Japanese Related - Best Japanese iPhone Apps
Abacus Soroban (free) - old style calculator. I did see a lady using one at a bank like 15 years ago. Not sure I'd be able to see that though anymore. Quick way to add large numbers. Top one down makes it 5 and the bottom ones instead of 1, 2, 3, 4 become 6, 7, 8, 9.
Gengou Free shows year correlating to Emperor's year. Also a paid version which has a tad more functionality (2nd and 3rd screenshots). Not sure if bank books still stamp your deposits / withdrawals with the Emperor's year in Japan.
ITmedia (free) tech news articles (RSS Feeds) in Japanese. Covers Apples, Digital Life, IT, MacWire for iPhone. Shows you number of new articles on app icon and also within index of app. Max 20 feeds per section
Spell Number (free) enables you to use emoji for email or notes or whatever. Once you do the trick 9876543.21 and enable emoji you can delete this app. Remember only fellow iphone / ipod touch users can view these emojis.
Today's AD in Japan (free) shows magazine front covers. Double tap to zoom in or out or pinch. Can do slideshow and pause. Can rotate iphone for landscape mode too.
TV Listings (free) schedule of TV shows in Japan. Let me repeat that for bumbling idiots. For those that live in Japan not wannabes. For details does use safari but allows you to stay within the app at least.
Zoome AT (free) has sections Featured, New Arrivals and Ranking. This is basically Youtube for Japanese iPhone apps / game reviews.
Other free Japanese apps
Some Japanese apps that cost some yen