Free iphone Apps for Japanese

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Japanese FREE APPS

Japanese iphone Apps for Free


By rakudoor released on: 2009-11-24T09:52:14Z

Japanese is a Japanese Words learning tool for iPhone.

- Smart progress tracking with stats and autosave

- 8000 Words from the Japanese Language Proficiency Test

- Four difficulty levels as in the JLPT

- Browse Mode lets you review & study all words in a set

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Kotoba! (Japanese dictionary)

By Pierre-Phi di Costanzo released on: 2008-09-27T07:09:16Z

This application is a multilingual Japanese dictionary for iPhone and iPod touch devices. The dictionary files are embedded in the application so that the dictionary service is available at all times with no additional cost.

Kotoba! was created using the amazing JMdict files from the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group based on the work of Jim Breen on the EDICT project.

Use the Japanese keyboard to look-up words in kana/kanji.
You may use the excellent Traditional Chinese character recognition keyboard for on-screen drawing of Kanjis.
Look-up in ramaji is as well supported.

This application is 100MB+ large, installation over ITunes/Wifi is recommended.

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FREE Japanese Essentials by AccelaStudy\u00ae

By Renkara Media Group, Inc. released on: 2009-04-22T08:59:23Z

AccelaStudy is the award-winning language education software for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad that helps you understand and pronounce words in the shortest possible time. Learn new Japanese words quickly, easily, and permanently with AccelaStudy.

If you like FREE Japanese Essentials by AccelaStudy, learn even more by purchasing AccelaStudy Japanese | English.

Join over 4,000,000 people worldwide who have used AccelaStudy to master a language. Perfect for students, travelers, executives, and anyone who wants to quickly increase their fluency.

PRONOUNCE each word perfectly after listening to NATIVE SPEAKER audio for all words.
Fully functional version of AccelaStudy with a useful subset of its 2,100 professional translations.

SPACED REPETITION feature helps you quickly memorize new words
Automatic STATISTICS help you track your learning progress
Searchable DICTIONARY of all vocabulary
Multiple Choice Quiz
Audio Quiz
Translate any word, phrase, or sentence using the built-in translator. Powered by Google Translate.

All text and audio content is contained within the application. Internet connection is only required for the translator feature.

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iStart Japanese! (Lite Version) - Mirai Japanese (Mirai Language Systems)

By Mirai LLP released on: 2009-12-05T08:00:00Z

iStart Japanese! (Lite Version) is a great language app aimed at beginner-level learners of Japanese! This app is produced by Mirai Japanese, the Japanese-language specialists of Mirai Language Systems! There is simply no better way of learning Japanese!

iStart Japanese! is the only tutor-based language app in the App Store! Get it now!

What is special about iStart Japanese! (Lite Version)?

(1) The Application comes with full audio tutoring in the form of a dialog between native speakers of English and Japanese, clear explanations on how to write Japanese script which includes animated stroke order diagrams, vocabulary training with examples and native pronunciation, and short and enjoyable interactive quizzes for each lesson!

iStart Japanese! (Lite Version) now contains 4 introductory lessons for learners of Japanese with little or no previous knowledge of the language.

(2) The interface of the program provides you with a innovative, fresh, and enjoyable user experience! Some of the unique features of iStart Japanese! (Lite Version) are:

-While you are listening to the audio of the dialog, the speech bubbles automatically move in sync with the audio!

-You can toggle between viewing the Japanese text in romanized form or Japanese script by simply tapping on the speech bubble in question!

You will love these unique features of iStart Japanese! (Lite Version).


Why iStart Japanese! (Lite Version) is right for you...

"iStart Japanese! (Lite Version)" is like having your own personal Japanese tutor in your pocket! Listen to clear and simple dialogs between a native English tutor helping you with understanding the basic meaning of words and grammar, and a native Japanese guide helping you with correct Japanese pronunciation. There is simply no better way to learn Japanese!

The pace is geared towards complete beginners, and everything is explained in a simple and comprehensive way, so that you have complete confidence in your understanding of what you have learned from the very beginning. The program is structured so that your knowledge of the language builds up gradually, and you will gain good pronunciation habits from the outset with the help of the native Japanese speaking guide. You will be surprised how easy it seems to learn Japanese!


