So you want to attempt the Japanese Language proficiency test starting at the N5. Don’t let anyone troll you that its the lowest level and you shouldn’t bother! Mastery of the N5 level as described on the official website is “The ability to understand some basic Japanese”. If you pass you should be able to read and understand typical expressions and sentences written in hiragana, katakana, and basic kanji and also be able to listen and comprehend conversations about topics regularly encountered in daily life and classroom situations. As requested by Heather on Youtube and a couple of people by Twitter I have prepared this post with a quick overview of some of the JLPT N5 tools I used to pass the exam.