Bought a GF1 while I was in Japan back in September before it came out here in the US. It just happens to have Japanese menues, which hasn't been a problem for me. I'm slowly learning the language but it is not that hard to figure out what the different options are and I have aquired an English manual to make up for any confusion. However my wife has been harassing me as I promised her I'd look into if one could update the firmware in a way that would change the operating system to English. Might be a long shot, but I thought I'd check! Thanks in advance.