Why is iStart Japanese! (Lite Version) by Mirai Japanese so different from other Japanese-learning systems?

Mirai Language Systems devise cutting-edge language-learning software based on three fundamental principles:
(1) language learning should be fun, stimulating, and enjoyable;
(2) language instruction should be logical, well-paced, and consistent; and
(3) language-instruction and learning should be balanced and goal-oriented.
Using these underlying principles, Mirai Language Systems creates inspiring and extremely effective language courses.

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Learn Japanese Vocabulary - Free WordPower

By Innovative Language Learning, LLC released on: 2008-11-03T09:35:35Z


WordPower - Lite : The Perfect Learning Tool for the Ultra-busy Language Learner

Memorize and master the pronunciation of 1 word a day in minutes, sometimes even seconds!

Are you interested in learning Japanese, but just don't have the time?

Let's face it, not everyone can commit full-time to learning a language. We know there are many things going on in your life: school, work, the kids, that special someone. That's why we developed WordPower - Lite for the ultra-busy, 21st century lifestyle. There is absolutely no reason to miss out on all the benefits of learning another language just because you're light on time. With WordPower - Lite, start down the road to fluency and the many perks that go with it: greater job opportunities, higher income, broader view of the world, shock and awe unsuspecting friends and family, and many more.

WordPower - Lite Works!

WordPower - Lite is the ideal solution as you learn to read, say and understand essential Japanese vocabulary in just seconds. WordPower - Lite comes with audio recordings of a native Japanese speaker and a voice recorder so you can master perfect pronunciation of words and phrases anywhere, anytime. Study at your convenience at times and places that work for you!

With 1 word a day, you can memorize and master pronunciation effortlessly!

If you're busy on any particular day, just save the word to you own personalized Word Bank to study at your own convenience. No excuses - start learning and speaking Japanese today!

What makes WordPower - Lite so effective? 6 simple steps.

1. Each day a new word is automagically updated to WordPower - Lite.
2. Memorize the word as you see it in its native alphabet (Romanization where applicable) and English translation.
3. Listen and learn to properly pronounce of the word as you listen again-and-again to a recording of a native Japanese speaker.
4. Record and play back your voice to compare your pronunciation to the native speaker's.
5. Save words and their small audio file to your personal word bank to study at a later time.
6. Use WordBank flashcard function to test all words in the category and quiz yourself.

This application will give you the power to:
- Memorize the meaning of any word
- Master the pronunciation of any word
- Significantly improve reading fluency as you see the written form of each word
- Improve listening comprehension by listening to the pronunciation of each word again-and-again
- Drastically improve pronunciation as you record yourself saying each word
- Master difficult words as you store and easily access them from your own personalized Word Bank
- Challenge yourself with audio flashcards to boost retention

Fast, effective, and fun.

WordPower - Lite FEATURES:
- 1 New Word or Phrase every day for eternity
- Word in Native Alphabet (romanization where necessary) and English definition
- Listening Practice: Hear each word's proper pronunciation by a native speaker
- Perfect your Pronunciation: Record and play back your voice to compare your pronunciation to the native speaker's
- Personalized Word Bank: Save words, with their audio files, to review at any time
- Word Bank Flashcards with Audio: Instantly review Word Bank entries in Flash Card form
- Custom Flashcard Settings: Easily adjust the text size, card order, and question type to meet your study needs
- Volume Control: Easily adjust volume with slide control

Memorize and Master Pronunciation of 1 Word or Phrase a Day! Words and Phrases Used are Chosen from the most Frequently Used Words in the Japanese language!

1 Word a day adds up fast! Over the course of a year, that is 365 New Words.

One word a day not enough?

Upgrade to WordPower - Full today and get instant access to 2000 of the most Frequently Used words and phrases in the Japanese languages!

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Learn Japanese Vocabulary - WordPower

By Innovative Language Learning, LLC released on: 2008-10-29T10:20:18Z

WordPower Japanese - The Ultimate Vocabulary Builder

Rapidly Master 2000 (approx.) of the Most Frequently Used Words and Phrases!

See the words, hear a native pronounce them, record your own voice and compare it to the native speaker.

Will this application alone allow you to speak like a United Nations diplomat? Probably not. Will it empower you to function in everyday situations, understand the language spoken around you, and help you rapidly learn the language? Absolutely "YES!"

