I've been working at a ski school in Japan (2nd year) and have never taken any kind of ski lessons prior to coming to Japan. Though I have come a long way from where I was 2 years ago, I've noticed that the "technical" skiing style in Japan (my skiing) is a little different from on this board.
I've recently come across videos from the Interski Congress on YouTube where national demonstration teams perform synchronized runs. Please take a look.
Team USA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqGzsh12m70)
Team Japan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8anqGrC6rE)
The biggest difference in style I notice is the use of poles, especially in long radius turns. Is there anything else you notice in the two styles? The Japanese culture is very meticulous to detail and tend to make everything an art form. I feel like this translates to their skiing as well.
This is a video of the Japan technical skiing champion in 2012 (Takao Maruyama). You can really notice an artistic style in his skiing.
Finally, the following is a video of myself after 2 seasons of Japanese lessons. Unfortunately I only have a video of short turns from a day I demoed skis (Atomic Bluester 165, Salomon Xrace 170, Rossignol WC SL 165, respectively).
I just found it interesting how different countries may have slightly different styles. Please let me know what y'all think.