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About Japanese

Japanese is a one of a kind Japanese dictionary and study app, available on both iOS and Android. It is used by over half a million Japanese learners across the world and is suitable for all ages.

Japanese’s powerful and easy-to-use tools make it the ultimate study companion for beginners and fluent speakers alike, helping Japanese learners study the language they love, simply and effectively.

Japanese was designed by learners, for learners, and is tailored to the needs of students of the Japanese language. This philosophy is demonstrated in every aspect of the app, from its intuitive user interface to its detailed dictionary entries.

Since its launch in 2008, Japanese’s popularity and fanbase has grown dramatically, and the app is now widely-recognized as the study tool of choice for Japanese learners across the globe. It’s popularity with users has manifested in an average 4.5 star rating on Apple’s App Store, with ratings from over 250 users.

Japanese is packed full of features that are targeted towards users who want to learn Japanese on their mobile or tablet devices. The app integrates seamlessly with offline study materials and supports data transfers and imports from other language learning apps. Japanese operates offline, so users can learn Japanese on the go, wherever they go.

Japanese is available for free on iOS and Android platforms and requires iOS 10 and/or Android Lollipop, Marshmallow or Nougat.

If you are looking to cover Japanese in your media, please download the app from Apple's App Store for iOS and/or Google's Play Store for Android. Please contact us for further enquiries.


Japanese boasts a wide variety of features and tools to help those wanting to learn Japanese.  Whether the user lives in Japan and needs to look up words as part of everyday life, is entering the world of Japanese for the first time, or aiming to nail their next JLPT test, Japanese is the perfect app. Below is a collection of some of Japanese's best-loved features. For a full list of features, please refer to our features page.

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Lightning Fast Search

Users can search from a comprehensive dictionary of over 175,000 words and 58,000 example sentences and receive relevant results in real time.

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Memorize Lists

Users can create custom lists of their favorite words and daily go-tos to help them learn the vocabulary that is most important to them.

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JLPT & Kanji Kentei

Tests aren’t everything but for those seeking to master the JLPT or the Kanji Kentei, Japanese has dedicated, up-to-date study lists.

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Study Flashcards

Users can create and customise their own flashcard lists, and then practice them until mastered with Japanese’s new and overall improved flashcard system.

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Handwriting Recognition

With Japanese’s AI-based handwriting recognition, users can draw and look up any character, more accurately than ever before.

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Text Reader

From text messages to websites, reading can be a struggle. Japanese's Text Reader tool deconstructs sentences into easy-to-understand segments.

Media Resources

Here you can find our logo and product screenshots for Japanese. All graphics are high-resolution images. You can download each asset separately by clicking the download links below. To learn more about the Japanese brand, please see our branding guidelines page.

Development History

Japanese began life in July 2008. It was released as one of the first 100 applications on the App Store. The app is now a project of Renzo Inc., based in Fukuoka City, Japan.

Over the years, Japanese has received critical acclaim and is now used by over half a million people across the globe, making it the No. 1 app for Japanese learners.

The Japanese team has grown to six people from different nationalities, backgrounds and skillsets and they are devoted to making the app the best it can possibly be for its users.

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Standard License: Free
Location: Fukuoka City, Japan
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