A small hint from Dwigt in the Developer Diaries video EU forum thread indicated that something new for Japan will likely be coming by the end of the year. Note: this is just speculation so take it with a grain of salt.
Last time Japan got a single new tank (this includes even premium tanks) was September 2015…is it really that hard to introduce even a single new Japanese tank? I guess Japan really doesn’t exist for WG anymore (outside of maybe the STB-1). Man.
On the bright side, the Italian TDs are at least something that also have been requested for quite a while, so there’s that. Their concept also looks quite interesting – there’s no doubt that there’s basically nothing like them in the game. Will be interesting to see how they’ll turn out.
I was waiting and expecting your comment and I’m partially glad that part of your wish is coming later this year All I can tell you for now is to keep that faith.