well, my case is a bit special... I was browsing the used instruments section on the Ishibashi website, and I found a used black lefty jaguar for a good price (especially considering that when I received it, it looked almost new), which was the guitar i was looking for... So I didn't hesitate 5sec. and emailed them, and they replied fairly quickly, and it all went pretty fast and smoothly... I can only say good things about Ishibashi.
Now, I am not sure if they still sell new instruments overseas tho, but used ones , yes, definitly.
I also noticed that guitarjapan.com removed their Fender section, is it for the same reason??