I had a Japanese AES console modded with the debug BIOS and had the default language set to English. My problem has been with the Memory Card Menu: when you boot into it, the language comes up in Japanese. Mind you, any saved games show their titles in English, but the actual options and all other language shows up in Japanese. Changing it in the BIOS has no effect, even without powering the system off and just hitting the reset switch. Jeff Kurtz had done the mods and was going to look into this, but he did not have a working memory card at the time to try and troubleshoot this. I was hoping someone had come accross this before and had an answer.