Not sure if MS can even buy a Japanese dev they are interested in so easily with Japans protectionism.
They should have opened a studio there already, though.
Yeah, I'm not sure if it's possible either, but I at least hope that they announce a new 1st party Japan studio if they can't acquire one. They need some good JP exclusives early next-gen, if they can hit maybe 200k Scarlett sales early gen in Japan that would probably be enough to lock-in Japanese 3rd party support for the remainder of the generation, much like Xbox 360's early success in Japan locked in JP 3rd party support for the remainder of the generation. I don't want a repeat of XB1 where half the JP 3rd parties skip Xbox.