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    Not sure if this is the best forum for this question, but is anyone living/working in Japan using an iPad? I just got one and am looking around for interesting/useful apps for foreigners in Japan. Not only for studying, but also train schedules, movies, TV, games, fun stuff. I have found the major ones but was wondering if anyone here has any special links/tips/suggestions?
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    Delusions of Adequacy Male
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    Are you using the Japan iTunes store and searching for apps in Japanese? That's usually the best way to turn up what you want.
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    Thanks, Mike. Yes, it defaults to the Japan store and I've searched in both Japanese and English. As I noted, I've found some good dictionaries, etc.

    Here's what I'm using so far (Japan / Japanese-related):

    Dictionaries

    JEDict Lite
    Midori
    Kotoba!
    kotobank (it says it's possible to dl プログレッシブ英和・和英中辞典 through it, but their "Store" leads to a blank page....)
    Yahoo辞書

    Train Schedules
    Jorudan乗換案内

    Any suggestions? Not sure what I'm really looking for, I guess - just wondering if anyone found anything useful / fun / especially interesting to us living and working here...
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    Delusions of Adequacy Male
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    Sort of depends on what you do, I guess.

    I have several map, navi, and gps recording apps which come in handy, as well as a couple that show traffic conditions.

    I also have a neat little calculator app that converts between the western calendar and the years based on the reigns of emperors. Handy if you need it; useless if you don't.
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    Great Mr. Plinkett Male
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    RedLetterMedia. It doesn't really have anything to do with Japan, but it's great anyways.
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    Best English-Japanese dictionary is called Japanese around 1600 yens on the App store
    Best navigation (getting directions) --> hyperdia.com you can get the App from there but I recommend the web page!
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    Hi, I'm an indie developer and created a free learning app for your iPhone/iPod. It also works on your iPad.

    It's free and it's fun. Download it and let me know what you think!

    Thanks.
    Last edited by jeisan; Sep 7, 2012 at 16:42. Reason: Broke link
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    Delusions of Adequacy Male
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    Don't copy-paste spam your stuff all over the forum.
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    Hi Mike,

    Sorry! I guess I was excited to promote my first language learning app. :-(
    If you think my posts aren't appropriate, feel free to moderate/remove them.

    Have a good day,
    Ron

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