How to Add Japanese Input on Your Computer and Mobile Devices

For Windows Users (Windows 7 as an example here):

How to Add New Language Input

1. Home icon

2. Control Panel

3. Clock, Language, and Region

4. Change keyboards or other input methods

5. Change Keyboards-> Add-> Ok (after ticking the one (s) for the Japanese input you would like to add)-> Apply (the middle window)Windows-Add Input Method -Resized

How to Change the Display Language (Windows XP to Windows 8):

1. Select Operating System, download and install language (Japanese) pack that you wish to add from: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/windows/language-packs#lptabs=win7

2. Windows screen-> Home icon

3. Control Panel

4. Clock, Language, and Region

5. Change Display Language

6. Choose a display languageWindows-Change-Display-Language

7. Apply

8. Restart (if required.)

For Android Systems:

2 apps are available:

1. Simeji

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adamrocker.android.input.simeji&hl=en

2. Google Japanese Input

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.inputmethod.japanese&hl=en

For iOS Users like Mac, iPhone, iPad:

How to Add New Language Input

1. Settings(設定)

2. General(一般)

3. International(言語環境)

4. Keyboards(キーボード)

5. Add New Keyboard(新しいキーボードを追加…)

6. Add a language: you can choose either Kana or Romaji input methods or both.

Note:

To remove or delete an unwanted input, choose the unwanted language and hold until the delete button appears.

How to Change the Display Language

1. Settings

2. General

3. International

4. Language (言語)

5. Choose a language (Choose 日本語 for Japanese)

6. Done(完成)

Blog Updates

Next post is about Japanese Language Proficiency Test or known as JLPT.

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