Japanese universities offer great number of courses in English. Hence Japanese language skill is not required upon application and during your study.
If you happen to choose a course otherwise, or simply want to learn out of curiosity, it will help your life in Japan more convenient and mind opening by engaging more with the locals.
Japanese Language Teacher's Association in Madagascar (JALTAM)
Those of who wish to acquire certified level of Japanese should consider Japanese Language Proficiency Test.
Examination are usually held once a year in December in Accra (GHANA), Nairobi (KENYA), Abidjan (CÔTE D'IVOIRE), Kinshasa (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO), Cotonou (REPUBLIC OF BENIN), Antananarivo (MADAGASCAR) and Johannesburg (SOUTH AFRICA).
Note: Latest examination schedule/status should be checked directly from testing centers and host institutions. Full list are available here.