The date for the official Japanese arcade release of Skullgirls has been set to 10/29 for NESiCAxLive systems all over Japan after the success of the recent location test, which ended on 10/20. The NESiCAxLive version includes all of the DLC characters, as well as Fukua.
It is important to note that this release does not have Japanese voice acting and isn't affiliated with Arc System Works, although the text itself is translated.
As mentioned before, there is also now a new Skullgirls Japanese website which has character and system overviews and movelists.
The #SendJapantoNEC16 GoFundMe campaign has also been successfully funded. The campaign was to raise money for SIG, who is considered one of the best players from Japan, to go to the North East Championship 16 tournament. The money raised will cover his flight and hotel stay for him to be able to go to compete.