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English-Japanese magazine that you can learn real Japan Supported over 30 years by Japan fans of the world!
Innovative editing, that you can learnJapanese language at the same time.


Read by these people

  • ​Those who would like to know real Japan.
  • Those who would like to live in Japan someday
  • Those who would like to learn Japanese language, while enjoying

What is Hiragana Times?

■The magazine that introduces the real Japan to the world

Hiragana Times introduces the real Japan to non-Japanese by looking at Japan as an attractive, unique town in the global village. The magazine includes information about living in Japan as well as information about mastering communication with Japanese. Inside Hiragana Times, the world of Japan becomes reality, and one can experience the cultural frontier between Japan and the rest of the world.

Hiragana Times has been published since 1986 and has readers in more than 100 countries. Readers are mainly in their 20s and 30s, but the number of middle-aged and elderly readers has been rapidly increasing in recent years.

■Revolutionary multi-level hiragana texts with audio

Hiragana Times is a truly unique magazine in which you can study Japanese while learning about Japan.
Each Japanese paragraph is followed by its English translation, and furigana are placed above each kanji to make Japanese study even easier. Among the articles, the 13-page “Multi-level Text” section features hiragana texts and also standard Japanese texts. Furthermore, appropriate English words and phrases are positioned on each hiragana and standard Japanese word or phrase between the hiragana and standard Japanese texts. With this you will be able to understand the meaning of the texts without having to use a dictionary. The audio for the section is available for subscribers

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