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Flash Japan is a simple, easy to use Flashcard App for learning 50 essential phrases every traveler to Japan may need.


50 essential phrases in Japanese and English with a phonetic pronunciation of the Japanese phrase.

Touch the card face and the card flips to show the translation on the back of the card.

Press Forward, Backward to move one card or choose to Play cards automatically at 3 different speed levels. Drag the Slider position to move rapidly to a new position in the deck.

Filter cards by Subject and Category - for example, you might have different Categories such as Eating Out, Greetings, Transportation - view any single category or all categories at the same time.

Display cards in a Random order or Sequentially and turn on/off Card Slide animation if you find it too distracting.

Choose to display the English Translation, the Phrase and the Phonetic Text on the front or the back of the card in any combination.

Load entire card decks from a comma delimited file you post on an internet website.

Add new cards or Edit/Delete existing cards through the App on your device to ensure you have just the phrases that you will need most.

Flash Japan was designed to be simple and efficient and fulfill its single purpose well. It does not include any audio phrases, nor does it keep score of any test runs. There are other applications that provide that capability, though, they cost a lot more.

Arigato Gozaimasu!

What's New

Version 1.5

Fixed an issue with the Load feature in the Settings screen.

Ratings and Reviews

cool but could use a few improvements


very useful app, haven't combed through all te entries yet. awesome that you can add your own and categorize them using the alredy there categories or make your own. a nice touch. interface is a bit clunky (for example for some reason trying to hit the category button when making entries is oddly off. and the framerate chugs when scrolling. and the phonetics seem a bit of too at times. but if you know how to do the basic pronunciation of Japanese then this is a great app. will be referring to this a lot before and during my upcoming trip. any improvements would be awesome.

Perfect, just what I need!

Net 75

Very easy to use. Great for learning the key phrases I need to get around Japan. I like that I can use the phrases that are already there, or add my own. It's so convenient, for example, I can use it at a restaurant to remind myself how to ask for more coffee or the pay the bill. Great app.


Michael Dougan
2.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Michael Dougan


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