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Answer to: My DS wont play japanese gameJust so we're clear, you are playing with either an original 3DS or a 3DS Lite, right? From 3DSi and on, those were all the region locked ones.
Answer to: 3ds region chip partActually, I believe the region encoding is merely programming. I'm not an expert with this stuff, so I don't know the proper terms, but I do know it isn't contained in a specialized chip. Without hacking the firmware (apparently) or swapping out the motherboard, the region encoding won't be able to be changed.
Answer to: japanese region 3ds how do I change to englishIf you're willing, and have the tools and know-how, you could probably just swap the motherboards of a Japanese 3DS with that of any other region's. I can't swear it'll work, but I did the very same with my old DSi. Like the 3DS, it's region locked too. It works just fine. Plus, you get to keep any previously installed software and whatnot.