Originally Posted by X-Maniac
There was no indication between Wolverine's arrival in X1 and Jean's death in X3 that Wolverine had at some point gone to Japan. Logic says the main part of the story must take place before X1 or after X3.
Yeah, I dunno about that. Those movies don't exactly pick off right where the previous one finished. He could have gone anywhere. Unless there's something that happens in the story that just couldn't be ignored or explained away easily without it looking weird that it's not referenced in those movies then I think it's fair to speculate about the possibility.