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Take the first step toward learning a new language with Japanese Basics.

This app teaches you the foundations of Japanese language in a fun and unique way allowing you to:

• See each character.
• Hear the proper pronunciation for each character phonetic.
• For each character, see and hear a common Japanese word which begins with that character.

Japanese Basics is not only fun, but it’s also accurate because it was developed by a native Japanese speaker.

*This app requires no network connection allowing you to take your studies with you anywhere. Beware – similar apps require internet connectivity.

Japanese Basics contains two in-app purchases, so that you can expand your learning:

• The practice feature which allows you to “finger-write” on the screen so that you can memorize and perfect the strokes for each character.

• The quiz feature which will help you put everything you’ve learned to the test. 

With a little practice, you’ll learn to recognize and write the Japanese Hiragana and Katakana in no time!

::: Development Team :::
Motoko Nakamura
Ricardo Laranja
Alex Brown
Mohamed Hamdouchi

What's New

Version 1.2

• More Apps: Loads one App at a time for better responsiveness and faster loading time.
• Squashing more bugs to make the App run faster and smoother.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
10 Ratings
10 Ratings
Mikochan2011 ,

Domo arigato!

Great app that's well designed, intuitive and great for introducing kids and adults to the Japanese language. Will recommend to others!

Mikhail_Z ,

Please update your app for iOS 11

It look like your app doesn't support x64, so that it won't work on iOS 11.

Lovefrogs123 ,


The whole writing or tracing part of it you have to buy and there are a couple other. Things they advertised that I couldn't find so I felt like it was false advertising.


Hamdouchi Interactive, LLC
23.9 MB
Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2009 Hamdouchi Interactive, LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. On-Screen "Finger-Write Letters" Package $0.99
  2. “Spell It + Match It Quizzes” $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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