Dublin, Ireland – Wukomi Media have released a universal iPhone and iPad app ‘Dr. Moku’s Hiragana Mnemonics’ which teaches basic Japanese by using humorous or easily remembered associations for every symbol in the Japanese Hiragana alphabet. The apps feature audio, two different learning modes and three different quiz levels. The free LITE version has all the features of full version except that it teaches a limited number of symbols.
After meeting the love of his life, Amaye, on a business trip to Japan three years ago, Project Developer Richard Christy vowed to conquer and learn the Japanese language as fast as he could. When Amaye explained to him that the complicated and intimidating Kanji can be spelt with a simpler alphabet called Hiragana the idea for Dr. Moku came to him. “Once I knew that Japanese could be broken down for children I decided that I could break it down even further for impatient thirtysomethings like me!” he says.
“When formulating the idea I drew my own crude mnemonics in a ratty notebook. But it wasn’t until I passed them on to Bob Byrne, a childhood friend who is now a professional cartoonist, that the idea really showed promise. It was great to have him involved. He added his own unique flair – bringing the learning system to life with inspired touches such as the Dr. Moku character”
Richard continues, “Hiragana, is the crucial gateway to the Japanese language, the very first thing you need to learn. Initially we hoped for a working understanding in one day. But we were delighted to find it could be even less. One 12 year old girl in the test group learned Hiragana in about 30 minutes”.
Richard, who now speaks fluent Japanese, married Amaye in 2010. The happy couple are currently working on more new teaching applications using the same fresh and fun approach to learning.
Learning Japanese may seem like an impossible task but with Dr. Moku you will be amazed at your ability to learn and recall. Perfect for the complete beginner, young or old, this is the fast, fun and foolproof way to master the first essential step in learning Japanese.
If you want to rapidly increase your learning power or just impress your friends, with Dr. Moku’s Mnemonic learning system you can automatically and effortlessly master Hiragana without even trying.
Dr. Moku’s Hiragana Mnemonics 1.0. With this app its easy peasy to learn Japaneasy! Promo codes available on request for app review purposes.
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