I am just wondering.
I work in Japan and almost all of my co-workers are of course Japanese who mostly do not read or write English. I often see them reading Japanese translation of books but to me these are not enough when I research for non-trivial problems.
I usually do go to the following sites: Experts-Exchange, ASP.NET, The Code Project, etc. These sites require English. It is one thing to memorize the syntax, it is another to read paragraphs of explanation in English.
Are there any Japanese or foreigner in Stack Overflow? How do you search for non-reference or non-trivial problems in the web? I just want to know so maybe I could point that to my co-workers.
They are usually lagging behind in new technology stuff especially in web/Ajax technology. Or even other new technology like other programming languages.