The Power of these 2000 words and phrases:

According to the experts, "A vocabulary of 2,000 words is enough to comfortably participate in everyday conversations." WordPower not only gives the core 2,000 words and phrases that make up a language, but also the tools to master them in the fastest and easiest way possible.

What makes WordPower so effective? It's Fun, Fast and Easy to Use!

How does it work?

1. Select one of up to 75 categories on the most common topics in the Japanese language.
2. Memorize each word as you see it in its native alphabet (Romanization where applicable) and English translation
3. Listen and learn to properly pronounce each word as you listen again-and-again to a recording of a native Japanese speaker
4. Record and play back your voice to compare your pronunciation to the native speaker's
5. Save words and their small audio file to your personal word bank to study at a later time
6. Memorize all words in the category and quiz yourself with fun and easy to use flashcards
7. The progress bars will help you keep track of exactly how much you have learned

This application will give to the power to:
- Master the pronunciation of any word
- Significantly improve reading fluency as you see the written form of each word
- Improve listening comprehension by listening to the pronunciation of each word again-and-again
- Master difficult words as you store and easily access them from your own personalized Word Bank
- Challenge yourself with a flashcards to boost retention

With WordPower, you get all of these benefits, plus it's easy to use. Fast, effective, and fun.

- Approximately 2000 Words: The most essential words all in one place
- Word Review by Category: Words are grouped by category
- Listening Practice: Hear each word's proper pronunciation by a native speaker
- Perfect your Pronunciation: Record and play back your voice to compare your pronunciation to the native speaker's
- Personalized Word Bank: Save difficult or useful words, with their audio files, to review at any time
- Flashcards: Test your knowledge with easy to use audio flashcards!
- Word Bank Flashcards: Instantly review Word Bank entries in Flash Card form
- Custom Flashcard Settings: Easily adjust the text size, card order, and question type to meet your study needs
- Advanced Search Function - Search entire database in English or Japanese
- Volume control - Easily adjust volume with slide control
- Audio flashcards with adjustable settings!
- Progress Bar for keeping track of how many words you have really mastered

Bonus Gift

Act today and get an instant 50% off of any Innovative Language Learning Website instantly! Coupon Code is found in the About Us section of the application.

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FREE Japanese Audio FlashCards

By Declan Software released on: 2009-02-21T08:00:00Z

Learn over 6000 Japanese words!* -- all with native speaker audio. Includes flashcards and exercises.

* available in the full version.

This is the free LITE version of Japanese Audio FlashCards with free access to the first 6 wordfiles.

The full version includes over 6000 Japanese words and phrases organized into 110 wordfiles -- all with native-speaker audio.

Features and Benefits:

"u25ca Full version includes over 110 Japanese audio wordfiles totaling 6000 words and phrases.

"u25ca Romaji pronunciation for all words.

"u25ca Every word includes a native speaker's audio recording.

"u25ca Flashcard review and exercises to aid memorization.

"u25ca Learning-list testing technique ensures word retention.

"u25ca Wordfiles include JLPT Level 4 (667 words) and JLPT Level 3 (638 words) ** full version only **.


Japanese Audio FlashCards is a foreign language vocabulary learning tool by Declan Software. The Japanese version includes around 6000 words and phrases each with a native speaker audio recording. Words are organized into approximately 100 WordFiles with each WordFile containing up to 100 words.

The Learning List:

The words are learned based on a Learning List. The Learning List contains a subset of all the words in the WordFile - 10 words by default (although this can be changed by users). The Learning List allows users to concentrate learning a small group of words at any one time. Once a word is learned (by reviewing the Learning List and completing the Exercises) it is removed from the Learning List and is replaced by another, as yet unlearned word from the WordFile. This continues until the whole WordFile is learned.


Words in the learning list should first be Reviewed using the "Review Learning List" option. Then users can move to the Exercises which include the Meaning Exercise, the Word Exercise, the Spelling Exercise and the Listening Exercise. Once all the exercises have been correctly completed, the word is marked as complete, removed from the Learning List and replaced by a new word. However, if the user gets one answer wrong in any of the exercises, then all the exercises must be completed again for that one word. This ensures comprehensive learning and retention.

