Japanese will now appear as another language in the Language control panel. Leave this window open.
Language settings will also appear in the task bar at the bottom of your screen, as shown below.
You can switch between Japanese and English (or your home language) by clicking the 2-letter name.
In Japanese mode, click the hiragana あ to
type romaji and have it converted automatically to hiragana. If A is shown instead,
you are in direct mode, which means your romaji input will not be converted to hiragana.