Google Japanese Input APK

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Last updated: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 12:25:29 UTC

Google Japanese Input apk

APP Information

Download Version 2.25.4177.3.339833498-release-arm64-v8a (6417706)
Apk Size16.58 MB
App DeveloperDropbox, Inc.
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up

Download Google Japanese Input 2.25.4177.3.339833498-release-arm64-v8a APK

App Description

Google Japanese Input is google,android,inputmethod,japanese,productivity,input, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.54 by 13 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Dropbox, Inc. website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 2.25.4177.3.339833498-release-arm64-v8a Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 453067+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Google Japanese Input, optimised for Android devices. Featuring a rich and relevant vocabulary set and convenient conversion capability to increase the efficiency of Japanese Input.
– Rich and relevant vocabulary set. We have extracted all the right words from our desktop version to cover all the mobile use case: from writing an email to looking up a map and writing something on your favourite social network site and so on.
– Places: [東京都中央卸売市場] [秋葉原ラジオ会館] [立山黒部アルペンルート]
– Celebrity : [徳川光圀] [織田信秀]
-- Foreign words : [Android(あんどろいど)] [Bistro(びすとろ)] [Trattoria(とらっとりあ)]

- Neat features. Take advantage of unique handy features such as:
-- 「きょう」to get today's date or「いま」to get the current time.

– Android 4.2 or later.

– All the Google Japanese Input product, including this Android version, can be used without any active network connection.

App ChangeLog

  • – Improved UX
  • – Emoji search support

App Screens

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requires following permissions on your android device.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

download files without notification
Allows the app to download files through the download manager without any notification being shown to the user.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

measure app storage space
Allows the app to retrieve its code, data, and cache sizes

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

read Google service configuration
Allows this app to read Google service configuration data.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Fitria Ilmi Permatasari-avatar

    Fitria Ilmi Permatasari


    I use the keybkard for at least 5 years right now but only lately I found out a problem. For some reason when I type in MS Words, it would erase the words when I'm correcting a words behind just like when I touch 'Ins' on computer. But when I tried using another keyboard, it works just fine. I'm already comfortable with this and I don't want to change so hopefully it'll get better.

  2. Jela Lejana-avatar

    Jela Lejana


    It works pretty well for me. As I've seen on the "some" other reviews that they can't uninstall the app. It's pretty obvious to go to the settings in your phone > apps > search or find Japanese input > uninstall. Just like how you uninstall other apps manually in the settings. Geez, basic problem with basic solution but always disregarded.

  3. stru81-avatar



    Delightful. Having mastered this interface for at least eight years, across three phones, I can say that using this has been a joy. Blocking (underlining) are easily dismissed with a swift tap of the enter key and you're given two magical arrow keys to move the cursor when your fat fingers lack the needed precision. NOT BY SLIDING A FINGER ALONG A SPACEBAR GBOARD!!

  4. Syaraf Zafran-avatar

    Syaraf Zafran


    I really like this keyboard but could you make the cursor not stick to words that is in prediction(the blue highlighted one), it is kind of annoying to me. Thanks for making this😀

  5. Attila Magyar-avatar

    Attila Magyar


    I love this keyboard, it works on my device perfectly, easy and convenient to use. But if you plan to abandon the development and maintenance of it in favor of whatever other app, can you at least opensource it or something, instead of making it nag me about the other damn thing? If I wanted to use or even try something else, I'd be doing that, thank you. But since I'm not doing that, it stands to reason that I'm satisfied with this app. Back in the day, Winamp, Nero Burning ROM, Azuerus, and a bunch of other software demonstrated that there is such a thing that a software is done, complete, and any additional development would just make it worse. Please consider these.

  6. Pierre C.-avatar

    Pierre C.


    Please don't merge with Gboard... Gboard is a mess! You can't easily find simple characters like '%', and you can't type more complex ones like『●∀○』「♤▽♤」【✓●✓】(⇒and so many others ‼ ★☆✚♡…) ✔ This was written with Google Japanese Input, without any problem!

  7. l 別の名前 l-avatar

    l 別の名前 l


    I'll only give 4 stars because there's no layout with Hiragana/Katana characters only and in computer type of keyboard. But all in all a pretty good app.

  8. Elijamin Wlc-avatar

    Elijamin Wlc


    Please do not merge with gboard. The symbol menu and access in gboard is an absolute mess, while the symbol selection screen here is much more simple and straightforward to use

  9. Azazelle la Matins-étoile-avatar

    Azazelle la Matins-étoile


    This app has worked flawlessly for years. Now that Google wants to merge it with Gboard, it is constantly crashing. I believe this is intentional sabotage on the part of Google.

