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Updated to handle new Windows 8.1 features. Recent changes handled rendering issue on SurfacePro (8.1)


  • 2,500+ crystal clear audio recordings
  • Lessons to teach grammar and sentence structure
  • Interactive multiple choice quizzes for every category
  • Spaced repetition sorting optimized for memory retention
  • Study Bank - 'favorite' any phrase to study or email to you later
  • Windows-integrated search - quickly find any word or phrase in the app
  • Works offline - even without a network connection
  • Cultural notes and learning tips
  • Free trial with access to hundreds of phrases
  • Optimized for widescreen and snapped view

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4 stars out of 5
· 6/5/2016
great app!

in addition to "Kakitai - Learn Japanese by Writing" (free pc and mobile app), I have recovered much of the Japanese that, with no one in Texas to constantly practice with and a boyfriend who refuses to listen to the action anime I like (how else can I honestly get any practice, lol?), I was afraid I had lost it all, but these two apps have shown me that once you've spent 4 years learning a language as complex and different from English as Japanese, completely forgetting it isn't a worry as long as you love it.

4 stars out of 5
· 3/15/2016
pretty useful as a starting point

it has everything needed to push me forward for the difficult/ more advanced parts of the language( especially culture and history )

4 stars out of 5
· 2/4/2016
Decent starting point to learn Japanese

Seems to cover basic grammar and hiragana and katakana syllabaries well, and is easy to use

4 stars out of 5
· 12/5/2015

It has quite a collection of words and phrases. I say it is somewhat worth it.

5 stars out of 5
· 11/8/2015
Quite helpful

You would be hard pressed to find a better app in this price category. It provides very good quantity and quality of study resources, serving as a good review and refresher. Used in conjunction with other material from this author, it gives excellent tuition in the basics for a modest price.

5 stars out of 5
· 5/28/2015
Well Worth the Cost

Not that this costs all that much, but you get so much more than you would expect. I have been very thrilled with all the products that this company has produced. So what you get with this app is a ton of words and phrases in flashcard format with a native speaker sounding them out. There is the ability to create custom study decks and take quizzes as well to test your memory. This app has the Hiragana and Katakana lessons from the free app this company has produced as well. The difference is this one contains the stroke orders for the different kana. If there were any con I would have to say I would like to have the option to turn off the voice while quizzing or studying. I just simply mute my computer.

5 stars out of 5
· 4/20/2015

I really enjoy this app and find it useful in learning Japanese. The study guide and curriculum is easy to understand. It has great step by step lessons and it also has weekly lessons that you can follow.

5 stars out of 5
· 6/11/2014
Amazing App!!

I LOVE this app! It has taught me so much already! The flash cards are so easy to use and the lessons are very helpful and easy to understand. This app was definitely made with the average and even advanced student in mind (also great for beginners like me)! Love it!!

5 stars out of 5
· 4/30/2014
Best Application for Learning Japanese

Awesome application. I have no complaints. I am a beginner, but I know enough about Japanese to know that this is a great application for anyone who is looking to learn or improve.

5 stars out of 5
· 3/24/2014
Great Reference

This app works very well with my textbook and is a perfect reference for beginning Japanese study. The notes in the app let you know up front that it is a supplement. not a complete program. That being said, it is an excellent source for learning the kanas and beginning Kanji. The only problem I have encountered is that I frequently need to uninstall and reinstall the program as it just quits working. This may be due to Windows 8 glitches that need to be worked out and not associated with the app at all.