Keyboard Training in an Information Oriented Society

  • Hajime Ohiwa
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 145)


Importance of the mother language support of the computer is pointed out and input method for the Japanese language is described both from historical and practical viewpoint. It is argued that early training of keyboard is essential but it should be done after hand-writing is well established by schoolchildren.

Key words

Touch-typing Mother Language Support Large Character Set 


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  2. Ohiwa, H. and H. Tatsuoka, 1990, “Keyboards for Inputting Japanese Text and Training Methods for Touch-typing”, J. Information Processing, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 35–43.Google Scholar
  3. Yamada, H., 1987, “Certain Problems Associated with the Design of Input Keyboards for Japanese Writing”, Chapter 13, Cognitive Aspects of Skilled Typewriting, W. E. Cooper, ed., Springer-Verlag, New York, pp.305–407.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hajime Ohiwa
    • 1
  1. 1.Keio UniversityJapan

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