I have been having a blast levelling my Bard in Korrolaka Tunnel. One problem I encountered was that I had to party with Japanese players all along.
It may sound odd, but what happened to the NA? I did a quick /sea and my answer lied in Valkurm Dunes.
My LS mate and I are racing for levels. He was in the dunes in a NA party while I was using the auto-translator to its fullest to coordinate a JP party. I found one NA in my entire search (hello Maniac). I ended up going from level 11 to 19 with JP only parties. I do play at normal hours, the JPs are usually up till 3-4am their time to party with me. Some were even on from 1-2am to 10am.
Not complaining, just finding it odd that I cant get a NA party. But the 8 levels in under 6 hours (some time lost getting a Ranger and a Black Mage from Valkurm and getting everyone in)
Great times, but I do like to make a joke once in a while and my Dance hume Dance macro is getting old....