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Change the language on my Japanese Wii to English?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by craigistop, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. craigistop

    craigistop WiiChat Member

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    I'm a Brit living in Japan and would like to know if it is possible to change the language on my Japanese Wii to English. Is there such a setting? I'd really appreciate any help.
     
  2. sgllocal

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    craigistop WiiChat Member

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    this screen is not on the Japanese Wii. I want to change from Japanese to English. thanks for looking for me though :smilewinkgrin:
     
  4. lordmat0

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    Erm well I can give you directs on how to change the language to english on my UK wii, never know the menu screens might be the same

    Bottom left button (Wii)
    Right button (has a spanner on it under it is a few words saying wii settings)
    go on the right arrow 2 times to get to page 3 and its the first one
    Button saying ENglish
     
  5. sevenhelmets

    sevenhelmets WiiChat Member

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    I've got the same problem. Non native Japanese with a Japanese Wii. Unfortunately I followed the guide to changing the language according to Nintendo's site, but on the page three section where it should be the options "Language", "Country" and "Wii System Memory", there are only 2 options to select. They are both in kanji so I can't read them, although having made the choices the one on the top tries to connect to the internet, and the other one appears to be the memory one.

    Can someone verify that the Japanese Wii's ONLY operate in Japanese and have no language changing ability?
     
  6. pcsel

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    I'd like to know this as well as I can't find the info anywhere and I have a Japanese Wii.

    Many Thanks

    pcsel
     
  7. Billii

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    Are Japanese Wiis black?
     
  8. Wii_Smurf

    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    No their White. They'll be releasing colours soon though

    And in answer to this post. E-Mail nintendo they'll give you directions don't worry
     
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    Directions as to whether you can change the language from Japanese? or whether they are going to start doing other colours for the Wii?

    Thanks

    pcsel
     
  10. Shadar

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    No they won't.

    I too am in Japan with a Japanese Wii. Fortunately I can read and write enough Japanese to email Nintendo, although not well enough to play Fire Emblem (Can't understand anyone but Eddy, he speaks nice easy modern Japanese) or to read all the screens in Zelda before the end of the year.

    I'll pop the reply in Japanese at the end of the post but basically they say (very politely) that Wii's built for sale in the Japanese market are meant for Japanese people and have nothing but the Japanese language. (anyone in Japan knows about the general xenophobia here, if you don't look, sound and read like a Japanese you don't count in the greater scheme of things)

    They offered to help with anything I don't understand, so I'll ask them about changing the news channel or internet channel to the English versions (all I need is a download link for the wii I think) but I don't hold out much hope.

    Japanese reply from Nintendo:

    ユーソーセクシ様からいただいたメールについてお答えいたします。



    誠に恐れ入りますが、日本向けに販売・製造しております

    日本版のWii本体は、 日本国内でのご利用を前提とさせて

    いただいており、日本語表記のみとなっております。

    何卒ご了承ください。
     
  11. Wii_Smurf

    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    LMAO!

    Well if it doesn't have an English option then your boned :)
    I suppose your best off learning more Japanese or just buying an English Wii from a Website? and then getting all your Games off the Web - It's the only way but it's worth it
     
  12. Shadar

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    Meh, I'm not that fussed.

    I can get by with enough Japanese that it's only really the RPG's that'll be a problem, and it means I can get all the non-rpg titles before anyone else :ciappa:

    I suppose I can wait until someone comes up with a way to play import games on the wii that works/won't break it for those games.

    The wii won't really be kickass till next year when Nintendo 'let' people make online multiplayer games. THEN we will see what the Wii can do, international MMORPG jedi game anyone? Come on Nintendo, give Lucasarts special allowance to make network enabled games THIS year!!
     
  13. flavio.pinol

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    I can´t chage the language settings to English at my japanese console. Did you find a way to change the language? Thanks for any help.
     
  14. Shadar

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    Sorry, my last post wasn't clear.

    You can't change the language on a Japanese Wii.

    Nintendo support said it wasn't possible. The only way would be to flash the firmware with one from another region, assuming that the hardware isn't different between versions in any way. And I have no idea how to do this.

    Shadar.
     
  15. Farowe

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    Your wii is from japan? do you have special miis, if so could you add me and send me one, i will repay you helping you
     
  16. wiiked

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    Ive got a japanese wii but dont understand it.DOes farowe know howto change it to english!!PLEASE HELP!! cant even make miis because cant understand the menus!!HELP!!
     
  17. nilsk123

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    no wiiked, you can NOT change your language to english ( I bet the mii eyes in japanese versions are all small n stuff, and a yellow skin color added too :) )
     
  18. Chicagoan

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    lol!!

    Can you guys from Japan send me stuff from the Pokemon Center... darn!!!! Should be awesome
     
  19. Farowe

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    wiiked ,theres a little hard way to change, if you manage to buy a multiple region chip for the wii and install, you could change to all the languaje now the only problem is installing it or getting it.
     
  20. Arnaud

    Arnaud JP Wii owner

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    I also have a jap wii but don't speak japanese. Downloading the Wii Channel setup guide from Nintendo website helped me a lot to set-up everything.
    Any news on how to change the language on Internet & weather channels though ??
     

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