  10. 。-avatar


    oh yeah gboard amy have lots emoji, can send gif than this japanese input. but gboard didnt have some signs like ↞↗↡↢and they automated changed into hiragana every time we used the keyboard and thats annoying

  11. Nick Miller-avatar

    Nick Miller


    Constantly notifies you to upgrade to Gboard, often while typing. Just writing this review was interrupted twice.

  12. Sumaira Taj-avatar

    Sumaira Taj


    It only have hiragana writing, and it doesnt help in teaching you to write katakana and kanji directly. So disappointing. Can you improve? i want katakana and kanji keyboard added too!!!

  13. Nylodale-avatar



    Hello, please do not merge this keyboard with Gboard, I feel very uncomfortable with Gboard's data collection and I would not use it. Thank you.

  14. SN YG-avatar

    SN YG


    The keyboard layout became quite worse than previous one.

  15. Hans Maulwurf-avatar

    Hans Maulwurf


    Please do not merge this app with gboard. I need different theme settings here and I need it a seperate keyboard to select from.

  16. LL-avatar



    Please do not merge with Gboard. I will have to find a different keyboard if you do.

  17. Ayush singh Ayush singh-avatar

    Ayush singh Ayush singh


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  18. Martina Bengler-avatar

    Martina Bengler


    Now I can't change the input method easily, annoying to go out of apps to change it.

  19. Chargebolt 02-avatar

    Chargebolt 02


    The qwerty mode doesn't write in japanese.

  20. Virgo Love-avatar

    Virgo Love


    Dear Developer. The QWERTY keyboard is not like always, i feel like when you have a wrong type on a word after you type on back word ex:(defeat aftert defeat defeat) when you want to delete the word "aftert" you can't touch front word from "R" to "T" you must delete all words into that word.Yeah,i know you can touch space for done the typing and select into the wrong words so just do your job mother.

  21. Anderzon Manrique-avatar

    Anderzon Manrique


    How do I type in Katakana and kanjies I don't see the options ?

  22. pastelclxuds !-avatar

    pastelclxuds !


    Pretty Good! Love the keyboard and everything! Its just that I wish that it wouldnt, Hard to describe that 😅 Overall, Amazing! Keep up the great work!

  23. Ben hughes-avatar

    Ben hughes


    Now, this is a good app. Maybe not all the kanji characters are there, but there's thousands of those characters anyways. It even has its own face section. ʕ•̀ω•́ʔ✧. If your looking for an app that translates words, this isn't it. It is a good dual-keyboard app that you need to know Japanese for.

  24. Tori Henson-avatar

    Tori Henson


    I had this app before I formatted my phone, but I guess there was an update and now I cant search for emoji on the english keyboard, and they made it more difficult to access emoji from the Japanese keyboard. An unecessary downgrade.

  25. Slinky Dink-avatar

    Slinky Dink


    Hate it becauae I don't need it but its forced upon me. No matter how many times I uninstall, Play Store installs it in the background under the guise of a security update. I also turned off Auto Updates so I'm really mad that this is happening. I'm viewing this app as a insidious data collection tool for the aforementioned reasons.

  26. Jerry George-avatar

    Jerry George


    To all other users, when you uninstall built in app, turn off the auto update function in the App store. This prevents it from being reinstalled by Google. 😎

  27. John Bradford-avatar

    John Bradford


    I used to use Japanese on Google to convert or read the symbols from Japan when they put pillows things on Facebook but I wish it was transferred into English so that I could read it from John Bradford

  28. Sky-princess_UwU-avatar



    I mean it's pretty okay👍, but I do love to troll people with it >:)😛, cuz they don't even understand Japanese😂, but it's also very annoying

  29. Ava Babai-avatar

    Ava Babai


    I don't like that I can't uninstall it. I have limited data and see that uninstalled apps or disabled apps like this still running using it all up. I don't use it so why does it do that

  30. Antonio P-avatar

    Antonio P


    When I disable an app I expect it to stay that way and not enable itself after an update installs, which should not have been offered in the first place.

  31. ななしUSAから-avatar



    This Japanese keyboard is so easy to use. It is an indispensable tool for any serious Japanese writer. I cannot think of a situation when I do not use it one day. I am very grateful for having it. I hope it will improve its usefulness even better .

  32. C.H. Law-avatar

    C.H. Law


    Please don't merge with Gboard let them be separated

  33. Devesh Parekh-avatar

    Devesh Parekh


    This has been replaced by Gboard, hasn't been updated in more than a year, and will never be updated again. Google is just too incompetent to remove these old deprecated keyboards.

