Vol.13, No.2, May 2024.                                                                                                                                                                               ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Step-by-Step: Learning Japanese Writing on Android for Beginners


Suharsono Bantun, Nirsal, T.J. Marpaung, E.D. Tarigan, C.D. Hasibuan, Jayanti Yusmah Sari


© 2024 Jayanti Yusmah Sari, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 13, Issue 2, Pages 1378-1386, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM132-52, May 2024.


Received: 16 December 2023.

Revised:   02 March 2024.
Accepted: 30 March 2024.
Published: 28 May 2024.




This research focuses on developing an Android-based mobile application to facilitate the process of learning to write in Japanese for beginners. This application is designed to effectively teach the two main Japanese writing systems, namely Hiragana and Katakana, through an interactive and easy-to-follow method. By utilizing digital image processing technology, handwriting pattern recognition is carried out in real time by applying the Local Binary Patterns (LBP) and Euclidean distance methods. The app provides instant feedback allowing users to correct their mistakes in real-time. This research describes the application development process, the methodology used, and evaluation of application performance based on user testing. The research results show that this application is effective in improving Japanese writing skills for beginners, as well as offering a flexible and accessible way to learn Japanese. This study provides valuable insights into language learning applications that can be adapted to various learners needs and offers recommendations for the future development of similar applications.


Keywords – Hiragana, Japanese, Katakana, mobile application.



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