Chow lists in Japan
If anyone else is tempted to create a list for Japan, here are a few things I learned by trial and error and from tech support.
1. When you add an entry to the list, if it doesn't find anything in the database when you use the name in English, try using the phone number in the name field.
2. Most restaurants seem to be in Google's database, but a few that I wanted to use weren't there. If the restaurant isn't in the Google database, you'll need to manually add a place to the Chow place database. Use "other" from the initial drop-down list of locations.
You have to enter the full address in Japanese in order to get the map working properly. And you have to wait awhile (an hour or so) before you can add the new place to your list.