Managing the Learning List:

After a new WordFile is loaded the Learning List size is automatically set to 10. The number of words in the Learning List can be set by adding or removing words to the Learning List in the "Review Words" feature. In the "Task" menu select "All Words in WordFile" and then return to the main page. The select "Review All WordFile Words". As you progress through the words in the WordFile words can be added to and dropped from the Learning List using the "Add to Learning List" / "Drop from Learning List" button. If you end up changing the number of words in the Learning List, that number will be maintained as words are learning and dropped from the Learning List, and new words are automatically added the Learning List to replace learned words.

Loading new WordFiles:

To switch to another wordfile simply press the "Load Another WordFile" button and then select the WordFile you desire from the "Load WordFile" table. The Audio FlashCards comes preloaded with 3 WordFiles - all other WordFiles are downloaded by the application as required using an (WiFi or 3G) internet connection. If a WordFile needs to be downloaded before it can be used it will have a grey icon next to it in the "Load WordFile" table. To start downloading the WordFile simply select that WordFile and then press the "Start Download" button.

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Japanese Phrases FREE

By released on: 2009-02-05T08:59:50Z

-=iPhone or iTouch for Beginners up=-

"Even the free version is incredibly good!"

"I was initially skeptical when downloading 'cause the app was free. After using this fun and extremely helpful App, I actually felt guilty for not paying for it."

Don't feel guilty! But if you do like the free version, please consider supporting our efforts by purchasing the full version which has THOUSANDS of audio files and many more lessons and much more content than this free version. Upgrading is easy! Use the in-app purchasing within the app to instantly upgrade.

HUGE Update!

* Just added 100 new sound files
* Use in-app purchases to remove the ads or upgrade to the full version (of course ad-less)
* Lessons section: Includes all Hiragana; some Katakana; a selection of grammar lessons (all lessons found in full version of course) and more (Full version includes a lot more!)
* Random feature (Feeling lucky?)
* Search function (find any word or phrase in Japanese or English)
* Email any phrase
* Save or Favorite any phrase to your Study Bank to study or email for printing
* Enhanced graphics (iPhone 4 Retina and iPad)
* Cleaned up and remastered most of the original audio
* iPhone, iPod Touch, AND iPad support (universal app)
* Much more!

Thank you so much for your suggestions and comments. We especially appreciate those of you who have written reviews on iTunes. If you haven't already, please consider making our day with a review!


700+ Phrases all with sound and totally free.

PLEASE DOWNLOAD USING A Wi-Fi CONNECTION! This app is fairly large and can take a few minutes to install.

Perfect for those just starting out with Japanese. Designed for those with little or no Japanese knowledge, this iPhone app has hundreds of phrases and over 600 audio files recorded by a professional native voice actress. Dozens of cultural notes make this audio phrase ebook all the more useful.

Although this will be helpful for those traveling in Japan, it isn't designed to be a travel phrasebook, but a conversation phrasebook. It is best for those who want to quickly learn conversational Japanese with correct pronunciation. The words and phrases encountered here are among the most used in everyday conversational Japanese.

A great way to learn vocabulary and grammar is to memorize phrases and to know when to use them. Listening and repeating the words and phrases also help improve pronunciation and listening comprehension.

This Application includes:
* 700+ audio recordings
* Recorded by a native speaker
* An introduction to Japanese article
* Organized into logical and useful categories.
* Interactive multiple choice quizzes for every category
* Flashcard Function for all words and phrases
* Works even without a network connection

If you buy the FULL version, you will more than triple the phrases (Almost 3,000 audio files).

PLEASE let us know if you have ANY suggestions to make this better. Feel free to email or call us with any questions or problems (please see support site for email and phone number).

Arigatou! Team

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SurvivalPhrases - Japanese

By Innovative Language Learning, LLC released on: 2008-10-18T12:19:46Z

Start speaking Japanese in minutes, and grasp the language, culture and customs in just minutes more with Survival Phrases - Japanese, a completely new way to travel with confidence! This first-of-its-kind application will have you speaking with proper pronunciation from the very first lesson and arm you with cultural insight and other information to utterly shock and amaze your friends, travel companions, and people you meet along the way.