  34. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Why can't all these language inputs be uninstalled? If I ever need them, I will go find them and install at that point. Frustrating that Google keeps piling more stuff onto our devices. Android used to be the anti-Apple. Now that Google is in control, they are just the same, they are trying to take control of our lives and collect every bit of data they can. Scary stuff.

  35. Robert Yoon-avatar

    Robert Yoon


    RIP: Merging with Gboard

  36. Akiko Yoshida-avatar

    Akiko Yoshida


    It works and I've been using for a year. A few minor problems are that some kanji are Chinese versions; they don't give most commonly used words and kanji as possible options while typing, or those are not included as options. So it can be frustrating from time to time and I normally use my iPad for corresponse in Japanese, which is a bit better for Japanese typing.

  37. Dan Drykstra-avatar

    Dan Drykstra


    I'm sure for someone is quite useful. I do not speak the language as a result I am getting annoyed with constantly deleting it, disabling it and, having it put in my system every single update. Seriously Google???

  38. John Wingate II-avatar

    John Wingate II


    The keyboard vibrates to the touch, which can be annoying sometimes. The keyboard is more accurate than the system's keyboard, having more word entries. However, both of them suffer from displaying Chinese versions of kanji, such as 海 for sea. The right side of the character should look like this 毎. Still I like that you get different emojis. I wish I knew how to customize あ, for example and give it a ten-ten for emphasis.

  39. Alicia Mglick-avatar

    Alicia Mglick


    Absolutely fantastic app usually but lately had been quite buggy on my Samsung A50 and won't even pop up. Sad... I keep having to reinstall it

  40. Shaun Knighton-avatar

    Shaun Knighton


    It's good for hiragana save for small characters (i.e. ょ, っ, etc), but using it for katakana and kanji is nearly impossible unless what you're looking for shows up in the suggestions. No option to draw characters, either. There's also no QWERTY keyboard so you'll have to switch keyboards for romaji unless you really miss old-school typing via 10-key. Overall it could be a lot more robust than it is.

  41. Toluwani Titus-avatar

    Toluwani Titus


    The 'ki' hiragana is missing...i can't find it anywhere...please fix this

  42. Inés Marie Ramírez Mercado-avatar

    Inés Marie Ramírez Mercado


    BEST APP!とてもかわいい♡ AND ppl saying it's not good for kanji/katakana IF YOU KNOW JAPANESE, YOU WILL FIND OUT THAT THERE IS NO PROBLEM WITH THE APP!You just don't know enough japanese. Actually, my japanese bf use it and he have not complained. 🌸

  43. Ian Johnson-avatar

    Ian Johnson


    Don't speak or read Japanese, don't want the app, but can't uninistall the app.

  44. Skyheart.Khan's OnePeace-avatar

    Skyheart.Khan's OnePeace


    I really love google but this keyboard inputs are not correctly aligned. Katagana is missing in this input format. Along with this i would recommend to make it just like the regular keyboard because this type or keyboard format is taking too much time. Please i'm requesting to please fix it and make it lightier and easy version so that it won't be taking much time.

  45. DamBalastik Games-avatar

    DamBalastik Games


    the way it uses romaji words to translate to hiragana or katakana is really good and the keyboard wallpaper and it has many features like the emoji like this (๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧ its too perfect.

  46. David Allen-avatar

    David Allen


    I like twelve key input for Japanese and standard keyboard for English, which doesn't seem possible in this app. Also switching between Japanese and English was difficult. Finally, there was no ability to type words by swiping through letters. SwiftKey was able to do all of this.

  47. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    I'm sure this App is great if you speak and write in Japanese. However It isn't great and is just a waste of phone storage if you don't. Considering that only 128 million people speak Japanese in the world and out of that 128 million, 124 million of them live in Japan it is beyond idiotic to have this as a system app anywhere other than Japan. I don't want it on my phone Google. If I decide to start texting in Japanese, I'll download it myself until then ファックオフ

  48. Joshua Flynn-avatar

    Joshua Flynn


    Loved the keyboard. However, the new layout in the last update got rid of possible symbols without pressing on one of the symbols. As a language learner, seeing all the possible symbols was very helpful. Would love to see a setting to enable this.

  49. Matthew Brooke-avatar

    Matthew Brooke


    Just one small issue I've had when upgrading to Android 10 and changing the gesture actions to the ones like iOS (and disabling the bottom bar) is that there is now a big white bar across the bottom of the screen. This shows up even when dark mode is enabled and a dark theme chosen for the keyboard.

  50. TAWCo-avatar



    Great app just need katakana... I am glad I can type in hiragana and select the corresponding katakana above but would love the option to switch the that style manually.

