A better way to learn Japanese 🇯🇵

Kanso is a simple solution for Japanese language learners. Build a solid foundation from the beginning, learn only the essentials, study everything offline and share your progress along the way!

Sanju Varghese
  • Sanju Varghese
    Sanju VargheseiOS developer obsessed with optimization

    It's simplicity and effectiveness for learning Japanese


    There's a few small bugs, but I've contacted the Maker about it and he's already fixing them.

    The app takes the learning process slow and easy and uses repetition for reinforcement. Even after just 1 hour of using it, I've felt like I'm already making progress.

    Sanju Varghese has used this product for one day.
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Jason Cornwall
Jason CornwallMaker@jcornwall_ · Maker of Kanso
Hey Product Hunters! As a Japanese learner, one of the biggest things I struggled with in the beginning was figuring out how to start and what to learn first. I created Kanso to help solve that problem. It gives the learner a clear roadmap of the most important concepts necessary for a solid foundation in the language. None of the unnecessary fluff of typical language learning programs, just the essentials. I hope you guys enjoy it!
Tregg@treggify · Product Designer at JP Morgan Chase
I love the name! Kanso = the elimination of clutter. Love me some Japanese design principles.
Jason Cornwall
Jason CornwallMaker@jcornwall_ · Maker of Kanso
@treggify Thanks!
Pete Allport
Pete Allport@peteallport · Founder Orchrd
Wow, Kansō is amazing. Just upgraded to the paid version!
Samuel Goudie
Samuel Goudie@sgoudie · Founder @homamoco
I've always wanted to learn Japanese, but never successfully got past the very basics. I'm interested to learn what you think the unnecessary fluff of something like Duolingo would be, and how the Kanso way is different?
Jason Cornwall
Jason CornwallMaker@jcornwall_ · Maker of Kanso
@sgoudie Duolingo has a Japanese course but it wasn't created in such a way that allows users to learn new concepts with ease. Neither does it give users the linguistic tools necessary to start building their own sentences with confidence. Kansō tries to address this issue by giving the user meaningful vocabulary that is relevant to their daily life from the beginning, and it explains the essence of key grammatical concepts that are essential for sentence construction and mastery of the fundamentals. The whole process is simplified to show that traditionally complex topics can be learned and applied relatively early while simultaneously giving the user information that they can use from day 1.
Kiki Schirr / 史秀玉
Kiki Schirr / 史秀玉Hunter@kikischirr · Founder, WeKiki Video Chat Platform
I like the direct essentialism of this stylish Japanese language learning app. From the process of learning with flashcards to the words chosen to the design itself, everything about Kansō is streamlined!