How to Display Japanese Characters in Google Chrome

by Kefa Olang

Even if you didn't download and install Google Chrome in Japanese, you can change the browser's language settings to display Japanese characters anytime you want. When you change the Google Chrome browser interface language to Japanese, browser menus and dialog boxes will be displayed in Japanese. You can also view Japanese-language Web content using Chrome.

Browser Page Interface

Step 1

Click the Chrome menu on the Google Chrome toolbar and click "Settings" to view the browser's Settings page.

Step 2

Scroll down the settings list and click the "Show Advanced Settings" link to view additional options. Scroll down the new list of options and click the "Language and Spell-Checker Settings" button in the "Languages" section to open the Languages and Input box.

Select "Japanese" from the list to add it to your language settings. Click "Display Google Chrome in This Language" and then restart your browser for the changes to take effect.

Webpage Language

Step 1

Click the Chrome menu on the Google Chrome toolbar and click "Settings" to view the browser's Settings page.

Step 2

Click the "Languages and Spell-Checker Settings" button. Click the "Add" button, select "Japanese" from the "Language" drop-down menu and click "OK" to add Japanese to the language list.

Step 3

Drag the Japanese language to the top of the Languages list and click "OK." This enable Google Chrome to display Web pages in Japanese.

Click the Windows Start button and click the "Control Panel" if the Japanese fonts do not appear in Chrome. Double-click "Regional and Language Options" and click the "Languages" tab. Select the check boxes in the "Supplemental Language Support" section and click "OK" to install the East Asian languages.


  • When you change the Web display language to Japanese, you must click the "Translate" button at the top of the page when you you come across a page that is not displayed in Japanese.

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About the Author

Kefa Olang has been writing articles online since April 2009. He has been published in the "Celebration of Young Poets" and has an associate degree in communication and media arts from Dutchess Community College, and a bachelor's degree in broadcasting and mass communication from the State University of New York, Oswego.

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