Will you be fluent after Survival Phrases - Japanese? Not likely. Will you be able to function in Japanese, understand culture and customs, travel with confidence, impress people with your manners and etiquette, know things only locals know, and more? The answer is a resounding YES!

What makes Survival Phrases so effective?

- Effortlessly learn from a bi-lingual and bi-cultural host and 60 short audio lessons
- Access and read all 60 Lesson Write Ups while you listen
- Learn local secrets from over 100+ Quick Tips on travel, customs, and etiquette
- Quickly access all of the essential phrases and vocabulary covered in each lesson
- Instantly search everything above with an easy to use advanced search function

These 60 short and effective audio lessons on the most essential Japanese travel phrases will allow you to:
- speak Japanese within minutes of your first lesson
- understand the culture, customs, and people
- navigate any Japanese-speaking country like a local
- communicate in and read Japanese
- master manners, etiquette, customs, and
- even guide your traveling party

Why are the audio lessons so effective?
- short and to the point - 5 minute lessons make them the perfect length
- syllable-by-syllable breakdown of each word and phrase so that you can say every word and phrase instantly
- repeat after the professional teacher section so that you can practice proper pronunciation
- quick cultural tips in each lesson will help you navigate your way even better
- above all, fun and relaxed approach to grasping a lot of information quickly and easily

In just 3 hours, you will have a remarkable understanding of the Japanese language, culture, and customs.

Wait! There's more! Each audio lesson comes with a Lesson Write Up, Quick Tips and Phrases and Vocabulary section!

Lesson Write Ups can be read as you listen or at your convenience!
- learn how and when to use each phrase
- learn related phrases, about gestures, and customs associated
- learn common mistakes to avoid at all costs

Quick Tips give you the information you need without the fluff
- insider travel tips from experts who have lived in the country recently
- information on local dishes, customs, manners and etiquette
- tourist traps to avoid
- warnings on mistakes virtually everyone makes (you definitely want these)

Phrases and Vocabulary gives you all phrases and vocabulary
- learn to read and recognize all scripts
- quickly access them anytime you need for use

Finally, easily and instantly search and find any term in seconds!

iPhone/iPod Touch Exclusive Features
- 60 audio lessons each around 5 minutes (over 3 hours of total running time)
- 60 accompanying lesson write ups
- 100+ quick tips
- All phrases and vocabulary
- Touch + Slide Volume Adjustment
- Touch + Slide Fast Forward and Rewind
- Quick phrase display
- Advanced Search to instantly find any word, phrase, or topic in seconds!

Limited Time Offer
Sign-up Now and Get a 50% coupon for any Innovative Language Learning Website (secret coupon code available in the About Us section of the application)

You've spent hundreds, even thousands of dollars on the perfect trip. Make sure everything goes right! Make sure you have Survival Phrases - Japanese.

Tags: Japan, Japanese, survival phrases, learn Japanese, study Japanese, travel

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MyWords - Learn Japanese Vocabulary

By Innovative Language Learning, LLC released on: 2008-08-13T01:40:48Z

Special Sale Price! - 50% OFF!

Master 10 Japanese Words a Day = 3,650 Words a Year!

What has MyWords empowered others just like you to do?

Rapidly build your vocabulary and perfect your pronunciation! MyWords is a completely new way to quickly learn and remember 10 vocabulary words a day. The fast pace at which you will master new words, with proper pronunciation, will absolutely amaze your friends, colleagues, teachers and family.

What makes MyWords so effective?

It's Fun, Easy to Use, and Daily - the 3 essential keys to learning fast.

How does it work?

In just 5 simple steps memorize and perfect the pronunciation of all 10 daily words:

1. Memorize all 10 words as each word appears side-by-side with its definition
2. Learn to pronounce each word as you listen again and again to a recording of a native speaker
3. Record and play back your own voice to compare your pronunciation to the native speaker's
4. Save words and their small audio file to your personal word bank for later offline study
5. Quiz yourself with a fun and easy to use matching game

Repeat the process over and over everyday

What! Just 10 words a day! What's the deal?

Great question! We've been teaching languages for years, and 10 words a day is the perfect number as it won't overwhelm you. Remember, 10 new words a day adds up fast!

But please, don't take our word for it. According to the experts, "A vocabulary of 3,000-4,000 words is enough for reading newspapers and magazines fluently."

