"In Japan" is a phrase that is used to describe the differences between American and Japanese culture. This is most prominent in anime and video games, where the same (usually Japanese) product is localized for American audiences, which results in changed names, changed lines of dialogue, and extraneous background details of characters being changed.

A short list of things that are different "In Japan":

  • M. Bison is known as Vega
  • Vega is known as Balrog
  • Balrog is known as M. Bison
  • Slogra is known as Berrigan
  • Optimus Prime is called Convoy
  • Power Master Optimus Prime is a completely different character, named God Ginrai
  • ...more to come