Once again I did the Japanese Proficiency Test, and I just barely missed. With 97/180 points it's three points better than last year and only three points from a passing grade. This is a better result than I expected.
Work and private life forced me to drop my Japanese studies altogether for six months, and starting a new job gave me no time to study for the test. I'm just happy I didn't do worse than previous years. Next year perhaps.