I can't enter Japanese in Anki

When I try to make flashcards and I switch my input method to Japanese it types in English. Can someone walk me through step by step and help me trouble shoot this?

Here is a step by step Introduction - Anki Manual


There isn’t anything in the manual that helps me troubleshoot this. It just tells you how to input foreign characters.

Sounds like you need to get your hands dirty with fcitx or ibus imput methods. There’s a plenty of info on these two.