With MyWords you get 3650 words in the first year! That is A LOT of words! Your personalized Word Bank is going to fill fast!

MyWords, and its accompanying lifetime subscription, turns your iPhone/iTouch into a powerful language learning tool that will teach you how to:

-Memorize 10 words a day / 3,650 a year!
-Master the pronunciation of any word
-Significantly improve reading fluency as you see each word
-Improve listening comprehension by listening to the pronunciation of each word
-Master difficult words as you store and easily access them from your own personalized Word Bank
-Challenge yourself with a Matching Quiz to boost retention

With MyWords, you get all of these benefits, plus it's easy to use. Each day 10 new words are automatically downloaded when you connect to the internet. Fast, effective, and easy to use.

Finally, each word is carefully selected by a team of experts to provide you with high frequency words that you're likely to use right away.

-10 Word Daily: 10 essential words automatically updated daily. 3,650 words a year!
-Word Review: Side-by-side list of all 10 words and their meanings
-Listening Practice: Hear each word's proper pronunciation by a native speaker
-Perfect your Pronunciation: Record and play back your voice to compare your pronunciation to the native speaker's
-Personalized Word Bank: Save difficult or useful words, with their audio files, to review at any time even when you have no internet connection.
-Matching Quiz: Test your knowledge by matching all the words to their meanings.
-NEW IN VERSION 1.3: Access past word lists

Keeping adding to your Word Bank to build a collection of thousands!

Bonus Gift!

Get instant access to a 50% OFF coupon valid on any Innovative Language Learning Website! Coupon Code can be found at the bottom of the About Us section of the MyWords application by clicking on the 'V' icon.

Tags: Japan, Japanese, study Japanese, studying Japanese, learn Japanese, learning Japanese, speak Japanese, speaking Japanese, language, language learning, travel, vocabulary, vocabulary builder, building vocabulary

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Human Japanese Lite

By Brak Software released on: 2009-02-07T02:43:38Z

Learn Japanese with Human Japanese language learning software.

Human Japanese presents the Japanese language from square one in a warm, engaging tone. While other products focus on memorizing vocabulary, Human Japanese goes much deeper, drawing the student into the real mechanics of the language, all the while maintaining a warm tone and a sense of humor.

The goal of Human Japanese is not just to turn out students capable of repeating canned phrases, but to lay the foundation for real linguistic and cultural understanding. To this end, it focuses on helping the student to understand the core engine of the language, giving lucid explanations of key concepts and making frequent comparisons to aspects of English that are similar.

Human Japanese Lite contains:

* The first eight chapters of the well-loved Human Japanese text

* Animations of every Hiragana character

* Hundreds of recordings of vocabulary words and phrases spoken by native speakers

* Interactive games and review quizzes

* A dictionary of all Japanese words that appear in the text

Human Japanese will impress you with its warmth, beauty, and wit. Download it today and start your journey!

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Japanese Massage

By AppZap released on: 2009-04-08T07:49:18Z

- ON SALE - 100 % OFF -

People who maintain an intensive lifestyle or have a tight schedule really do need a way to relax in order to restore their vitality. Everyone dreams of restoring both physical and psychological health after a long week of hard work, and massage is one of the simplest and most effective ways of achieving relaxation. It is not only a good way to relax your body, but also has strong therapeutic properties.

Shiatsu is an ancient Japanese massage technique based on the same philosophy and medical theory as acupuncture. The energy channels are stimulated by finger pressure. Anyone can benefit from Shiatsu immediately. Shiatsu is especially suitable for self-massage and can be practiced anywhere: at home, in the office, in the car, or at work.

It will be very easy for you to master the elementary techniques of self-massage, as the program includes a description of the basic Shiatsu massage techniques.

The magic point - once stimulated became healthy.

— Top-quality illustrations of self-massage
— detailed descriptions of every massage type
— a user-friendly interface
— high-quality musical accompaniment for complete relaxation
— additional information about Shiatsu massage
— professional opinions from physicians-masseurs who were involved in the program's development
— self-massage courses designed to be practiced at home, in the office, in the car, and in the open air

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Learning Japanese

By Ronald Timoshenko released on: 2010-06-21T07:59:17Z

Tae Kim's Guide to Learning Japanese now available in the app store! Topics covered include:

- The Japanese Writing System (Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji)
- Basic Japanese Grammar (Particles, Gobi, Tense, etc.)
- Essential Japanese Grammar (Polite Forms, Conditionals, etc.)
- Special Expressions (Causative, Amounts, Honorific, etc.)
- Advanced Topics (Formal Expressions, Volitional, etc.)