  51. Enzo Radikal-avatar

    Enzo Radikal


    Won't let me go back to my normal keyboard and this is extremely annoying...Even though I deleted the app it still won't go Edit:I have an Android and I did have the option to delete this app but the effects won't go away I am stuck forever with this nuisance of an "app"...Thanks a lot Google. Edit:I FOUND OUT A WAY TO GO BACK TO NORMAL JUST INSTALL ANOTHER KEYBOARD TO ELIMINATE THIS ONE THEN DELETE THE OTHER AND YOUR BACK TO NORMAL!😌

  52. Laura Heyeck-avatar

    Laura Heyeck


    The small "-e/i/o/u" hiragana text surrounding the "-a" hiragana have been removed from the latest version for no reason and you can no longer see which way to flick unless you press and hold each button. Why on Earth would you remove functionality? Typing is now considerably if you haven't memorized the keyboard. Bring this small text back please.

  53. John Surgers Jr.-avatar

    John Surgers Jr.


    It doesn't have a swipe option, like the Chinese, and Hindu keyboard also from Google keyboard. Please, please, have the Google swipe Japanese keyboard as an option???

  54. X X-avatar

    X X


    It want to FORCE me to select Japanese as my default input method. Not happening

  55. Dhaval-avatar



    Such Trash Apps from Google perfect Junk Datawares we didn't need in Android if we don't use it .Those people should who knows And wants to Download Japanese Info

  56. Micheline Cerillo-avatar

    Micheline Cerillo


    I have tried and tried to delete this app. Why would I have loaded on my phone a translation into Japanese app on my phone and why will it not let me remove it. It doesn't matter if do it from settings or from Google Play or even try to remove thumbnail. Maybe this is where problem lies with other things happening on my phone. I want this app and others like it deleted. I'm American and speak and talk only in English. Thanks for any help

  57. Charles Hong-avatar

    Charles Hong


    The other day it had a long list of different emojis like this one (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ and today all the sudden the removed what feels like more than half of them with simple ones. And I am not sure how to get them back. I thought this app was amazing with all the emojis it came with. Not sure why they removed it or if I can get the emojis they removed back

  58. Zuberee Rahman-avatar

    Zuberee Rahman


    People hack is very easily making it useless with zero translation...

  59. マスキヨ-avatar



    it's very useful, but there is a sever bug that google have to fix. like sometimes, it makes stuck on the background view until I reboot the device. in the background view it does not allow me to do anything except setting.

  60. Yuno_Hatsumi !-avatar

    Yuno_Hatsumi !


    I literally can't handle this app, now I can't go back to my normal keyboard. At least help me get my normal keyboard back

  61. Anthony Barron-avatar

    Anthony Barron


    I have to agree with Laura. The removal of the characters around the begining kanji is unhelpful. I thought it was a problem with my installation so have spent hours trying to put it right. Prviouse app 5* afraid not now

  62. Jayzl Villafania Nebre-avatar

    Jayzl Villafania Nebre


    I hope next time, this IME could offer the kanas in keyboard mode, like the one in computers. Also, like the ones for Chinese, it would be great of we could write the characters if we don't know how to say them.

  63. Kathleen Kim-avatar

    Kathleen Kim


    The recent update for this app has errors when I try logging into any site and a blank white screen with words on it saying "service is unavailable" shows when it fails to load a website. Please, fix this annoying problem.

  64. Paul T Sjordal-avatar

    Paul T Sjordal


    There is no katakana keyboard, so your only hope is to use the suggestions to find katakana equivalents. Unfortunately, there is simply not way to enter the katakana dash to indicate longer vowel sounds. It simply can't be done.

  65. David Poh-avatar

    David Poh


    Downloaded this to get the Japanese keyboard. A while later i downloaded a separate app by Google, their multilingual keyboard, which also had the Japanede function. But now i can't delete or uninstall this dumb app and it keeps showing up as a redundant option when i change keyboards.

  66. Arka Prasun Gupta-avatar

    Arka Prasun Gupta


    it's a moderate keyboard but very limited options when it comes to when writing "しゆはつさい" you can't even type the small "つ" , let alone katakana or kanji which are nearly inaccessible except for the suggestions which are inaccurate for almost 80% of the time you are trying to type..

  67. Micah Ginapp-avatar

    Micah Ginapp


    Google has completely removed my ability to use this with it's most recent update. As someone living in Japan, it's not only hurting my personal life, but my business. Excellent job. Fix this fast. Like seriously. This is amateur QA that should've been done before issuing a patch.

