Since my Japanese study barely gets a mention, I thought I’d let you know that I’ve just registered to take Level 4 of the JLPT. This is the easiest level, and although I toyed with the idea of jumping in at Level 3, I still don’t know a lot of the grammar and didn’t want to place myself under too much pressure to learn it all by the exam date of the 6th December (i.e. study might get in the way of karate, and I don’t want that to happen ;). As it is, I don’t think I’ll have to do much studying at all, and can slowly work my way through the Level 3 curriculum in time to take the exam in July next year. I finished a past paper yesterday and gave it to my 6th year students to mark. Should get it back on Friday, when we’ll see whether my confidence is justified!