Yes.  See http://xml.apache.org/xerces-j/faq-general.html#faq-7

Andy Heninger
IBM, Cupertino, CA
heninger@us.ibm.com
----- Original Message -----
From: Nilesh Gokhale
To: general@xml.apache.org
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2001 11:13 PM
Subject: Japanese character support

Hi
 
Does the org.apache.xerces.parsers.SAXParser support Japanese (multi byte) characters?
 
regards
 
Nilesh