So its not like I am too much of a lost lamb. If the information inst getting to someone with that level of interest (all be it less than it used to be) then its hardly my fault.
The vast majority of western sources barely cover Japanese games any more unless it's a big budget current gen game, or it's one of those "Look at these crazy japs with their porno games" stories. As mentioned above, a lot of that is to do with Japan being so focussed on portable games. The corollary of that is that the English language media is laser focussed on gaming as being what you do on your current gen console, probably the 360, but certainly not the Wii.
If you read Andriasang or Siliconera you'll see that Japanese games are alive and well. Sure, you'll see a lot of moe shit. You might also see some games that look interesting. Unfortunately you might then find that they don't get translated. Either way, at this point I can name a lot more upcoming or recent Japanese titles that I want to play than western ones.