Well, I did it. I finally passed the highest level (N1) of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. My long journey has finally come to an end.
Having passed N1 can mean different things to different people. I think for many, hearing that someone passed N1 means the person had to have self-discipline and work hard to pass. The test is not something you can half-study for and expect to sail through.
For me, passing the N1 is a huge personal achievement. Coming this far seemed like such a faraway dream. I never thought I would make it to N2, much less N1. Emotionally, it feels like the equivalent of a new lawyer passing the bar exam.
Does this mean I’m a Japanese expert? Not at all! I’ll be studying and learning Japanese until the day I die. I’ve got to keep improving all of my language skills. As I make new habits for learning and find new resources, I’ll be sure to write about them on KuroPixel. Stay tuned!