Development and Career Support of Foreign Human Resources in Japan

“Global Human Resource Career Support Association (GHCA)” has been established for development and career support of global human resources who work or wish to work in Japan. We conduct “Proficiency Test” called “G-ken; Business Skills Test for Global Human Resources”, which enables foreigners to acquire fundamental knowledge of business manners, communication skills, cultural competency, and so on, required for working in the Japanese workplace by overcoming the barrier of language and culture.

G-ken; Business Skills Test for Global Human Resources
Details of Test
Sixth Test:Sunday, January 26, 2020 (Seventh Test:Sunday, July 26, 2020)



I. Individual exam

  • ■ Test Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020
  • ■ Application Period : Tuesday, October 1, 2019~Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • ■ Test Site:
  •   Tokyo Venue:the 23 words of Tokyo
  •   Osaka Venue:Osaka City
  •   Naha Venue:Naha City
  • ■ How to apply:
      Please apply from the inquiry form on this site. Within 2 business days, we will send you an application form. (Please fill in the subject line "Application for XX level Examination").
  • ■ Admission Ticket will be sent to the examinee by one week before the test, after registration and payment of fee are confirmed.



II. Group Application

  • ■ Test Date: For group exams, you can select any exam date from Monday, January 20, 2020 to Monday, February 3, 2020.
  •   If these days are not convenient for you, Please let us know.
  • ■ Application Period:Tuesday, October 1 ,2019 ~Friday, December 27, 2019
  • ■ Test Site:
  •   Examination site: Place designated by group (ex: Headquarters meeting room of each group or classroom of school, seminar room)
  • ■ Discount for Exam fee
  •   Group discount is available
  • ■ Number of examinations:
  •   10 or more
  • ■ How to apply:
      Please apply from the inquiry form on this site. We will contact you.
  • ■ Admission Ticket will be sent to the examinee by one week before the test, after registration and payment of fee are confirmed.



III. Summary of Exam

  • ■ Examination qualification:
  •   Level 4.3.2: Anyone can take an examination. Level 1: Only 2nd grade holders.
  • ■ Contents
  • LevelFormatTimeContents
    Level 4Mark Sheet
    50 Questions
    10:00-11:00
    (60Min.)
    Textbook : PDF file download
    Level 3Mark Sheet
    100 Questions
    10:00-11:30
    (90Min.)
    Official Textbook, Items marked with
    Level 2Mark Sheet
    100 Questions
    10:00-11:30
    (90Min.)
    Official Textbook, Items marked with
    Level 1Mark Sheet 25 Questions
    Essay-based Written Test
    Practical Skill Test
    10:00-11:30(OMR・Written Test) After 13:00(Skill Test 40~50Min. Per person)Official Textbook
    Items marked with Grade1 + Preparation Course

  • ■ Fee
  • LevelFee
    Level 4¥3,800+tax
    Level 3¥3,800+tax
    Level 2¥3,800+tax
    Level 1¥6,000+tax

  • ■ Exam Preparation


  • ■ Seminars for Test (Level 1) 
  • We will inform you as soon as the details are decided.

Contents

 

G-ken is for foreigners to raise the ability to be loved in the workplace anywhere in Japan.

G-ken; Business Skills Test for Global Human Resources is the test for all Japanese who cooperate with foreigners and all foreigners who cooperate with Japanese. G-ken comprehensively assesses the applicability, 'Setsugu' skills and business basics currently active in Japanse business.

Levels

 

Four Levels from starters to the highest quality

grades

grades

Official Textbook

 

To Level 2 & 3

Official textbook written in plain Japanese, which is easy-to-understand even for foreigners, with a lot of photos and illustrations A4-size, 243 pages.

To Level4 examinees

Now you can dowonload Level4 textbook both in English and Japanese. Conscise 63pages textbook contains practical exsercises, index and more hints for real exam. Download Textbook in English here (to be charged)

<Notice>
  • ・This textbook is to download PDF file only . We do NOT ship printed textbooks.
  • · On the system, you will be asked to enter an address or consignor in the purchase procedure, but any printed material will NOT be deliveed.
  • ・URL for downloading the textbook will be contained in our e-mail sent after purchase is confirmed.

Who Can Apply

 

For all foreigners with the aim to work in Japan

Those who can apply are as follows:
*Foreign students of graduate schools, universities, or Japanese schools
*Foreigners who already work or wish to work in Japan
More than 1.5 million people are eligible in Japan. Overseas residents can also apply.

Merits

 

Examinees will learn the basic idea of "Setsugu" and acquire the fundamental business skills, which leads to confidence and a higher evaluation in their workplace.

Foreign examinees can learn both hospitality mind and the practical skills. They can make knowledge and skills learned from this test a lifelong property, utilize this qualification as the "strength" for job hunting, and can improve reliability in a business situation. GHCA is aiming to build an advantageous relationship of Win-Win for the three parties of foreign examinees, educational institutions to which the examinees belong, and job offering enterprises.

About Us

 

Global Human Resource Career Support Association(GHCA)

Global Human Resource Career Support Association was established for the purpose of development and support of foreign human resources.
We aim to develop job skills and expand employment opportunities of foreign workers, and realize a diverse society in which all people of different cultural backgrounds work harmoniously for enhancement of productivity.
We operate "Business Skills Test for Global Human Resources" as part of our business activities.

The logo was designed with blue color of the Earth, red of Japan, and the alphabet of G, which was intended to be approachable to people of various cultural backgrounds.

■ About GHCA
Name: Global Human Resource Career Support Association
Address: 103-0001
Kodenmacho YS Bldg 3F, 12-5, Nihonbashi-Kodenmacho, Chuo, Tokyo
Tel: +81-3-3527-3155 / Fax: +81-3-3527-3156
Establishment Date: 22 March, 2017
Excecutive Directors: Hideya Inoue
Hisayuki Suekawa
Takashi Matsuo
Kaori Aiko
Yoko Kuroda
Business Domain Official approval Test, Planning of events, seminors and training, Textbook publishing, Development and career support of global human resources, Providing matching support of job-seekers and enterprises, Information providing service

Access

Kodenmacho YS Bldg 3F, 12-5, Nihonbashi-Kodenmacho, Chuo, Tokyo

Kodenmacho Station (Tokyo metro Hibiya line) Exit1, 1min walk from the exit.

Contact Us

 

Inquiry Form

〒103-0001
Kodenmacho YS Bldg 3F, 12-5, Nihonbashi-Kodenmacho, Chuo, Tokyo
Tel: +81-3-3527-3262 / Fax: +81-3-3527-3156