Woo! That was easy.
The Linux winamp equivalent (XMMS) even has an alarm clock plugin (you can probably find something similar for winamp, but I don't leave my Windows boxes on all the time), so I can get woken up with custom playlists. Pretty cool.
Still trying to figure out how to get LogJam to accept Japanese characters without having to do that whole escape thing. So if you see this appear and disappear, you'll know what's going on.
Alas, it seems that it is not possible. Argh. Now for unrelated approach number 2.
Method #2 has failed as well... Urk. This is annoying. I don't want to have to translate every character into a number and post those with an ampersand and a semicolon (if you've ever coded HTML, you know what I mean), that's a pain and a half. Galeon (Mozilla internally) won't accept pasted Japanese text (although IE will, but I don't want to have to find a Windows box to post on, I want to do it here where I read and email and all that crap -- in Japanese already fer crissakes).
I suppose I'll have to do some investigating.