actualsean picked up a number of Japanese card games when we were over in Essen a few weeks ago and has been chatting to the designers and people at the show about them since he returned. I then pointed him towards Andy (zigguratbuilder ) Kitkowski's LJ as he's over in Japan and has been round some of the RPG offices and chatting about some of the RPGs he's picked up there.
Dave (from the shop but no LJ ... yet) has been very bouncing over the Japanese RPG scene now he's read some of what's out there.
Plus Maid RPG (which is one of Andy's translations) arrived in the store this week and has been selling very well so far. Could this be a little Japanese invasion beginning?