Of my 7 web sites, I maintain one of them in 4 different languages. While I could rely on Google or another translation service, since I do fairly well in those 4, I like to just do it myself.
The one language that is a pain is Japanese. Many browsers, especially in Windows can’t deal with Japanese or Chinese very well.
Enter Unicode. With it, you can use a special code to force the browser to then display the correct character.
This is displayed, using the Unicode below: ユニコードへの変換
For a quick Unicode conversion, I use a very handy web site called pinyin.info
Here, I can paste the Hiragana, Katakana, or Kanji and get the Unicode translation.
Quick and simple tool that can make your life easier!