Maybe someone in the know can enlighten me here. I've noticed since I started importing games (which began with Ys 7, so recently) that a lot of games in Japanese include large amounts of english. Like all of the Ys games have the menus at least partly in english. I was watching a video of Zero no Kiseki and saw that mid-battle stat bonus graphics are in english as well (Atk Advance, Str Up, etc).
Why? Do they expect them to come to the states? Or is our alphabet just easier to read?