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Swap US keyboard for Japanese one

I am considering buying a mac with a japanese keyboard. If I want to swap it with a US keyboard is that possible and what is the part # and cost? Thanks, David

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This is the volunteer DIY forum. It might not be necessary to actually change the keyboard. I think it would be simpler too to drop a skin/protector over the keyboard, OR just change the keys if needed ( a touch typist shouldn't really care what's written on the keys).

For parts availability and costs contact iFixit (link is at the bottom of the page).

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The Japanese keyboard layout is quite a bit different:

MacBook Nihon-go Keyboard Photo

Better to buy the Japanese MacBook, and then type in English on that.

If you're concerned about the key layout, this will help (a lot!):

KeyRemap4MacBook

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