LissN 4+

Listening News app for English


    • 4.5 • 13 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Delivering 5 featured articles every weekday morning — in both Japanese and English — straight from Nikkei’s top news sources to your iPhone. All articles are narrated in full by native English speakers from the United States and the United Kingdom. Supplement your listening practice with easy vocabulary lookup for words contained within each article. During your daily commute, get caught up on the latest news while brushing up your Business English.

No English Textbooks, Just Nikkei Business News

Whether it be in the form of an email, a meeting, or a business trip, English is a requirement for today’s businessman or woman. The real challenge is fitting in English study to an already busy day.

LissN delivers 5 articles to your device every morning, Monday thru Friday, that you can read at your convenience throughout the day. (3 articles on holidays.)

Gathering articles from across NIKKEI Inc.’s paid subscription media including NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW, the LissN app provides an authoritative source for information written and edited by professionals. Read the news in both Japanese and English to acquire real world Business English skills.

Flat-rate Subscription Service

Users of this app will be able to view available content with a flat-rate subscription plan.
A one month free trial is available to first time users.

About the free trial

You can receive a free one-month trial with full access to all content and features. After the trial period has ended, your paid subscription will automatically begin in order to ensure continous service without interruption. If you wish to use the free trial only and not continue with the paid subscription, please read “About canceling your subscription” below.

About the Basic plan
Monthly rate: 5.99 USD (including tax)
Time period: One month period beginning from day of subscription signup.

About the Unlimited plan
Monthly rate: 8.49 USD (including tax)
Time period: One month period beginning from day of subscription signup.

About payment

Your subscription fee will be charged to the iTunes account registered for the iOS device used with our service. Paid subscription begins within 24 hours after the end of the free trial period. If you wish to cancel your subscription, please cancel at least 24 hours before the free trial period ends or you will be charged for the following month.

About canceling your subscription

Subscription cancellation must be made at least 24 hours before the end of each one month period or you will be charged for the following month. If you wish to cancel your subscription, open the App Store and access your Apple ID (which can be found on the bottom of the Recommendations page). Tap “View Apple ID” and select "Payment Information” from the menu. From this page, you will be able to manage your subscription status.


If you experience any issues or would like to contact us for another reason, please use the the Contact form within the app.
(Select the gear icon from the left-side menu to access Settings and tap FAQ/Contact.)


Nikkei Inc. is an Asia’s largest independent business media group, with a 135 year history and network of over 1,300 local and international reporters on the ground in 24 bureaus across Asia

Privacy Policy: (Japanese Only)
Terms of Use: (Japanese Only)

What’s New

Version 3.7.1

Bug fix

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

tokioharibo ,



Rika Ashida ,

Why British English?

The idea is nice, but the voice is annoying, and nobody speaks like this in real life (even in England). Also, not sure how the articles were picked, but they don't appear to be the top news of the day.

1615tu ,



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The developer, NIKKEI INC., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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