Every now and again, I go looking to foreign versions of various web sites – mostly, because of my own background, I go to UK sites (because that’s where I grew up), or US sites (because that’s where I live now).
Here’s a UK gem that US developers aren’t aware of: http://www.microsoft.com/uk/msdn/events/nuggets.aspx – MSDN Nuggets – a 10-15 minute exposition on a developer topic, for people who are too short for time to make it through an entire one-hour webcast (and I’ve met very few developers who can sit still for a whole hour).
Then there’s the sites where I don’t even read the language – but in the case of Microsoft’s Japanese Security pages, you don’t have to! [Wouldn’t it be nice if the English Security notices included such a simple demonstration of how an attack can proceed?]
Of course, for the most part, the feeling is the other way around – the US sites get all the best offers, the new features, etc, etc, but occasionally local ingenuity allows you to get something useful from a site outside the US.
Broaden your horizons – there’s a whole world of information out there, and it’s all as close as your desk!