SEE: JLPT N4 Passers from NCF Hotel Nihongo Course

Six students from the second batch of NCF’s Hotel Nihongo Course successfully passed their Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N4 exam last December 2018. Here are the names and schools of the successful test takers:

  1. Maria Fenella V. Regala – Lyceum of the Philippines University
  2. Mikka G. Robles – Polytechnic University
  3. Gizelle C. Aguinaldo – Jose Rizal University
  4. Yomiko Albiño – Lyceum of the Philippines University
  5. Jerick P. Marasigan – Technological University
  6. Mark Joven B. Laderas – Lyceum of the Philippines University

NCF extends its congratulations to the students who were part of the school’s Hotel Nihongo Course last July to November 2018. The special pre-departure language training program consisted of 600 hours of classroom instruction headed by NCF Academic Adviser, Kenjiro Ogata-sensei.  The training course was a partnership with Ken Corporation in Japan.

PIJLC Student, Zoe Serrano, Wins 2019 JF Nihongo Speech Contest

Photo/Image courtesy of The Japan Foundation, Manila  [Facebook Page]

PIJLC and NCF extend their congratulations to Ms. Zoe Agatha M. Serrano for emerging as the Grand Prize Winner in the 2019 Nihongo Speech Contest held last February 28 at Shangrila Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City. Ms. Serrano’s speech “私がダイエットから学んだこと” (What I Learned from Dieting) bested other participants in the Open Division of the annual speech contest hosted by Japan Foundation Manila. Other divisions included Student, Non-student, and Special Jury Award.

Ms. Serrano was a former student at PIJLC and took the school’s N1 review class for 6 months under Kenjiro Ogata-sensei. She was also last year’s Grand Prize Winner of the 8th Kake Speech Contest.

The Nihongo Speech Contest is part of the annual Nihongo Fiesta event spearheaded by Japan Foundation Manila. Grand Prize winners receive an all-expenses-paid, week-long study tour in Japan, while all other qualified contestants receive consolation prizes.



46th Nihongo Speech Contest Complete List of Winners



PHILJEC holds first board meeting for 2019 with 100% attendance

January 12, 2019 – PHILJEC recently held its first meeting for the year 2019 at its new office at Electra House.

In attendance were all the 11 members of the Board of Trustees, headed by its Chairman, Atty. Aniceto G. Saludo, Jr. with the presence of esteemed members of its Board of Advisers, seated from left to right:  Mr. Eddie Jose, Mr. Francis C. Laurel, PHILJEC Chairman, Atty. Saludo, Jr., Mr. Feliciano L. Torres and Mr. Roberto Jose Castillo.



Ladies of PJLA welcome the New Year with Shinnenkai

Members of PJLA welcomed 2019 with a colorful “Shinnenkai” or New Year’s party which was held last January 10 at the Dominion Building in Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City. In addition to welcoming the new year, the association also welcomed Dra. Nora A. Torres as the new PJLA President.

The Shinnenkai party started around 2 p.m. and wrapped up around 4 p.m. after snacks and fellowship. PJLA also held a feast for several PJLA members who had their birthdays in November and December 2018, and January 2019

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