SUN Co., Ltd. (Headoffice: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO: Shumpei Nakasone), the operator of the Japanese language learning app “KURASHI STUDY” was released in the Philippines, Malaysia and Nepal on Wednesday, December 1.
“KURASHI STUDY” is an app for enjoying learning Japanese through stories. Since its release in March 2021, the app has been sold in Japan, India, and Bangladesh, and has been downloaded more than 20,000 times. The iOS and Android versions of “KURASHI STUDY” are now available in the Philippines, Malaysia, and Nepal with this second release of our overseas expansion.
■ Our passion for overseas expansion
Due to the global spread of the coronavirus, many international students who were planning to study in Japan, as well as specified skilled workers and technical interns who were planning to work in Japan, have been unable to enter Japan. According to some newspaper reports, as of October 1, approximately 370,000 foreigners who have received Certificate of Eligibility for Resident Status from the Immigration Service Agency have not been able to come to Japan due to prolonged COVID-19 entry restrictions at airports and ports. For a period of time in November, the government had finally started to allow foreign technical interns, international students, and short-stay business people to enter Japan on a conditional basis, gradually easing the entry restrictions.
Developed for foreigners who are starting a new life in Japan, “KURASHI STUDY” is a story-based Japanese language learning app featuring scenes from Japanese life. It was developed with the concept of “Discover Japan, Lovin’ Japan Live your way” and allows users to not only learn the language, but also learn “Life Knowledge” such as customs and administrative rules.
With the easing of immigration restrictions and the expected increase in the number of foreigners coming to Japan, we felt the need to deliver a Japanese language learning app that is close to the “Life in Japan” to Japanese language learners around the world. This time, our overseas expansion will be in the Philippines, Malaysia, and Nepal, but we are planning to expand our overseas areas in the future in order to deliver learning apps that can replace schools and textbooks to the world.
■ App features
Based on a total of 96 stories about life in Japan, you can study Japanese grammar, expressions, vocabulary, and pronunciation through the conversations of the characters. All the conversations in the stories are audio recorded, and can be used for listening and pronunciation practice. You can study Japanese reading, listening, and speaking skills independently without going to school. It also has an “Online Japanese Conversation” service where you can take private lessons with a professional Japanese language teacher. You can freely ask for advice on things you don’t understand in your independent study, or if you have any problems in your life in Japan. *Note: This function is a paid option.
■ Update information
December 1 Release: Visual and functional improvements to the “Online Japanese Conversation (Talk)”
■ App overview
■ Japanese language learning app “KURASHI STUDY”
KURASHI STUDY is a story-based Japanese learning app that teaches Japanese through conversation. The 96-scene story captures real life in Japan, and all the conversations of the characters are audio recorded. In addition to learning real Japanese, you can also learn the rules of daily life and administration necessary for living in Japan. The “Online Japanese Conversation (Talk)” service allows you to take private lessons with a qualified Japanese language teacher, supporting your independent study. You can learn “reading, listening, and speaking” in one app, which can also be used to prepare for the JLPT N5 to N2 levels.
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■ SUN Co., Ltd
We are an IT company that operates a system integration business, Web design and a foreign resident support business under the corporate philosophy “To become a globally-renowned company based on our mission ‘connect people with people’ “. We will actively hire globally, and by connecting people, create new value and deliver innovation to the world.