I think the application process in Japan is harder. One has to go through so many interviews and writing CVs in Japanese was also difficult because I'm not that good with Kanji, but I tried my best.
Also, there are a lot of cultural differences and the gestures and how you speak is very different from what I'm used to.
For example, here in Japan you should knock three times before you enter a room. Bowing is also something we don't do in the Philippines, we are used to shaking hands. And then there are all these rules about how to open and close the door, how to sit, how to talk, how to introduce yourself.
The requirements are very strict, because you have disqualifications like you should pass this level of Japanese, you should know how to communicate with Japanese people, etc.