How to I open a connection to a store using the DataStoreDriver to access a database with a different character set than US?

Abstract: How to I open a connection to a store using the DataStoreDriver to access a database with a different character set than US?

Set the extended property of the JDBC Connection using JDBC Explorer.
You can also create a Property class and add value-pair elements like:

user=sysdba,password=masterkey,charset=SJIS