same here dude.
Japanese design style is very different from the rest.
Actual Japanese style is mostly base on Graphic image & Typo Design (Janapanse Character, Strong Typo…like some anime, manga). So you know the Japan Web industry there still heavily rely on designer/artists who create static & unique design to their clients.
Sad but true, I must say my country poeple is somehow conservative and actually an old country. Old people still plays very important role in the society so they will stay away from interactive (Css animation may bring headache to them…). They like big-font sites, easy to read, accessibility… more than just the UI. And they have their won rules, behaviors…that is quite different from the rest.
Some big agencies I know have been gradually trying to approach WordPress to some customer but they are not so interested in WP as they end users they don’t update the site too much. Static websites still get a lot of market shares in the Web industry.