The other day, the elecraft mailing list was hot about its reputation in JA. I don't know who in JA hams said such complain to US ham and how he/she could correctly explain situation in JA.
As far as I understand now after private discussion with JA dealer EDC's person the other day, their pricing of elecraft equipment is resonable. The reason explained by Eric in the mailing list was almost correct.
If Elecraft wants competitive business in JA, Elecraft should decrease its wholesale price to EDC drastically like KenYaCom do in US.