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Learn kanji, hiragana, & katakana while playing a fun game!

Are you traveling to Japan soon? Download this free app and learn a few key words & phrases to have more fun on your vacation.

Inspired by mole-whacking games, the game displays a 3 x 3 board of characters. Try to match the correct character to the word or pronunciation shown at the top. You have ninety seconds to make as many matches as you can.

It's OK to make mistakes... but soon you'll notice that you are getting better and better at recognizing Japanese words!

Japanese!! is a language learning tool, a video game, and a travel guide rolled into one.

Download it today and GANBATTE (がんばって / give it your best shot)!!!

Check out our 5-star reviews:
+ So addicting! I'm trying to beat my high score at the hiragana game. It's so fun and I'm getting quicker at the same time. ~Cgvfjbgnh
+ Fun way to learn. Really really helpful for committing kanji to memory. ~singingmama
+ This helped me out a lot when I was studying kana, I still play it just for fun ^_^. ~Zelda@Heart
+ Very useful! I love the interesting factoids and schtuff! ~Yay!
+ I NEVER write reviews, but I had to for this App! I have been learning kana and this app gives me the perfect games to practice recognizing the characters! It's great!!! ~Akarian1598
+ The games are genius - most helpful app for helping me read Kana faster. ~dmMerchant
+ Great App. Has help my Japanese tremendously! ~knightassassin
+ Fun while learning. Wonderful concept. Try it. ~Waterlilly01
+ This app is great! Learning kanji for Japan vacation. ~Whoami-flynn

What's New

Version 1.2

+ Fixed Bugs for iOS 7.
+ Added support for the newest iPhones and iPods.
+ If you enjoy this app, please leave us a rating/review. Thanks!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

136 Ratings

136 Ratings

Best Interactive Japanese App out there


LITERALLY MY FAVOURITE APP. I've had this for a little over a year and it never fails to give me a refresher on my Japanese reading! It taught me all of the hiragana and katakana and acts as a wonderful supplement to my Japanese endeavors. Everyone MUST get this app. Seriously go get it now. It's great if you learn well with matching romanji to Japanese writing :) this is a wonderful app and I highly recommend it! ありがとう
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Halo Cure

This fun & addictive app had me learn 30 kanji in a day! Only problem: no additional levels!

Good Start

Sad Fan - Canada

It's a good app. Definitely worth a play. Easy to get into.

It'd help if it allowed you to practice in blocks, instead of all 46 at once. It can be a bit overwhelming.


SquarePoet, Inc.
12.4 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014 squarepoet, inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Donation $1.39


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