It is 12 years now gets iterated once more in the hope, engaged in the work of software development. About 6 years, 2 years in the home (semi-neat w), 4 years in Canada in Japan.
Is it a place such as one year in fact so Japanese companies Canada 4 Toshinouchi three years. Have you ever found in various ways that year.
The biggest difference is the character code first. JIS / SHIFT-JIS / EUC, is not the Japanese code in the Japanese code, but there is such UTF-8/UTF-16 that can be used is Japanese, and you should explicitly to process these when developing software . It is now much easier thanks to the UTF-8 these days, I've been scratching their heads well in the encoding of JIS / SHIFT-JIS / EUC per the old days.
Further, (must cope yourself) or you have to wait until the corresponding for example, if you want to use the latest version such as open source software, are not compatible with Japanese, etc. can be many and there was.
However, because it is good to not have to worry at all, such as the character code, it is very easy here. I can use it too soon latest version of the software.
I think skill level of software developers do, and it is on at all prefer Japan. Enough to be amazed every time I see the code written by programmers over here, I mean coding is poor, did you receive a professional education really? People (and you can be in the major software such as BCIT and UBC if and only those people actually come out w or doing manager in the company of. Certain mobile phone giant w) is often over here me. Human or was Chinese or Indian was me Its crazy sometimes. Some people can be really in the inside of course, but everywhere it is the same it. It is the story of the overall level.
But I now think recently of not in a dominant position in the software: Japan, and wonder if the problem of the language. For example, in cars and appliances, while there is a big name and a global Toyota · Honda and SONY · Panasonic, it is nothing in the software. I hope that you get over the threshold of the language someday, software de facto standard of the departure from Japan is born.