A Japanese guide to learning Japanese grammar


This guide is an attempt to systematically build up the grammatical structures that make up the Japanese language in a way that makes sense in Japanese. It may not be a practical tool for quickly learning immediately useful Japanese phrases (for example, common phrases for travel). However, it will logically create grammatical building blocks that will result in a solid grammatical foundation. For those of you who have learned Japanese from textbooks, you may see some big differences in how the material is ordered and presented. This is because this guide does not seek to forcibly create artificial ties between English and Japanese by presenting the material in a way that makes sense in English. Instead, examples with translations will show how ideas are expressed in Japanese resulting in simpler explanations that are easier to understand.

The "Japanese Alphabet Study Guide" now available in the app store! The perfect complement to "Learning Japanese"! Just search for "Japanese Alphabet Study Guide" and download it today!


Please note that this application does not contain Romaji. You will be required to learn the Kana (Hiragana and Katakana) to be able to fully complete this guide. Don't worry though, it's covered in the "Writing System" section.


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JLPT Study FREE, Kanji and Vocabulary Japanese Proficiency Level N5

By Mathias Navne released on: 2009-09-30T09:49:38Z

This if the FREE version of JLPT Study, Level 1-5 Japanese Language Proficiency, containing all of level N5 Kanji (103) and all the roughly 650 words in the level N5 list.

This application will help you study the vocabulary for the Japanese Language Proficiency Tests (JLPT).

The JLPT ("u65e5"u672c"u8a9e"u80fd"u529b"u8a66"u9a13 nihongo n"u014dryoku shiken) is a standardized test for evaluating the Japanese language proficiency for non-japanese.

The study mode is based on interval as this will effectively reinforce your long term memory of the words.

The interval study will increase the time until next study for a word for each time the word is marked as known. If a word is not known, its score will be reduced and you will have to study it more often until its score has been restored. This makes you focus on words not yet memorized.

As each level contains quite a lot of words, the study set (number of words) can be limited. From the selected set, only the words valid for study (according to the chosen study mode) can be studied. Add more words if the number of due words is zero but you still want to move on.

Each time you start a new study, the selected words will be randomized. After the study session is over, you will see how many words you knew and also where you are in your goal to complete the level.

* Interval study
* Full set of compounds for each kanji
* Set study order to English, Japanese or random
* Customize study speed
* Include Kanji in Vocab when possible
* Include Romaji in Vocab when possible
* Focus study on Kanji / Hiragana connection in Vocab
* Quick review (scroll list)

If you do not yet know furigana (hiragana and katakana), make sure to learn it. Very important for studying Japanese. However, until you have mastered furigana there is an option to display romanji spelling.

Remember, even if your goal is not to pass the JLPT, you still can learn tons of new Japanese words to use in your everyday life.

Have fun and keep studying.

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Japanese for Beginners FREE

By LOLriffic Stuff released on: 2009-10-06T02:47:55Z

Ever want to travel to Japan, but don't know the language?
Want to impress that sexy girl who sits behind you in Japanese class?
Want to know what they're REALLY saying in the latest Miyazaki film or Manga comic?
Or go toe to toe with the Buddhist or Shinto monk from the neighborhood temple?

Don't let your inability to speak the beautiful--but difficult--Japanese language stop you anymore! Learn Japanese the fast and easy way with this awesome free language tutor! Our sexy audio guide teaches you how by reciting various introductory Japanese phrases. From greetings to questions, this has it all!

Keep the Japanese dictionary in the desk. Forget about that crappy translation website that messes up even the simplest of phrases. All you do is shake and one of several essential Japanese phrases will appear on screen with an accompanying vocal cue. Shake, listen, recite, repeat. It's as easy as that. And with essential Japanese translations of phrases like "you're welcome" or "excuse me" available at your fingertips, you'd think you're standing in the middle of Tokyo or Osaka right now!


