A nice summary of Famitsu's interview with Nippon Ichi CEO Sohei Niikawa.
Niikawa: "The overseas market is key. It's not something we can turn our backs to. However, I think it's a bad idea to create products targeted for the West. ... Our only choice is to make titles that hardcore Japanese fans go for, then bring them out overseas as a purely made-in-Japan product. Disgaea is a success in the West, so I think it's best to go with a natural flow instead of trying to force ourselves in some unnatural direction."