Recently it was announced that in July the top company in Japan will be crowing the first ever NJPW United States Champion. This is the first time since the debut of the Never Openweight title that NJPW will be debuting a new singles title. The last new title that NJPW debuted was the Never Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Titles back in October of 2015.
The debut of the United States title actually is lining up with New Japan's shows in Long Beach this summer. Currently, the plan is that a Round Robin Tournament will be held at the G1 Climax special in the USA.
In my opinion, this seems like a step in the direction of expansion for the company. I think that if the shows this summer are successful then this could open the door for New Japan possibly running more shows in the states and become more of a international company rather than national company. With a successful run this summer this could be the start of something very interesting for the wrestling scene in the United States.