Japanese Feedback and Comments

If you have some questions or want to share some feedback about your course, there’s a good chance a fellow learner has had the same idea! You can take a look at some of the latest posts to see if your question has already been answered, or share your thoughts with the Rocket Japanese teachers and learners by posting your comments at the bottom of the page.

Recording transcription trouble

I've noticed that some modules in the Japanese course have issues with transcribing the recordings. Specifically, the transcription will select a hiragana/kanji that is phonetically correct, but does not match the 'solution' for the lesson. A strong example of this is Module 1.7, where...

1 reply - Last post by Tony-S10 -
Oct 25, 2017

Lets vote to remove Kenny Squire from the Japanese course

I and probably a few others who use the voice recognition and pronunciation am having trouble pronouncing the name Kenny Squire in Japanese. It is not a good name for Japanese phonetics and is a detriment to the entire course. It is an unusual name and not being able to prnounce it in Japanese...

0 replies - Last post by Tony-S10 -
May 18, 2017

Japanese course broken

Has anyone else been having problem with all modules being disabled and lessons prevented today? My audio lessons are not working, none of the sections are working in audio, the hear it say it is not working, the play it is not working. Everything just simply stopped. I am using the latest...

3 replies - Last post by joseph-schmo -
May 4, 2017

No kanji for foreign countries in lesson 1.6?

I have mastered Hiragana and Katakana, but I also realize that in order to truly become proficient in the Japanese language, I'm going to have to master kanji.  So I've been studying with books I have available along with what is present on Rocket Japanese.  And when I revisited Chapter 1.6...

2 replies - Last post by trutenor -
Apr 8, 2017

A bug in the "Hear it!" and "Know it!" sections

みんなさん、こんにちは! Thanks to Rocket Japanese, I'm improving everyday.  I tested this theory by looking at a couple of pages of a Japanese manga, and I was able to read everything that wasn't kanji without stopping.  I need more work on actually understanding what some of...

9 replies - Last post by BengalCatLady -
Feb 24, 2017

Play it broken

Just going through play it on module 19.1 and it is all broken. The system is playing the computer voice all the way through without waiting for my voice response and it is scoring it as poor as the computer is not registering my responses due to the speed of playback of the sentences. It is a...

4 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages -
Feb 10, 2017

Play It! Test Record Is Too Fast

When doing the Play It! tests when it starts recording by the time I get my bearings and form what I'm going to say in my head and start saying the words it stops recording about halfway through what I've said. Is there any way to slow this down? How are we expected to shoot off sentences rapid...

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages -
Jan 27, 2017

Survival Kit Audio Way Too Loud

The audio on the survival kit is about 10 times louder than everything else. I just about blew my eardrums when I clicked play on a word just now.

3 replies - Last post by torusan -
Jan 23, 2017

Bug in Japanese 1.8 write it section?

When I try and do the Japanese write it test at the end of 1.8, the audio won't play.  I've tried resetting the test, reloading the page, moving onto a different answer - still no audio. Other audios on the page are playing fine, and have done other write it tests without issue.  It's...

2 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages -
Jan 14, 2017

How To Get Started?

Using Japanese Premium: Level 1 How does a person get started learning the language? The lessons 1.0 Greetings uses the written form, but of course I can not read it as I do not know the alphabet and therefore I can not follow along as well as I would like. I learn the best when I can read it...

3 replies - Last post by EmeraldMay -
Dec 7, 2016

Learning the kana?

Maybe this is a silly question, but is there any advise on how to learn the kana?  I feel like just starting at it and hoping it sinks in isn't going to work, I need to actually do something to remember it, and "the Z symbol with the middle missing" won't cut it for most of the other symbols....

3 replies - Last post by trutenor -
Jul 25, 2016

Points goal resets to zero

Every time I navigate to another page, my points goal resents to zero.  Can someone help me out?

