To help out kanji-challenged expats in Japan (like me), I’ve put together the following list of characters and also some pictures of the Japanese Air conditioner remote control with English translation to help you get your house at the optimal temperature, without pushing every button on the remote in a desperate trial-and-error strategy.
Temperature Control Kanji and Kana
切替 / 運転切替 change operating mode
運転切換 operating mode
ドライ dry (cool) air
冷房 cold air (air conditioning)
送風 fan only
風量 fan speed
風向 air flow direction
空清 / 空気清浄 clean/filter air in room
気流 take in outside air
フルパワー full power
Hope this will make it a bit easier to switch your air conditioning unit to heating mode or to use it as a dehumidifier this winter.
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