Using Japanese keyboard layout in Windows 7 doesn't correspond to what's written on the physical keyboard as a jumping off point, I managed to get my real Japanese/106 keyboard working side by side with my US/101 keyboard, both are USB.
Immediately I am running into issues though... It appears that the 101 vs 106 key option is set globally, not on a keyboard by keyboard basis. Windows now thinks that my US keyboard is a 106 Japanese keyboard... my English keyboard now has the layout of my Japanese keyboard, which is very troubling.
Can I run both keyboards side by side on the same box with different layouts? I wouldn
t think Id need IME for this, but not sure how else to approach it.
This appears to be how to do what I am trying to do if you have a PS/2 keyboard (maybe, and win2k) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/280725