  68. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    This is Hilarious, I am learning Japanese and started out with Hiragana, I had to download this because my phone only has Katana... I read all the reviews, and only paid attention to the ones who liked it, because the others either don't want it because it's Bloatware... (which is weird to have Traditional Japanese as Bloatware) or they only want Katana... BTW if you're interested in an Amazing language app DOWNLOAD "DUO LINGO" NOW you can even learn Klingon or Navajo!!! Amazazing.... lol.

  69. Master Shake Zula-avatar

    Master Shake Zula


    Works well. I wish there was a full keyboard option (for enlish). Update: There is. Download Simeji.

  70. Julie Haynes-avatar

    Julie Haynes


    I'm not familiar with this one's i'm sure every thing's will work hand, in hand be clam should've be any problems. My son' reminder go with them.he recommended. He'd should get a year free. With a discount. As well. I thank you all personal,

  71. Seigino Rei-avatar

    Seigino Rei


    While typing you'll get the correct japanese it really matters if your familar with what you should type e.g. xtu, ti equals small tsu and chi etc. If you know the proper kanji structure you can get the correct kanji if you know japanese keyboard you'll get the desired hiragana etc. if you don't know not anything about it, all I can say it is not google's fault.

  72. David Dahl-avatar

    David Dahl


    it doesn't use English to Japanese like chinese Pinyin. if I want to write English and have Japanese characters instead of English, there seems no way to do it. with Chinese you can type wanan it'll convert it to 晚安 but this one you can't even type oyasuminasai because it's all Japanese 😔

  73. Farron Zantetshuken-avatar

    Farron Zantetshuken


    App is good but the input when pressed is delayed for more than a few seconds, and that irritates me cause I'm a fast typer. You guys should make the input speed faster.

  74. Ben Unruh-avatar

    Ben Unruh


    Won't uninstall, didn't ask for it and don't need it. That should be a negative star.

  75. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    It only displayed hiragana and does not display katakana or kanji suggestions for my Moto 5 plus. I have uninstalled and reinstalled it multiple times. It tells me the library has not downloaded but has no way to download it.

  76. Lakshmi Bollina-avatar

    Lakshmi Bollina


    I don't know why Google is again creating such kind of keyboards, instead of adding all the languages in a single app which can have the largest number of downloads.

  77. Arcradire-avatar



    Not only is it really confusing and useless to use, I can't even switch between this keyboard and my actual keyboard that I type English with. I just wished Japanese kanji would be put back into the normal keyboard so I didn't even have to waste my time on this app.

  78. ama ama-avatar

    ama ama


    very reliably drops characters. parts of words and even whole words during entry. weird settings page calls keitai mode "toggle". 2 stars because it does not reliably crash. but if you want accuracy and better function then simeji is better.

  79. Man Pham-avatar

    Man Pham


    Need a way to change between keyboards when Accessibility Menu feature enabled on Android 9. OR may be the Accessibility Menu feature is suck and need some update. I think bring the change keyboard button back to notification bar is the best option here.

  80. Steve Kohl-avatar

    Steve Kohl


    I love many of Googles apps and services they provide. However I can not delete this app from my phone. I don't need this app. This app wastes space on the my phone. The phone that I paid for and own.

  81. Derek Strider-avatar

    Derek Strider


    it was a cool layout, though it doesn't have all the characters needed to even finish a sentence. though that is to be expected for how many characters there are in the Japanese hiragana.

  82. ღГαТαлΙγα Яθβιηsθηღ-avatar

    ღГαТαлΙγα Яθβιηsθηღ


    It's a really good app you have alot of kanji and it comes with emojis (≧▽≦)but were are the radicals are?and the katakana?serously!?...

  83. blue orb-avatar

    blue orb


    What happened to the other radicals on the 12 key keyboard? There used to be other radicals shown surrounding the first radical. Now it only shows the first radical. It's difficult for someone learning the language to remember where all the radicals should be!

  84. Dr FrankenSlain-avatar

    Dr FrankenSlain


    Its a great app to use. Unfortunately, there's no katakana so i find it annoying since Japanese sentences consists of Hiragana,Katakana and Kanji. I really hope it will have some function that let us use both Hiragana and Katakan or all three of them.

  85. Hazama_ XRS_17275-avatar

    Hazama_ XRS_17275


    After update, this new feature is absolutely difficult to use for me, especially the emoji side. this new feature always got me mistaken every single word and i had to write it slowly just like a pc keyboard 😅😅

  86. 404_Channel_ not_found-avatar

    404_Channel_ not_found


    it would be nice to put a setting to put the numbers on top of the qwerty instead of holding it plsss make this a feature, gboard has this feature, why not this one too kay'

  87. Robert Dooley-avatar

    Robert Dooley


    I was using this on my previous phone and liked it but the latest version has lost the small legends for characters like い or ん which is a downgrade not a UX improvement 😡. I may go back to the Samsung Japanese keyboard.

