Since I moved to Japan in November 2017, I've been networking like crazy. My girlfriend (now wife) was denied entry at SFO on our way back from vacation and banned from the US for 5 years. My job wouldn't let me work remotely, so I took my savings and decided to start my own company/life in Japan.
I met a lot of people through networking apps, but language was always a huge problem. I am taking Japanese classes here but it's tough. After 3 or 4 months of this I met two guys who want to work with me. They kind of speak English.