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About Us

About us

Japanese Language Teachers Association Nepal

JALTAN, established in 1998 with the cooperation and guidance of the Japan Foundation and the Embassy, is an implementation body for conducting the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) in Kathmandu. As of December 2022, it has 24 member schools and 138 member teachers. JALTAN promotes interaction and information exchange among Japanese language schools, and raises the level of each school.

With the cooperation of the Japan Foundation, it holds Japanese language teacher seminars to improve teaching techniques and promote the improvement of Japanese language skills of teachers. JALTAN also implements the TOPJ Practical Japanese Proficiency Test, holds all-Nepal Japanese speech and singing competitions, and established the JALTAN Japanese Language Resource Center. Additionally, it holds events introducing Japanese culture, such as ikebana, to promote understanding of Japan.


  • Establish friendly relationship of Language and Culture between Nepal and Japan.
  • Enhance teaching skill of Japanese language teachers by organizing trainings and seminars.
  • Conduct Japanese Language Proficiency Test.
  • Organize Japanese Language related programs in co-ordination with Embassy of Japan, Nepal and Japan foundation, Japan.


  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test Every year since 2000
  • TOP-J Practical Japanese Language Proficiency Test Held every year since 2010
  • Japanese film festival held once a year
  • Karaoke competition held every year since 2008
  • Japanese speech contest Held once a year. Since 2011, the top performers in the senior and junior divisions have participated in the South Asian Japanese Speech Contest.
  • Opening of Japanese Language Resource Center June 20, 2013
  • Japanese caravan since 2012
  • Japanese Language Teacher Seminar: With the support of the Japan Foundation, we have lecturers dispatched from the Japan Foundation office in New Delhi, India, and hold seminars almost twice a year. One session was held in Pokhara.