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Setting your Windows System Locale to Japanese

A lot of Japanese games require that you change your system locale to JP, this is how you do it - make sure to follow the instructions for your version of Windows.

For Windows XP
  1. Go to the Control Panel
  2. Click on Regional and Language Options
  3. Click the Advanced tab, go to "Language for non-Unicode Programs", and select "Japanese (Japan)" from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click OK
  5. Restart your computer
You need to install the East Asian Language Pack. For that, you will require your Windows XP CD (or download it here).
For Windows Vista
  1. Go to the Control Panel
  2. Click on Clock, Language and Region
  3. Click on Regional and Language Options
  4. Click the Administrative tab, go to "Change System Locale", and select "Japanese (Japan)" from the drop-down menu.
  5. Click OK
  6. Restart your computer
For Windows 7
  1. Go to the Control Panel
  2. Click on Regional and Language Options
  3. Click the Administrative tab, go to "Language for non-Unicode Programs", and select "Japanese (Japan)" from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click OK
  5. Restart your computer
For Windows 8
  1. Go to the Control Panel
  2. Click on Clock, Language and Region, then Region
  3. Click the Administrative tab, go to "Change System Locale", and select "Japanese (Japan)" from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click OK
  5. Restart your computer

This process is completely harmless to your computer! It can be reversed at any time!

All you have to do is complete the same steps but select English (United States).

After changing the locale to Japanese your forward slash (\) may turn into a yen symbol and some installers may be in Japanese. This is normal. Everything else will still display in English.