There are quite a few glaring errors in the FCI standards for the Japanese breeds. If you've been following my blog for a while you'll probably remember that I've been bugging the Japan Kennel Club about this for years now.
Basically the JKC has to petition the FCI to correct the standard. Anyway, to leave out the boring details of the process, and what did and did not happen, the JKC has finally filed the paperwork.
For the change in standard to be ratified, it needs to be ratified at some sort of general assembly that happens once a year. I'm not sure when that will be this year, but fingers crossed that they accept the corrections!!