Tackking Japanese

Photo via Politeri/Flickr

There have been quite a few Japanese-language Tackks created. Which got me wondering... how the hell do you type Japanese on a keyboard?

Based on the photo above, you can see they do make keyboards with Japanese characters. However, according to the article Typing Japanese on 400milesnorth, it may take you 5 keystrokes to output 3 characters.

At a loss for words?

Even with my limited knowledge of the language I knew that couldn't possibly account for all the Japanese characters. Sure enough, even Sony couldn't figure out how to accomodate the language.