  88. ザン-avatar



    great design. but kanji and input system needs to be improved. typing three kanji or more has to be inputted manually since they dont have the vocabulary yet in the system. deleting this rn thanks.

  89. J Garner-avatar

    J Garner


    I don't speak Japanese. Why do you keep pushing this useless waste of electricity and storage space on to a cellphone I bought and paid for? How do l delet this POS "app"? - update - April, 2019 I HATE this useless pos even more than before, after having to delete (mayhaps even possibly totally remove this dingleberry hanging from android 7.0's dirty, smelly, stinking, etc etc A$$) *Not* 'nuff said. Words cannot convey how useless, stupid, nasty, ignorant, etc etc it is for damn google to be

  90. Malcolm Gerasimou-avatar

    Malcolm Gerasimou


    STOP TELLING ME TO CHANGE TO GBOARD. theres a reason ive stayed with this input for several years and use this over the gboard that comes stock on the phones i have. stop pestering otherwise ill piss them both off and find something else. good luck selling my data then.

  91. Yd Martiz-avatar

    Yd Martiz


    is a great app but when using qwerty keyboard in messaging and social media apps (except google apps) the background while typing cannot be seen. if theres a solution within the app pls reply how to fix it .. thanks

  92. Jonathan Becker-avatar

    Jonathan Becker


    For all complaining about not being able to uninstall this app: I think Motorola may be to blame, not Google. I've seen several reviews from Mororola users not being able to uninstall this app (including myself). Even so, I'll eat Motorola's bloatware over Samsung's any given day.

  93. jon-avatar



    Hey, the app is cool, but how can I add katakana to my keyboard? Thanks in advance!

  94. Callum Tottem-avatar

    Callum Tottem


    I would like to get rid of the blue highlight when I write and also make the space bar bigger for qwerty mode as I keep typing . instead of space bar. other than the noticeable annoying bits the app is great

  95. My Nguyen-avatar

    My Nguyen


    excellent keyboard with so many functions to remind me of both Japanese and Kanji

  96. Gummy Grumpa-avatar

    Gummy Grumpa


    Want to make a great app? make one that tunes out ALL LANGUAGES THAT WE, THE CURRENT USER DO NOT USE. and help stamp out useless moronic, time wasting shut we will never use let alone continually update. just to remind you smart arsed out there, the phone makers only give us do much storage and most of you brain trusts forget to add an uninstall command. I WOULD ASK YOU TO REMOVE THIS TIME AND SPACE WASTING APP FOM MY PHONE.

  97. Hanna's oldies Debia-avatar

    Hanna's oldies Debia


    This is one of the several keyboards I feel Google has forced on me, without my consent, and I don't even know how to uninstal it. I deeply resent some of the actions of Google. This is my phone I paid for, not given to me by Google. Since when did I lose my rights to Dictatorship Google? I live in America.

  98. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Like all the other foreign apps, I have no use for them. They are not needed to improve the foreign Emojis. There are sufficient Emojis so as not to consume so much memory. I've 26GB of space yet only 0.93GB of memory. That is sad.

  99. Peter Spalthoff-avatar

    Peter Spalthoff


    Used it only briefly, but found the little letters on the flicking keyboard annoying. Some users seem to want them, so maybe an option to turn them on our of like in a simeji might be good.

  100. Tim Coburn-avatar

    Tim Coburn


    I won't ever have a need for this, so I certainly don't need to keep downloading updates. Why isn't there a way to uninstall, or at least disable updates? I don't see anything similar for Cyrillic or Hebrew, so why are a couple of East Asian languages more important?

  101. Jesse Smith-avatar

    Jesse Smith


    Absolutely no use to me and was wondering if anyone knew how to completely uninstall this App (and the other foreign keyboard Apps) completely off my phone so i can stop having to go into it and deleting the data/cache and also having to mess around with it and uninstalling the updates and stop it from taking up my much needed storage!!

  102. Alyssa-avatar



    One 🌟 star 🌟 because I don't speak, read, or write Japanese. So why would an app in every single language be sent to me? So updating my app for it would be a waste of space and waste of both of our time.

