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NCSU Office of International Services

The Office of International Services of North Carolina State University will point you in the right direction for studying abroad. They provide a wide range of opportunities for students who want to study abroad.

Southern Bridge International, Inc.

Southern Bridge International is a nonprofit organization offering tutoring, interpreting, translating, and other services. It is located in the RTP area of North Carolina.

Japanese Language Proficiency Test

The Japanese Ministry of Education (Monbusho) annually conducts an examination of language proficiency in Japanese for non-native speakers. This test is often used as one criteria of eligibility for work and study opportunities in Japan. The Japan Foundation administers this examination in several locations in the United States. Information about the Japanese Language Proficiency Test is available at The Japan Foundation website. JETRO also offers a business Japanese Proficiency Test.

The Japan External Trade Organization

The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a nonprofit, Japanese government-supported organization dedicated to promoting mutually beneficial trade and economic relationships between Japan and other nations. The JETRO office in New York is a comprehensive information center on U.S.-Japan business and economic relations and offers American business people a variety of consulting services and other assistance, usually free of charge. That office's principal mission is to help American businesses in North Carolina and other southern states develop export trade to Japan.

Other links of interest

Department of Commerce of North Carolina

Consulate General of Atlanta > Japanese Government and Japan-related Web Sites

The Southeast U.S./Japan Association (SEUS/JAPAN)

Duke University > Libraries > East Asian Collection

The Japan Times

JC Raulston Arboretum at NCSU > Japanese Garden

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