4 apps you’ll need when studying in Japan
Connect Study ABROAD provides useful information regarding studying abroad in Japan. This article introduces free apps that are useful when living in Japan.
You might be nervous before coming to Japan to study. You’ll probably be new to Japanese eating customs and you’ll also have to figure out how to make train transfers in Japan’s expansive railway network. Don’t fret. This article introduces apps that’ll help you alleviate those concerns.
- LINE for communication
- Table Check if you’re looking to book a restaurant
- Japan Transit Planner for planes and trains
- Safety Tips for disasters and emergencies
1. LINE for communication
LINE is the most used social media platform in Japan.(※1) It comes with group chat and phone features, as well as a translation feature, so it’s super useful when communicating with Japanese people. The app is available in 8 languages including English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, and Indonesian.
(※1)Social Media Usage by Country
2.Table Check if you’re looking to book a restaurant
Table Check(※2) allows you to search restaurants and make reservations. It’s one of the leading apps in the industry when it comes to compatible languages. In fact, the app is available in 18 languages including Malaysian and Vietnamese.
(※2)Expansion of Languages Supported by Table Check
3. Japan Transit Planner for planes and trains
Japan has a highly developed public transportation system, making it convenient when going out. However, the flip side of the coin is that the transportation system is overly complicated. This app provides information on timetables, transfer methods, and fares in 7 languages.(※3)
(※3)"Japan Transit Planner", a transit guide application for inbound travelers, now available for free
4. Safety Tips for disasters and emergencies
Japan is known for experiencing many natural disasters. The Japan Tourism Agency offers information on disasters in 11 languages.(※4) You’ll be able to receive information on earthquakes, tsunamis, and the weather. If you need to evacuate, you’ll be able to do so safely with this app.
(※4)"Expanded the number of languages supported by "Safety tips," an application for providing disaster information, to 11
The apps can be downloaded from here.
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