3 replies - Last post by odg -
Jul 8, 2016

60 day expiration now

Hi, I've been quite disappointed with the course not actually teaching me Japanese grammar so I contacted rocket languages a while ago. But now I'm scared that the 60 day guarantee ends before I do anything  is there something I can do now? Help! I used all my savings and I want them back!! :(

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages -
Jun 15, 2016

No points for writing lessons?

Why no points received for writing lessons? Sometimes they take me longer than other types of lessons!

2 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages -
Jun 14, 2016

Can't eliminate Romanization in the Japanese program

I just noticed that Romanization has reappeared in my Japanese program, even though I've checked the box requesting that it not be present.  This also occurred just after the upgrade several months ago but was corrected when the software was fine-tuned a week or two later. Any idea why it has...

1 reply - Last post by Margaret-RocketLanguages -
Apr 6, 2016

Tips with the Program?

Hi there, I have been using Rocket Japanese for 2 hours every week for about 6 months now. I am still in Module 1. Is this usual with the program? Should I be doing something differently in order to learn at a faster pace? What are some good ways to use the program in order to learn more...

1 reply - Last post by Samuel--88 -
Mar 19, 2016

JLPT Lessons

Hey there fellow Japanese learners!   As you guys have probably noticed- the lessons here are more for social and travel Japanese and not so much for the JLPT testing. I was wondering if you guys had any other suggestions on places to learn Japanese for the JLPT test and prep for the official...

3 replies - Last post by Tony-S10 -
Mar 14, 2016

Module 11.6 Cannot Start

Anyone having problems with 11.6 all categories not being able to be started and marked.

3 replies - Last post by Tony-S10 -
Mar 11, 2016

Module 21.7 cannot be counted as complete

There are no questions in the Hear it say it/Write it/Know it sections, but they're still labeled as part of the requirements for completing the lesson, so the module can't be counted as complete Update: The same is true for Modules 22.8 and 23.5, .6, and .7.

1 reply - Last post by Tony-S10 -
Mar 8, 2016

At what point should i start learning kanji?

Konnichiwa, im hoping to take part in the N5 jlpt exam next july, but im unsure about how exactly to go about learning the kanji. Going through things like conversations are straightfoward and simple enough to follow, but i feel that i should only be learning a particular kanji when i see that...

7 replies - Last post by Tony-S10 -
Mar 8, 2016

Module 20.1: "50% off tickets" not working

The first interactive audio course in Module 20 gives me the following message when I try to open it: Bad Request Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand. Apache/2.2.14 (Ubuntu) Server at members.rocketlanguages.com Port 443 Everything else is loading fine, so it...

4 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages -
Dec 10, 2015

Still seeing Romanized text

I'm still seeing Romanized text despite checking the box in my settings that it not be displayed. Is this just happening to me, or does the updated version still prevent us from hiding the Romani?

2 replies - Last post by Randy -
Nov 9, 2015

Suggestions for tests

I have some suggestions to improve Rocket Japanese: For “Write it” I notice the program is very particular with spaces, which is frustrating to me, as Japanese doesn’t use spaces. There is no indication when katakana is wanted, rather than hiragana. I know for loan words to use Katakana,...

0 replies - Last post by Andrew-D59 -
Aug 6, 2015


When introducing myself, i would say "watashi no  namae wa bob desu". Then how would i say "this is my wife gail"

1 reply - Last post by コウ日本語 -
Jul 11, 2015


I have an Apple Pro desktop and your program cannot recognise the internal micro. When I go system preference the micro is working ???? I have Adobe Flash Player installed ( twice). Have you got any idea ?. It work on my Ipad but the program crash a lot. I like you way to teach. Regards

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages -
May 19, 2015

How many people are active here?

Konnichiwa~ I was wondering how many people are currently active in Rocket Japanese. I've been using RJ for the last two weeks and have had some decent success (I think), but when I took my first trip into the forums everything seems rather empty... :( I'm taking a break from the audio lessons...

