OK, I decided to sign up for the N5 given this December 6, 2015. I'm in the San Francisco Bay Area, and they only give the one December test in the United States, so I might as well go for it as wait a whole 'nother year+. What's the worst, I fail and lose $60, big deal.
I don't need the cert for a job just now, but in the future that might be a possibility. I already have business ties in Japan.
Anywhoo, is anyone else taking JLPT this December?