  103. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    It sucks,you don't have the option to take it off your phone,or delete it,or anything,and it just keeps changing the way to type,rite in the middle of a text,wich totally pisses me off! You really failed on this one,and it doesn't even have a translator! Way to go! ,😈😤😹😿👎

  104. Hiroaki Tsutsumino-avatar

    Hiroaki Tsutsumino


    Easy to swich from QWERTY mode for alphabet to 12 keys for hiragana, but for numbers, I prefer to 12 keys like phone dials. Please improve that issue about typing numbers. Looking for your better techs!

  105. きつね狐-avatar



    Could not use my JIS/AODG-109 bluetooth keybord to input kana characters directly (without typing romaji combinations) with this IME. It has a setting for choose 'Japanese 109A' layout, but it doesn't help at all.

  106. Sora-avatar



    Dear Google, This is a great keyboard for Japanese. Type a consonant twice to get a small っ (people dont seem to know this despite the fact that, for example りっぱ is romanized as rippa) and type "l" before a vowel to make it small. However, typing in English with this keyboard is hell. There is no way to easily switch to my phone keyboard, and there's no autocorrect and it never suggests common words first. Please fix this, Google, and you get five stars!!! Thank you!

  107. Jesse Morata-avatar

    Jesse Morata


    it's missing some hiragana and needs some katakana characters. I guess there's no way you can even write the characters either...

  108. Kirsten Layla-avatar

    Kirsten Layla


    This app is pretty Awesome!! I don't use it for translating, I normally use it for the Emojis because they're pretty cute, for my Instagram Captions!!😁😘

  109. Chad Murphy-avatar

    Chad Murphy


    Im wondering if you force English input apps on japanese based phones? Somehow i seriously doubt it! Please give American users the option to uninstall this plugin and stop forcing the updates on our already carrier app bloated devices........

  110. Jim Kotan-avatar

    Jim Kotan


    I am not able to understand why they would have Google Japanese input in a United States phone, without the ability to uninstall that piece. I do not speak Japanese..

  111. BlueFlammed Reaper-avatar

    BlueFlammed Reaper


    At first I was confused but all you needed to do was go through the settings and change some miner details. It is really good, fast and easy to use. ありがとうございます。

  112. Jim123bcb HD-avatar

    Jim123bcb HD


    Great app, I've been using it for Japanese for about a year and 6 months now without any problems.

  113. Linda-avatar



    I do not know how to speak nor write Japanese. This app was automatically installed on my phone when I purchased it. There is no way to delete the app. Very, very frustrating!!!

  114. Amelia SH-avatar

    Amelia SH


    it wants me to upgrade to gboard. but gboard is inferior to this so I'd say downgrade

  115. Ervina Kusuma Dewi-avatar

    Ervina Kusuma Dewi


    Really useful app for me as Japanese teacher and learner Now, I want for Korean Hangul Input Keyboard too

  116. Darryl Henkel-avatar

    Darryl Henkel


    Don't know what or why ..seems like a scan for a hacker to use remotely

  117. Shawn Levencen-avatar

    Shawn Levencen


    i would like some dictionaries to be more available and an auto space, and swipe capacities to english text usage. it would be appreciated. Over all the app is really good and i like using it.

  118. dEHuNT3R Official-avatar

    dEHuNT3R Official


    Please fix Qwerty layout. After switching to Japanese letters it's still show English letters happened on me (SM-N920S) Great work! Keep it up.

  119. deb grant-avatar

    deb grant


    Why do I have this app on my phone along with others that I'm not able to delete so I can have more space on my phone to download what I want. I speak English, I have no need for Japanese or Korean - let me delete what I don't use please!

  120. Tracey R.-avatar

    Tracey R.


    Will not allow me to uninstall. Have never used it, never will! Really starting to hate google and all the apps it puts on my Android. If things dont change, will be getting rid of Google all together.

  121. Cronixion-avatar



    I think its a great app, but adding an option to remove the dictionary on the top of the keyboard would be great

  122. Antonnette Thomas-avatar

    Antonnette Thomas


    This might be fine for those wanting Japanese on their phones, but irremovably takes up storage for those who do not.

  123. eoin coogan-avatar

    eoin coogan


    I would like to know why I need this,if I need this.What is the consequences if I don't use this app because I don't speak Japanese and wasn't aware that my phone needed to know and or speak Japanese 🤔🙊🙈🙉🤣 it is kinda funny 😂,is this the reason after I purchased this phone that it seemed like every other day I had to download another new security program???

