You know what really frustrates me with this thread? Why isn't Famistsu on Metacritic, or Opencritic? They've been around longer than almost anybody else. There are plenty of other foreign reviews on Opencritic. Why not Famitsu?
They made the mistake of openly admitting that their scores can be bought.
Or it's simply because Meta and Open don't approach outlets, but rather be the ones who get approached and then give their approval or not.