Want to read and write Japanese?

Learn Hiragana and Katakana in just one hour!

  • This is the best app to learn Hiragana and Katakana fast
  • Use mnemonic memory tricks to learn effortlessly
  • Read Japanese in just 30 seconds: Watch the demo
  • Hiragana and Katakana quizzes with animated Japanese writing

“I looked around and come across Dr. Moku,

30 minutes later I had memorized all 46 Hiragana”

Mark Frauenfelder

founder of


How it works

Dr. Moku uses mnemonic memory tricks.

Each character has a unique and memorable pictogram. Just read the text, play the sound and stare at the illustration for a few seconds and you will remember it forever.

Learn Hiragana and Katakana in just one hour instead of weeks.


Learn to
read manga comics!

Using manga and anime to learn Japanese really works. Use Dr. Moku to give your learning a boost.

Absolute beginner
or just struggling?

Dr. Moku can teach you everything you need to know in just a couple of hours regardless of your age or experience.

Where can you get it?

Get the apps for iOS or Android.

No Smartphone? Try the new Desktop Learning Console.

What is the
Dr. Moku system?

Dr. Moku teachs you the Kana; Hiragana and Katakana; the two essential Japanese alphabets (actually called syllabaries) by using mnemonic learning tricks.

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Learn Hiragana
and Katakana in one day?

Dr. Moku brakes down Hiragana and Katakana into easy to remember visuals so instead of forcing yourself to remember abstract symbols your brain will have no choice but to absorb and recall.

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Try it out for FREE

There are lots of FREE learning resources to be found on this site as well as 100% FREE preview versions of ALL our Learn Japanese apps. Just search on Appstore and Google Play

Click here to learn more!

About me

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Favourite Japanese word

My name is Bob Byrne, I´m the creator of the Dr. Moku learning system.

I´m a comic book artist from Dublin, Ireland.

I created Dr. Moku after several frustrated weeks studying Hiragana and Katakana...I just could not remember them.

Several years later and Dr. Moku has helped over 250,000 people learn to read write Japanese in just one day.

My other projects include Big Bad Spanish; an immersive learning game and Arabic Quick

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