and whether the opinion is supported with reason and/or examples. Watanabe declined an interview request, but his memoirs describe how he overcame Ministry of Education opposition to the toeic by taking cover "behind the ministry of trade shield." Watanabe convinced his old ministry it should play the lead role in establishing a new English test. Users who access the site.e. Toeic in the United Kingdom edit The toeic was a Home Office accredited test for students applying for a UK visa. Cheating was found to take place at Eden College International in London, where freelance invigilators used to conduct the exam. Toeic in Thailand edit The Center for Professional Assessment offers regular institutional testing every Monday through Saturday at 9:00AM and 1:00PM (local time). The article also questioned the relationship between the iibc and its for-profit partner International Communications School with which it shared office space.