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Gengo Talking Japanese Dictionary

By Innovative Language Learning, LLC released on: 2009-05-13T11:36:34Z

Please note that Gengo Talking Japanese Dictionary requires about 120MB of free space for installation and to decompress its audio files

GENGO TALKING JAPANESE DICTIONARY - The Most User-Friendly, Comprehensive Japanese Dictionary in Existence!

Containing more than 120,000 words, this is the only Japanese dictionary you'll ever need. At Innovative Language Learning we believe in engaging as many senses as possible to learn a new language. So we've developed this one-of-a-kind talking dictionary that ensures success for all Japanese language students.

Download the Gengo Talking Japanese Dictionary today, and you'll find the following unparalelled features:

-Never be without the definition you need on the spot over 120,000 words based on Jim Breen's highly respected EDICT Japanese dictionary.
-Search in English, Rouma-ji, or Japanese kana and kanji to find the word you're looking for with ease.
-Learn each word's meaning through context clues nearly 130,000 example sentences from the highly respected Eijiro dictionary. ***Please note that due to the potentially offensive nature of some sample sentences, you must be running firmware 3.0 or above and Gengo Japanese Dictionary version 1.1 or above on your device to access example sentences***
-More than 100,000 audio clips demonstrating authentic pronunciation to help you perfect your speech fast. (20,000 clips included with Gengo Talking Japanese Dictionary. 80,000 plus are available for instant download when you click on the "listen" button. Note: Internet connection is required to access the extra audio clips.)
-Each word includes a voice recorder. Use this recorder to perfectly match your speech to that of the native recording. Play your recording back and rerecord as many times as necessary to get it right! (supported by iPhone)
-Incredibly helpful on the streets of Japan read signs and get the lay of the land with instant access to detailed information on the kanji (Chinese characters) found in each word. Also search for this detailed info on over 6,000 kanji. There's even a built-in handwriting input to draw the character you're looking for.
-If you need to find the meaning of a character but you don't know how to draw it, then the kanji component search will help you find the meaning of the character in a flash. Simply pick one or more component parts that make up the kanji and hit search.
-Easily retrieve info from previous searches so you'll only need to look up words and characters once and they'll become a permanent part of your personal lexicon.
-Bookmark words, examples, and kanji that you want to perfect in the Study Center. You can go back to the study center later and utilize a special flashcard function to begin your studies.
-Built-in "help" function accessible by the touch of a button.

This comprehensive dictionary is the ultimate tool for anyone wanting instant access to more than 120,000 word definitions and over 6,000 kanji definitions. Download this one-of-a-kind talking dictionary at the special introductory rate and you'll also automatically get a whopping 50% off discount off any subscription to our language learning websites.

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Hiragana and Katakana - Complete Basics of Japa...

By released on: 2010-08-20T02:00:07Z

This app is ad-supported and completely FREE! We also have a .99 version if you prefer to not see ads. Thank you!

Quickly master both Hiragana AND Katakana in one app. Purchase once and learn on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad for no extra charge.

Ever wanted to learn Japanese but didn't know where to begin? Learning hiragana first is often suggested by Japanese teachers and many textbooks (Genki, Japanese for Busy People Kana version, etc) virtually require it. This app will help you master both syllabaries* quickly and painlessly.

This app has over 250 sound files featuring all the main hiragana and katakana characters (we will be adding all of the combination characters soon as a free update!) and about 150 example words using characters learned.

- Universal app: iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
- Learn using Study cards with all information on a single card or with Flashcards to flip to see answers
- Quiz yourself after studying each section and review any missed answers
- Search all hiragana, katakana, and example words
- Random function: tap if you are feeling lucky -- great for reviewing all hiragana and katakana
- Lessons -- an additional way to study all hiragana and katakana
- (on iPad) view random hiragana on the front page

If you are sure you want to learn Japanese, you may want to grab our "Japanese Phrases & Lessons" app instead (or you can click on our "" link at the top to see all our apps). This includes most (but not all) of what is here for hiragana and katakana AND also includes kanji and grammar lessons plus almost 3,000 sound files of common words and phrases.

If you have ANY questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact us.

* Although often called "alphabets," Hiragana and Katakana are more properly called "syllabaries" since each character more or less represents a syllable.

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