I just bought my new shiny iPad from the Mac Store in Ginza, Tokyo. Stopped by for a beer expecting to use it straight from the box. No chance!
Luckily, I had my PC (although I'm a Mac guy through and through) so I could at least plug it into iTunes...but...
To download apps I need an account, which means my credit card must be in the US (ditto for Paypal accounts). So I guess I have to download the Japanese iTunes and use a Japanese credit card....or will that give me the Japanese language version even though I want the English one...who the f&%$ knows. But it's been 3 hours and I have yet to use it. And I still have no idea how to transfer PDF files that I need to read, which is one many reason I bought the thing anyway.
Apple, did you do any international UX design testing on this thing at all? So far, not so good.