Rinna and Japanese Address suggestion will no longer be offered

Applies to: Windows 10

Rinna and Japanese Address suggestion service for Microsoft Japanese IME will end on August 13th, 2020. As of that date, Microsoft will no longer provide suggestions by Rinna or through the Japanese Address suggestion service.

You can access the settings for the Rinna suggestion service and the Japanese Address suggestion service by following the instructions below, but after August 13th, 2020, even if the feature is turned on, suggestions will not be provided.

  • For Windows 10, version 2004, select Start  > Settings  > Time & Language > Language > Japanese > Options > Microsoft IME > Options > General > Use suggestion services 

  • In Windows 10, version 1803 and above, right-click the IME mode indicator (A/あ icon) in the notification center, then select Properties > Advanced > Predictive Input Tab > Suggestion Services

If you'd still like to see some Japanese address predictions from the system dictionary without the Japanese Address suggestion service, make sure the following settings are turned on: 

  • Windows 10, version 2004, Start  > Settings  > Time & Language > Language > Japanese > Options > Microsoft IME > Options > General > Predictive Input > 1~5 characters 

  • In Windows 10, version 1803 and above, right-click the IME mode indicator (A/あ icon) in the notification center and select Properties > Advanced > Predictive Input Tab > Use predictive input system, Use system dictionary