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June 21, 2006

National Diet Library to Offer English Tests

(Japan) The National Diet Library will no longer offer six choices for the foreign-language portion of its tests for job applicants and will instead limit it to English. Commencing this year in June, the new testing format will test examinees in three phases; general knowledge, foreign language skills and specialized subjects. Previously, the foreign-language test was offered in English, German, French, Russian, Chinese and Korean. Some sources believe that budgetary considerations are behind the move.
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