I just noticed that Meta Stack Exchange posts tagged featured don't appear on the community bulletin on Stack Overflow in Japanese.
This doesn't appear to be an issue for any other site I've tested, including all of the other international sites; it seems to be specific to Japanese Stack Overflow only.
See these screenshots of the community bulletins on the Russian, Spanish, and Portuguese Stack Overflow sites, and the one on the Russian Language in Russian site. All of them do have the posts tagged featured linked. The Japanese Stack Overflow site, on the other hand, does not:
Why does the community bulletin on Stack Overflow in Japanese not have the Meta Stack Exchange featured posts linked? Was there a discussion over on their meta to remove those links? Or is this a bug?
Note: while this question is specific to one site, Stack Overflow in Japanese, the SE team has stated that English-language questions about international sites are to be asked here, as the respective site metas only accept posts in the site's language.