Karen and I went to the Shibuya.pm technical talk tonight. Most of the talks were in high-speed Japanese so we didn’t understand very much. But we need to start practising, and Perl talks are better than normal conversation because we can, at least, understand the Perl bits.
On the way home we were comparing the Tokyo tech talks to ones we have seen in Europe. There are a lot of similarities, but we noticed one trend: in Europe the focus is on how you can do something, but here it is on what you can do.