Okay, I'm an idiot, that makes sense. They do seem to run quite huge for their listed size. A 29 is really about 31.5" across, if I'm reading that right.
While I love most of the Japanese denim, I'm not to happy with most of the fits. I end up buying pants that have amazing denim, detailing and washes/indigo/coloring, but that don't fit me all that great. I need to go through my dresser and get rid of some stuff (I'm wearing my 5EPs now, and that's what spurred this line of reasoning). I have too many jeans I just don't wear all that often.
That being said, I do love the fit on my lowrise Denime http://item.rakuten.co.jp/bears/denime-66l/
. The denim is nice, but not up to Eternal, Fullcount or 5EP standards. They're snug in the hips, and pretty low rise. I'd label it a very Swedish fit.