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Learning new language no easy task: Japanese envoy

James Kon

Learning a new language is not an easy task, said Ambassador of Japan to Brunei Darussalam Maeda Toru.

He said this while, congratulating individuals who passed the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) in December last year during a certificate presentation ceremony at his residence in Sungai Tilong yesterday.

A total of 75 people took the JLPT ranging from N1 to N5 levels in December last year with only 42 individuals successfully passing the test.

One of the successful N3 level examinees Abigail Lim Yu Wei said that she was driven to learn the language as she was interested in the Japanese culture since young and as she wanted to watch anime without having to read the subtitles.

She added that she ended up taking Japanese language classes at her university in 2019 for four semesters and continues to join lessons at a language centre after her graduation. That was when her teacher deemed that she is competent enough to sit for the JLPT N3 exam.

Abigail Lim said the exam was not easy and was delighted after receiving her result adding that learning Japanese language helped her during her holidays in Japan this year.

Permanent Secretary (Higher Education) at the Ministry of Education Dr Haji Azman bin Ahmad and Universiti Brunei Darussalam Vice-Chancellor Dr Hazri bin Haji Kifle were also present.

Permanent Secretary (Higher Education) at the Ministry of Education Dr Haji Azman bin Ahmad, Ambassador of Japan to Brunei Darussalam Maeda Toru and Universiti Brunei Darussalam Vice-Chancellor Dr Hazri bin Haji Kifle with recipients and guests. PHOTOS: JAMES KON
ABOVE & BELOW: Dr Haji Azman presents a certificate to Abigail Lim Yu Wei; and Maeda Toru hands over a certificate to a recipient

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