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5 Chinese arrested for taking images of university admission exam papers

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A registration system isn't going to solve this problem as the same devices can be obtained from overseas.

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You have to give them credit for being rather creative.

Whatever it takes!

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When I took the Japanese Proficiency Exam, it was just for fun, so I was pretty relaxed. My fellow test-takers were mostly Chinese, and their results would greatly affect the future of their lives: be accepted by a Japanese university or return home in shame and in debt.

The stress on these people is immense. This does not excuse the action but does provide context.

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Concealed cameras in eyewear, watches, pens and other items used in everyday life are widely sold online and at shops in Japan relatively cheaply under the auspices of crime-prevention

Not a single item there is used for crime prevention.

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That's kind of like the 5 Chinese brothers. But different.

One way to solve this problem Japan, eliminate paper tests already. What's the point?

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laguna:

When I took the Japanese Proficiency Exam, it was just for fun, so I was pretty relaxed. My fellow test-takers were mostly Chinese, and their results would greatly affect the future of their lives: be accepted by a Japanese university or return home in shame and in debt.

I took JLPT Level 1 two or three times before finally passing. I didn't need it for anything, so, like you, I felt no reason to cheat. You're just cheating yourself. But, my golly gosh, the amount of cheating I saw! So many people were looking inside the papers several minutes before the starting time. And the invigilators just ignored everything!

By the way, JLPT L1 is useless. My Japanese is still rubbish.

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But, seriously, it was just a matter of taking the test and remembering its content. Or, even use a previous year's test. Taking photos on a hidden cameras is absurd and they were bound to get busted for it.

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Just pure greed at the end of the day. Get the students to pay a 'premium' and get more people passing = charge higher rates. When I was doing my GCSEs (aged 16 exam) we just looked at past papers. You could easily spot trends. As for the Chinese students getting involved, that's pretty stupid and I wouldn't chance it. For starters, they can identify all the kanji as keywords (that took me 110 days to be able to do that) so that's a massive advantage already. And now for coffee!

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Like Laguna and Pukey2 above I took the Level 1 test and saw so much cheating around me. The rules were read out beforehand, but many people did not obey them to the letter. They turned over the papers and looked at the questions, they started early, and they did not stop writing when the bell went, for example. Some were copying from others. It seems that the staff were not really wanting to catch anyone. Kind of irritating it was.

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