Hiragana Times

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About this app

Hiragana Times is an English-Japanese magazine that provides readers with a chance to learn Japanese while experiencing all the enticing and covered aspects of Japan.

For more than three decades, our content has been supported by fans from over 100 countries around the globe.

1. Read the articles and listen to the audio on all your devices - PC, mobile phone, or tablet.
2. Audio is recorded in English and Japanese by professional narrators.
3. Furigana (Hiragana) placed over each kanji and English transcription over katakana.
4. The text alternates between English and Japanese sentence blocks to provide a direct translation.
5. Reliable content is written by professional Japanese writers for you to obtain knowledge of modern Japan and study the language at the same time.
6. If you are preparing for JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test), our articles include many expressions and kanji that often appear in the tests.

1. Start your monthly subscription to have access to EVERY issue in our digital library.
2. Audio tracks are included in all of our digital magazines.
3. If you find the whole library is too much for you, you can stop subscribing anytime.

1. Restore issues you bought by AppleID, Google account, or digital ID.
2. The digital version in this application holds the same contents and layout as the printed version and can be viewed page by page on your mobile devices. Audio is also available in the digital version.

1. Our articles have been adopted in university entrance exams, school textbooks all over the world.
2. Awarded twice the Grand Prize at the NTT All Japan Town Magazine Festival.

Download the app and start learning Japanese today!


Subscriptions will be charged by your app store account to your credit card. Your subscriptions will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before renewal. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. The account will be charged for renewal with the same package length and price within 24-hours before the end of the current period.

Privacy Policy: https://hiraganatimes.com/privacy-policy
Terms & Conditions: https://snapaskproduct.github.io/Hiragana_Times_web
Updated on
Nov 28, 2023

Data safety

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Personal info, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
Data isn’t encrypted
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

112 reviews
Irene Melnikova
May 5, 2023
Sorry, but i've tried for 2 days to create an account and buy a subscription. I simply can't pass Setting the password step. It throws the backend error. So the password is not set. "Forgot your password" sends the link to email. The mail says that the link is valid for 24h. On the first try it is expired. And submisson of the Password/Repeat password throws the same error. The initiation of the "Forgot" flow again leads to the same problems. I'm in a loop. Tried several emails. It's sad..
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vlowolv Take
January 10, 2023
This is an app for people who have intermediate level japanese on their way to advanced level. At first, I thought the whole magazine would come with audio. After paying for one magazine, I've found out that the magazine is mostly without audio. It was about 10 pages out of 55 pages that came with audio. The app itself comes with plenty of articles with audio for free and the reason someone would pay for this is to get the newest magazine and its archives which does not have a search function.
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Michiko Reynolds
February 26, 2021
I love this app. It's so difficult to find bilingual materials where the Japanese and the English are both well-written. All of the content is relevant and interesting which is not the case with a lot of other newspaper apps in the Google Play store. The app runs smoothly and all of the images, kanji and furigana are clear. I downloaded this app to help with my JLPT studies, but I find I'm enjoying it as well.
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What's new

Thanks for learning with Hiragana Times! We've fixed some bugs and improved performances to make your learning experience even smoother. We release updates regularly, so update today for the latest features! If you have any feedback or run into issues, let us know. We're happy to help!