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[CLOSED] YokosoNews Weekly - Center Shiken 2012

Live on Sun, Jan 22, 2012 (JST) at 4pm. Let's experience the college students exam live! No cheating!

YokosoNews Mac has crashed and lost a data on the test. We really apologize but we may have to postpond at the last min.

Katz was going to turn one of his MacBook Pro to Apple Care because HDD was having problem.

When he was copying the HDD files to a temp external HDD drive, it crashed. All data has the backups. No data has been lost. However, it will take 5 hours to restore.

We deeply apologize the inconvenience, but we regret to say we need to postpond or cancel the live cast. We'll let you know the update on what we should do for the live cast.


It's the season of college entrance exam. Many Japanese high school students are trying to pass the college entrance exams.

Daigaku Nyushi Center Shiken (Center Shiken, 大学入試センター試験 or National Center Test for University Admissions) is the standardized test used by public and some private universities in Japan. It is held annually during a weekend in mid-January over a period of two days (Wikipedia)

It was last week. Half a million high school students took this Center Shiken.

YokosoNews got hold of the English test (Major Japanese newspapers usually distribute the tests within a day.)

It's been a while since Katz was one of those students. But now, he can speak English.

Why don't we take the test LIVE during YokosoNews Weekly. We love to see how English native speaker do on these test!

The Students Wanted

We're looking for 4 or 5 contestants with Skype with Video chat capability. Please contact YokosoNews with your Skype ID.

The "students" must be 18 year-old or older.

The Winner Prizes

Atsushi, YokosoNews's Comiket master, went to Comiket 81. Japan's biggest artist exhibition (Doujin market). And he gave us souvenir for the winners prize.

Cosplay photography book & Two "Pray for Japan" collection book by artists. The top 3 winners of the Skype test contestants will win these giveaways!



Download the test

Test PDF will beome available during the test. And the answers will be available after the live cast!


Watch it live at



Date & Time

Sunday, January, 22, 2012
4:00pm~6:00pm (Japan Standard Time)

* The program is subject to change, postpond or cancel at the last min. 

Local times:

Location Week DateTime
USA/Pacific Saturday 1/21/2012 11:00pm~
USA/Central Sunday 1/22/2012 1:00am~
USA/Estern Sunday 1/22/2012 2:00am~
Sao Paulo Sunday 1/22/2012 5:00am~
London Sunday 1/22/2012 7:00am~
Madrid Sunday 1/22/2012 8:00am~
Paris Sunday 1/22/2012 8:00am~
Kuwait Sunday 1/22/2012 10:00am~
Moscow Sunday 1/22/2012 10:00am~
Mumbai Sunday 1/22/2012 12:30pm~
Bangkok Sunday 1/22/2012 2:00pm~
Singapore Sunday 1/22/2012 3:00pm~
Sydney Sunday 1/22/2012 6:00pm~

Click here for the extended list.


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* This schedule may change due to the technical diffculty.

Katz Ueno
As the Editor-in-chief & Producer of YokosoNews, Katz wants to show Japan to the rest of the world. Read more »