A queue for the toilets at a Japanese Language Proficiency Test site in central Tokyo is getting quite extensive.
Countless examinees are standing silently in the line pretending like they’re not nervous.
“I should be fine, I’ve lived in Japan for five years,” thought five-years-a-gaijin Sarah Jones.
Jones signed up for the N1 test so even if she fails she can still tell her friends she did the N1 test.
“It’s a great consolation prize, and it’s multiple choice anyway, so it’s basically like buying a 5,500 yen ticket for the lottery.”
“Gotta be in it to win it.”
After waiting 25 minutes, Jones had to use a squat toilet.