I love me some Star Wars—so much so that I have read every single post-A New Hope book that has come out (and more than a few of the comics, too). A lot of the novels have come out in Japan as well, but with one major improvement: the awesome covers.
American Star Wars book covers started out pretty good—just look at the art for the Thrawn Trilogy. However, by the time the New Jedi Order series started, the covers had become more minimalist—showing little more than a generic space battle or a close-up on one of the heroes or villains. Not in Japan, however.