It's never to late to start picking up a new language.
Tokyopop's Suikoden III manga series isn't seem to be doing all that well, so I'm not surprised that Konami is not venturing into printed Suikoden merchandises much in English.
I was going to take Japanese this year at school, but the professor had to leave suddenly so all Japanese classes were cancelled for the year. It seems like a lot to learn though, especially if I'm going to learn the lettering system as well. But it'll probably be worth it, if I stay such a big fan of the series and other JRPGs!