I have been working on internationalizing my website.
I am able to get it to work it work by pulling the UTF-8 formatted properties from a resource bundle. The problem is that I need to manually change the browsers encoding from ISO8859-1 to UTF-8. It then displays the Japanese characters corretly.
When I add the following line to the begining of my JSP it then correctly sends the content-type of UTF-8 and the browser recognizes the file as UTF-8.