A run-of-the-mill Chinese bloke sitting the highest level Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT N1) in his home city of Guangzhou has aced the kanji section.
It was Wei Chu Eze’s first time to take the exam after taking a slight interest in the Japanese language a few months ago.
“That was a piece of piss,” said 24-year-old Wei.
“I didn’t even know I’d applied for the exam, my mother did for me.”
Wei passed the test comfortably with about twenty minutes to spare.
“I ate those kanjis up for breakfast,” says Wei.
Conversely, 41-year-old Charles Smidt who was sitting next to Wei during the exam had spent over 3,200 hours of his life studying Japanese, but knew he had already failed after about 20 minutes into the exam.
Despite passing the test, Wei can’t speak a word of Japanese.