If all goes according to plan, there will be a cool surprise on the forums sometime this weekend. Also, I leave for Japan this Friday!
As posted back in April, a new Pikachu World mini-set will be released in Japan on July 8th. Pokemon Centers have just started to advertise it, as you can see on the poster below (click it for a larger image). Each Pikachu card features a different country in the card artwork and is translated into the country’s main language, though each card is of course drawn by Japanese TCG artists. The countries featured include the United States, Italy, Korea, Spain, Japan, Germany, France, Poland, and Portugal (in that order on the poster). The 9-card set will cost 840 yen (about $8.50).