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I get little squares for Japanese characters, even after installing a few Japanese packages like, language-support-fonts-ja, etc.

Already tried logging off and restarting OpenOffice, any ideas?

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Do installing full Japanese support help?

Look at the System / Administration / Language Support / Install-Remove Languages:

installing Japanese language support

Don't forget to re-login — or else changes may not get applied.

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