3 replies - Last post by コウ日本語 -
Apr 10, 2015

Two types of Japanese script

Hi there, I've just started RJ and was looking at the Japanese script. In each module there are two different types of japanese writing given for each translation... E.G. おげんき です か? お元気ですか? O genki desu ka? How...

1 reply - Last post by Robert-C7 -
Dec 29, 2014

Certificate tests

Hello everyone, my question is simply, what happened to the section for Certificate tests? Is it removed or where can I find it? ありがとうございます

5 replies - Last post by jordandallan -
Oct 7, 2014

Is it possible to learn a foreign language while sleeping?

I am really interested to find out if there is any scientific evidence that sleep learning has been proven effective for learning a foreign language. Any feedback or pointer will be much appreciated!

2 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 -
Oct 6, 2014

Rocket languages app

I have downloaded the latest version of the Rocket Languages app on my android device. At first I was so excited to finally have a portable way to do my lessons.. I used the various testing tools (Hear It, Write It... etc) and the buttons became green (which means I have successfully done the...

3 replies - Last post by コウ日本語 -
Aug 26, 2014

Adding a Vocabulary Index in ToolBox

Dear RJ Team, I would like to suggest that all the vocabularies that we learnt in each lesson to be indexed by their first Hiragana and to be listed centrally in the Toolbox so that we can search for these vocabularies in a much simpler way. Currently, if we cannot recall the lesson where we...

3 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 -
Aug 21, 2014

Problems with "Play It!"

When I use the "Play It!" tests on my lessons I can never seem to get it to playback the conversation with my voice in it. I'm not sure if this is a glitch or if I just misunderstood how "Play It!" works. Is the point of this test not to record the conversation while you role play as one of...

3 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 -
Aug 14, 2014

I'm Disappointed.

I always heard Japanese is the second hardest language to learn after English, but I was told differently on this site. I tried starting out using this program, but there really is no cure for my lack of memory for the words, phrases, intonations, letters, etc. It really is just too much! I...

6 replies - Last post by Stephanie-F11 -
Aug 14, 2014

Adding a "Draw It" test in Writing Lessons

Currently, we can only read and listen to the Kanji characters in the Writing Lessons. For practice, I write on papers. At the end, we can just evaluate our progress by setting the lesson to "Read". I would like to suggest if Rocket Japanese can add a "Draw It" test to evaluate the students...

1 reply - Last post by Robert-C7 -
Aug 13, 2014

Any points awarded for MegaCard games?

Hi, I am wondering if there is any point award for playing the MegaCard games? I know Word Master and Phrase Master do award points but how about the MegaCard games? Thank you for your response?

1 reply - Last post by Rocket-Languages -
Aug 10, 2014

Lesson 1.2 - only "Hear It Say It" and "Quiz" tests available

I was working just fine on this lesson. I had completed almost all of the testing and was working on the Play It In Kanji. Then all of a sudden the record button vanished. When I refreshed, I notice d that like lesson 1.1, not all but the "Hear It Say It" and "Quiz" tests are available. It...

3 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 -
Jul 3, 2014

Lesson 1.1 - only "Hear It Say It" and "Quiz" tests available

This must be a software glitch because the other lessons, as far as I can tell, are working normally. On the upper right of the testing tab, H and Q appear in the normal large boxes while W, K, and P are in small letters. Also, on the page itself, only "Hear It Say It" and the "Quiz" appear. ...

3 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 -
Jun 19, 2014

Write It in Kanji - why no keyboard icon?

The Rocket Chinese testing has a Write It in Hanzi (W2) test and it has a keyboard you can click on. You can then enter Pinyin and it will present a list of Hanzi characters that you can choose from In the Rocket Japanese course, the Write It in Kanji (W2) test does not have a similar...

2 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 -
May 21, 2014

Can I select which "Write It" test to follow?

I noticed that you have just introduced the Kanji version of the "Write It" test. Can you make it so that I can select which "Write It" test to do. I think it is an overkill to have 2 "Write It" tests together. Some students may loose interest if they have to spend too much time to complete 2...

