||I'd like to have a proof of my Japanese language proficiency. What type of tests should I take?
||Major tests are the following two.
1. The Japanese language proficiency test is the test to evaluate and certify the proficiency in Japanese of non-native speakers administered by the Japan Educational Exchanges and Services. The test is held once per year on the first Sunday, December.
For details: http://www.jees.or.jp/jlpt/en/index.htm
2. JETRO Business Japanese Proficiency Test (JETRO Test) measures and evaluates one's Japanese communication skills in business situations.
People learning Japanese as a foreign (second) language are eligible for the JETRO Test. It is especially suitable for people engaged in business or students who plan to use their Japanese language skills for business in the near future.
The test is supported by Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Agency for Cultural Affairs and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
For details: http://www.jetro.go.jp/it/e/bj/index.html
||I want my daughter to enter a nursery school. Where can I apply it?
||Apply at each nursery school or the City Hall. For information, check the page "Education" of Living Information.
||I'd like to have some information where I can learn calligraphy, tea ceremony, etc.
||Many of community centers (Komin-kan) offer those courses at low costs.
Chuo Komin-kan: 5-1 Kusaba, Kumamoto-shi
Seibu Komin-kan: 32-1 Oshima Kami-machi, Kumamoto-shi
Nanbu Kominkan: 6-7-35 Minamitakae, Kumamoto-shi
Tobu Kominkan: 1-1 Nishikigaoka, Kumamoto-shi
Tatsuda Kominkan: 1-1-10 Tatsuda yuge, Kumamoto-shi
Takuma Kominkan: 7-11-15 Nagamine higashi, Kumamoto-shi
Koda Kominkan: 2-4-1 Koda, Kumamoto-shi
Shimizu Kominkan: 14-7 Shimizu kamei, Kumamoto-shi
Akitsu Kominkan: 3-15-1 Akitsu, Kumamoto-shi
Oe Kominkan: 6-1-85 Oe, Kumamoto-shi
Hanazono Kominkan: 5-8-3 Hanazono, Kumamoto-shi
Some private culture centers offer many other programs as well.
NHK Culture Center: 2-7 Chibajo-machi, Kumamoto-shi
RKK Gakuen: RKK West building, 30 Yamasaki-machi, Kumamoto-shi
Phone. 096-212-0600 熊本市山崎町30RKK西館
TKU Nishi Nihon Bunka Circle: 1-6 Ansei-machi, Kumamoto-shi