For Some Reason...
At least twice when I have created Android Emulators, the system is set to display in English, but the soft keyboard that shows up contains Japanese characters. This can be a problem if you need to test specific inputs and don't know Japanese (sadly, I don't).
Have no, fear. This is a simple problem to fix.
If your Android Emulator Keyboard Looks Like This...
|Emulator with Japanese soft keyboard|
And you would like it to display an English based soft keyboard, then...
Go to your home screen and press the menu button.
|Go to the home screen and press the menu button|
|The Android Settings Menu|
Scroll down and click "Language & Keyboard"
|The Japanese IME keyboard setting is checked.|
Uncheck Japanese IME. And you're done. The soft keyboard now is set for English language input.
|Keyboard with layout for English|