Ill come right out and say I know nothing about the culture of the japanese or their shamos. I dont doubt for a second the good ones are good over there. But exactly what are they matching them in to? Are the birds they are matching in to just other shamos, or are they matching against birds equal to asian fowl found in the states? And for anyone here who has expercience with real japanese shamo, would you feel comfortable matcing in to some of todays better asian fowl?