Changing region so I can play JPN games?

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    I got myself a JPN version of Flipnote Studios 3DS, which gives me a classic blackscreen error message telling me an error occurred and to turn off the 3ds. I am wondering if it is a region thing and I need to do something to make it run. I know that LUMA3ds has something that allows you to play out of region games. I have a O3DSxl with LUMA.
     
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    Try updating to the latest version of Luma.
     
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    Still got the error message
     
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    That's odd, because Luma should automatically patch and make region free. So if using latest version then the error must be for something else, or region free is not working for some reason.

    https://github.com/AuroraWright/Luma3DS/wiki/Other-features-and-notes

    Standard features
    Luma3DS does the following patches automatically, with no need for user configuration:

    • Signature checks removal, which allows unsigned content to run
    • FIRM reboots replacement, which allows these to work:
      • 3DS games which work in the larger RAM mode (Smash Bros, Monster Hunter 4... on Old 3DS)
      • Custom GBA games
      • Old DS flashcards
    • Region lock removal (region free), to run out-of-region cias and cartridges
    • Version patching in the 'friends' module, allowing games to work online on older 3DS OS versions