How can I install the Japanese language pack?

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If an error occurs when you click the application file (i.e. “XXX.exe”), or if the text appears to be garbled or displayed as question marks, you may need to install the Japanese language pack.
Games programmed in Japanese may contain 2-byte Japanese characters which are machine-dependent.
They may prevent you from displaying the product correctly, or starting the product file or cause errors while viewing. Please do the following:

 

Windows 8.1/
Windows 10
  1. Press the Windows key + X to show the menu. Click on [ Control Panel ].
  2. Click on [ Clock, Language, and Region ], then on [ Change location ] under [ Region ].
  3. Click the [ Change system locale… ] button in the [ Adminstrative ] tab (rightmost tab).
  4. On [ Region Settings ] window, click the drop-down list for Current system locale.
  5. Find and select [ Japanese (Japan) ].
  6. Click [ OK ] and confirm changes. Restart PC so that the update takes effect.

If Japanese was not in the drop-down list, please follow these instructions:

  1. Press the Windows key + X to show the menu. Click on [ Control Panel ].
  2. Click on [ Add a language ] under [ Clock, Language, and Region ].
  3. Click on [ Add a Language ] on the [ Language ] window.
  4. Find and click on [ Japanese ] in the list.
  5. On the [ Language ] window, click on the [ Options ] button to download and install the Japanese language pack.
Windows 8
  1. Press the Windows key + C, and click on [ Settings ].
  2. Select [ Change PC settings ] (on the bottom).
  3. On the [ General ] tab, click on [ Language Preferences ] in Languages.
  4. Click on [ Add Language ].
  5. Select [ Japanese ] from the list, add and confirm. Japanese appears in your language list.
  6. To the right of Japanese, find [ Option ] link. Click on [ Download and install the language pack ].

Then, on the same [ Language ] window, find [ Location ] link on the lower-left corner. Click on it to show the [ Region ] window. Please do the following to change the system locale of your PC:

  1. Click on [ Adminstrative ] tab.
  2. Click the [ Change system locale… ] button.
  3. Click the drop-down list to select [ Japanese (Japan) ].
  4. Click [ OK ] and confirm changes. Restart PC so that the update takes effect.
Windows Vista /
Windows 7
  1. Click on [ Start ] then [ Control Panel ].
  2. Click on [ Clock, Language, and Region ], then on [ Regional and Language Options ].
  3. Click the [ Change system locale… ] button in the [ Adminstrative ] tab (rightmost tab).
  4. On [ Region and Language Settings ] window, click the drop-down list for Current system locale.
  5. Find and select [ Japanese (Japan) ].
  6. Click [ OK ] and confirm changes. Restart PC so that the update takes effect.

If Japanese was not in the drop-down list, please follow these instructions:

  1. Click on [ Start ] then [ Control Panel ].
  2. Find [ Windows Update ] and select [ Check for Updates ].
  3. Find [ Japanese Language Pack ] in available optional updates.
  4. Install the language pack. Log off Windows then log on again so that the update takes effect.
Windows XP
  1. Click on [ Start ], [ Settings ] then [ Control Panel ].
  2. Click on [ Language, and Regional Options ].
  3. Click the [ Regional Option ] tab, and then select [ Japanese ] from the drop-down menu to install.
  4. Click Advanced tab, and then select Japanese from the drop-down menu.
  5. Click [ OK ] and confirm changes. Restart PC so that the update takes effect.

Check all Japanese-related codes on the [ Advanced ] tab in [ Language, and Regional Options ], or those may not be default on your OS. The main codes for Japanese is as following:

  • MAC – Japanese
  • Japanese Katakana Extended
  • JIS X 0208-1990&0212-1990
Windows 2000
  1. Click on [ Start ], [ Settings ] then [ Control Panel ].
  2. Click on [ Regional Options ].
  3. Click on the [ General ] tab, then check the box of [ Japanese ] in [ Language settings for the system ].
  4. Make sure that your language is set to default, then click [ OK ].
  5. A prompt appears asking to insert the Windows 2000 CD.
  6. Insert the CD and click [ OK ].
  7. When the installation is complete, a prompt appears requesting to restart PC. Click [ OK ].