I have written a little how-to for windows 7 a while ago. It's far from perfect, but it might be a little extra hint for the ones who are looking for a way to change input modes by keyboard or use their native layout for Japanese input. http://nejtj.blogspot.com/2011/09/howto ... anese.html
To be able to type as my keyboard is labelled is necessary for me to prevent additional typing errors like messing up y and z. I used above hint to change my keyboard layout, since my computer neither has a US keyboard layout nor an English Windows. It worked perfectly using my German Windows 8-64bit or Windows 8-32bit. It also worked for both German Window 7.
But there is this one computer where an English Windows 8-32bit is installed.
Unfortunately, changing the keyboard layout didn't work out, labels and typing still don't match. I have no clue why, but I'd like to find out, if I made a mistake somewhere (even though I triple checked) or if it is a general problem.
Thus my question is, does this hint work on your computer who has English Windows 8 installed? Do the labels of your non US-Keyboard match afterwards?
Here, Macintosh has decided for a much simpler solution!