With this resource you can convert from Japanese to unicode and Unicode to Japanese. Unicode is used so that Japanese displays correctly online.
Japanese, and other languages with large amounts of unique characters, have problems when adapting to use online, particularly with computers or systems that don't have Japanese characters installed. Problems can arise with transliteration and romanization. Unicode was intended to solve all encoding problems over all languages. Unicode is supported by international software, and it eliminates the need for special external characters known as gaiji, which can often be limited to specific fonts.
In Japanese, the kanji characters have been unified with Chinese. Characters considered to be the same in both Japanese and Chinese are given the same Unicode number, despite the fact that they may not have the exact same appearance.
This resource is useful for converting Japanese text to Unicode so that it displays correctly online. It can also convert Unicode back to Japanese.