I have a Macbook with a Japanese keyboard for the purpose of assisting my learning the language. I would like to learn to type using a JIS keyboard without using the phonetic IME. Are there any resources to help learning to type?
かな入力 (one key = one kana), is actually not that popular among native speakers - although supposedly it is faster once you're used to it. There have been a few questions about it on kotonoha.cc - the impression I get is that it's considered difficult and ローマ字入力 is more convenient for some situations (can't type urls or html code in kana), so if you only learn one it will normally be ローマ字入力.
However, if you want a go, you can find online typing games etc. just by googling something like: かな入力 練習