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Typing in Japanese is very complex, because it requires knowledge of Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji, as well as Romanji. In Japan, many types of non-QWERTY keyboards are popular, but a Japanese keyboard is not required to type in Japanese characters. For an American typist, a combination of Romanized input and on-screen character selection is the easiet way to start typing in Japanese.