We already knew that The Wolverine would be set in Japan, but it looks like 20th Century Fox plans to shoot the film there as well. CEO Tom Rothman revealed the news to MTV (via SuperHeroHype).
Here is what Rothman had to say:
"We're doing the stage work in Australia," he explains of the recent announcement that will take the production work down under. " ...the location work will be in Japan.
"It's set in Japan, A great number of Japanese actors will be in it and it's based on the very famous run of the comics... I can just tell you on behalf of [Jackman], his goal is to make the ultimate, bad ass, berserker rage Wolverine."
Rothman seems to be referring to Frank Miller and Chris Claremont's 1982 Wolverine miniseries. It is not known if the film will be shot in 3D or not at this time, I hope that it is not. James Mangold is directing based on a script by Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback. The Wolverine is scheduled to arrive in theaters on July 26, 2013.