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macOS Japanese input method


  1. Go to  (Apple Menu) > System Preferences > Keyboard > Input Sources
  2. Click on the + (plus sign) and select Japanese.


  1. Select the Hiragana input mode.
  2. Typing sensei and pressing Enter should result in せんせい or 先生

Other examples

Typed characters Result
konnichiha こんいちは
ichigo いちご

More details here.