  124. Sasikumar MKS-avatar

    Sasikumar MKS


    Why i need an japanese keyboard update such an annoying update, pls let me know how to remove these stupid update suggestion

  125. Dani K-avatar

    Dani K


    I don't need the Japanese keyboard and it won't let me delete it. Just keeps crashing over and over. Annoying

  126. Lollita Popple-avatar

    Lollita Popple


    THIS APP IS CYBER RAPE! it forces you to have it on your phone, regardless if you use other apps such as evernote or not. Its spamware, its bloatware. I should be able to uninstall any app i don't want on my phone. That and the other bloatware language apps

  127. sana-avatar



    Works well on BlueStacks by automatically convert into Japanese hiragana/katakana, but to click manually in Nox App Player? Definitely not worth a brain to spend for.

  128. Brandon Tan-avatar

    Brandon Tan


    Why is all the other characters other than the 'a' sounds hidden now?? bring it back!

  129. Dan Doherty-avatar

    Dan Doherty


    Add katakana as separate keyboard or let app auto correct to proper character without having to flipping through several suggestions to get to proper wording.

  130. Denny Al Farisi-avatar

    Denny Al Farisi


    Suggestions bar on the above of keyboard so annoying , always moving, this happens after latest update. Please bring it back like the before version.

  131. Ashiya Victor-avatar

    Ashiya Victor


    I wish they could add a whole katakana keyboard as well.That also applies to kanji, Instead of just mere suggestions.

  132. scott frisbie-avatar

    scott frisbie


    This one is best. others to annoying with ads and other issues, privacy and such.

  133. Monica Myth-avatar

    Monica Myth


    Why the F*** do I need an app installed on my device for a language that I do not speak? This is for JAPANESE speakers and I cannot uninstall the damn thing. Unbelievable that developers install this app without being able to uninstall it.

  134. Alice Seatherton-avatar

    Alice Seatherton


    this is really unintuitive. after enabling it you have to go into you keyboars tap and hold the space bar to then add really should be explained

  135. Shiiji Hatanaka Cleowell Gates-avatar

    Shiiji Hatanaka Cleowell Gates


    Its very easy to use,you dont to be worried about kanji,so this is the best app

  136. Shin Gameplays-avatar

    Shin Gameplays


    The interaction with the gboars makes it pretry slow and the predictions are not the same accurate in comparison to Samsung Japanese Input. Be careful and detailed please. (Galaxy Note 8)

  137. kis wanto-avatar

    kis wanto


    if you confused how to change to normal keyboard, open the app, in menu settings clik keyboard layout, move the panel to QWERTY and check the QWERTY keyboard at below..

  138. Leticia Speer-avatar

    Leticia Speer


    I live in Utah and don't speak Japanese. Don't need or want this app, all it does is slow things down!

  139. Dakota Live-avatar

    Dakota Live


    Why is this stupid app on my American phone? If I want a different language let me pick the language to install. Make this app uninstallable so I can get it off my phone. It's wasting space on my phone storage. Why do big companies always do stupid stuff like this. Google is very bad at forcing apps and settings that users don't want. GIVE ME THE OPTION TO UNINSTALL YOUR STUPID USELESS APP. Suff like this should be against the law to do. I WANT THIS OF MY PHONE SO LET ME KNOW HOW TO UNINSTALL IT

  140. Citron Monet-avatar

    Citron Monet


    Horrible. Couldn't even type a single word because I couldn't access the letters I needed.

  141. Jay Dee-avatar

    Jay Dee


    a totally unnecessary spp which cannot be deleted from MY phone, but continues to refuse to be switched off snd ignored.

  142. WakeyUpPeople-avatar



    More bloatware never ever installed or used by me but forced upon me by Google force updated again and again.

  143. Umbra Deus-avatar

    Umbra Deus


    i guess you dont really need this now being that language packs go straight into the built in googleKB.

  144. Ted Russell de Clifford-avatar

    Ted Russell de Clifford


    Don't want Japanese input and can't uninstall. How annoying is that!

  145. Extro Huski-avatar

    Extro Huski


    The only thing I wish for is auto-capitalization for the English Input and something like SwiftKey Flow on here. I’d love that

  146. Jesse Campbell-avatar

    Jesse Campbell


    It will not type the "n" character for me. Which means I can't type "Japan/Nippon" woth the japanese keyboard. 😑

  147. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    I can't uninstall this thing. what a nuisance why does Google insist I install Japanese translation? I don't want it and I can't uninstall.

  148. Tiefe-avatar



    Great. But the space button is sooo small I could barely hit it.

  149. Roman Juan Eugenio I-avatar

    Roman Juan Eugenio I


    This is the best Japanese keyboard for begginers. Because the input is romaji and the out put is can be Kanji, Katakana or Hiragan.

  150. Oni Yuri-1-avatar

    Oni Yuri-1


    I don't speak or use japanese as a spoken or written language, and don't know how this showed up on my phone! Stop immediately!