1 reply - Last post by Rocket-Languages -
Mar 4, 2014

educational accrediting for rocket languages

is rocket languages accredited for education in schools or universities, rather, is there any way that I could get a foreign language credit in my South Dakota Highschool through this product?

1 reply - Last post by Rocket-Languages -
Mar 4, 2014


Just a couple typos I found. Lesson 17.6 The kana don't match romaji for the ~noda phrase examples with sagasu. 17.7 "Ookine koe o dasu na" seems to show an apostrophe instead of the "o" particle. Similarly, "issho ni itai" seems to have an apostrophe. I'll post if I find more.

15 replies - Last post by risa-rocket-japanese-tutor -
Mar 4, 2014

I have finished 3.15 of Rocket Japanese...

...where do I go now, for further study? I am still only a beginner, and need way more practice in grammar etc. Do I have to get my own text- and workbook, or what?

6 replies - Last post by risa-rocket-japanese-tutor -
Jan 7, 2014

How to complete the "Write It" Lessons?

I have been confused about this for some time, and I feel obnoxious for posting more questions, but how do I complete the "Write It" section of the courses? I'm going through the rest of the material well enough, but I have been skipping the written sections for the time being. How did you do...

4 replies - Last post by risa-rocket-japanese-tutor -
Jan 7, 2014

Difference in character styles?

I'm still familiarizing myself with the basics of Japanese, but it doesn't seem like the Hiragana lessons match up with some Hiragana tables I have for reference. Are there different ways of writing characters? I noticed a big difference between the lessons 'Ki' and the Hiragana tables. Is there...

3 replies - Last post by 2679 -
Dec 9, 2013

Is this product worth the purchase?

How has this product helped with your Japanese? Do you forum members believe I should spend money on it?

3 replies - Last post by J742129 -
Nov 19, 2013

How do I write small っ

In the Write It sections, I'm having a hard time writing small っon the keyboard. How do I do this?

4 replies - Last post by J742129 -
Nov 12, 2013

Self Checks and Section Tests

Does anyone know what happened to the self checks and section tests? They used to be under the my dashboard tab, but now I can't seem to find them.

1 reply - Last post by Rocket-Languages -
Nov 12, 2013


Detto giustamente!

2 replies - Last post by Rocket-Languages -
Nov 11, 2013

i,am,she and it

I: Watashi/Boku/Ore etc. Am: Desu/da She: Kanojo It: not sure of the context.

1 reply - Last post by risa-rocket-japanese-tutor -
Nov 11, 2013


What happened to PDF download? Why can't I see the icon?....

1 reply - Last post by risa-rocket-japanese-tutor -
Nov 11, 2013

Showing 1-50 of 240 posts

Ask a question or a post a response

If you want to ask a question or post a response you need to be a member.

  • If you are already a member login here.

  • If you are not a member you can become one by taking the free Rocket Japanese trial here.

Over 1,200,000 people love Rocket Languages

Here's what Rocket Languages members have to say:

Andrei Freeman - Pennsylvania, USA


Pennsylvania, USA

Rudi Kopp - USA



Carmen Franceschino - Pennsylvania, USA


Pennsylvania, USA

Kelly Scali - Chicago, USA


Chicago, USA

Mark Waddel - Auckland, NZ


Auckland, NZ

William McGill - Florida, USA


Florida, USA

Probably the best language tool I've come across. Actually love it more than Rosetta Stone and Duolingo

Try our award-winning online Japanese course for FREE 受賞歴ありの英語学習ソフトウェアを無料でお試しください Pruebe nuestro galardonado software del idioma inglés GRATIS

(And see how easy it actually is to learn Japanese... even if you've tried and failed before) (そして英語学習がどれだけ簡単か、肌で感じてみてください…今までに失敗したことのある人でもそれが分かるでしょう) (Y vea qué tan fácil es en realidad aprender inglés… aún si lo ha intentado y fallado antes)