My laptop keyboard is kind of falling appart, so I need to buy a new one soon.
I know, that there are different keyboard layouts for my type of laptop, so I could actually buy a Japanes one in order to get used to it. I type about 1 hour a day in Japanese (WK reviews), so there is plenty of time to practice it.
I’m planing to go to Japan for at least 1 or 2 years after my master (this will be in about 1.5 years or so). Until then I plan to use this keyboard for a) learning Japanese and b) my study. Actually I do live in Germany, so we have also ä,ö,ü on the keyboard, but because my master is entirely in English, I won’t need this keys anymore.
Which experience did you make? Is it a neccessary skill in Japan to be able to write on a Japanes keyboard or is romaji input comfortable as well? Is it maybe required by the typical Japanese employer?