Does a Japanese/Chinese character count as one character?

I set the max. length of characters on an attribute in my domain model. I was wondering if a Japanese/Chinese character counts as one character?
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If I remember my database theory correctly, the length attribute of text fields (non binary fields) limits the number of characters and not the number of bytes, so the answer should be 'yes'.

It is easy to test of course with a 1 character length field....