Like most of us who don't have the cash or time to import a Japanese version of the game, there is still a chance you can play the North American version of the game early before it's release next year.
Capcom-Unity is offering the chance to do so, only if enough people get interested in going down to Capcom's San Mateo, CA offices to have a pizza party. If your interested check out the link below, join the forum and post that you want to go. Help us out here and do it, do it now!
Additional info here as well http://www.capcom-unity.com/snow_infernus/blog/2009/09/10/play_monster_hunter_tri_and_re_darkside_chronicles_early