Went to Tower Records in Kyoto today, and headed straight for the hardcore to find some Japanese stuff. They had a Parkway Drive section but no CDs there, they must just keep one on hand. No Carpathian but had Deez Nuts...wtf. They had Temper Trap but the sign said Science of Fire instead of Fear. I have listened to Karnivool about 5 times since leaving Sydney and that's it. So hearing some metal and hardcore on the listening stations sounded so good.
Bands I need to check out when I get back: Dir En Grey Greymachine The Agonist It Prevails Maroon
Con, try Memphis Mayfire.