I've been searching for a few days now for an MP3 player that meets my needs, but despite being relatively simple, I can't find one - I thought you guys might know about one that fits this description?
I return victorious!
I dug up more on the Z5 series, and while they didn't always, with a firmware update, they can do Chinese normal or traditional, Japanese, and Korean, and can connect to the PC via UMS mode (USB flashdrive) and copy any file type to it for storage, though apparently there are issues flipping back and forth between UMS and... um... the other standard for using apps and media players to sync.
My Rio Forge supports Japanese names and files, sadly though, Rio doesn't make MP3 players anymore.
I'm on my third Creative mp3 player; my first two work fine, I upgrade for size (250mb->1gig->30gig). They may not be the end all be all of mp3 players, srsly, 4 devoted ipodders ended up going with my current version (Zen Vision: M) after their pods died and Apple service fucked them over.
Actually, I just got rid of my 30 gig Zen Xtra after, on a trip home from school, the hard drive died. At first, there were just a few corrupt sectors. Then, suddenly, the sector with the firmware died and it just WOULD NOT start up. I replaced it with a 30 gig iPod video and, despite my aversion to Apple products, have been rather pleased.
I had a cheap (1GB flash) player off Ebay that supported Japanese song names, but you had to set the menus to Japanese for them to display properly. And with cheap no-name generic electronics being what they are, you probably wouldn't be able to tell if one was using the same firmware as mine until you actually switched it on.
i have an "KX-707" MP3 player. google on "KX-707" it's an 100 GB, USB 1.1 and 2.0.
here is a link to the one i bought http://www.tradera.com/auction/auction.aspx?aid=36921066