Sail - Japanese conversations

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About this app

Sail away on a meaningful journey of Japanese communication.
Sail is a communication service that provides easy, casual, and safe global communication in Japanese.

Enjoy meaningful cross-cultural exchanges between people interested in Japan and people with diverse experiences living all throughout Japan.
Let local Japanese people introduce you to the local Japanese language and culture without having to go to Japan!

Experience exciting video calls where you can share - in Japanese! - about your country/region, culture, customs, and local lifestyle.
Not only will you enjoy talking with Japanese people, but you will also be able to improve your Japanese conversation skills.
If you're thinking about working in Japan, asking about the kind of job and future you're thinking about will be sure to help you grow.

▼Our Goals
Based on the philosophy of "Paving the way for a vibrant and harmonious future" Sail is working on projects that will help liberate intellectual curiosity and wisdom.
We aim to create an exciting experience where people from Japan and the rest of the world can share their unique culture and way of life in Japanese, and share their words in an open-minded way, peeking into the lifestyles of others who are different, and having a moment in their day filled with different cultures.

▼Languages spoken
・Japanese (You will be interacting with Japanese people.)

▼How to Communicate
Conversation through the service's video call function and chatting with text in the conversation screen.

▼Conversation Time
・25 minutes per conversation

▼Easy to Use
・There is no need to learn complicated operations, and anyone can use it easily.
・If you have any questions, our customer support team will be happy to guide you through the process.

▼Join the Sail Community
・We have an online community that meets regularly once a week.
・The community is open to all registered users of Sail.
・Please join us as we gather people from all over the world who are enjoying Sail.
・Detailed information will be sent to you via email newsletter after you register for Sail.

▼Service Area
・Currently, the service is available in 133 countries around the world and is used by many Japanese fans from all over the world.
・Your Japanese conversation partners range in age from their teens to their 90s, and they live in all locations of Japan from Hokkaido to Okinawa.

・Test it out with a free trial!
・If you sign up for a subscription, you will be able to have unlimited conversations.
・Please contact us if you want to use the service for a company or group.

・Select one of your available dates, and find a Japanese user who can talk at that time.
・Stand by before the conversation starts, and press the start button once the dialog pops up.

▼Canceling a Reservation
・You can cancel a conversation reservation from the screen, and the other party will be notified immediately when you do.

▼Notes on Use
・Please use the service where you have a stable internet connection.
・If your surrounding area is noisy, it may be difficult to have a good conversation. Please attempt to hold your conversation in a quiet environment.
・Please use a headset for the best quality calls.
Updated on
May 10, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info and Photos and videos
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

229 reviews
Crystal Marie
May 10, 2022
This app is okay, but it's not the most intuitive. Search just brings me to a calendar to browse, there's no real searching going on. It would be ideal if users who have entered conversation times could be browsed through independent of the calendar. I get this is primarily for Japanese people, but it might be more effective if not just the Japanese people could set times they want to have sail conversations. That would increase engagement. The premise is great, the execution, not so much.
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Muhammad Nurul Fajri
September 20, 2023
The app has a lot of flaws, there is no app or video settings and no proper search feature. I can't search for people from certain parts of Japan, I can only search for reservable conversation.
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Sarah R.
February 5, 2023
Updated Feb. 2023 You get 3 free 25 minute conversations. After that, it's $15 a month for unlimited conversations, a great deal compared to italki. When living in America I had difficulty finding lessons at the times I wanted. Now I'm in Japan and finding a lesson at the time I want is easier. I had no difficulty confirming my phone number. It's hard to find the same teacher to talk to again. You have to keep checking the calendar. The app loading screen is often slow. Really nice teachers!
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