preferred over N3 and N4 in Japan.

However, I still feel my Japanese is extremely lacking, especially with grammar, keigo, and handwritten kanji.

In short, a pass is a pass, but I still want to get better.

Kanji is still a dick.

Thanks to everyone who cheered me on and has kept checking Crazy Sunshine throughout its hiatus so far.

There’s still a fairly long path ahead of me as I try to find a job and a place to stay, but once all of that is done and dusted, I can finally get back to making some content.

For now, the hardest part is most definitely over!

15 thoughts on “JLPT N2: Passed!”

  1. Congrats! And I like your attitude, because it is actually the right one for success, really – you passed the necessary hurdle and now you focus on the one you really need. Good luck, and keep it up!

  2. Corn grits, a pass is a pass, unless it’s a road over the mountains, but then that’s still called a pass 😛

    The only people who don’t want to better themselves are those who can’t be bothered

  3. Congratulations! BTW have you ever heard of a game called Skullgirls? It’s artwork is somewhat reminiscent of yours.

  4. Congratulations, J-kun!

    Everyday, you continue to inspire people to aspire. (As someone who wants to become at least bilingual, you’re setting a good standard.)

    All of your hard work has definitely paid off and so I say the following:

    “Enjoy the fruits of your labor while shooting for more.”


  5. Congratulations J-kun!!

    That’s really something to be proud of, when learning a language that can be very confusing and completely different of your own, I can’t help but really wonder where do you find all that inspiration and willpower.


  6. Amazing job dude!
    It’s pretty inspiring to see someone take their love of a language to the next level. Gives all of us amateur learners something to shoot for.

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