Forums  /  Pokémon Black/White  /  Why are the Eng and JPN divided?
  Otterstone_GamerOtterstone_Gamer

I don’t know why they are divided because they can just change the languages to Japanese or get the Japanese version like other games.

 
  scoagogoscoagogo

Japanese text speed is very slightly slower, and additionally Japanese runs use a different timing system.

Speedrunner0218Speedrunner0218, bogdan.mbogdan.m and Otterstone_GamerOtterstone_Gamer like this. 
  scoagogoscoagogo

Likely just not ran enough to warrant having a board. Plus the boards would begin to look really messy with more languages.

 
  Speedrunner0218Speedrunner0218

6500 new categories for each spoken language on earth anyone?
:-|)