Tegaki Hon'yaku

What Is Tegaki Hon'yaku?

What Is Tegaki Hon'yaku?

Tegaki Hon'yaku is a free app to translate a word or sentence handwritten on a tablet or smartphone. It helps you with communications during international business travel or communications with tourists from overseas in department stores or shops.

  • Used in a noisy environment where conversations are difficult to have.
  • Used for people with hearing or speaking disabilities.
  • Enables new communications including guiding people with a comment added to a hand-drawn map.
What Is Tegaki Hon'yaku?What Is Tegaki Hon'yaku?

Usage Examples

Communications during international business travel

Installing Tegaki Hon'yaku to the business tablets of employees who go abroad on business helps them live or communicate with people overseas.

Communications during international business travelCommunications during international business travel

Guide for foreign visitors and tourists

This service makes communication smoother when explaining something that is difficult to convey with just words by inserting a drawing, map, or image as well as translation.

Guide for foreign visitors and touristsGuide for foreign visitors and tourists


Supported operating systems

  • iOS version: iOS 9 or later
  • Android version: Android 4.3 or later


Basic specification table
Supported languages Japanese <=> English, Mandarin, Taiwanese Mandarin, Korean, French, Spanish
More to be added
Connection environment 3G/LTE connected: Service available
Wi-Fi connected: Service available
Outside the service area: Service unavailable

Inquiries by Phone

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Mobile phone/

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays and New Year's holidays)

  • Not available from overseas.
  • iOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.
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